ARI Fancy Lightbox – WordPress Popup


Need a lightbox plugin to show various content on any device (from mobile to desktop)? ARI Fancy Lightbox is the right choice.

It uses Fancybox popup to bring lightbox effect to WordPress sites. Use it to show images from native WordPress, NextGEN, Justified Image Grid and Jetpack galleries, photos, videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vine, Metacafe services, PDF documents, Google Maps links, inline content, external pages into the lightbox.

It works with WordPress native and Jetpack (tiled, circle) galleries out of the box. Just install and activate the plugin and images from galleries will be opened into fancybox popup.

Easy to use, no need any additional modification of HTML code. Just select media items which want to display into the lightbox (for example YouTube or Vimeo videos) and the plugin attaches lightbox automatically to all appropriate links on your site.

Want demo?

Try the lightbox in action on demo site

“ARI Fancy Lightbox” supports the following features:


  • Mobile friendly. Works well on any device. Supports gestures (tap, zoom, pan and pinch), swipe navigation, inline zoom.

  • Show videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Metacafe services into the popup.

  • Integration with NextGEN galleries.

  • Can load get titles from EXIF data or use file names as titles for images.

  • One click integration with WooCommerce. Show WooCommerce product images in fancy lightbox.

  • Automatic integration with WordPress and Jetpack galleries. Photos from galleries will be opened into the lightbox.

  • Can disable right click for images to avoid copying URLs.

  • Show local PDF files in cross-browser PDFJS viewer.

  • Supports slideshow mode and loop navigation.

  • Can show all external links into the lightbox.

  • Provides UI interface to change lightbox styles.

  • Open content in fullscreen mode.

  • Show thumbnails toolbar for fast navigation between lightbox items.

  • Display inline content and web pages.

  • Supports custom actions and filters. Extend functionality easily.

  • Highly customizable.

  • Uses Fancybox3

Need more features?

Get PRO version.

Premium Features

  • Supports deeplinking. Generates an unique link for each lightbox item and open the lightbox automatically when the link is opened into a browser.

  • Integration with Facebook comment plugin.

  • Share lightbox content via social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, VK. Send by e-mail.

  • Extended parameters for YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion video players (auto-play, related video, fullscreen button and others).

  • Possible to disable the lightbox on small screens.

  • Create splash window via shortcode. The lightbox with the defined content will be opened on page load. Possible to show it only once.

  • Can show external/internal links with target=”_blank” attribute into the popup.

  • Supports integration with Justified Image Grid.

More information can be found in user’s guide.

Featured In The Media

We’ve been featured in 10 Best WordPress Lightbox Plugins for 2017 and Best WordPress Lightbox Plugins.

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  • Lightbox - Image gallery
  • Lightbox - Image gallery with thumbnails
  • Lightbox - Open YouTube video
  • ARI Fancy Lightbox - Settings - Integration tab
  • ARI Fancy Lightbox - Settings - Lightbox tab
  • ARI Fancy Lightbox - Settings - Style tab


  1. Open ‘Plugin -> Add New’ screen in admin part of your WordPress site, type ‘ARI Fancy Lightbox’ in search box and click ‘Install Now’ button to install the plugin or use ‘Upload Plugin’ button on ‘Plugins -> Add New’ screen to upload file and install the plugin
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the ‘ARI Fancy Lightbox’ screen to configure the plugin.


Installation Instructions
  1. Open ‘Plugin -> Add New’ screen in admin part of your WordPress site, type ‘ARI Fancy Lightbox’ in search box and click ‘Install Now’ button to install the plugin or use ‘Upload Plugin’ button on ‘Plugins -> Add New’ screen to upload file and install the plugin
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the ‘ARI Fancy Lightbox’ screen to configure the plugin.
Where can I see the plugin in action?

On our demo site

Is a detailed documentation available?

Sure, it is available here.

Is the extension compatible with my theme?

“ARI Fancy Lightbox” should work fine with any theme. If any problem occurs, feel free to contact us and we will resolve the problem ASAP.


