Meow Lightbox


Lightbox built for photographers, by photographers 🙂 If you want to see how it performs, have a look at one of my post on my website, for example this one: Best Abandoned Places in Japan. Or with a gallery, in that case, any page on And here is the official page: Meow Lightbox.

IMPORTANT. By default, the selector is set on ‘.entry-content’. If your theme doesn’t use it, you need to update the plugin options. The plugin will then look for images surrounded by links and apply the lightbox. When you insert images in your posts, make sure the “Link To” is set to “Media File” or to “Attachment Page”. For more information, please check the official page.

– Responsive Layouts. Looks great on mobile, tablets and bigger screens.
– Responsive Images. Image resolution itself will adapt to the screen and device.
– Display Image / EXIF information. Shutter speed, aperture, camera, lens.

PRO. Pre-loading and display a map for images with GPS coordinates.

GALLERY. We believe that choice of the gallery system depends on you. We however recommend you to use the Meow Gallery.

BETA, PLEASE HELP US. This plugin is fairly recent. So we need your feedbacks to improve it. We will keep it simple, nice and powerful. We however don’t want to bloat it with too many useless or heavy options. If it’s not working for you, please don’t get angry, because we need your help. Talk to us, we are here, and willing to help 🙂

Languages: English.


  • Lightbox displaying EXIF information


  1. Upload meow-lightbox to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Please have a look at Meow Lightbox.

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload meow-lightbox to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Elegant Lightbox with EXIF data

I already used Jordy Meow’s WP/LR Sync plugin which allows synching WordPress and LightRoom. A must have for any photographer working with those 2 tools. Since I liked it so much, I checked out the other plugins from the Meow familly. Lightbox is one of them. It works well with other Meow apps, you should try it with Meow Gallery, it’s a great match! I have been looking for a way to show the EXIF data along with my photos for awhile and I finally found this great plugin. It also works out of the box and is ultra easy to customize. Finally, once, I had a problem with a Meow plugin. I opened a ticket stating my issue and all was resolved within a day or two (I was slow to respond to the extra information needed to solve my issue). In short, great app, looking super good and great support. Don’t hesitate! Meow Lightroom is what you should use!

Great solution

Definitely a great, clean, and simple solution for photographers.
I purchased the pro and beside some issue about how to manage the code all was fine!

Must have for Photographers

For quite some time I was looking for exactly this. A lightbox plugin capable to show exif data beside the image. The design looks nicely arranged. Camera, lens, focal length, aperture, exposure time and ISO are displayed as well as title and caption.

The team behind the plugin is incredible. I shared some ideas for improvement. Within minutes I received an answer, within some days the update was published. Great work!

The plugin is still new, but already a must have for photographers! I am really looking forward to seeing all the developments that will be coming!


Great Looking Lightbox

New to the game but has already replaced my existing Lightbox solution (Fancybox). Looking forward to new features, but good for most sites as it is.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Add: Swipe.
  • Fix: Issue with preloading.
  • Fix: Issue with vertical photo.


  • Fix: If there are errors in the EXIF, show images anyway.
  • Fix: Incompatibility with older versions of PHP.


  • Add: Map for the Photography Layout, if there are GPS coordinates.
  • Add: GPS coordinates for images.
  • Update: Better performance.
  • Update: Disable PrettyPhoto if it is forced by a theme.


  • Add: Option to choose which caption to display in the lightbox (caption or description).


  • Update: Better handing of the API calls.
  • Pro: Preloading.


  • Add: Lens information.
  • Update: Bigger arrows.
  • Update: Camera info, from now this data will be made “nicer” to look at little by little.


  • Add: Theme (Dark or Light)
  • Add: Layout (Minimal)
  • Update: Improved options.


  • Fix: Was catching too many JS key events.
  • Add: Swiping images
  • Add: ‘Close’ button


  • First release.