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Soliloquy Is Joining the Awesome Motive Family

by Syed Balkhi on October 5, 2023

With over 50,000 active installs, Soliloquy stands out as one of the best WordPress slider plugins available.

Today, I’m extremely excited to share that Soliloquy is joining the Awesome Motive family.

What many new users may not know is that Soliloquy was originally part of Awesome Motive, created by Thomas Griffin (my co-founder in OptinMonster).

Since its beginnings in 2014, Soliloquy has helped site owners, small businesses, and even Fortune 500 companies, create stunning WordPress sliders in a matter of minutes.

Having known Nathan Singh (owner of Soliloquy) for years, it brings me true joy to tell you that the plugin we once sold to him in 2017 is coming back home after five successful years under his lead.

Who’s Awesome Motive?

Hi, my name is Syed Balkhi, the founder and CEO of Awesome Motive. My mission? Empowering small business owners by creating innovative tools that help small businesses compete with the big guys. 

You might recognize us as the team behind some of the most popular plugins and resources in the WordPress ecosystem:

  • WPBeginner – the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.
  • OptinMonster – popular conversion optimization software that helps you convert abandoning visitors into subscribers and customers.
  • WPForms – the most beginner-friendly WordPress form builder.
  • MonsterInsights – the most popular WordPress Analytics plugin that helps you grow your business with confidence.
  • AIOSEO – the original WordPress SEO plugin to help you get more traffic.
  • WP Mail SMTP – the #1 plugin that helps improve your WordPress email deliverability.
  • SeedProd – the best drag-and-drop landing page builder for WordPress.
  • Duplicator – one of the most popular WordPress backups and migration plugins.
  • RafflePress – powerful WordPress giveaway and contest plugin to grow your website traffic.
  • Smash Balloon – most popular social media feeds plugin for WordPress.
  • PushEngage – leading web push notification software for small businesses.
  • SearchWP – the most advanced WordPress search plugin.
  • AffiliateWP – leading WordPress affiliate management plugin.
  • Easy Digital Downloads – leading eCommerce plugin for selling digital products.
  • WP Simple Pay – simple WordPress payment plugin that lets you accept online payments without creating a shopping cart.
  • WPCode – the most popular code snippets plugin for WordPress.
  • Sendlayer – powerful SMTP email delivery service for websites and apps.
  • Thrive Themes – powerful set of marketing tools for website owners.
  • … and many more.

Collectively our WordPress plugins are used on over 25 million websites. Yes, we know a thing or two about building awesome products that customers love.

What Does this Acquisition Mean for Existing Users?

Despite the transition in ownership, it’s business as usual. You can keep using the plugin you love with zero interruptions. 

With the exception of Nathan, the entire Soliloquy team is joining Awesome Motive. That means you’ll keep receiving the same top-notch support from the dedicated people you’re familiar with. We’ve also added Awesome Motive team members who are ready to join forces and work on the Soliloquy project (including myself). 

With our experience and a committed team, we will be adding several new features and enhancements to Soliloquy in the near future.

If you would like to join the team, please see the Awesome Motive Careers page for open positions.

What’s Coming Next?

Our work is just starting.

Having entered the WordPress ecosystem in 2006, I’ve learned a lot over the years. My websites attract over 100 million visitors annually, and I know how important photo gallery and slider solutions are for websites across every industry. 

We will be combining our experience and expertise with the team at Soliloquy to bring you even more exceptional WordPress slider features, without the high costs!

This is truly going to be a game-changer!

I want to thank Nathan for all the hard work he put into Soliloquy over the last 5 years, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

I also want to thank all the users who have supported the Soliloquy plugin so far, and I hope to earn your support for years to come.

Having the opportunity to reunite Soliloquy with Awesome Motive once again is truly a dream come true. I look forward to continuing to serve you by building the absolute best photo tools and WordPress plugins for your websites.


Syed Balkhi
CEO of Awesome Motive

Syed Balkhi is the co-founder of Soliloquy. He was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by the United Nations.

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