BxSlider WP is an easy to use WordPress plugin for BxSlider. BxSlider is a jQuery slideshow plugin that allows you to display a series of slides, which can be an image, video or custom html, that uses an animation when transitioning between slides.

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Free vs. Premium?

BxSlider WP comes in two flavors: Free and Premium. Free has all the general options for creating a slideshow. Premium has plenty of additional options. Check the comparison table below:

Free Premium
Transition type: horizontal, vertical, fade Transition type: horizontal, vertical, fade
Random starting slide option Random starting slide option
Captions Captions
Ticker mode Ticker mode
Adaptive height Adaptive height
Responsive Responsive
Easing options Easing options
Touch support Touch support
Image slide only Video and custom HTML slide
Show/hide pager
Customize pager appearance
Show/hide prev, next, stop and play controls
Customize control options
Auto transition option
Auto transition speed
Enable/disable auto start
Auto start delay option
Auto transition direction
Pause on hover
Display as carousel
Customize carousel minimum and maximum slides
Slider widget!

Standalone Version

Standalone version can be included as part of your theme without the need to install the plugin. You can also customize the name and the shortcode name. Contact us for details.



  • WordPress 3.5 or higher
  • Administration access to your site
  • FTP access to your server


Select from either free or premium version:

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Install via WordPress Admin

  1. Ready the zip file of the plugin
  2. Go to Admin > Plugins > Add New
  3. On the upper portion click the Upload link
  4. Using the file upload field, upload the plugin zip file here and activate the plugin

Install via FTP

  1. First unzip the plugin file
  2. Using FTP go to your server’s wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Upload the unzipped plugin here
  4. Once finished login into your WP Admin and go to Admin > Plugins
  5. Look for BxSlider WP and activate it

How to Use

Adding a Slider

  1. Go to Admin > BxSlider WP.
  2. Click Add Slider. You will be taken to the Add New Slider page.
  3. In the title area type the name of your slider.
  4. Add slides in the Slides panel. Check out the Adding Slides section.
  5. Thats it! Now click Publish.

Adding Slides

  1. Inside the slides panel, click the Add Slide button in the Slides panel.
  2. A new slide box will appear.
  3. Inside it you will find the Get Image button. Click it.
  4. The WordPress media box will now appear. Choose an image for this slide and click the Add to Slide button.
  5. Your image should now appear in the slide box.
  6. Repeat step 1 to add more slides. Save it.

Displaying a Slider

You can use a shortcode to display your slider. You only need to specify the ID:

[bxslider id="my-slider"]

To display the slider using PHP code, wrap it in do_shortcode call:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[bxslider id="my-slider"]'); ?>