Slider by Soliloquy – Responsive Image Slider for WordPress


WordPress Slider Plugin

Here at Soliloquy Slider, 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 image slider plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL.

Slider by Soliloquy allows you to create beautiful responsive image sliders and video sliders for your WordPress site in minutes, not hours!

At Soliloquy, 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 slider will always look great on all devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop).

Soliloquy slider is highly optimized for web and server performance because we understand the importance of speed when it comes to SEO and conversion. We can honestly say that Soliloquy is the fastest WordPress slider plugin in the market.

Soliloquy Slider Pro
This plugin is the lite version of the popular Soliloquy Slider plugin that comes with all the slider features you will ever need including slider templates, pdf slider, woocommerce slider, featured content slider, carousel slider, lightbox slider, dynamic slider, thumbnail navigation, instagram slider, image protection, and tons more. Click here to purchase the best premium WordPress slider plugin now!

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

Drag & Drop Responsive Slider Builder

We were tired with the bloated and buggy slider plugins. That’s why we built Soliloquy Slider to adapt to your workflow and allow you to create responsive WordPress sliders in minutes. By using our easy to use drag and drop builder, you can upload your images, rearrange them, and basically create a slider in 5 minutes or less.

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

Mobile Ready, SEO Friendly and Optimized for Speed

Soliloquy Slider 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 – Yes, Soliloquy is the fastest WordPress slider plugin.

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

Easy to Customize and Extend

You can easily customize your Soliloquy slider 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 Slider Feature List

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

After reading this feature list, you can probably imagine why Soliloquy is the best WordPress slider plugin in the market.

But don’t just take our word. See what one of the expert WordPress consultants and core contributor is saying:

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

WordPress Slider Demo

Soliloquy Slider is truly the perfect combination of Easy and Powerful.

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


Soliloquy Slider is created by Thomas Griffin and Syed Balkhi.

What’s Next

If you like the Soliloquy Slider plugin, then consider checking out our other projects:

Visit WPBeginner to learn from our WordPress Tutorials and find out about other best WordPress plugins.


Soliloquy is absolutely, positively the best responsive WordPress slider plugin on the market. It is fast, flexible and solves the problem of responsive sliders quick and painlessly.

In v2.0 of Soliloquy Slider Lite, it includes a big plugin architecture change. You need to make sure you click on the link and follow the instructions on the screen when updating. There will be an upgrade notice – make sure you click this and upgrade your sliders after updating to v2!

The pro version of Soliloquy slider has many more features and enables you to do so much more than Soliloquy slider 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 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 “Add New” to begin creating your new WordPress slider.
  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 slider, automatic updates and support, and depending on the level of support license, you can even get exclusive access to Soliloquy Slider Addons!

Who should use Soliloquy Slider?

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

Do I need to have coding skills to use Soliloquy Slider?

Absolutely not. You can create and customize beautiful image and video sliders without any coding knowledge. We made it super easy.


So easy

This is by far the best, lightest and most powerful slideshow plugin I have used with WordPress. Simple and elegant plus their support is top notch.
Use this slider – you won’t regret it.

Easy to use and looks great

I was after a lightweight slider plugin which had simple, smooth transitions between images. Soliloquy came highly recommended and within a couple of minutes of installing the free version I had a fully-working, responsive slider which was exactly what I needed. I would definitely buy the premium service if I required a more complex slider.

Slowing site down with image scaling

The lite version is causing major havoc with the site load time, anywhere from 6-8 seconds. No matter the image size that is created, the plugin keeps scaling the slider image to 3000 x 1000px. Not necessary, period. Let the user control whether images are scaled.

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Contributors & Developers

“Slider by Soliloquy – Responsive Image Slider for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Fix: Minor bug fixes

  • Hotfix: Class name

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: PHP optimizations to improve performance.
  • Fix: Cases where Media library images weren’t being inserted.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

  • Fix: Minor Bug fixes

  • Fix: Cases where loading slider by slug failed.
  • Fix: Changed slug name in misc settings failed to load slider.

  • Fix: Various minor bugs.

  • Fix: Typo.

  • Giveaway Ending Thank you!
  • Fix: Various minor bugs.

  • Fix: Various minor bugs.

  • Fix: Cases where Meta Edit for slides in unavailable.

