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How to Create a WordPress PDF Slider (Step by Step)

by Waseem Abbas on September 28, 2017

Do you want to create an image slider with your PDF files? PDFs can be used to add beautiful and elegant sliders to your website to capture your visitors’ attention. In this tutorial, we will share how to create a WordPress PDF slider.

By default, you can’t add an image slider in WordPress. You need a plugin like Soliloquy that comes with tons of great features. It allows you to easily create an image slider on your site using PDF files.

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

  • Step 1. Install and activate Soliloquy WordPress slider plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate the PDF Slider addon by Soliloquy
  • Step 3. Create a new slider and insert your PDF file
  • Step 4. Publish and display the slider on your WordPress site

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Soliloquy WordPress Slider Plugin

The first thing you need to do is to simply install the Soliloquy plugin on your site and activate it.

Soliloquy website

Having issues in the installation? Check this detailed guide on how to install and activate Soliloquy in WordPress.

Step 2: Install and Activate the PDF Slider Addon by Soliloquy

Once the plugin is activated, you need to go to Soliloquy » Addons to install and activate the PDF Slider addon.

To access this addon, you must have Soliloquy’s Developer or Master license. Check this guide to upgrade your license anytime.

PDF Slider Addon

This addon will allow you to add your PDF files and display the slides in your WordPress slider.

Step 3: Create a New Slider and Insert Your PDF File

Now go to Soliloquy » Add New and add your slider title. Click on the Select Files From Other Sources button.

Select Files

A popup will open where you need to click on Insert PDF option from left sidebar and upload your PDF file.

Insert PDF File

Hit the Insert into Slider button. You will see a message on the top your image slider screen.


After a little wait, your PDF slides will convert into slider images. For the basic slider settings, you should check this guide on how to create an image slider in WordPress.

Step 4: Publish and Display the Slider on Your WordPress Site

When you slider is ready, go ahead and click on the Publish button. Copy the shortcode from the Soliloquy Slider Code widget.

Copy Shortcode

Next you should go to Pages/Posts » Add New or edit an existing page/post where you want to display this WordPress PDF slider. In the visual editor, paste the shortcode.

Paste Shortcode

Make sure you hit the Publish/Update button on your page.

That’s all. We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to create a WordPress PDF slider. You may also want to check out our guide on how to create an Instagram slider in WordPress with Soliloquy. In case, your slider images are loading slow in WordPress, you should check this ultimate guide to boost speed and performance.

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

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