Smart Slider 3 is another WordPress slider plugin that also offers both free and paid plans. The free version has several more features than MetaSlider Free does. It provides you with six types of layers so you can add text, buttons, or YouTube/Vimeo videos directly to your slides. It also supports dynamic WordPress content, letting you highlight your most recent posts or specific subjects.
The paid licenses for Smart Slider 3 are all-inclusive and only require one-time payments. These licenses give you access to over 180 templates, 20 additional layers, and eight animations and effects.
Even though this plugin comes with more features than MetaSlider, it is still intuitive to use. Its premade templates and slides let you build sliders efficiently, even if you are new to designing them.