Magento 2 Banner Slider Comparison (aheadWorks, UberTheme, TemplateMonster)

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Magento 2 Banner Slider Comparison aheadWorks, UberTheme, TemplateMonster

We’ve recently reviewed the Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 extension by aheadWorks which is completely free, so now it’s time to compare the module with its major competitors: UberTheme UB Content Slider and TemplateMonster Film Slider. All these tools are designed to achieve the same goal, but each one does it in a unique way. Let’s discover the difference between them.

Download aheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension

Download  / Buy UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Module

Download / Buy TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension

Backend Usability

In this section of our comparison, we’d like to draw your attention not to the existing features, but to the usability of the backend. It is especially important, since you have to create banner sliders right there, so a complicated backend section is a great drawback.

The aheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 extension  offers a very user-friendly admin interface divided into 3 sections: Slides, Banners, and Statistics. In the first one, you add slides and assign them to already existing banners.

 AheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

In the second section, you create banners and add slides to them or edit the already existing banners.

 AheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

The Statistics section shows the effectiveness of your banners.

 AheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

As for the UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 module, it provides only one section: Manage Sliders. Here, you can see a grid that contains all banner sliders. You can add new sliders here.

 UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Note that it is impossible to add slides separately from a banner. Therefore, you should create a slider first of all and then manage its slide items.

 UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

The TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 extension offers almost the same approach: There is the Slider Grid page, where you can add new sliders or edit the existing ones.

 TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

As for slides, they can be added on a corresponding banner slider page.

 TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

We think that aheadWorks offers a more user-friendly and flexible solution that provides several ways to manage slider content.

Slide Features

Now, we should tell a few words about slide features of each Magento 2 module.

While adding a new slide with aheadWorks, you can select store views and customer groups to display the slide to. It is possible to upload slide files right from your device or via URL. Besides, you can add URL to each slide and enable such options as ” Open URL in New Window” and “Add No follow to URL”.

 AheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

As for UberTheme slides, you can choose one of two types: image or video. It is also possible to add links (and specify link target) and create a schedule. Besides, you can create a description and specify a sort order.

 UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

In case of TemplateMonster, you get advanced slide preview:

 TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

And the ability to create layers and customize their parameters:

 TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

As you can see, each Magento 2 module provides its unique slide-related features. If you need simple but yet effective slides – choose aheadWorks. If your store requires sliders with videos, choose UberTheme. If it is necessary to display slides with multiple layers and effects – pay attention to Template Monster.

Banner Features

While creating a new banner, you can also specify lots of various parameters. And each module from our comparison provides a unique set of them.

Thus, in case of aheadWorks, you can select on of 4 display options and layout positions. Besides, there are several animation effects and options to customize slide display.

 AheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

While creating or editing a new slider with UberTheme, you can specify slider key, add a description, and select store views to display sliders on.

 UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

And if you are wondering about TemplateMonster, it allows to select store view and specify custom dimensions for slides. Besides, there are sections designed to customize slides, fades, autoplay, various controls, responsive design, caption, and layers.

TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Frontend

As for the frontend appearance, it is illustrated below:

aheadWorks Rich Banner Slider

AheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

UberTheme UB Content Slider

UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

TemplateMonster Film Slider

TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension Module Review

Price

We’ve already mentioned that you can get the aheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 extension for free. As for other extensions, UberTheme UB Content Slider costs $99 and

TemplateMonster Film Slider -$129.

Magento 2 Banner Slider Comparison

aheadWorks

UberTheme

TemplateMonster

Statistics

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Slide Features

  • Images

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  • Videos

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  • Store View Support

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  • Customer Group Support

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  • Scheduling

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  • File Upload

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  • URL Upload

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For Video

  • Add URL

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  • No Follow

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  • Description

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  • Sort Order

  • Advanced Preview

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  • Multiple Layers

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Banner Features

  • Various Display Options

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  • Various Layout Positions

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  • Animation Effects

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  • Transition Options

  • Description

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  • Slider Key

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  • Store View

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  • Custom Dimensions

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  • Additional Settings and Customizations

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Price

Free

$99

$129

Final Words

If you are looking for a free and powerful backend tool designed to create sliders, pay attention to aheadWorks Rich Banner Slider – it will fully satisfy your needs.

Download aheadWorks Rich Banner Slider Magento 2 Extension

If you need a Magento 2 extension that allows to create sliders with videos in the most efficient way, your module is UberTheme UB Content Slider.

Download  / Buy UberTheme UB Content Slider Magento 2 Module

And if your ecommerce storefront requires a highly-customizable extension with lots of various parameters, pay attention to TemplateMonster Film Slider.

Download / Buy TemplateMonster Film Slider Magento 2 Extension