Simple Lightbox is a very simple and customizable lightbox that is easy to add to your WordPress website.
Options for customizing the lightbox behavior are located in the Appearance > Lightbox admin menu (or just click the Settings link below the plugin’s name when viewing the list of installed plugins)
- Automatically activate links (no manual coding required)
- Automatically resize lightbox to fit in window
- Customize lightbox with themes
- Mobile-optimized responsive themes included
- Customizable lightbox animations
- Infinitely customizable with add-ons
- Supports WordPress image attachment links
- Supports links in widgets
- Keyboard Navigation
- Display media metadata (caption, description, etc.) in lightbox
- Enable Lightbox depending on Page Type (Home, Pages, Archive, etc.)
- Group image links (play as a slideshow)
- Group image links by Post (separate slideshow for each post on page)
- Insert links to images/image attachments into your posts/pages
That’s it! The image will be displayed in a lightbox automatically.
- Install and activate SLB
- Verify that your site’s theme uses the
the_content()template tags (standard in any professional theme)
Get more information on Simple Lightbox’s official page
Contributors & Developers
“Simple Lightbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Optimize: Symbolic link handing for file/directory paths.
- Fix: Validate hook priority values (Let’s Getz Prioritized)
- Add: Support WebP image format
- Add: Support AVIF image format
- Add: Documentation link to readme file
- Optimize: Code cleanup/refactoring
- Optimize: WPCS validation (Phase 1)
- Optimize: Activate links after all other filters
- Optimize: Plugin metadata retrieval
- Update: Confirm WordPress 6.0 compatibility
- Update: Build dependencies
- Update: GitHub issue templates
- Update: PHP 5.6 Compatibility
- Add: PHPCS configuration
- Add: GitHub Issue templates
- Update: WordPress 5.3+ required.
- Update: PHP 7.2+ required.
- Optimize: Link detection up to 2x faster.
- Optimize: Options data handling.
- Optimize: Default title filtering.
- Optimize: Standardize media item data structure to avoid conflicts with third-party data.
- Optimize: Load only necessary media item properties in browser.
- Optimize: Filter all media items (instead of each individual item).
- Filter Removed:
- Filter Added:
- Filter Removed:
areaelements included in link detection (This is Jim’s Area).