Your first step in creating your first Envira gallery is to click the Add New button in the Envira Gallery admin screen.
Step 2: Name Your Slider and Upload Images
This will open a blank slider screen ready for you to configure and add your images.
Start by giving your new slider a title.
We recommend you avoid using generic titles and instead try to give your sliders unique and easily identifiable titles to make it easier to manage them later on.
Next, you’ll need to insert some images into your slider. You can add images to your slider in two ways:
Select Images from Your Computer
You can upload images into your slider by selecting the Select Images from Your Computer button.
When using this option, your images are handled by and stored in the WordPress Media Library.
You can add those same images to other places in your site without having to upload them again!
Select Files from Other Sources
If you want to pick from the Media Library in WordPress, click the Select Files from Other Sources.
You’ll have 2 tabs to choose from for uploading.
If you select the Upload Files tab you can just drag and drop your images from your computer into this area and it will automatically upload them into WordPress Media Library.
Or you can select the Media Library tab and just pick the images from the Media Library to insert into your gallery.
In this example, we’ll be adding images to our gallery from the Media Library.
If you want the images you add from the Media Library to show the original image in Lightbox view, be sure the Attachment Display Settings are set to link to the Media File. You can adjust this setting if you don’t use Lightbox functionality and want to link to the Media Page, or a custom URL when the user clicks the image.
Once you’ve chosen the images you want to add to your slider from the Media Library, select the Insert Into Slider button.
Step 3: Editing Image Metadata (optional)
Editing the metadata allows you to customize the image Title, Caption, Alt Text (recommended for SEO and for visitors using screen readers) and edit the URL each image links to as well as many other settings depending on the Soliloquy addons you have installed and activated.
To edit the metadata for a photo, select the pencil icon on the top left of an image’s thumbnail:
This will open the Edit Metadata window.
Modify any of the fields you wish and select the Save Metadata button to save the changes.
You can easily use the right and left arrows in the top right-hand corner of the pop up to edit each image in your slider and repeat these steps for each image.
Step 4: Configure Your Slider (optional)
The next thing you’ll want to do is configure the options of the Soliloquy slider to fit your needs.
Each of the tabs you see for your slider configuration will depend on your license level and the installed addons.
You can choose to set up your Slider Dimensions on the Configuration tab or Enable the Lightbox on the Lightbox tab. The setup is completely up to you.
Once you have changed your settings, select the Publish or Update button to save the changes.
Step 5: Embed your Soliloquy Slider
After you’ve published your slider, you can see your available insert options in the sidebar.
Finally just create a new page, select the Add Slider button.
Choose the slider you want to add and then select the Insert button.
Publish your new page and view it on the front-end of your site to see the new slider you’ve created.
Congratulations, you have now completed your first Soliloquy slider! Feel free to go and tweak your slider as you see fit to best meet your needs. Enjoy!
Now that you’ve completed your first slider, be sure to check out our blog for new tips!
Added: Search for Slider by ID in admin
Fixes: Duplicate Images appearing on drag & drop
Fixes: URL not saving in Images
Fixes: Minor bug fixes.
Added: Gutenberg Block ( Beta )
Fixes: Vimeo Slider performance.
Fixes: Html showing in caption.
Fixes: Image Dimensions not saving.
Fixes: RTL Media Query.
Fixes: Image Compression on crops.
Fixes: Keyboard shortcut conflicts.
Fixes: Random Sorting not randomized.
Fixes: Minor bug fixes.
Fix: API routes.
Fix: Minor bug fixes.
Fix: Updater class.
Fix: Minor bug fixes.
Fix: PHP optimizations to improve performance.
Fix: Minor bug fixes.
Fix: Minor bug fixes.
Fix: PDF Slides not inserting.
Fix: Admin CSS.
Fix: Admin conflicts with nextgen.
Fix: Mobile Captions.
Fix: Various minor bugs.
Fix: Importer failing with some slide IDs.
Added: Sort order.
Changed: Slider Options order.
Fix: Errors not displaying properly when video fails to insert.
Fix: Video Url not updating.
Fix: Widget title using meta field instead of title.
Fix: HTML Slides data not showing up.
Fix: Video data not showing up.
Fix: Inserting External Video PHP 5.3 compat issues.
Fix: Cases where Meta Edit for slides in unavailable.
Fix: Various small bugs.
