A video slider can be viewed as the animated content for a better description of what you want your readers to know. It is different from the image slider and the textual slider that can only present the information using either pictures or words. Instead, this kind of slider brings “listening” and “watching” altogether to give the transmission of messages more efficiency.
Due to this great function, many WordPress users are looking for the methods of how to make a WordPress video slider for their webpages and posts. In the following, we have come out a step-by-step tutorial with the utilization of Soliloquy Plugin.
Create WordPress Video Slider
In fact, the creation of a video slider is much easy with the help of Soliloquy. You only need to start a new slider, insert your target videos and publish it after the configurations. In the below part, we’d like to present each step with detailed introductions and clear screenshots.
After the successful installation and activation of this plugin, you now can go to the Soliloquy tab of your WordPress dashboard, and click the Add New button from the drop down menu. From this page, you can create a new slider for both images and videos.
Here, you need to enter the title of your newly started slider, and click the link that allows you to insert the slides from some other sources in addition to the images.
In the next page, you can find three options, which are Image Slides, Video Slides and HTML Slides. Here, you need to choose the second one and click the Add Video Slides button.
Now, you need to insert your video by entering the right URL or source link. Besides this, you’d better upload a placeholder image that is showcased on the slider before the video is displayed. If you do not choose one, this plugin automatically picks a random one from your video resources.
Also, do not forget to enter the slide title and caption. For easier understanding and better SEO, we highly recommend to you name it using the right keywords that can describe your videos the best.
Once finish, you can click the button that requires you to insert the video slides into your slider.
Configure the Video Slider
Now, you have created your WordPress video slider successfully. But before publishing, you’d better do some configurations to better suit your webpage design.
In fact, after you inserting your video slides, you can be brought to a page just like the image showed in the following. Here, you can find a Soliloquy Setting option. Below the option, click the Config tab.
Here, you can choose your slider theme, dimensions, transitions, positions, gutter and many more. All can be decided by you based on the design and layout of your webpage.
After everything is modified perfectly, click the Publish button from the right hand to make your video slider available.
Add Video Slider into WordPress Pages or Posts
As we have mentioned on WordPress featured content slider, there are multiple ways for you to add the slider into your posts or pages.
Firstly, you can open your Edit page of any existing or new post, then, click the Add Slider button that is located below the permalink. Once clicking, you can pick your video slider from the current slider list. Choose it and click the Insert Slider button. Now, you can save the page to view the result.
If you do not want the video slider to be showed on your posts, but on your sidebar, you can also go the Widget section from your Appearance tab of WordPress dashboard. Here, you can find the Soliloquy widget. Simply drag it to your sidebar and choose your video slider from the drop down menu.
Even, you can use the slider shortcode that is generated by this plugin to add your video slider to your website. Simply click the Soliloquy tab from the admin, find the corresponding shortcode, and paste it into your current theme file.