Slider by Soliloquy – Responsive Image Slider for WordPress


Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

We believe that you shouldn’t have to hire a developer to create a WordPress slider. That’s why we built Soliloquy, a drag & drop slider plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL.

Soliloquy allows you to create beautiful responsive image and video sliders for your WordPress site in minutes, not hours!

User experience is our #1 priority. That’s why we put in extra effort to ensure that Soliloquy is the best responsive image slider for WordPress. This means that your slideshows will always look great on all devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop).

Soliloquy is highly optimized for web and server performance because we understand the importance of speed when it comes to SEO and conversion. We can honestly say that this is the fastest plugin in the market of its kind.

Soliloquy Pro
This plugin is the lite version of the popular Soliloquy Pro plugin. The Pro plugin comes with all the features you will ever need including templates and sliders for: PDFs, Woocommerce, featured content, carousel, Lightbox, thumbnail navigation, Instagram, image protection, and tons more. Click here to purchase Soliloquy now!

Soliloquy has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times. Here’s why smart photographers, designers, and developers love Soliloquy, and you will too!

Drag & Drop Responsive Builder

We were tired of bloated and buggy plugins. That’s why we built Soliloquy to adapt to your workflow. By using our easy to use drag and drop builder, you can upload your images, rearrange them.

You can also add slider blocks built for the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg block editor.

But don’t just take our word. See what one of the WordPress experts are saying:

I used to custom build rotators for every project since I hadn’t found a tool with the flexibility I needed. Now I have Soliloquy. It works great out of the box, has an easy-to-use interface, and gives you the power to customize everything with hooks and filters.
Bill Erickson – WordPress Consultant

Responsive, SEO Friendly and Optimized for Speed

Soliloquy is 100% responsive and mobile-friendly by default. We also optimized every query on the front-end and the back-end to ensure maximum speed.

We made Soliloquy the most SEO friendly plugin with proper HTML markup, fast speed, and Google friendly display.


You can use the many pre-made templates.

On top of our themes, you can use custom CSS to customize anything.

See the demo of our WordPress slider themes.

WooCommerce Products

Easily create product slideshows with just a few clicks.

You can filter by category, price, availability, featured, or another criteria.
You can also include or exclude specific products.

Watch the WooCommerce product slides video.

Featured Content

Slideshows for blog posts, products, testimonials, photo galleries, and more. Almost anything based on your website’s content.

Watch the WooCommerce featured content video.


For your images, photos, and galleries. Opens your images in a full screen mode that’s easy to browse on all devices.

Yes, it’s 100% mobile friendly.

See the Lightbox demo.


You can create slideshows for carousel images, videos, or even complete gallery carousel.

See the Carousel demo.

Dynamic Slides

Automatically create slideshows from blog posts, testimonials, Instagram images, and galleries.

Slides with Thumbnails

Add thumbnail images as your navigation.

You can configure the size, position, and more.

See the Thumbnail slides demo.

Instagram Slides

A slideshow based on your Instagram photos, photos that you like, or even photos with specific tags.

You can have as many photos that you like. You can even display photo captions.

See the Instagram slides demo.

PDF Slides

Great for showing your presentation slides on your website.

See the PDF slides demo.

Video Slides

Show videos from multiple sources: YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, and even self-hosted videos.

See the Video slides demo.

Custom HTML Slides

Slideshows for Quotes, mixed-content, and others using HTML.

See the HTML slides demo.

Transition Effects

Soliloquy comes with numerous transitions that you can choose from. You can have a fade image transition, horizontal scroll image transition, vertical scroll image transition, ticker scroll image transition, and more.

You can also auto play, control your transition speed, and more.

Schedule Addon

The schedule feature is great for holiday sales and special events.

Pinterest Media button

Allows users to easily share your images on Pinterest.

See the Pinterest demo.

Easy to Customize and Extend

You can easily customize Soliloquy with our built-in templates or create your own.

But we also knew that our developer friends may want to extend it further. That’s why Soliloquy comes with tons of hooks and filters (and yes it’s all very-well documented).

See why one of the leading WordPress developers love Soliloquy:

Soliloquy is just as easy to use as you’d hope, and its underlying code is solid. It follows WordPress coding conventions, is securely coded, and blends into the WordPress UI perfectly. I’ll definitely be recommending Soliloquy to anyone who needs a WordPress slider plugin!
Mark Jaquith – Lead Developer for WordPress

Full Soliloquy Feature List

  • Guttenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0
  • Drag & Drop Builder
  • 100% Responsive – Mobile Friendly
  • Beautiful Templates for Customization
  • Featured Content – Easily create slideshows based on blog posts, pages, products, testimonials, and other custom post types.
  • WooCommerce – Create beautiful product slides for your WooCommerce store.
  • Lightbox – Create Lightbox slideshows for your photos and galleries.
  • Carousel – Create responsive carousels for your images, photos, videos, and galleries.
  • Thumbnails – Add thumbnail images as navigation.
  • Instagram – Import images from Instagram.
  • PDFs – From your presentation slides and other PDF files.
  • Pinterest – Easily add Pinterest “Pin It” buttons.
  • CSS Styles – Customize with custom CSS.
  • Image Protection – Protect your images with Soliloquy protection addon.
  • Schedule Slides – Easily schedule items to display at specific time intervals.
  • Default Settings – Speed up your creation with customized Default settings.
  • Want us to add something else? Suggest a feature and we’ll get it added!

