The quest to continuously improve is something that makes Agent Evolution products so special. Even after we have launched a theme or plugin, we keep asking ourselves if there is any way to make it better.
We recently evaluated the LayerSlider plugin built into many of our themes. This is what allows for the homepage slider on Curb Appeal Evolved, Turn Key Slider, Open Floor Plan and Move-in Ready.
Does that system provide the best performance. Is it the easiest to use? Does it offer the best features?
After extensive research, we found that there was a better option.
Soliloquy is a premium WordPress slideshow plugin with a lot going for it.
It loads incredibly fast. It is simple to use. It is fully responsive compatible and works well on retina displays. It is quite simply the best all-around slideshow plugin on the market.
Because of this, we had to incorporate it into our themes.
As of today, the Soliloquy premium plugin is included in our themes that feature homepage sliders (Curb Appeal Evolved, Turn Key Slider, Open Floor Plan and Move-in Ready). It has replaced LayerSlider in all new theme downloads.
If you have already bought one of those themes, you can download the latest version from your account.
In love with LayerSlider? You can keep it on your site. You will need to acquire your own site license for future updates.
Getting More Out Of Soliloquy
Not only does Soliloquy provide a superior tool out of the box, there is also a suite of add-ons that we have made available at no additional cost. Check out all of the add-ons available with a single click:
Custom style each slideshow with a little CSS know-how.
Schedule individual slides to show based on start and stop dates. Set up a slideshow once and have content change based on date. Great for season content.
Add a “Pin It” button to your slideshow images.
Choose from 4 pre-made slider styles.
Automatically pull images from your Instagram account into a slideshow.
Create slideshows from WordPress galleries or NextGen.
Show clickable thumbnails of all of your slides below the main slideshow image.
Easily add your blog post and page content to a slideshow. Since this works with post types, a slideshow from listings out of WP Listings is a possibility.
Adds the prettyPhoto lightbox to your slideshows. When people click on a slide image, a larger version is displayed.
Convert a slideshow to a fully responsive carousel.
In true Agent Evolution fashion, we plan to produce a series of tutorials and blog posts on getting the most out of your homepage and interior page slideshows. Until then, Soliloquy has created extensive documentation to get the most out of their plugin.
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