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WordPress Slider Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

by Waseem Abbas on July 6, 2017
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Is your WordPress slider not working as it should? If your image slider isn’t displaying right, it can make your website look unprofessional. In this guide, we will share why your WordPress slider may not be working, and how you can fix it.

Let’s take a look into these problems and solve them:

1. Slider Images Aren’t Appearing

You may find that your image slider is loaded but the slides are not showing. Sometimes the images are not properly uploaded or your image slider code files may be causing a code conflict.

Images not appearing

If your slider plugin isn’t updated or doesn’t match to your WordPress version, it can also cause a problem with the images. Try simply updating your WordPress and all plugins to the latest versions. It may resolve this issue.

If your images still aren’t appearing, it could be a caching issue. See this guide on how to clear your cache in WordPress to see if that solves the problem.

2. Your Slider Slows Down Your Site

Slow speed site can create multiple troubles. Firstly it gives a bad user experience, and secondly it affects your search engine rankings.

You can see this ultimate guide to WordPress performance and speed to make your site faster.

However, your image slider can be one of the reasons slowing your site. You should use a simple yet fast image slider plugin for your WordPress site.

We recommend you to check out the 10 reasons to choose Soliloquy as your WordPress slider plugin.

Sliders created with Soliloquy are incredibly fast. You and your site visitors will notice a big difference in your site speed when using Soliloquy.

We created sliders with the same images using other slider plugins and ran speed tests between them. Here are our results:

Slider Plugin Page Load time Requests Page size
Soliloquy 1.34 secs 26 945 KB
Nivo Slider 2.12 secs 29 1 MB
Meteor 2.32 secs 27 1.2 MB
Revolution Slider 2.25 secs 29 1 MB
LayerSlider 2.12 secs 30 975 KB

As you can see in the above scores, Soliloquy was the fastest loading WordPress slider in our tests.

3. Slider Stuck on Progress Bar

Is your WordPress slider not displaying images? When your WordPress slider shows a progress bar and images are not appearing, it simply means that your slides are not loaded.

Progress Bar

This could be due to a conflict with another plugin. You can deactivate all your plugins and then reactivate them one by one to identify which plugin is creating trouble with your image slider plugin in WordPress. It is recommended that you should deactivate all those plugins that are not in use.

4. Images Displaying in Irregular Sizes

You may have uploaded image slides with different widths and heights. Most of the image slider plugins don’t crop and adjust the images to display perfectly.

Simply edit your images to match the dimensions for all slides. Or, you can use Soliloquy and let it center and scale your slider images automatically.

5. Other Slider Errors

By default, you can’t add an image slider on your WordPress site, so you must be using a plugin. If the slider images are not showing or WordPress slider not working, then your plugin needs to be reviewed.

Most common issues with WordPress image slider plugins are heavy files, not updated with the current WordPress versions, no support from plugin owner, and more. If your issue wasn’t covered here, you can check out this ultimate guide to WordPress errors and how to fix them.

Having said that, we recommend you to use Soliloquy slider plugin. It is the best image slider plugin that creates beautiful responsive WordPress sliders in few minutes.

Soliloquy website

Soliloquy follows code standards. It is simple and fast, and there’s an amazing support team behind Soliloquy to help solve your image slider issues.

Check out this comparison of best WordPress sliders in performance and quality. It will also help you to learn that why Soliloquy is better than the other image sliders.

Conclusion

Soliloquy is by far the best WordPress slider plugin. It has many features that makes it robust. If you look into pricing, then Soliloquy is very reasonable.

Using the best image slider plugin on your site will help you get more visitors, and it will improve your search engine rankings too.

That’s all. We hope this guide has helped you to learn why your WordPress slider not working and how you can fix it. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add slider delay in WordPress image sliders.

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Waseem Abbas is a content writer for SoliloquyWP and Envira Gallery.

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