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Slider by Soliloquy – Responsive Image Slider for WordPress

Slider by Soliloquy – Responsive Image Slider for WordPress


Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

We believe that you shouldn’t have to hire a developer to create a WordPress slider. That’s why we built Soliloquy, a drag & drop slider plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL.

Soliloquy allows you to create beautiful responsive image and video sliders for your WordPress site in minutes, not hours! Add carousel sliders and much more in no time.

User experience is our #1 priority. That’s why we put in extra effort to ensure that Soliloquy is the best responsive image slider for WordPress. This means that your slideshows will always look great on all devices (mobile (iOS or Android), tablet, laptop, and desktop).

Soliloquy is highly optimized for web and server performance because we understand the importance of speed when it comes to SEO and conversion. According to multiple independent speed tests, this is the fastest plugin in the market of its kind.

Soliloquy Pro
This plugin is the lite version of the popular Soliloquy Pro plugin. The Pro plugin comes with all the features you will ever need including templates and sliders for: PDFs, WooCommerce, featured content, carousel, Lightbox, thumbnail navigation, Instagram, image protection, and tons more. Click here to purchase Soliloquy now!

Soliloquy has been downloaded over 1,500,000 times. Here’s why smart photographers, designers, and developers love Soliloquy, and you will too!

Drag & Drop Responsive Builder

We were tired of bloated and buggy plugins. That’s why we built Soliloquy to adapt to your workflow. By using our easy to use drag and drop builder, you can upload your images, rearrange them.

You can also add slider blocks built for the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg block editor.

But don’t just take our word. See what one of the WordPress experts are saying:

I used to custom build rotators for every project since I hadn’t found a tool with the flexibility I needed. Now I have Soliloquy. It works great out of the box, has an easy-to-use interface, and gives you the power to customize everything with hooks and filters.
Bill Erickson – WordPress Consultant

Responsive, SEO Friendly and Optimized for Speed

Soliloquy is 100% responsive and mobile-friendly by default. We also optimized every query on the front-end and the back-end to ensure maximum speed.

We made Soliloquy the most SEO friendly plugin with proper HTML markup, fast speed, and Google friendly display.


You can use the many pre-made templates.

On top of our themes, you can use custom CSS to customize anything.

See the demo of our WordPress slider themes.

WooCommerce Products

Easily create product slideshows with just a few clicks.

You can filter by category, price, availability, featured, or another criteria.
You can also include or exclude specific products.

Watch the WooCommerce product slides video.

Featured Content

Slideshows for blog posts, products, testimonials, photo galleries, and more. Almost anything based on your website’s content.

Watch the WooCommerce featured content video.


For your images, photos, and galleries. Opens your images in a full screen mode that’s easy to browse on all devices.

Yes, it’s 100% mobile friendly.

See the Lightbox demo.


You can create slideshows for carousel images, videos, or even complete gallery carousel.

See the Carousel demo.

Dynamic Slides

Automatically create slideshows from blog posts, testimonials, Instagram images, and galleries.

Slides with Thumbnails

Add thumbnail images as your navigation.

You can configure the size, position, and more.

See the Thumbnail slides demo.

Instagram Slides

A slideshow based on your Instagram photos, photos that you like, or even photos with specific tags.

You can have as many photos that you like. You can even display photo captions.

See the Instagram slides demo.

PDF Slides

Great for showing your presentation slides on your website.

See the PDF slides demo.

Video Slides

Show videos from multiple sources: YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, and even self-hosted videos.

See the Video slides demo.

Custom HTML Slides

Slideshows for Quotes, mixed-content, and others using HTML.

See the HTML slides demo.

Transition Effects

Soliloquy comes with numerous transitions that you can choose from. You can have a fade image transition, horizontal scroll image transition, vertical scroll image transition, ticker scroll image transition, and more.

You can also auto play, control your transition speed, and more.

Schedule Addon

The schedule feature is great for holiday sales and special events.

Pinterest Media button

Allows users to easily share your images on Pinterest.

See the Pinterest demo.

Easy to Customize and Extend

You can easily customize Soliloquy with our built-in templates or create your own.

But we also knew that our developer friends may want to extend it further. That’s why Soliloquy comes with tons of hooks and filters (and yes it’s all very-well documented).

See why one of the leading WordPress developers love Soliloquy:

Soliloquy is just as easy to use as you’d hope, and its underlying code is solid. It follows WordPress coding conventions, is securely coded, and blends into the WordPress UI perfectly. I’ll definitely be recommending Soliloquy to anyone who needs a WordPress slider plugin!
Mark Jaquith – Lead Developer for WordPress

Full Soliloquy Feature List

  • Guttenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0
  • Drag & Drop Builder
  • 100% Responsive – Mobile Friendly
  • Beautiful Templates for Customization
  • Featured Content – Easily create slideshows based on blog posts, pages, products, testimonials, and other custom post types.
  • WooCommerce – Create beautiful product slides for your WooCommerce store.
  • Lightbox – Create Lightbox slideshows for your photos and galleries.
  • Carousel – Create responsive carousels for your images, photos, videos, and galleries.
  • Thumbnails – Add thumbnail images as navigation.
  • Instagram – Import images from Instagram.
  • PDFs – From your presentation slides and other PDF files.
  • Pinterest – Easily add Pinterest β€œPin It” buttons.
  • CSS Styles – Customize with custom CSS.
  • Image Protection – Protect your images with Soliloquy protection addon.
  • Schedule Slides – Easily schedule items to display at specific time intervals.
  • Default Settings – Speed up your creation with customized Default settings.
  • Want us to add something else? Suggest a feature and we’ll get it added!

