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This plugin will enable you to easily add Video,Audio,Image,Iframe,and Inline content to your WordPress site.Using it is as simple as adding the shortcodes to your post and page or if preferred adding the shortcodes to the required theme template files.
A demo can be found here here

Plugin Features

  • Support for Video and Audio content.
  • Support for image,iframe,inline content.
  • Lots of admin options to play with
  • Lots of shortcodes parameter to customize each popup modal.
  • Thumbnail Support.
  • Gallery Support.
  • Support for javascript functions that can be executed at various times during
    the popup event.

Supported Video Sites

  • youtube
  • vimeo
  • dailyMotion
  • hulu
  • ustream
  • viddler
  • animoto
  • nfb
  • screenr
  • funnyordie
  • ted
  • coub
  • blip
  • collegehumor
  • jest
  • dotsub

Supported Audio Sites

  • rdio
  • mixcloud
  • soundcloud
  • chirb

Video Example

Add the shortcodes to your post or pages. The href attribute should be the url of your video or Audio content

   [litebox href=""] 

Audio Example

 [litebox href=""]

Iframe Example

The anch should be the anchor text.

 [litebox href="" anch="Iframe"  ]

Inline Example

[litebox href="#inline" anch="Inline" ]

Single Image Example

[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-1.jpg" ]
[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-2.jpg" ]
[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-3.jpg" ]
[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-4.jpg" ]

Group Image Example

For group images use the group attribute , the value can be any string, but must the same for the entire images.

[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-1.jpg"  group="ghd"]
[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-2.jpg"  group="ghd"]
[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-3.jpg"  group="ghd"]
[litebox href="../wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HD-4.jpg"  group="ghd"]

Shortcode Theme file Example

Add the function with the shortcodes to your theme template files

   echo do_shortcode('[litebox href="" ]'); 


  • Youtube popup example
  • Vimeo popup example


System requirements

  • PHP 5
  • Web browser with enabled Javscript (required for litebox)


  1. Download the .zip file of the plugin and extract the content.
  2. Upload the complete litebox folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to to litebox settings page and select the default options which should be used.
  5. That’s it! You’re done. Now you can place your shortcodes to your post/pages or your theme files.


How do I install this plugin?

You can install as others regular wordpress plugin. No different way. Please see on installation tab.

Why can’t I see the popup window onclick

Make sure the syntax of your javascript function is correct.

Why is the popup window blank

Check the parameters of the url attribute you provided.

How can I style the anchor text

Use the class -litebox- to style the anchor text in your css file.



I just wanted a quick and easy way to have a modal with an iframe in it.
Couldn’t have been better.

Does its job

Was sceptical because there was no positive reviews, but plugin works as intended, and for website I am working on is what I needed.

With Few CSS tweaks is spot on for what I need.
You also might need to include couple more close button solutions, and loading was placed in odd place, but other than that it made my life easier.

Thank you!

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Contributors & Developers

“LiteBox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

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  • Changed the admin panel.
  • Fixed some bugs.


  • Added support for more video sites.
  • Added support for audio content.
  • Added thumbnail support for video and audio content.
  • Added more shortcode parameters.
  • Added more admin options.
  • Dropped support for kickstater vidoes.


  • Shortcodes re-written for better plugin performance.
  • Added support for image,iframe and inline content.
  • Added support for image gallery.
  • Added support for overlay opacity customization.
  • Added admin option for image settings,
  • Now able to customize the litebox overlay color,opacity and position of each individual links.
  • Added more shortcodes attributes.
  • BugFix: The callback functions are now executed at the right time.


  • Initial Release