Fix: Compat with PHP 5.2 causing admin screen to be un-functional
Fix: Conflict with Envira Gallery
Slide status visual indicated edit screen
Publish Status now bulk
Vertical Thumbnail a
List/Grid view now slider specific
Fix youtube videos pausing all videos on page
Fix List/Grid default option
Fix v1 to v2 update
Settings tabs now return to current screen after publishing/updating a slider
Fix Video Upload
Fix Code Meta Edit
Fix: Fix: Cases where slug shortcodes don’t appear.
Fix: Slider Controls appearing on single images
Fix: Infinite Loop not properly loopnig on mobile
Fix: Slide position from being set improperly
Fix: Last slide from appearing first with in cases where infinite loop is enabled.
Fix: Thumbnails Addon not loading properly chrome
Added: RTL for sites that use RTL body or html class.
Fix: Featured content from disappearing after transient expires.
Fix: RTL Pager CSS.
Fix: Double click play for local videos in Safari
Added: Fullscreen video button for local videos
Added: Option for Autoplay for Videos
Fix: Vimeo video not pausing transition.
Fix: Video output for displaying with Soliloquy Lightbox add-on
Fix: Slide Transition animation from looping properly
Added: fr_FR Translations
Fix: Self-hosted videos use the video poster attribute to correctly display placeholder images
Fix: When appending insert slider buttons to Visual Editors, check for $post instance rather than assuming it exists. Prevents faults with plugins using the Visual Editor but not a Post or Post Type
Fix: Use WP_Query to get sliders when cache/transient is empty, preventing slider output blanking after a day when using caching plugins
Added: scoped attribute to inline CSS
Fix: Compat with Soliloquy Carousel cloned slides not displaying
Fix: Remove box-shadow from links on sliders, which may be caused by Twenty Sixteen and other themes
Fix: Slider slug would not save when changed
Fix: foreach() warning when attempting to add a widget and no sliders defined
Fix: Vertical slideshow with start on slide = 0 would result in incorrect slide being displayed
Fix: Modal close icon for WordPress 4.4
Added: soliloquy_get_image_slide_link_classes and soliloquy_get_video_slide_link_classes filters to allow developers to add classes to links
Fix: Pause slider when YouTube video is buffering, not just playing.
Fix: Prevent keyboard events stealing focus from input and text areas
Fix: Moved soliloquy_output filter to end of shortcode() function to ensure all output can be filtered.
Added: Image resize/crop error messages are output to logged in WordPress users where WP_DEBUG enabled.
Added: Updated image uploader to prevent images increasing in file size and not displaying correctly when an image has an sRGB profile
Fix: WordPress 4.3 compatibility for Widget
Fix: WordPress 4.3 compatibility for modal close icon
Fix: Stopped WPML Media displaying duplicate images when inserting images from other sources
Fix: Import routine improved to fully import image and video metadata.
Fix: Widgets: Featured Content widgets appear in dropdown when managing Widgets.
Added: Pause on Navigation: option to enable/disable slider autoplay when navigation interaction occurs (default = Yes, which is standard Soliloquy functionality)
Added: get_sliders() arguments to include empty (Featured Content) sliders and ignore cache for transient clearing in the Featured Content Addon
Fix: Exclude Defaults and Dynamic Sliders when querying get_sliders()
Added: Mousewheel support
Added: Guidance on Setting Dimensions on Images if using Photon CDN and experiencing issues
Added: Filter on image dimensions for Carousel Addon to correctly define width and height of images when Set Dimensions on Images = Yes
Fix: Prepend slides before existing slides in older versions of PHP
Fix: Force slider ID to match Post ID on Publish / Update; this resolves numerous issues where the wrong sliders may display when duplicating sliders or using WPML
Added: ID, slider item, slider config and slider type arguments to soliloquy_crop_image_args filter, to allow developers to modify cropping/resizing arguments on a per-slide basis.
Added: Setting to add slides before or after existing slides.
Fix: Reordering slides without clicking Update on a slider would result in config settings being lost.
Added: Infinite Scroll support (please refer to docs for how to implement)
Added: Left/Right thumbnail styling support
Fix: Support for multiple slideshows with YouTube videos on a single Page
Added: Local video support
Fixed: Caption CSS positioning
Fixed: Cannot modify headers error on ajax.php
Added: Insert from Other Images Sources - automatically load images on scroll and search
Fixed: Featured Content sliders honour caption position setting
Added: esc_url() on add_query_arg() calls
Added: Caption Position (Top, Bottom, Left, Right - defaults to Bottom)
Fix: Video Caption HTML markup producing invalid W3C validation results
Fix: Removed deprecated This Post’s Slider on Add Slider button
Fix: Edge case where some v1.5.x to v2.3.x+ migrations would result in sliders not displaying in the WordPress Administration.