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SchmancyBox a Lightbox solution (FancyBox), built with jQuery. Customizable from the admin area.

More Information & Feature Requests |
How-To Guide|
Original jQuery Lightbox|

Some features:

  • Works with images and iFrame content
  • Applied easily by adding a class to any link
  • Works as a gallery
  • Easily customisable through admin area, Define Default iFrame Width/Height, Overlay opacity etc.
  • Tested in 2.6 and 2.7

WordPress Plugin Developed by:
George Wiscombe
Jeremy Desvaux


  1. Unzip into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory. If you’re uploading it make sure to upload
    the top-level folder. Don’t just upload all the php files and put them in /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Define your SchmancyBox settings in the WordPress admin menu
  4. That’s it!


We are happy to answer any questions in the comments on the FAQ / Feature Request Page

Contributors & Developers

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


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