I've worked with this plugin for about 2 years and have nothing bad to say about it. It works great and has some great add-ons and filters for added functionality.
I've been using Soliloquy Sliders (the pro/personal version) on some websites for clients of mine.
The lite version is okay if you only need responsive sliders with very basic functions on a website. Better usability begins with purchasing one of the pro versions, e.g. the possibility to disable navigation arrows and bullets, choosing images for a slider from the media library etc..
Then, around the end of 2015, the developers changed the license pricing of the "personal" version from a one time payment to yearly payments for updates and support. At first I was wondering if I had overseen this earlier, but it seems to me like they changed this without notifying me.
Although I can understand this from an economic perspective, not providing that information is the reason I won't use their plugin in the future.
Or would you like to tell a customer: "Remember that plugin that cost you XX$ when I built your website? Well, now it costs that amount per year, sorry..." (as reasonable as the price may be).
Correct me if I'm wrong.
can not even load images into this "best slider plugin" - simply nothing happens when I click on the "Select Images" button. Also very annoying: trying to sell you basic functionality as "pro version". But of course, if the lite version does not work in the first step I will not even look at the pro version.
I am so fed up with this low quality wordpress ecosystem cancer - wordpress developers should throw out all these annoying time-eating low quality plugins and settle on ONE plugin for each feature that every modern website needs.
Nice idea to have a lite slider, but this doesn't work. All I see are my 20 images at once on the page where the slider is placed. #Uninstall
Started with Soliloquy Lite and quickly upgraded for the support. Glad I did, they helped solve several issues I was having. Awesome Support!
Great plugin, great support.
Upgrade to the paid version and do all sorts of wonderful things with it!
Lite Version does nothing else but show some pics...
Pro Version does have a lot of gimmics - but no Layers... too cheap...
Homepage years old with blog items very outdated...
Best of all - not a single Demo to see what you get... No TEXT Layer found - not a single word about it.
It did not scale down properly on mobile devices.
Not even on paid version
I started using Soliloquy after looking for a slider that would load slides fast enough for a specific project I had from a client. I needed a slider that would load slides fast enough to display them without flicker. Soliloquy is that slider. I liked it so much I purchased their "lifetime" package so that I got all the addons as well.
I use this slider for everything I need right now. It's brilliant on PC AND on mobile. Apart from the fact that it doesn't appear to do layers (I'll look at that sometime) it's fast loading, simple to set up and very versatile.
Now for the cream on the cake... I have never had better support from any plugin vendor - EVER. My support requests have been answered after hours, on weekends and promptly too. The result - I am an exceptionally happy customer. For those people I read in previous reviews I wonder which slider they are looking at. I'm now using the Soliloquy slider for scores of slides on several sites and it's the best - EVERY time.
Thoroughly recommended. Five stars for product and five stars for support. Thanks to Norman, Chris and others I have had support from instantly when I needed it.
I like it, but all slides must have the same time duration and I need different time for each slide..
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