Soliloquy Review – Is this the Best WordPress Slider Plugin Ever?

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Slider plugins remain among the most requested plugins for WordPress. With all those different slider plugins available, it's difficult to find one that rises over and above the others and truly provides a memorable experience, both for users and developers. Soliloquy is one of the most well-known slider plugins for WordPress, and today we'll be taking a closer look at it. Does it live up to its billing of "best Responsive WordPress slider plugin"?
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Slider plugins remain among the most requested plugins for WordPress. With all those different slider plugins available, it’s difficult to find one that rises over and above the others and truly provides a memorable experience, both for users and developers.

Soliloquy is one of the most well-known slider plugins for WordPress, and today we’ll be taking a closer look at it. Does it live up to its billing of “best Responsive WordPress slider plugin”?

Make sure you check out the coupon at the end of the post for a nice discount if you decide to buy the plugin.



In its most basic form, Soliloquy lets you create a slider, into which you put a number of images. Now the images can be directly uploaded, or else you can take the featured images from posts. Another option is to link your Instagram account (addon).

Once you’ve selected the images that will go into your slider, you can set where they link to and a bunch of other settings.

slider upload

When you’re done you can include the slider within a post via shortcode. Alternatively you can also use PHP code to include the slider within your theme.

There are a number of add-ons which make the whole Soliloquy slider experience even better, and give you much more value than when you buy a basic slider and have to do the rest yourself.

Soliloquy integrates seamlessly with WordPress’ own update system to provide automatic updates via Amazon S3. All downloads are signed and encoded by Amazon for your particular update. Update checks are made every 12 hours or can be forced manually by visiting the Updates page.

The latest Soliloquy version also includes loading icons, a very nice touch indeed.

Soliloquy is compatible with WordPress MultiSite, you’ll have no trouble using this plugin regardless of which WordPress setup you have installed.

Soliloquy is tested on all modern browsers, including IE8+, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 4+ and Chrome. Soliloquy does not support IE6 or IE7 explicitly.

Add Ons

Soliloquy addons are only available to those who purchase a developer licence. Considering the added functionality provided through these addons, there is a clear incentive to buy the dev licence. The available addons are the following:

Soliloquy Instagram

Craft beautiful sliders from your Instagram photo stream with the Soliloquy Instagram Addon. Use recent photos from your Instagram account to create sliders that bring life to your website.

Soliloquy Carousel

Turn your default slider into a fully responsive carousel with the Soliloquy Carousel Addon. Set widths, margins and minimum/maximum ranges for your carousel in no time flat!

Soliloquy Filters

Apply over 25+ different filters to your images on the fly with the Soliloquy Filters Addon. Choose from filters such as Grayscale, Sepia and Gaussian Blur to enhance your slide presentation!

Soliloquy Featured Content

Create impressive featured content sliders with the Soliloquy Featured Content Addon. Use powerful query and content tools to build the most advanced featured content sliders on the web.

Soliloquy Lightbox

The Soliloquy Lightbox Addon is a robust and fully-featured integration of the prettyPhoto lightbox script into your Soliloquy sliders. Adding lightboxes to your sliders has never been easier than this.

Soliloquy Preview

Enable live previews of your slider within the Soliloquy edit screen with the Soliloquy Preview Addon. Make and test changes to your slider and get an instant preview before you publish them!

User Interface

The UI of this plugin uses the standard WordPress UI components, so it fits in flush with the rest of the WordPress administration panels. Soliloquy is easy to use so no worries about that.


There is no recurring pricing for Soliloquy. It’s a one time payment, very straightforward, and you have updates and support for life.

Pricing   Soliloquy

With the developer version, you get access to all the add-ons, plus priority ticket support, which is handy for developers who need quick help whenever they hit a snag while developing client sites.

Final Thoughts

Soliloquy can easily cut your slider development time in half. No longer do you need to scour the internet for tutorials on how to get your slider running. Just use Soliloquy and you will be creating powerful, beautiful, easy to use and responsive WordPress sliders in no time flat. And with the power of Addons, you can make advanced sliders even faster than ever before!

Soliloquy is incredibly easy to use. The interface is highly intuitive and image editing/management is as simple as it gets. I can easily recommend this slider plugin without no hesitation, if you’re in the market for a WordPress slider plugin, this is your answer.

Finally we have a great offer for you! Use the coupon WPMAYOR after clicking the link below and get 25% off the entire order.

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Jean Galea

Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the podcast. His personal blog can be found at

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16 Responses

  1. Hi, I am using soliloquy-lite slider (version Version 1.3.0) with WP Version

    But i cannot add more then 3 images to the slider using UI(Edit Soliloquy Slider)

    Otherwise the slider work but only with 3 images in the slider


  2. Good plugin! I also tried another slider plugin called “Avartan Slider”, which is great. May be it can be the alternative of Soliloquy.

  3. Featured images are available in the Featured Content Addon as Jean has mentioned. Since WordPress limits you to one attachment per post, I’m working on an alternative way to for “attachments” to get around that issue for the next major version of the plugin.

    Also – feel free to contact me with support questions and I’d be glad to assist!

  4. The plugin DON’T “take the featured images from posts”: you have to upload a new image from your computer, or take an image from the library that IS NOT attached to any post or page. Maybe the addons allow it, but not the basic package.

    Anyway, even following this guides from the plugin itself, nothing shows in my site (wordpress 3.4.2). I really had hopes for this.

  5. I purchased the developer licence with high hopes. I had contacted the developer about filtering it to display the current post’s gallery. He responded that if I purchased he would help. I bought it and then emailed him almost 10 times over the 30 day trial period and never received any assistance so had to get a refund. Good slider, poor support.

    1. Hate you had that experience! I had sent over the code multiple times but didn’t receive any responses other than you had not received it (so maybe there were some email issues), so I granted the refund when you asked (but even then didn’t receive a response).

      1. Hello, yes I never received a single line of code. I had gotten a response from you early on and then I sent many follow-up emails over a three week period without any reply at all. I still love the plugin, its great, but I bought it with that specific piece of functionality in mind and without it I can’t use it.

        1. As a gesture of goodwill, here’s the code I sent over to you. I’ve made it into a gist for your reference. Let me know if you ever want to come back to Soliloquy – would be glad to have you. 🙂

          1. Thanks, I appreciate that. Although you did more work than I need on that gist :). I was looking to use soliloquy to replace

            (so the backend is irrelevant, just current photos of current page in the good looking soliloquy). Not sure if this works, but something like this:

          2. Ahh – I see now! That’s coming as a premium Addon since you don’t really use the Soliloquy interface at all, just the backend code for it. It will be called the Soliloquy Dynamic Addon. 🙂

          3. The Addon will be released this week! 🙂 I am writing the documentation now ahead of releasing it.

  6. Coincidentally, I have tested it today as well. It really is the best slider plugin I have seen in a long, long time.

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