We have used many sliders in the past building client WordPress sites and now only use Soliloquy. It is designer/developer friendly to customize and easy for our clients to use once the site is their hands. We don’t even consider using anything else.
Brian Bourn – Expert WordPress Consultant


Soliloquy is truly the perfect combination of Easy and Powerful.

While Soliloquy offers tons of features, below are some of the most requested demos.


What’s Next

If you like Soliloquy, then consider checking out our other plugins:


In v2.0 of Soliloquy Lite, we introduce a big plugin architecture change. You need to make sure you click on the link and follow the instructions on the screen when updating.

The pro version of Soliloquy has many more features and enables you to do so much more than Soliloquy Lite, such as add images from your Media Library and use your own custom videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia!


  • Main Soliloquy screen.
  • Soliloquy Add/Edit screen with images loaded.
  • Soliloquy Config options screen.
  • Soliloquy image metadata editing modal.
  • Easily select a slider to insert into your post or page.
  • The final result.


  1. Install Soliloquy Lite either via the WordPress.org plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin)
  2. Activate Soliloquy Lite.
  3. Navigate to the Soliloquy tab at the bottom of your admin menu and click β€œAdd New” to begin creating.
  4. Salivate for new features and purchase the full version of Soliloquy!


I’d like access to more features. How can I get them?

You can get access to more features, Addons and support by visiting the Soliloquy website and purchasing a support license. Purchasing a support license gets you access to the full version of Soliloquy, automatic updates and support, and depending on the level of support license, you can even get exclusive access to Soliloquy Addons!

Who should use Soliloquy?

Soliloquy is perfect for photographers, developers, designers, bloggers, and small businesses. Basically if you want to create a beautiful WordPress slideshows, then you need to use Soliloquy.

Do I need to have coding skills to use Soliloquy?

Absolutely not. We made it super easy.

Is Soliloquy responsive?

Yes, Soliloquy is 100% responsive and mobile friendly.

Can I add Soliloquy anywhere on my website?

Yes, you can add Soliloquy inside your blog posts, pages, widgets, and anywhere else on your WordPress website with a shortcode.

Will Soliloquy slow down my website?

Absolutely not. Soliloquy is carefully built with performance in mind. We have tested Soliloquy on extremely high traffic websites to ensure that it scales without having any performance issues.

Is Soliloquy compatible with WordPress multisite?

Yes, Soliloquy works perfectly with WordPress multi-site.

Does Soliloquy work on WordPress.com?

No, Soliloquy does not work on WordPress.com. It only works with self-hosted WordPress.

Is Soliloquy translation ready?

Yes, Soliloquy is 100% translation ready.


July 5, 2024 1 reply
Hi there This plugin is awesome. It features all of what i want, in the pro version. The free version is awesome too. I had a few configuration issues, the team at Soliloquy are always there to help sort any of them. The team are great, love ’em.Cheers Steve
❄️1️⃣2️⃣ 1, 2023 1 reply
I use Soliloquy Lite on multiple websites and am very pleased with it. Deployment is intuitive and versatile enough. There are just enough options for what I need – I don’t need a thousand skins – just a smooth timed fade out. I really appreciate the simplicity and reliability of Solilloquy Lite.
πŸ‚ 1️⃣1️⃣ 27, 2023 1 reply
I have been using the pro version for a few years and have never had a problem. Support is lightning fast, but I have only contacted them to ask for clarification on upgrades and related matters. I have never needed technical support because everything simply works just fine.
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  • Fixed: Links
  • Fixed: Improved the slider selection modal for classic editor
  • Fixed: Formatting and code improvements
  • Fixed: Improved Ajax handler


  • Fixes: Auto slide when jQuery migrate is disabled.
  • Fixes: Fatal error when lite is active and pro addons activate.

  • Fixes: Adjust permissions for creating and editing sliders.
  • Fixes: Adjust sanitization for loading slider data in the admin.

  • Fixes: Adjust Ajax permissions

  • Tweak: Changing SweetAlert library version to prevent the interference on .ru sites.

  • Fixed: Notices for non-admin users in admin.
  • Fixed: Capability checks for ajax calls


  • Added: UI enhancements


  • Fixes: Prevent draft slider data from being publicly viewable


  • Fixes: Match Core Image Quality on resize


  • Fixes: Admin escaping.


  • Updated: UI tweaks
  • Fixes: Minor php notices.