The best responsive WordPress slider plugin. Made lite and free.
While this does technically do what it says - there are some mind-boggingly poor decisions implemented in the plugin interface that makes using it much more of a chore than it need be (e.g. having no way to select images from existing uploaded library, having to re-upload EVERY single image / constant nagging about upgrading to PRO on every screen)...
EDIT: to further clarify on the point above about no access to the uploaded media gallery, the author specifically lists 'Use the same image for multiple sliders' as one of the features of the Lite option on his comparison page (http://soliloquywp.com/soliloquy-lite-vs-soliloquy/) - this is NOT one of the features...
I spent 1 hour trying to make a slider occupying the full width and it didn't work out. The images where either shrinked or cropped. It may be responsive, but it makes it uncontrollable.
Uninstalled it already.
The plugin works really well for most tasks, but the big flaw is that you cannot choose an existing image from your Library. You must upload an image at the time you are creating the slideshow.
Very impressive and easy to install and setup. I had it up and running in 5 minutes, customized and finished in 30 minutes. I wish all WP plugins worked this well.
The best slider available
I gave this one a shot, and it didn't live up to the hype/ad copy. It did work, at least the basic function of creating a multi-image slider was successful. But it didn't meet my needs. It could not create a slider from images already uploaded to the Media Library; it only creates sliders with images inserted directly from the computer. I guess that's good enough as long as you're editing the website from the same computer that has all of your image files...
Been using the Soliloquy Lite for some time now. Loads images from library but one can upload from computer as well. Does not make the site go slower. It is simple, easy and does what it has to do.
Could no load from Library
I tried this slider and after deactivating it, my site still appears slow in Google PageSpeed Insights. Before I installed it, my site was faster. At best when it was active, this slider appears no different from any other slider out there. I wonder if it leaves behind residual code....
Edit: Ok, I admit I jumped the gun on the residual code leftovers. After retrying on Google Page Insights my site appears hardly any slower (2 points down). Initially I was shocked to see the site in the red even after deactivating the plugin for perhaps a minute...
But I still found it slow, at least on Google Page Insights (absolutely no difference, and showing me a lot of jquery bloat) and I disliked that I had to upload images from my computer rather than from the library.
Getting kind of tired of these plugins that provide nothing unless you pay. If you want to play in the open source market, provide function. If you want to make money on you plugin, be honest and state it up front.
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