Building WordPress Themes with a Responsive jQuery Slider

April 16th, 2020

Websites are the best means of communication, when it comes to targeting the global audience and creating an identity at a national or global level. Therefore, it is necessary to make an impeccable website, which can attract a number of people on a daily basis. Once the web traffic starts to flow on your website, the chances of turning visitors into paying customers gets increased.

Nowadays, people generally use WordPress as a platform to make their websites on, no matter if it’s a business website or a simple blog. This is because WordPress is a lot simpler and easy to use. In fact, a person with a little knowledge about websites and CMSes (Content Management Systems) can also set-up a website on WordPress, what he just needs is a theme or template, which are available all over the internet.

Why WordPress?

Additionally, WordPress is a free CMS as it’s an open source software, and people with good web development and coding knowledge can contribute to it and make it more reliable and secure with advanced functionality. And because of this flexibility, people contribute and share their knowledge. In fact, they also develop a variety of templates for WordPress, which are available for free and are used by millions of people. One can easily tweak or make changes in these themes according to his/her goals or can also get a custom theme developed for a certain price. However today, it is necessary to ensure that the theme adapts and scales down itself depending on the screen size. In other words, it is also known as a Responsive Theme.

Why Responsive Slider?

But having a responsive theme is not enough to attract your web visitor, as you must also integrate a responsive jQuery Slider in the template. The responsive slider will add more elegance to your website and can resize it according to the screen size, which differs in PCs, Laptops, Smartphones and Tablets, along with the images it holds once it is incorporated in your site. The impact of this slider on your website is that your visitors will not get annoyed by looking at the scaled down  images. However, if you do not use a responsive slider, then you would be receive a lot of flak from the public for not keeping up with the time.

How to Get a Responsive jQuery Slider

There are three ways with which you can get a responsive jQuery Slider on your website.

  • The simplest way to use a Responsive jQuery Slider plugin is to install it directly from a WordPress backend panel, then all you need is to activate it and upload your images and it’s all done.
  • The second way you can opt,is to develop your own Responsive Slider using jQuery. The good thing about this one is that you’ll have all proprietary rights over it. Once completed, you can also make money by selling it as a plugin.
  • Another way around is to hire a developer, who possesses vast experience in developing websites and jQuery based plugins and sliders.

In addition to this, once you are done with the slider work, don’t upload more than 4-5 images in it, as more the images, the less would be the engagement on your slider. That is because there are no hard and fast rules for sliders. What industry experts have observed is that people do not engage on all slides, instead they stick to using 3-5 slides and if they find the site interesting enough they use it further or else move on to another one in no time.

Apart from this, we also suggest the top 5 responsive jQuery slider plugins you can use on your WordPress site, which are mentioned below.

  1. Responsive Slider
  2. Responsive Slides.js
  3. Photoswipe
  4. wmuSlider
  5. Flex Slider
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