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Default WordPress Slider Settings

How to Setup Default WordPress Slider Settings to Save Time

by Waseem Abbas on August 29, 2016

Do you want to specify default settings for your WordPress sliders? Sometimes you need to create multiple image sliders, and it takes time to repeat the same settings manually every time. In this article, we will share how to setup default WordPress slider settings to save time.

Some WordPress themes have the ability to add an image slider. However, these sliders have limited features and usually do not come with the option to specify default settings. To add default settings for your sliders, you’ll need the Soliloquy plugin.

With Soliloquy, you’ll only have to set the default settings once, and then they will be automatically applied to every new slider you create.

To setup default WordPress slider settings, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate the Soliloquy Slider Plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate Soliloquy’s Defaults Addon
  • Step 3. Edit the Soliloquy Default Settings slider and add your settings
  • Step 4. Create a new image slider with Soliloquy
  • Step 5. Add your slider to a post or page

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate the Soliloquy Slider Plugin

Soliloquy Defaults Addon

First thing you need to do is install and activate Soliloquy WordPress Slider plugin. If you aren’t sure how, watch this video tutorial below.

Step 2: Install and Activate Soliloquy’s Defaults Addon

In the next step, you need to go to Soliloquy » Addons.

Then, install and activate the Defaults Addon.

Defaults Addon

Upon activation, you are now ready to add your default WordPress slider settings and save some valuable time!

Step 3: Edit the Soliloquy Default Settings Slider and Add Your Settings

You will find a new Soliloquy Default Settings slider with the list of other sliders.

Edit Slider

Simply edit this default slider with whatever settings you like. You can change the configuration, add CSS classes, and more.

Edit Default Slider

If you are using any other Soliloquy addons, then you can also choose the settings for those addons that you want to set as the default for all new sliders.

Step 4: Create a New Image Slider with Soliloquy

Now that your default settings are ready, you can go to Soliloquy » Add New to create a new image slider in WordPress.

It will show you the option to choose “Inherit Config from”. You can select the “Use Soliloquy Default Settings” from the dropdown, and click on the Create Slideshow button.

Choose Settings

All of your default settings will be loaded automatically. All that’s left to do now is to give a title to your slider and add your images in the Native Slider section.

Create Slider

Once all of your images are added, go ahead and hit the Publish button. A new sidebar widget will appear with the shortcode and some other information that you will need to add your slider to your WordPress site (in the next step).

Copy Shortcode

Step 5: Add Slider to Post or Page

Finally, you can go to Posts » Add New and paste the shortcode into the visual editor to add your image slider.

Add Slider in Post

That’s it! We hope this article has helped you to learn how to setup default WordPress slider settings to save time. You may also want to check out this guide on how to create a responsive slider for Envira Gallery.

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

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