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simple add overlay function from the magic jQuery Tools

no coding – only download and activate
* Themes
* Effect Settings (speed, position)
* great Apple Zoom- Out/In Effect
* set your own backgroundcolor
* image autoresize
* load any widgets in the overlay


To do a new installation of the plugin, please follow these steps

  1. Download the zipped plugin file to your local machine.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Upload the overlay folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. Go to the Overlay Plugin and save the settings!

To use, read

If you have already installed the plugin

  1. De-activate the plugin.
  2. Download the latest files.
  3. Follow the new installation steps.

David Hohl

Contributors & Developers

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

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  • add new jquery tool lib
  • fix widget loader

  • Bugfix: Save without widgets


  • add overlay background color
  • add effectselection
  • add debugmode
  • Bugfixs #3 – #10
  • change imagecall


  • add widgetloader

  • critical Bugfix


  • add theme selection (default jquery Tools themes and own themes)
  • add background mask
  • add basic animations
  • add option menu
  • add image autoresize


  • first stable version