The plugin installation tab said "works out of the box" [ or something to that effect ] and it does work out of the box! As great as WP is and as cool as many of its plugins are, it is not often that a plugin works exactly as stated. Fancybox-for-wordpress just works! I was in the lookout for a minimal light-box plugin, I literally went through dozens of plugins; my quest ends here! :-)
Thank you so so much!