10 Effective Image Viewers And Slideshows For WordPress

Implementing an image viewer or slideshow into a WordPress website could not be any easier, thanks to WordPress plugins. If you have numerous images on your site that you want to showcase to your viewers in style, consider uploading one of the plugins below. Some of these are simple and effective and others are eye-catching and full of user options.

Lightbox Plus | 23Systems

lightbox plus

Lightbox Plus is a great WordPress Plugin that I have used several times myself in the past. At the time this post was put together it has been downloaded 35,595 times and carries a 4.5 star rating based on 12 ratings. It works great for viewing full size images without leaving the current page.

NextGEN Gallery | Alex Rabe


The NextGEN Gallery is an amazing image viewer and gallery organizer for WordPress. It allows you to upload images within the WordPress Admin and organize them however you wish. It includes several javascript effects and comes with a fully integrated flash slideshow. Downloaded over 1,000,000 times. View a live example here.

Page Flip Image Gallery | FlippingBook WP Team

flip gallery

The Page Flip Image Gallery WordPress plugin uses a different approach for displaying your photos. You actually feel like your looking through a book when viewing images with a  realistic page-flipping animation. Downloaded over 250,000 times and carries a rating of  4 stars based on 72 ratings. View the page flipping action here.

WP Simple Viewer | Fuggi

WP Simple Viewer

WP Simple Viewer is exactly what its name implies, a simple WordPress plugin to add a flash image viewer to your posts. All plugin and gallery settings can easily be changed on the admin pages including captions. Downloaded over 65,000 times with a 4.5 star rating. View it in action here.

Post Videos And Photo Galleries | Cincopa


Cincopa offers a great WordPress plugin that enables users to display image galleries, slideshows, videos, music playlists, Podcasts and much more. With 42 different skins and numerous options, there isn’t much that this plugin can’t do. It also supports the iPhone and other smart phones for mobile viewing. Downloaded over 60,000 times with a 4 star rating. View it in action here.

Drop In Slideshow | Gopi.R

super transition slideshow

The Drop In Slideshow WordPress plugin is perfect for implementing a simple slideshow within your sidebar as a widget or within posts or pages. A very simple yet effective slideshow.View it in action here.

vSlider | VibeThemes


vSlider is a jQuery based image slideshow WordPress plugin that displays specific images in a post or page utilizing fading or sliding transitions. The fading effect is very well-executed in this plugin. View the demo here.

Flash Photo Gallery | Akshay Raje

flash photo gallery

Flash Photo Gallery is a well-designed Flash image viewer for WordPress. Create and manage mulitple galleries, upload directly within WordPress and use short code to implement within pages or posts. Demo here.

Dynamic Content Gallery | Ade Walker, Studiograsshopper

dynamic content gallery

Utilizing the JonDesign SmoothGallery script, Dynamic Content Gallery is a great plugin for use within WordPress. By associating your gallery images with individual posts, using Post Custom Fields, the plugin dynamically creates the gallery from your latest and/or featured posts. See it in action here.

Made By Simple Slideshow | Made By Simple

made by simple slideshow

Made By Simple Slideshow is a clean and simple Flash slideshow. It’s integrated with WordPress’ gallery, so just install it and start using it instantly. Features full screen mode, adjustable width to fit your blog, auto-hide navigation and much more. See it live here.


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