Soliloquy is an awesome, responsive slider with a sweet, user-friendly AJAX admin area perfect for all users. It is an excellent plug and play WordPress slider with the right number of options and features and is poised to become the most advanced and sophisticated WordPress slider with future add-ons. Its APIs are designed and developed for developers to extend and customize (even rebrand) the plugin to fit their needs and the needs of any client as well as to develop other free or premium add-ons, such as lightboxes, slider in a slider, etc. Its clean code is impeccable, properly documented, and can be supplemented easily. Tired of waiting for some developer to add a feature? Hate hacking the core of a plugin? Look no further! Purchase this slider immediately.
Check out these features:
- Fully responsive FlexSlider
- Incredibly efficient
- Handles multiple instances (seen below!)
- Sleek and sexy UI
- User-friendly AND Developer-friendly
Here's an example:
So here's how I created that:
- Uploaded my images.
- Sorted my images.
- Determined the size of my slider.
- Clicked Publish.
For developer's, the many hooks (57) and filters (34) in the code make it extremely easy to customize. So whatever the issue or desired change or needed change, you can easily adapt soliloquy to do what you want and not have to worry about an update eradicating your changes.
In about 30 lines of code, I was able to do this:
I have converted this into an add-on, which Thomas will be developing even further to add some additional features.
Thomas has already released the first add-on for developers. This add-on is sweet!
Multiple Height/Width Images Slider
However, this does require that you add a line (or 3) to your CSS.
max-height: none !important;
As I mentioned previously, the thumbnail with an external/public API is forthcoming. Another add-on, once Thomas figures out some AJAX stuff to sweeten it a bit more, is the preview add-on. Previously, you had to refresh the page the slider resided to see the slider in action. With this add-on, you can click the Preview button, just like Posts and Pages, OR look in the Preview metabox to see the slider. In version 1, most likely, it will just be the slider upon publish or save or update. In version 2, Thomas hopes to have it display changes made immediately via AJAX. It truly will be sweet!
And finally, the Featured Posts Add-on. And as you can see it can integrate with Thumbnails. I still need to figure out the best way to integrate Lightbox, but that will be version 2.