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WP jQuery Lightbox

A drop-in replacement for Lightbox 2 and similar plugins, shedding the bulk of Prototype and Scriptaculous. Improved for mobile devices.


28 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
3 stars
Doesn't work with Google Chrome
By , for WP 3.7.1


I use with this template

<a href="images/image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="my caption">image #1</a>

Work with :
IE 11.0.96
FF 25.0.1

Doesn't work with :
Chrome 31.0.1650.63 m

You can see the problem on my blog : http://blog.midi-vin.com


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5 stars
just perfect
By , for WP 3.7.1

simple and everything what you need!

4 stars
Nice lightbox
By ,

easy to use, elegant - perfect :)

4 stars
Almost perfect
By , for WP 3.5.1

My only gripe about this otherwise good plugin is that you are not given the choice to display the title/alt text OR the caption. You can either display both or none. This means that the pop up image preview displays duplicate text if you use the same text in the caption as in the alt/title text. As busy developers we don't have the time to create two unique descriptions to avoid the duplication. Life's too short. Our clients who maintain their own blogs also don't have the time to do this. I have seen other users raise this issue and they have basically been blown off - told to create two unique descriptions for alt/title and caption. As a result we are now force to leave the alt and title fields blank (and they are vital for SEO) or turn captions and titles off completely. Surely it would a fairly simple exercise to add this one additional option in the settings? Otherwise, I am quite happy with the plugin, thank you.

5 stars
Clean and perfect
By , for WP 3.5.1

It has everything what I need.
Its simple and works perfect right after installation.

5 stars
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3 stars
Works fine, but unspecific IDs for divs cause problems
By , for WP 3.4.2

Great plugin! Works fine. But I had a conflict with another <div id="overlay"> in my theme. Instead of unspecific IDs and class names, it would be better to use something like <div id="wp-jquery-lightbox"> and <div id="wp-jquery-lightbox-overlay">, so that there are no conflicts with other IDs in the theme or with other plugins.

2 stars
Sort of works but consider cleaning up code
By , for WP 3.6

There are a ton of tags you insert and also you insert an iframe for some reason? Iframes are never ever needed anymore and are considered bad practice! If you need to load something dynamically you can use ajax.

Also if you upload a very large image the lightbox can become larger than 100% of your screen height/width.... made me remove it!

It would also be awesome if media gallerys would automatically become lightboxed! I made this change myself by modifying the wp gallery function to add a rel="lightbox" on the link tag when selecting that the images link to the image instead of a page.

5 stars
Super Easy, Smooth & Works Perfectly
By , for WP 3.5.1


1 star
Only one appearing effect!
By ,

Only one appearing effect, but is simple to use. IE compatible.

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