Great lightbox plugin

This is a great lightbox solution for WordPress image galleries. I chose it because it offers touch/swipe controls on mobile browsers and still works great on desktop. It looks good too. The fact that if offers optional full-screen and thumbnail navigation make it even better, and support has been brilliant. A great plug in.

Simple and super!

This is a great lightbox for those that want to convert standard WordPress galleries and not be overwhelmed with options. It looks modern and works well on mobile devices (including swipe navigation). Fullscreen mode seems “fuller” than many other plugins (which seem to show just a small image within a fullscreen overlay). Also feels like there is less lag between images than others I’ve tried.
The developer was very supportive when I had a problem with a conflicting plugin.

Great Lightbox with great support and features

I am giving this plugin a big fat 5 stars and I may add it’s first plugin that I leave my review for (and I have experience with a lot of them).

Not only this Lightbox look modern, is lightweight enough, but it gives you more than enough options to customize its theme a bit, can be translated if need be, offers quite a few integrations, including WooCommerce, which was my main goal, and oh boy it does it well out of the box.

As far as my impressions go, this plugin is still in early stages but already offers more than those that are in the game for years, the most popular ones (not going to mention titles, that probably would not be nice).

A lot of lightboxes that I used previously were struggling with picking up images in custom content (having “lightbox” attribute would be main thing they would attach themselves to), but only one was doing it well, and it was the one I used for a long time before discovering this one. Previous lightbox, even thought it was picking up images in custom content, just wouldn’t work on content manipulated with jQuery (and it had plenty of other issues, while still being better than rest of lightboxes on WordPress plugins repository) so I went on lookout for decent looking minimalistic, sleek and elegant lightbox, that would not only look good, but also do the job right.
ARI Fancybox gave me joy when it picked up these images.

And they solved my issue with WooCommerce (custom one, that doesn’t come with default installations) within a day or so, which means they are putting the work in.

I am certain this plugin will blow up, sooner or later (with the work they put in and proper marketing, it really should). I recommend this lightbox to anyone that wants lightweight, good looking, very much functional Lightbox, especially developers. A must have plugin that is well worth 5 stars.

Elegant solution for a WP lightbox

Trying different plugins to use for a video-lightbox, none seemed to do the job in terms of both design and functionality. Then I found this plugin and it simply did exactly what I needed. Good job ARI Soft!

Versatile plugin and great support

ARI Fancy Lightbox is versatile, easy to customize to your needs and best of all, it also looks modern. Plugin doesn’t affect site’s loading time at all.
Support is awesome: they solved my problem fast ja very professionally manner.

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Contributors & Developers

“ARI Fancy Lightbox – WordPress Popup” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Use value of “title” attribute as caption into the lightbox


  • Fix bug: ignore tooltip elements for WordPress galleries


  • Improve integration with WooCommerce


  • Add animation/transition effects
  • Use “srcset” attribute for images
  • Remember active tab when save settings
  • Can start slideshow automatically
  • Show/hide navigation buttons at the screen edges
  • Update javascript library


  • Can group images based on CSS selectors
  • Better integration with WooCommerce 3.x


  • Supports integration with WooCommerce 3.x


  • Supports navigation between image attachments


  • Better integration with WooCommerce


  • Improve installer


  • Add “Google Maps -> Show marker” parameter


  • Add actions: ari-fancybox-options-setup, ari-fancybox-enqueue-scripts, ari-fancybox-loaded
  • Add filters: ari-fancybox-default-settings, ari-fancybox-options, ari-fancybox-tabs-options, ari-fancybox-tab-integration-groups, ari-fancybox-tab-lightbox-groups, ari-fancybox-tab-style-groups, ari-fancybox-tab-advanced-groups


  • Load titles from EXIF data


  • Possible to disable right click for image slides into the lightbox
  • Add “Images -> Convert file name to title” option


  • Integration with NextGEN galleries


  • Compatible with WordPress 3.4+


  • Fix bug: YouTube parameter section is disappeared


  • Integration with WooCommerce


  • Add PDF support


  • Supports inline content
  • Optimize loading of javascript files
  • Fancybox library is updated to the latest version


  • Fancybox library is updated to the latest version


  • Integration with Jetpack galleries


  • Initial release