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Responsive WordPress Slider - Soliloquy Lite

The best responsive WordPress slider plugin. Made lite and free.

5 reviews
Average Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Too simple
By , for WP 4.3

Impossible to add pictures from your Library.
The only transition is fade, no slide.
There will be navigation arrows and dots, no option to deactivate it.

A very too simple slider to me. I need more options.

Hard to recommend...stick with the free option
By , for WP 4.2.2

I purchased the 'Personal License' as the free license doesn't allow you the option to add images already in your media library (i.e. you need to upload everything fresh).

while it operates reasonably well as a product in and of itself, I ran into one particular issue where the slider would load but wouldn't operate properly (inside an inline lightbox, where other slideshows did work); use of this was important for what I was wanting to achieve.

Upon writing to the support team I was simply told to upgrade my license and use their own lightbox - this would've meant I still wouldn't achieve what I needed to achieve, I just would've given them more money.

When I explained this to them, showing them my example, I was abruptly told they won't support me further. I asked them to explain why and still haven't heard back from them.

If something doesn't work, fine - but to simply hold your hand out for more money, and worse still, become dismissive if more money isn't incoming...don't expect 5 star ratings from me.

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I'd maybe consider the free version if it ticks your boxes, but I'd stay away from the paid version; there are much better alternatives out there - both in price and in product, and most certainly in support.

Works, but not in a useful way
By , for WP 4.1.1

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...

Not fast and have to upload images from computer
By , for WP 4.1.1

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.

Not Bad
By , for WP 3.5.1

Would have been nice to have a bit more control over the css, ie to be able to remove the numbers from the control-nav without having to display:none the whole bloody lot!

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