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LayerSlider is a more feature-heavy WordPress slider plugin than Soliloquy. It offers hundreds of templates and transition effects, several layer types, and layer animations. It also provides various features for building and customizing popups for your site.
You can use this plugin to design unique and complex visual content, but its learning curve is higher — especially for beginners. Considering just how many features it contains, LayerSlider is relatively affordable.
However, if you need to use this plugin for more than ten websites, it quickly becomes much more expensive than Soliloquy’s Lifetime package.
Smart Slider 3 is another slider plugin for WordPress that is popular and easy to use. It also features a visual editor, and its slides are mobile-responsive and SEO-friendly. This plugin differs from Soliloquy in a few ways, though. Its slideshows don’t load asynchronously and therefore don’t load as quickly.
However, its free version is more well-rounded and functional than Soliloquy Lite is. It comes with two slider types and 14 templates that you can use to build sliders with more than just images.
This free plugin also allows you to incorporate dynamic content into your slides — a feature that isn’t available in Soliloquy unless you purchase the Developer model.
It may not be the most cost-effective option if you want to create sliders on several sites, though; Soliloquy’s unlimited license costs only $20 more than Smart Slider 3’s 10-site license.