  • Fix: PHP 5.2 compat issues causing admin screen to be un-functional
  • Fix: Numerous UI bug fixes


  • Added: New UI!
  • Added: Insert Images from Media Library!
  • Added: Display images by list or grid in admin
  • Added: Improved workflows to make slider management easier than ever
  • Fix: Numerous bug fixes, performance, and stability enhancements

  • Fix: Don’t try to display alt attributes on images if none exist. Prevents PHP warnings regarding undefined indexes

  • Fix: Use WP_Query to get sliders when cache/transient is empty, preventing slider output blanking after a day when using caching plugins

  • Fix: Slider slug would not save when changed

  • Fix: Close icon display on modals for WordPress 4.4

  • Fix: Prevent keyboard events stealing focus from input and text areas

  • Added: Optimized theme images

  • Added: Better debugging when WP_DEBUG enabled and images do not crop/resize

  • Fix: Localization support with correct domain


  • Fix: 4.3 compatibility for modal close icon


  • Removed unused legacy code


  • Added: ARIA Profiles support for accessibility and screen readers


  • Fix: Force slider ID on save, to ensure compat with WPML and duplication plugins


  • Fix: Sorting slides in a slider and not clicking Update would result in loss of slider configuration


  • Added: Minified Classic THeme CSS for better performance


  • Fix: Improved CSS reset to prevent border on bottom of sliders in some themes.


  • Added: RTL support


  • Fix: Better image grid layout for WordPress 4.0+


  • Added: WordPress 4.2.1 support


  • Fixed: Removed deprecated “This Post’s Slider” option on Add Slider button
  • Fixed: Added esc_url on add_query_arg()


  • Added: is_mobile() checking enhanced to also use wp_is_mobile() if other checks return false


  • Fix: Caption link color sometimes matched caption background color, making it difficult to see links in captions


  • Fix: Loading localization language files for some installations


  • Added: .POT file for translation / localization support


  • Added: Minified JS


  • Added: Minified CSS


  • Fix: Removed deprecated code for image cropping


  • Fix: Improved error message UI when uploading files exceeding WordPress / PHP file size limits


  • Added: Option to open slide link in new window / tab


  • Fix: Metadata – wp_editor too large for smaller screen resolutions


  • Fix: Remove text-decoration on pager link circles


  • Fix: WordPress 4.0 support for Add Slider attachment window


  • Compatibility updates with WordPress 4.1.


  • Fixed bug with grabbing settings.


  • Fixed bug with setting config defaults.
  • Added support for new plugin icon in 4.0.
  • Compatibility updates for WordPress 4.0.


  • Fixed bug where metadata modal would not close using the Esc key.


  • Fixed bug with link dialog modal showing below the edit metadata modal.
  • Fixed issue with max_execution_time on some hosts when cropping images.
  • Fixed Retina display bug with Classic theme.
  • Fixed contextual language bug in edit metadata modal.


  • Fixed a couple image cropping bugs.
  • Prevent upgrade option from showing for new users of Soliloquy.


  • Fixed backwards compat bug with shortcodes that used IDs to output sliders.
  • Added ability to parse shortcodes in widgets to prevent sliders from disappearing.


  • Fixed hover state error.


  • Fixed navigation arrow regression (hidden by default and exposed on hover).
  • Fixed keyboard navigation regression (keyboard navigation now on by default).
  • Soliloquy interface now only shown on Soliloquy post type by default.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed slider shrinking bug (finally!).
  • Other UI improvements and adjustments.


  • Improved the slider engine inline styles output for better responsive behaviors.
  • Improved UI styles.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed loading icon bug in v2.


  • Numerous bug fixes and enhancements with the new v2 launch!


  • Fixed bug with loading size.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed bug with captions loading at top instead of bottom of slide.


  • Fixed error with caption classes.


  • Fixed fatal error on activation for wrong class name.


  • Upgrade to v2 architecture. Make sure you upgrade your sliders after updating!!
  • Fixed numerous bugs and other browser incompatibilities.
  • Transitioned to new data structure for better performance and security.
  • Faster loading times and better prevention of content shifting.
  • A shiny new interface for easily handling sliders.
  • Sliders can now be made right inside post/page screens!


  • Fixed possible menu positioning conflict with other plugins.
  • Updated the slider engine to add touch support for Windows phones and other touch devices.
  • More optimized CSS/JS files.


  • More bug fixes and enhancements.


  • Bug fixes and enhancements, including upgrade enhancements.


  • Updated the main slider script and init script. Be sure to check out the forum topic if your slider disappears. It is caused by a caching issue.
  • Added touch support for Windows mobile phones.


  • Fixed undefined variable notice when using the loading icon
  • Better loading of files (admin and front-end separation)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and enhancements


  • Bug fixes and enhancements


  • Fixed a bug with the dynamic size calculation when using a loading icon for the slider


  • Added ability to display a loading icon to fix content jumping on slider loading (retina ready too!)
  • Bug fixes and enhancements


  • Compatibility updates with WP 3.5
  • Updates to bring parity between Soliloquy Lite and Soliloquy
  • Shiny new media button that integrates seamlessly with the new Add Media button
  • Default post meta fields are now set when upgrading from Soliloquy Lite to Soliloquy
  • Bug fixes and enhancements


  • Updated to fix some MS issues
  • General bug fixes and enhancements


  • Updated icons and such to reflect new branding


  • Initial release