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Ten Reasons to Choose Soliloquy as Your WordPress Slider Plugin

by Thomas Griffin on March 7, 2013
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I’ve compiled a list of ten reasons as to why you would want to choose Soliloquy as your WordPress slider plugin.

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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!

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    Michael Mahoney

    March 7, 2013

    All great reasons, but #3 is huge! Great product with fantastic support.

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      griffinjt

      March 7, 2013

      Thanks Michael!!

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    Satu

    March 7, 2013

    Sounds great. Does it go well together with Genesis Studiopress themes?

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      griffinjt

      March 7, 2013

      Sure does! 🙂

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    ray

    March 7, 2013

    can i integrate it into every wp theme?

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      griffinjt

      March 7, 2013

      You sure can! Soliloquy integrates with any WordPress theme via shortcodes and template tags. If you ever have any issues, you can always hit up the support forums to get some assistance.

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    Luis

    March 7, 2013

    What if I want to include HTML formatted text in my slides which I would position in front of my images with z-index? I saw in a demo video there is a caption field which takes HTML formatted content, I’m assuming that could be used for this purpose by overriding the CSS but the user would have to enter HTML markup (i.e. no WYSIWYG)? Can you confirm? And would this be an option with the lite version or only the full? Thanks. Also a suggestion, a lot of plugins say they are responsive, but thats not very specific. Maybe say how its responsive – does it just scale? Are their settings keyed to screen sizes?

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      griffinjt

      March 7, 2013

      Yes – captions can take any form of HTML. You can use CSS to overlay it on top of images. There isn’t a WYSIWYG for this, but Soliloquy 1.5.0 will have the ability to create HTML specific slides. Both the Lite and paid version have HTML captions, but only the paid version will have HTML slides.

      As for responsive, it scales to whatever size you determine. Width and height can be percentages (e.g. 100%) or what you define. It all uses the CSS max-width/height properties.

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    Luis

    March 7, 2013

    Thanks for the response below. I have another question about how to integrate the plugin in a WP site. I see that by default to manage these, one goes to the Soliloquy menu option in the WP Admin nav. I would much rather have users author these either in the page where the slideshow exists or rather under a customized nav section i.e. “Sliders” or “Slideshows” rather than “Soliloquy” – a real English word that makes no semantic sense in this context.

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    Madalin Tudose

    March 7, 2013

    Cool plugin. Will definitely use it in a future project! 🙂

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      griffinjt

      March 7, 2013

      Awesome!! 🙂

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    Alan Mairson

    March 7, 2013

    I’m just beginning to use Soliloquy (very smooth so far!), and have a question about workflow….

    I need to create a lot of images, some with text overlay plus (maybe) a Soliloquy caption. And they’ll all be custom sized images (700 x 390) to fit in the slider. Can you recommend any software that would, say, let me import an image into a pre-sized 700 x 390 box… type in some text… and then export the image at that size as a jpeg? (Right now I draw a box in Keynote, paste an image, size to the box, put on type, then do screen grab — which sometimes I can size right at 700 x 390, but sometimes I miss. This doesn’t seem very efficient.)
    Thanks for whatever help you can provide…

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      griffinjt

      March 7, 2013

      I would highly recommend Adobe Photoshop. That would make your workflow so much easier vs. Keynote. 🙂

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        Alan Mairson

        March 7, 2013

        I had a feeling you were going to say that! I was hoping to find something a bit simpler to use, but PS is the standard, I guess. Thanks for the feedback.

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          griffinjt

          March 7, 2013

          No problem! 🙂

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      Barry Houldsworth

      March 7, 2013

      While PS might be the standard I’ve achieved good results with Libreoffice Draw which has the distinct advantage of being free.

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        Alan Mairson

        March 7, 2013

        Thanks, Barry. I’ll check it out.

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    Paul

    March 7, 2013

    I cant seem to purchase this plugin… nor can I set up a login account… Paypal link doesn’t seem to do anything, nor does anything happen when I input my c/card details… HELP!

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    Puneet Sahalot

    March 7, 2013

    I keep saying this and I will say it again. Every time you ask me, what’s good about Soliloquy? My answer will be it’s the best. No second thoughts and this is the best investment I have made ever. 🙂

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    Mariposita

    March 7, 2013

    Hi – I just bought ProSoliloquy and when I put it in plugins I get this message – Fatal error: Class ‘Tgmsp_Widget’ not found in /home4/flowers/public_html/heatherhess.ca/wp-includes/widgets.php on line 324

    What can I do to get Siloloquy – I was using basic and it worked fine. (sorry for the bold)

    Heather

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    David Trounce

    March 7, 2013

    Hi Wanting a Slider for
    wordpress site. I want a slider that has image on left and text,
    html, links or other kind of formatted information on right. Here
    is a screen shot with a slider on left and empty space on right.

    http://ow.ly/rfYsI

    Does your content slider do this? Could the text in such a box be
    hyper-linked?

    David

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    Holly McIlwain

    March 7, 2013

    I purchased Soliloquy based on @ChrisLema test results in his blog and love it. Easy to use, fast loading works great. Thanks Y’all.

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    Guest

    March 7, 2013

    Hey it’s not showing up in the admin. I can’t “Choose my slider.” It’s blank, Any clue why?

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    Peter

    March 7, 2013

    I have purchased the developer license but all the files when put in plugin folder are read only.I don’t know what should i do?

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    steven denger

    March 7, 2013

    It sounds like a nice slider but they fail to discuss 2 factors that really make a slider of any value at all. 1. Can one put multiple photos on one slide – right there in the slider dashboard – and 2. Can one link each individual photo in any given slide and open up in a new window. If this cannot do these things, then there is not really any value to this slider.
    This developer does what most all the other ones do – “beat around the bush” discussing all the “bells and whistles”, but avoiding the only important functionality. How quick they are to push off the “pro” versions, but avoid all the real value descriptions on purpose because they know it does not have them.
    It is getting easy for me to pick out good pugins, I just avoid the developers that talk around in circles and avoid the real valuable descriptions, and move on to find a plugin where the developer is straight forward and tells one everything a plug can and cannot do.

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