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How to Create a WordPress Slider With Text Over Image Hover Effect

by Waseem Abbas on October 2, 2017

Do you want to display a caption on image hover in your WordPress slider? Sometimes you need to show the full image slider and allow the text to appear on mouseover. In this tutorial, we will share how to create a WordPress slider with text over image hover effect.

Creating a WordPress slider with captions helps your users to understand the image slides. In WordPress, you need to use a plugin like Soliloquy to make this possible. It is a feature rich plugin and let you create the sliders you need.

To create a WordPress slider with text over image hover effect, you’ll need to follow these 5 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Soliloquy slider plugin
  • Step 2. Create a new image slider in WordPress
  • Step 3. Edit the image slides and add your caption
  • Step 4. Add the CSS code in your theme’s stylesheet
  • Step 5. Display the slider on your WordPress site

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to show caption on image hover that will look like as shown in this image below:

Caption On Hover

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Soliloquy Slider Plugin

Since you may know that there is no option in WordPress to create the image sliders, so the first thing you need to do is to install and activate Soliloquy plugin. This plugin will allow you to add sliders in WordPress.

Soliloquy website

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

Step 2: Create a New Image Slider in WordPress

Upon activating the slider plugin, you should go to Soliloquy » Add New to create a new image slider in WordPress. Simply add a title and drop your images in the Native Slider section.

Add Images

For the other basic settings, you should check out this guide on how to create an image slider in WordPress.

Step 3: Edit the Image Slides and Add Your Caption

Next you need to scroll down to Slider tab and edit your images (click on the pencil icon to edit).

You can edit a slide's metadata by selecting the pencil icon on the thumbnail image.

It will show you a popup where you can add the caption.

Add Caption

Go ahead and repeat this on all the images. Hit the Publish button after adding the caption in your slider. To learn more, you should check this guide on how to add an image slider with captions in WordPress.

Step 4: Add the CSS Code in Your Theme’s Stylesheet

Now you’ll need to add CSS code to your WordPress theme. The easiest way to do that is to go to Themes » Customize.

Then click on Additional CSS.

Copy and paste the following code:


.soliloquy-item:hover .soliloquy-caption-inside {
    opacity: 1;
}
.soliloquy-item .soliloquy-caption-inside {
    opacity: 0;
}

Then click Save & Publish.

Step 5: Display the Slider on Your WordPress Site

To display the slider in WordPress, simply edit your image slider and copy the shortcode from Soliloquy Slider Code widget.

Copy Shortcode

You should go to Pages/Posts » Add New or edit an existing page/post. In the visual editor, simply paste the shortcode.

Paste Shortcode

Click on the Update button. You can go to your site to see the slider with text over image hover that will look like as shown in this image below:

Caption On Hover

That’s all. We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to create a WordPress slider with text over image hover effect. You may also want to check out our guide on how to change the WordPress slider image size in Soliloquy. In case, you want your image slides to rank in the search engines, you should check this ultimage WordPress SEO guide for beginners.

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

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