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How to Randomize Your Image Slider in WordPress (Step by Step)

by Barbi Atkinson on March 28, 2019

Do you want to shuffle photos in your image slider? Displaying your slider images in random order can liven up your site and capture the interest of repeat visitors. In this tutorial, we will share how to randomize your image slider in WordPress.

By default, you can’t add an image slider in WordPress. You need to use a slider plugin like Soliloquy to create a WordPress slider with random photos.

To randomize your image slider in WordPress, you’ll need to follow these 4 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Soliloquy slider plugin
  • Step 2. Create an image slider using Soliloquy
  • Step 3. Select random sorting
  • Step 4. Publish the image slider and display in WordPress

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Soliloquy Slider Plugin

The first thing that you need to do is to install and activate Soliloquy WordPress image slider plugin on your site.

Soliloquy website

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

Step 2: Create an Image Slider Using Soliloquy

Upon activating the plugin, you need to go to Soliloquy » Add New to add a new image slider in WordPress.

Let’s start by adding a title to this new slider and drop photos in the Native Slider section.

Add Images

To learn more, you should check out this guide on how to create an image slider in WordPress.

Step 3: Select random sorting

When you have uploaded the photos, simply select the sorting option from the dropdown on the Slider tab.

Select Random from the sorting dropdown to randomize your slider images
Select Random from the dropdown to have your slider sorting randomize the images that appear each time the page loads.

Step 4: Publish the Image Slider and Display in WordPress

To display the slider in WordPress, you need to hit the Publish button and copy the shortcode from the Soliloquy Slider Code widget.

Copy Shortcode

Now go to Pages/Posts » Add New or edit an existing page/post where you want to display the randomize image slider and paste the shortcode in the visual editor.

Paste Shortcode

That’s all. You can visit your site to see the randomize image slides in your WordPress image slider.

We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to randomize your image slider in WordPress. You may also want to check out this guide on how to create an Instagram photo slider in WordPress and read about the 40 exit popup hacks that will grow your subscribers and revenue.

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    Lisa Jeffries

    March 7, 2018

    Is this outdated by chance or is the random feature only available for upgraded users? I have the free version installed and do not have a “random” selection to enable in the config section. Thanks in advance, LOVE the plugin!


      Nathan Singh

      March 8, 2018

      Hi Lisa,

      Your correct, you would need to upgrade for that feature. By upgrading you’d also get a bunch of other helpful features too! Let us know if you have any questions.



    Gracie Allen

    March 24, 2019

    Do ALL the paid versions randomize? I’m using ONE slider on ONE website, and that’s all I need. Does the most basic ($19) version have the randomize?



    June 21, 2019

    This posts is the worst and most unfair add i’ve ever seen on a plugin


      Barbi Atkinson

      June 24, 2019

      Hi Pablo, I’m very sorry you feel that way. If there is something we can assist with you can always open up a ticket with our support so they can better assist you.


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