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How to Create a WordPress Slider Widget With Soliloquy

by Waseem Abbas on April 20, 2017

Do you want to add a WordPress image slider widget to your site’s sidebar or other widget areas? Sometimes you may want to use different techniques to display the slides and attract your visitors. In this tutorial, we will share how to create a WordPress slider widget with Soliloquy.

By default, you can’t add a sidebar image slider in the WordPress widget. Though you should use a plugin like Soliloquy to make the image slider functional in the sidebar. Soliloquy has amazing features to fulfill all your image slider requirements.

To create a WordPress slider widget with Soliloquy, you’ll need to follow these 4 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Soliloquy slider plugin
  • Step 2. Create a Soliloquy image slider
  • Step 3. Drag and drop the Soliloquy widget to widget area
  • Step 4. Select your image slider to display in the widget

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll get a WordPress slider widget in your sidebar, like this:

WordPress Sidebar Widget

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Soliloquy Image Slider

First thing you need to do is install and activate Soliloquy Image Slider plugin on your WordPress site.

Soliloquy website

If you want to learn more about installation, then simply check out this guide on how to install and activate Soliloquy.

Step 2: Create a Soliloquy Image Slider

Upon activating the plugin, you should go to Soliloquy » Add New from your WordPress admin backend. Give a title to your image slider and add photos in the Native Slider section.

Add Images to WordPress Image Slider Widget

Click on the Publish button. To learn more about slider settings, you should check out this guide on how to create an image slider in WordPress.

Step 3: Drag and Drop the Soliloquy Widget to Widget Area

Simply go to Appearance » Widgets from WordPress backend. Drag and drop the Soliloquy widget in your desired widget area for the sidebar image slider.

Drag Widget

Next you can select the sidebar widget slider from the list.

Step 4: Select Your Image Slider to Display in the Widget

You will see the Soliloquy widget opened in the widget area. Add a title for the widget and select your image slider from the Slider dropdown.

Select your image slider

Make sure to click on the Save button.

That’s all. Go to your website to check out WordPress widget slider in the sidebar.

WordPress Widget Slider

We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to create a WordPress slider widget with Soliloquy. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add a WordPress slider without shortcode and learn about the best WordPress hosting for your site.

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



    April 29, 2017

    Good day. I can’t find the soliloquy widget in the widget area. I did everything you wrote but I couldn’t find the widget; what should I do?


      Waseem Abbas

      April 29, 2017

      Hey Olamide, that’s unfortunate. Please create a support ticket and our team will definitely get this widget issue sorted for you. 🙂


    Victoria Elledge

    April 22, 2020

    I need help getting my Soliloquy Slider Widget into my widget area.



    August 6, 2020

    I’m trying to find out if I can have one slider appear on each of my blog posts. I see you can do it for recent posts, but I’m guessing that’s just for the category. I’m looking to have it appear on every blog post under my header. Thank you in advance


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