Soliloquy 1.4.0 + Featured Content + Examples
For all of those who did not know, Soliloquy 1.4.0 dropped yesterday. To date, Soliloquy 1.4.0 is the most anticipated release, and here’s why:
- It features ajax preloading of slides to make your sliders load super fast
- Both the Gallery and Media Library tabs have now been opened up and can be utilized for inserting images into your sliders
- The new content API is now set so that I can create Addons to make sliders from photo streams like Instagram or Flickr, make HTML only slides, text only slides, video only slides, etc.
- Numerous UI enhancements and performance improvements and fixes
The first two items on the list are the biggest items to highlight. The ajax preloading improves the performance of Soliloquy by at least 50% on the front end, and the difference is even more dramatic the more images you place in your slider.
The Featured Content Addon
This is also the most exciting and requested Addon – the Featured Content Addon. It makes creating featured content sliders an absolute breeze. It gives you the most flexibility to get the types of posts, pages, categories, taxonomies you want in the slider. You can mix and match and all that jazz.
To put it short: the Featured Content Addon makes Soliloquy the best choice for a featured content slider by far.
As with all Addons, only developer license holders get access to them. If you have a single license and want the Featured Content Addon, you can easily upgrade from your Member’s Area dashboard.
I have begun to create dedicated demo sites to showcase each of the Addons (and Soliloquy itself) so that you can get an idea for how each one works. And not only this – I’ve also made it so that you, the user, can test drive each one of these bad boys out and see the results for yourself! Talk about ultimate product testing before you buy. The main Soliloquy demo is the only one available as of right now, but I am working hard to get the rest of the demo sites up soon too.
You can find the demo site here: http://demo.soliloquywp.com/
As you can imagine, I am very excited about all of these developments. Soliloquy has just turned another corner in being the best slider plugin for WordPress, so if you haven’t already, purchase yourself a copy of Soliloquy and start enjoying the plugin! 🙂