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How to Create a Responsive Slider for NextGen Gallery in WordPress

by Courtney Robertson on July 21, 2016
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Do you want to create a responsive slider for your NextGen Gallery? Soliloquy provides an easier way to create a slider from your gallery images. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a responsive slider for NextGen Gallery in WordPress.

In order to use galleries created by other plugins, you will need the Dynamic Addon available with the Developer plan or higher.  The Dynamic addon will help you showcase:

  • Blog posts
  • Custom post types (like testimonials)
  • Envira and NextGen Galleries

Creating Slider for NextGen Gallery

First, you need to install and activate the Soliloquy Slider plugin. For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

Before you can install the Dynamic addon, make sure your license is verified before you proceed.  Go to Soliloquy » Settings to verify your license key.

Soliloquy Validate License Key

Install the Dynamic Addon

Next, you need to install and activate the Dynamic addon.  If you do not see it listed, select Refresh Addons.

Activate Dynamic Addon

Create a Responsive Slider for NextGen Gallery

Create an image gallery with your NextGen Gallery plugin like you would normally do. Once your image gallery is ready you can proceed to create a slider.

Next, go to a post or page to insert your Soliloquy slider. Then add the following shortcode:

[soliloquy_dynamic id="nextgen-2"]

NOTE: Replace 2 with the ID of the specific NextGEN gallery you want to populate the dynamic slider from.

You can find your gallery ID by going to  NextGen Gallery » Manage Galleries.

find NextGen gallery ID

Lastly, publish your post / page to view your live responsive slider using images from your NextGen Gallery.

How to Create a Responsive Slider for NextGen Gallery in WordPress

We hope this tutorial showed you how to create a responsive slider for NextGen Gallery in WordPress. You might also want to check out Envira Gallery (created by the same folks as Soliloquy). You can use the same method to create slider from your Envira Gallery images as well.

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Courtney Robertson is a content writer for SoliloquyWP. She loves helping customers create the best WordPress sliders.

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