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How To Create An Image Slider For Your WordPress Galleries

How to Create an Image Slider for Your WordPress Galleries

by Waseem Abbas on Feb 1, 2016

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Do you want to create an image slider in WordPress? Want to display your photo galleries in a slideshow? In this article, we will show you how to create an image slider for your WordPress galleries.

Image Slider For Your WordPress Galleries

First thing you should do is to install and activate Soliloquy WordPress Slider plugin. You will need a Developer plan to access the Soliloquy Dynamic Addon.

We’re recommending Soliloquy because it’s the best WordPress slider plugin, and it doesn’t slow down your website like other slider plugins.

Upon activating the plugin, go to Soliloquy » Settings to verify your license key for the access of addons.

Verify License

Next, you need to visit the Addons screen to install and activate the Dynamic Addon.

Install Dynamic Addon

You will find a new slider item in your Soliloquy sliders list by the name of Soliloquy Dynamic Slider.

Soliloquy Dynamic Slider Default Item

The global default setting has similar editing interface like your default Soliloquy slider, but this setting will affect the sliders of dynamic scope only.

Global Default Dynamic Slider

Now, either go to Posts » Add New to add a new post or edit an existing post where you want to add the image slider.

Edit Post

You will need to use the default shortcode [soliloquy_dynamic] to add a dynamic slider in your post. You may want to check Dynamic Addon Documentation for more shortcodes and template tags.

If you are using Envira Gallery for your image galleries, then add this shortcode [soliloquy_dynamic id=”envira-xx”] in your post where you want the image slider.

Add Shortcode In Post

You can find the ID of your image gallery by going to the Envira Gallery tab in your WordPress dashboard.

Get Shortcode Id

Here’s an example of how the image slider will look on your website.

Image Slider For Your WordPress Galleries

We hope this article helped you create an image slider for your WordPress galleries. You may want to check how to create an image widget in WordPress.

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  1. Sorry I am confused reading this post — I just switched from Nexgen to Envira. I am following the docs and the Envira slideshows are not working. Now I read about Soliloquy here on the Envira website? What’s the current status, isn’t the Soliloquy functionality already in Envira? I bought the $99 version of Envira. Thanks.

    Here’s the page I’m working on, usually I do testing on a testbed but I made the mistake of trying to go live with this and am running into snags. I do have the proper settings on the slideshow, per the docs.


    1. Hello James, Envira and Soliloquy are two different WordPress plugins. Envira let you create image galleries, and Soliloquy allows you to add beautiful image sliders on your site. For your Envira slideshow, you can write to our support team here: http://enviragallery.com/contact/

      Someone from our support team will solve your issue as quick as possible. 🙂

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