We have used many sliders in the past building client WordPress sites and now only use Soliloquy. It is designer/developer friendly to customize and easy for our clients to use once the site is their hands. We don’t even consider using anything else.
Brian Bourn – Expert WordPress Consultant


Soliloquy is truly the perfect combination of Easy and Powerful.

While Soliloquy offers tons of features, below are some of the most requested demos.


What’s Next

If you like Soliloquy, then consider checking out our other plugin:


In v2.0 of Soliloquy Lite, we introduce a big plugin architecture change. You need to make sure you click on the link and follow the instructions on the screen when updating.

The pro version of Soliloquy has many more features and enables you to do so much more than Soliloquy Lite, such as add images from your Media Library and use your own custom videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia!


  • Main Soliloquy screen.
  • Soliloquy Add/Edit screen with images loaded.
  • Soliloquy Config options screen.
  • Soliloquy image metadata editing modal.
  • Easily select a slider to insert into your post or page.
  • The final result.


  1. Install Soliloquy Lite either via the plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin)
  2. Activate Soliloquy Lite.
  3. Navigate to the Soliloquy tab at the bottom of your admin menu and click “Add New” to begin creating.
  4. Salivate for new features and purchase the full version of Soliloquy!


I’d like access to more features. How can I get them?

You can get access to more features, Addons and support by visiting the Soliloquy website and purchasing a support license. Purchasing a support license gets you access to the full version of Soliloquy, automatic updates and support, and depending on the level of support license, you can even get exclusive access to Soliloquy Addons!

Who should use Soliloquy?

Soliloquy is perfect for photographers, developers, designers, bloggers, and small businesses. Basically if you want to create a beautiful WordPress slideshows, then you need to use Soliloquy.

Do I need to have coding skills to use Soliloquy?

Absolutely not. We made it super easy.

Is Soliloquy responsive?

Yes, Soliloquy is 100% responsive and mobile friendly.

Can I add Soliloquy anywhere on my website?

Yes, you can add Soliloquy inside your blog posts, pages, widgets, and anywhere else on your WordPress website with a shortcode.

Will Soliloquy slow down my website?

Absolutely not. Soliloquy is carefully built with performance in mind. We have tested Soliloquy on extremely high traffic websites to ensure that it scales without having any performance issues.

Is Soliloquy compatible with WordPress multisite?

Yes, Soliloquy works perfectly with WordPress multi-site.

Does Soliloquy work on

No, Soliloquy does not work on It only works with self-hosted WordPress.

Is Soliloquy translation ready?

Yes, Soliloquy is 100% translation ready.


September 27, 2019
Easy to use, if you simply want to create a slider of images, this is the best out of a number that I have tried. The settings and options are great if you want something a bit more sophisticated, again simple to set up.
September 17, 2019
This is an excellent plugin. It does everything I need. I think I have more visitors because of it. My sincere thank you for this.
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Contributors & Developers

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  • Fix: Minor bug fixes


  • Fix: Remove Contributor Caps
  • Fix: Conflict with ACF
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes


  • Added: Gutenberg Block ( Beta )
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes


  • Fix: Caption Linebreaks
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes


  • Fix: Duplicate images showing in admin
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes

  • Hotfix: Class name

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: PHP optimizations to improve performance.
  • Fix: Cases where Media library images weren’t being inserted.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

  • Fix: Minor Bug fixes

  • Fix: Cases where loading by slug failed.
  • Fix: Changed slug name in misc settings failed to load slideshow.

  • Fix: Various minor bugs.

  • Fix: Typo.

  • Giveaway Ending Thank you!
  • Fix: Various minor bugs.

  • Fix: Various minor bugs.

  • Fix: Cases where Meta Edit for slides in unavailable.

