Top Responsive Carousel Plugins to Extend Bootstrap

These days, finding the right tools for your next responsive web project should be fairly easy. There are a number of free and premium options for almost every type of plugin that you need. The trick is to find one that works the best for your needs.


Here you will find a list of our top responsive carousel plugins to extend Bootstrap. We have tried all of these in the past and used them in a few of our Bootstrap themes and projects.



1) Owl Carousel

Touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create beautiful responsive carousel slider. One our favorites on the list. If you want to see it in action check out Plixis – Multipurpose Theme. We have included it on the home page.




2) CarouFredSel

CarouFredSel is quite simply the most powerful and flexible way to add carousels to your website. Both the jQuery and WordPress plugins are used on thousands of sites to make their content stand out.




3) WOW Slider

WOW Slider is a responsive jQuery image slider with amazing visual effects (Domino, Page, Rotate, Blur, Flip, Blast, Fly, Blinds, Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns, Stack, Stack vertical, Basic linear, Book, Cube and Seven) and tons of professionally made templates.




4) Flex Slider

The best responsive slider. Period. Or at least that’s what they said….We think it’s pretty awesome as well!




5) BXslider

The Responsive jQuery Content Slider and more.



What’s your favorite?

Tell us your favorite responsive carousel and slider plugins. We know there are a ton of options out there. Hope you enjoy these.




  • I tested bxslider, and works fine but the responsive is not working well for me. The last item in slideshows overflows, but they should be showed in the next slide and then adapt the items width with the slide width. Like the OWL Carousel, that seems to be the best choice. I’ll check it later.

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  • William Monroe

    Thank you very much for this nice list! You can also check out another very good free bootstrap theme with carousel that I discovered, it is brand new, take a look here: perhaps you can add it to your list if you like it too 🙂