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Default WordPress Slider Settings

How to Setup Default WordPress Slider Settings to Save Time

by Waseem Abbas on June 1, 2022

Do you want to specify default settings for your WordPress sliders? Sometimes you need to create multiple image sliders, and it takes a while 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 so you’ll have access to its Defaults addon.

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 Logo on red background

First thing you need to do is install and activate Soliloquy WordPress Slider plugin. You’ll need a Developer or Master license to access the Defaults addon that will save you time. If you aren’t sure how to install Soliloquy, 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.

Installing the 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.

How to edit the Defaults slider

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

Editing the 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.

Demonstrating inheriting default 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.

Uploading images to a 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 Shortcode in Post

That’s it! We hope this article has helped you to learn how to setup default WordPress slider settings to save time. We have some other WordPress tutorials for you to check out if you’re interested!

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


    Andrew Chuang

    September 23, 2018

    Tried installing this but slider is not loading. Chrome console states
    “Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at soliloquy-min.js?ver=2.5.3:1”
    I’ve tried removing and reinstalling , but to no avail. Am I doing something wrong?


    Jack Pistro

    October 5, 2018

    Thanks for Sharing


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