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Soliloquy is another WordPress slider plugin. Like Slider Revolution, Soliloquy offers dynamic content and mobile responsiveness. It also boasts a much faster page load time than any other slider plugin.
However, it does not include all-in-one packaging; each of its pricing options includes add-ons and extra features. For example, the creation of carousels is not available until you purchase the third-tier Developer model at $99/year.
Furthermore, the Soliloquy editor is not as advanced as Slider Revolution’s visual editor. Overall, Soliloquy has fewer features than Slider Revolution does. While this makes it easier to use, it also limits the potential of the sliders you can create.
Unlike Slider Revolution, Smart Slider does offer a free version. The free option provides you with basic features, two types of sliders, six customizable layers, and 14 templates.
The pro versions of this plugin include animations/effects, four types of sliders, 26 layers, and over 100 slider templates. Similar to Slider Revolution, it allows you to incorporate a wide range of content into your sliders. It also uses a drag-and-drop visual editor.
Smart Slider focuses more on efficiency than Slider Revolution does; it has hundreds of pre-made slider templates that you can use if you don’t want to build all your sliders from the ground up.
MetaSlider is another slider plugin for WordPress that offers a free option that comes with all the necessary functions to create four types of image sliders.
This free version is the most popular slider plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory, and it has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The pro editions all offer animated layer slides, video slides, post feed slides, a theme editor, and thumbnail navigation.
Like Slider Revolution, MetaSlider has a visual drag-and-drop editor and is mobile responsive. The pro versions also support a variety of content. You can showcase your products, WordPress posts, and YouTube videos using either slider plugin. MetaSlider, however, is much more lightweight than Slider Revolution. This makes it easier to learn, but it also reduces the amount of control you have over your sliders.