I’ve compiled a list of ten reasons as to why you would want to choose Soliloquy as your WordPress slider plugin.
As you may or may not already know, I strongly believe that Soliloquy is the best responsive WordPress slider plugin out there. In order to try to further solidify your suspicions that Soliloquy is an excellent WordPress slider plugin for your website assets, I’ve created a list of 10 things that I think makes Soliloquy stand above the rest of the crowd.
10. Drag-and-Drop Image Sorting
Who likes to have to manually enter numbers or upload images in a specific order? There are so many WordPress slider plugins out there that require you to do that, but not Soliloquy. Soliloquy uses Ajax drag-and-drop image sorting to give you the ability to sort images with absolute ease. Just click on an image, drag it to the position you want and boom: Soliloquy updates the order right before your eyes.
9. Unlimited Sliders
Unlike some other slider plugins, Soliloquy allows you to create as many sliders as you would like. You are not limited to just one or a few. You can create hundreds of sliders if that is your desire. And along with unlimited sliders, each slider has its own configuration options in order to provide further customizations. Soliloquy is also built using WordPress custom post types, so it is super easy to both export and import sliders from one install to another.
8. The Most SEO Friendly WordPress Slider Plugin
There is no doubt in my mind that Soliloquy is the most SEO friendly WordPress slider plugin out there. No other slider comes remotely close to touching Soliloquy in this department. If you are serious about your SEO strategy, then Soliloquy is an absolute must-have for your SEO goals. Each image has its own alternate text and title. Your links can have titles. Captions can accept any type of HTML and text. Every image is preloaded, meaning that this slider is insanely fast (which helps SEO too). In fact, Soliloquy is the fastest WordPress slider plugin on the market. You simply cannot go wrong with Soliloquy and SEO.
7. It’s Responsive – Really!
Soliloquy responds to any viewing environment, including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. You get an awesome slider experience no matter where you are viewing. And the best part of this is….you don’t have to do any extra work to make this happen! Soliloquy is responsive right out of the box.
6. WordPress Admin UI Integration
Soliloquy gives you an easy to learn experience when integrating with the WordPress admin UI. Soliloquy uses the default WordPress admin styles and settings to give you a familiar and intuitive experience for uploading, managing and displaying your WordPress sliders. You don’t need to read a 50 page manual to get started. It literally can take 60 seconds or less to create a slider and insert it into a post, page or custom post type.
5. Plethora of Addons
With a developer license, you get access to a plethora of Addons to extend the default functionality of Soliloquy. You can create incredible WordPress sliders with these Addons, which include Themes, Instagram, Lightboxes and more! Check out the list of Addons to see what all is available right at your fingertips.
4. Lightening Fast
As I mentioned before (and believe it is worth mentioning again), Soliloquy is lightening fast. The codebase is optimized for speed and security, and the images are preloaded to give you the best viewing experience possible. This means that at any given time, only one image is actually loaded into the slider on page load. The rest of the images are dynamically populated in the background while your visitor is checking out the site. In layman’s terms, it doesn’t matter if you slider has 1 or 50 images: it still loads just as fast.
3. Support Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
I don’t just jabber on about how great Soliloquy is without providing support. In fact, you get support straight from the horse’s mouth: me. You get the actual developer of the product helping you out with any issues you might have along with an incredibly capable support staff. This is where we really shine as a product!
2. It’s Only $19/$99!
It’s not often that you find the best of anything for such a good price, but you are lucky. It’s only $19 for a single site license and $99 for unlimited licenses! That’s pretty cheap and very easy to write off with a project. You get stellar support and updates with that, too!
1. The WordPress Community Loves It, Too
I can ramble on and on about how much I love Soliloquy, but I’m only one person. Thankfully the WordPress community has taken a liking to the plugin, too. Just ask around if you are still anxious. Get some feedback on Twitter. Ask about it in the WordPress.org forums. You’ll find the sentiment around Soliloquy is positive and inviting. Work to find out answers to your questions about Soliloquy. Soliloquy may not always fit the bill for every scenario, but for the ones that it does (and that’s most of them), you will be hard pressed to find a better option than Soliloquy!
I hope this list has been informative and helpful! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me and let me know. I’d be more than happy to answer them and get you on your way to using Soliloquy as your WordPress slider plugin of choice!