Are you looking for a way to make a responsive slider for your WordPress site?
On the front page of a business or portfolio website, sliders are commonly used. They assist you in showcasing your best-selling products as well as relevant content to your target audience.
In this article, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add a WordPress slider to your website using Soliloquy, so you can have fast, responsive, and beautiful sliders.
What Are the Benefits of Using Soliloquy as a WordPress Slider?
Soliloquy is a feature-rich responsive WordPress slider plugin that is also simple to use. Some of the advantages of using Soliloquy over other plugins are as follows:
- WordPress coding standards and best practices are followed by Soliloquy.
- It handles sliders with a custom post type, making it easier to import/export sliders with any WordPress backup solution.
- Because you can add alt text and captions to each slide, it is SEO friendly for WordPress.
- Drag-and-drop slide sorting powered by Ajax makes it very simple to use.
- Touch swipe support for touch-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets in a responsive WordPress slider.
- Developer-friendly, with 100+ hooks and extensive documentation. If necessary, you can easily white-label it.
Let’s take a look at how you can use Soliloquy to make a WordPress slider now.
Using Soliloquy to Make a WordPress Slider
Because Soliloquy is a premium WordPress plugin, you’ll need to create an account first.
The Soliloquy plugin must then be installed and activated on your website. Follow our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin for more information.
After you’ve activated the plugin, go to Soliloquy » Settings in your WordPress dashboard and enter your license key. The license key can be found in your account area on the Soliloquy website.
You can now add a new slider to your WordPress website after verifying your key. Simply go to Soliloquy » Add New to create a new slider. You can begin by giving your WordPress slider a title.
After that, you must add files to your WordPress slider. You can drag and drop files or select images from the media library with the plugin.
You’ll need to upload your video to either YouTube or Vimeo to use it as a slide. Directly uploading videos to your website is not a good idea because it will slow down your site and consume a lot of storage.
Simply paste the video URL into the ‘Insert from URL’ section of Soliloquy after clicking on the ‘Select Files from Other Sources button. When you’re finished, go to the bottom right and click the ‘Insert into Slider’ button.
You can view your slides under the ‘Slider’ tab after you’ve inserted them.
After that, you can change the slider display settings by clicking the ‘Configuration’ tab. Change the slider theme, for example, or edit image size, slider dimension, slider position, and caption position.
You can also enable slider arrows, a pause/play button, slider looping, and other features. There are also options to change the delay time, adjust the transition speed, and edit the slider transition.
Then go to the ‘Mobile’ tab and turn on the options for creating mobile-specific images and displaying image captions on mobile devices.
In addition, the ‘Misc’ tab provides access to additional settings. You can use Soliloquy to add custom CSS to your slider, import and export it, change the title and slug, and more.
When you’re happy with the settings, click the ‘Publish’ button to publish your slider.
Using a Slider in WordPress Posts and Pages
The next step is to add the slider to your WordPress blog or online store.
Begin by editing any blog post or page. Then, in the WordPress content editor, add a Soliloquy block by clicking the (+) plus sign.
After that, you can choose your WordPress slider from the Soliloquy block’s dropdown menu.
To see the slider in action, go ahead and publish your blog post or landing page.
Using Soliloquy to Edit and Update a WordPress Slider
The beauty of using Soliloquy to create a WordPress slider is that you can edit it at any time without having to edit the post or page where it was inserted.
Simply go to your admin sidebar and click the Soliloquy icon, then the ‘Edit’ link below the slider you want to change.
Now it’s time to make changes to the slider you made earlier. Simply click the edit button next to an individual slide in your slider to add a title, URL, and captions to that particular slide.
A pop-up window will appear, allowing you to enter the image title, alt text, link your slide to a URL, and add a caption. If you want to include a newsletter opt-in form, you can use HTML in your caption.
Save your slider images once you’ve finished adding the information. Wherever the slider is embedded on your site, your changes will be automatically reflected in the slider.
Widgets for Soliloquy WordPress Slider
Soliloquy includes a widget for adding a slider to your website, such as in the sidebar.
By going to Appearance » Widgets and dragging the Soliloquy widget to any area on your website, you can add a slider to a widget.
Then, from the dropdown menu, select your WordPress slider and give it a title. Because Soliloquy sliders are responsive, they will automatically adjust to fit the width of your sidebar.
Now go to your website and look for the Soliloquy slider in your widget area after clicking the ‘Save’ button.
We hope you found this article useful in learning how to use Soliloquy to create a responsive WordPress slider.