When more than 23% domains on web are running on WordPress, it means the CMS is handling variety of contents. For example, with the help of amazing plugins like Events Manager or The Events Calendar, one can easily build an interesting events website. These plugins allow you to create and manage events from single panel and put the calendar anywhere on the page. But to utilize the available real estate of the page or sometimes above the fold area, it is better to put carousels or sliders to show multiple events at a time. Putting ongoing or upcoming events on front page or sidebar would be very effective and helpful for the viewers as well as the organizers.
In this tutorial, I will help you to create and embed a responsive events slider on WordPress site without much effort.
To add an event slider on WordPress site is a common requirement but one may ask for specific design and animation for the slider. Here are few examples and available plugins to achieve the same in no time.
Continuous Scrolling Events Slider
If the requirement is to put continuous scrolling events slider, Placid Slider is the best fit plugin for the scenario. It is well integrated to create and embed Upcoming events slider, Recently added events slider and Past Events Slider. Without any compromise with the performance, one can add a continuous scrolling events slider with Placid which runs the slider in loop.
Events Slider with Step Carousel
Fixed number of visible slides and one slide or set of slides scrolling horizontally in steps. This implementation of events slider looks really nice and one can achieve the same with Roster Slider WordPress plugin. Roster comes with 3 different skins to show the events in a beautiful way and is well integrated with Events Manager and Events Calendar plugins.
Large Image and Small Thumb Events Slider
Thumbel Slider is the best WordPress plugin to have events appearing with large image and a small thumb per slide. The highlighted thumb will appear in the large image and the details such as event date, venue and description will appear on the large slide or the carousel. This layout is also very easy to navigate.
Full Screen Events Slider
On front page or any featured page, if you want to show events in full screen, Cosmo Slider is the best suitable WordPress plugin for this purpose. With Cosmo Slider, you can also put a video as a background and the event text details will appear over the video.
3D Events Slider
Do you like to show the events with their details on a 3D Slider? Dbox Slider is the ready option for you with more than 50 setting options including Google Fonts availability and customization option for 3D effects.
Other Layouts for Events Slider
Apart from above listed designs and layouts, if you want to have an event slider with left navigation panel and right content panel, checkout the Pointelle Slider plugin. Also if you like to have events appearing in blocks, check Featured Slider which is again fully integrated with Events Manager and Events Calendar plugins of WordPress. All these sliders are fully responsive and well tested with the latest version of WordPress.
Expired Events inside the Slider
Sometimes you may need to show all the events which has expired or completed. The sliders listed in this article has an option to show only expired events auto fetched from the WordPress database. Very useful in creating an events archive page.
Free Plugins for Events Slider
Plugins listed in this article are premium and comes with prompt support and many other features apart from integration with event plugins. But if you are looking for a free WordPress slider, you can also checkout a plugin named POWr Events Slider.
Carousels are effective and there is no doubt about it. There may be some discussion or disagreement on page performance and slide click-through rate but believe me, it all depends on the slider plugin’s code and implementation. All SliderVilla sliders passed performance checks performed by many WP experts and you will find every penny worth for the sliders. Live or upcoming events or even the past events will look amazing if served inside a slider.