  • Fix: PHP 5.2 compat issues causing admin screen to be un-functional
  • Fix: Numerous UI bug fixes


  • Added: New UI!
  • Added: Insert Images from Media Library!
  • Added: Display images by list or grid in admin
  • Added: Improved workflows to make slideshow management easier than ever
  • Fix: Numerous bug fixes, performance, and stability enhancements

  • Fix: Don’t try to display alt attributes on images if none exist. Prevents PHP warnings regarding undefined indexes

  • Fix: Use WP_Query to get slideshow when cache/transient is empty, preventing output blanking after a day when using caching plugins

  • Fix: Slug would not save when changed

  • Fix: Close icon display on modals for WordPress 4.4

  • Fix: Prevent keyboard events stealing focus from input and text areas

  • Added: Optimized theme images

  • Added: Better debugging when WP_DEBUG enabled and images do not crop/resize

  • Fix: Localization support with correct domain


  • Fix: 4.3 compatibility for modal close icon


  • Removed unused legacy code


  • Added: ARIA Profiles support for accessibility and screen readers


  • Fix: Force ID on save, to ensure compatibilty with WPML and duplication plugins


  • Fix: Sorting slides in a slideshow and not clicking Update would result in loss of configuration


  • Added: Minified Classic THeme CSS for better performance


  • Fix: Improved CSS reset to prevent border on bottom of slideshows in some themes.


  • Added: RTL support


  • Fix: Better image grid layout for WordPress 4.0+


  • Added: WordPress 4.2.1 support


  • Fixed: Removed deprecated “This Post’s” option on Add button
  • Fixed: Added esc_url on add_query_arg()


  • Added: is_mobile() checking enhanced to also use wp_is_mobile() if other checks return false


  • Fix: Caption link color sometimes matched caption background color, making it difficult to see links in captions


  • Fix: Loading localization language files for some installations


  • Added: .POT file for translation / localization support


  • Added: Minified JS


  • Added: Minified CSS


  • Fix: Removed deprecated code for image cropping


  • Fix: Improved error message UI when uploading files exceeding WordPress / PHP file size limits


  • Added: Option to open slide link in new window / tab


  • Fix: Metadata – wp_editor too large for smaller screen resolutions


  • Fix: Remove text-decoration on pager link circles


  • Fix: WordPress 4.0 support for Add slideshow attachment window


  • Compatibility updates with WordPress 4.1.


  • Fixed bug with grabbing settings.


  • Fixed bug with setting config defaults.
  • Added support for new plugin icon in 4.0.
  • Compatibility updates for WordPress 4.0.


  • Fixed bug where metadata modal would not close using the Esc key.


  • Fixed bug with link dialog modal showing below the edit metadata modal.
  • Fixed issue with max_execution_time on some hosts when cropping images.
  • Fixed Retina display bug with Classic theme.
  • Fixed contextual language bug in edit metadata modal.


  • Fixed a couple image cropping bugs.
  • Prevent upgrade option from showing for new users of Soliloquy.


  • Fixed backwards compat bug with shortcodes that used IDs to output slideshow.
  • Added ability to parse shortcodes in widgets to prevent slideshow from disappearing.


  • Fixed hover state error.


  • Fixed navigation arrow regression (hidden by default and exposed on hover).
  • Fixed keyboard navigation regression (keyboard navigation now on by default).
  • Soliloquy interface now only shown on Soliloquy post type by default.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed slideshow shrinking bug (finally!).
  • Other UI improvements and adjustments.


  • Improved the slideshow engine inline styles output for better responsive behaviors.
  • Improved UI styles.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed loading icon bug in v2.


  • Numerous bug fixes and enhancements with the new v2 launch!


  • Fixed bug with loading size.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.


  • Fixed bug with captions loading at top instead of bottom of slide.


  • Fixed error with caption classes.


  • Fixed fatal error on activation for wrong class name.


  • Upgrade to v2 architecture. Make sure you upgrade your slideshows after updating!!
  • Fixed numerous bugs and other browser incompatibilities.
  • Transitioned to new data structure for better performance and security.
  • Faster loading times and better prevention of content shifting.
  • A shiny new interface for easily handling slideshows.
  • Slideshows can now be made right inside post/page screens!


  • Fixed possible menu positioning conflict with other plugins.
  • Updated the slide engine to add touch support for Windows phones and other touch devices.
  • More optimized CSS/JS files.


  • More bug fixes and enhancements.


  • Bug fixes and enhancements, including upgrade enhancements.


  • Updated the main slideshow script and init script. Be sure to check out the forum topic if your slideshow disappears. It is caused by a caching issue.
  • Added touch support for Windows mobile phones.


  • Fixed undefined variable notice when using the loading icon
  • Better loading of files (admin and front-end separation)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and enhancements


  • Bug fixes and enhancements


  • Fixed a bug with the dynamic size calculation when using a loading icon for the slideshow


  • Added ability to display a loading icon to fix content jumping on slideshow loading (retina ready too!)
  • Bug fixes and enhancements


  • Compatibility updates with WP 3.5
  • Updates to bring parity between Soliloquy Lite and Soliloquy
  • Shiny new media button that integrates seamlessly with the new Add Media button
  • Default post meta fields are now set when upgrading from Soliloquy Lite to Soliloquy
  • Bug fixes and enhancements


  • Updated to fix some MS issues
  • General bug fixes and enhancements


  • Updated icons and such to reflect new branding


  • Initial release