Simple Lightbox

Description

Simple Lightbox is a very simple and customizable lightbox that is easy to add to your WordPress website.

Features

Options for customizing the lightbox behavior are located in the Appearance > Lightbox admin menu (or just click the Settings link below the plugin’s name when viewing the list of installed plugins)

  • Automatically activate links (no manual coding required)
  • Automatically resize lightbox to fit in window
  • Customize lightbox with themes
  • Mobile-optimized responsive themes included
  • Customizable lightbox animations
  • Infinitely customizable with add-ons
  • Supports WordPress image attachment links
  • Supports links in widgets
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • Display media metadata (caption, description, etc.) in lightbox
  • Enable Lightbox depending on Page Type (Home, Pages, Archive, etc.)
  • Group image links (play as a slideshow)
  • Group image links by Post (separate slideshow for each post on page)

Usage

  1. Insert links to images/image attachments into your posts/pages

That’s it! The image will be displayed in a lightbox automatically.

Screenshots

  • Lightbox Customization Options
  • Light Theme
  • Dark Theme

Installation

  1. Install and activate SLB
  2. Verify that your site’s theme uses the wp_head(), wp_footer(), & the_content() template tags (standard in any professional theme)

FAQ

Get more information on Simple Lightbox’s official page

Reviews

October 11, 2020
Doesn't do anything and the very simple to follow instructions don't work

Bug

September 12, 2020
Plugin is not working. The images are presented in the same way as before installing the plugin, no matter how much the settings change.
August 27, 2020
This is the carousel that JetPack wishes it had. It really is simple and exactly what I wanted. It turns all the photos on a page into a quick slideshow that people can click through with their mouse or keyboard. The theme doesn't have cruft, and can turn off excess animations. I love it!
August 8, 2020
Just downloaded this plugin for my gallery and it works perfectly with the latest version of WordPress. So far I've no issues at all on any browsers.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Simple Lightbox” has been translated into 16 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.8.1

  • Update: PHP 5.6 Compatibility
  • Add: PHPCS configuration
  • Add: GitHub Issue templates

2.8.0

  • Update: WordPress 5.3+ required.
  • Update: PHP 7.2+ required.
  • Optimize: Link detection up to 2x faster.
  • Optimize: Options data handling.
  • Optimize: Default title filtering.
  • Optimize: Standardize media item data structure to avoid conflicts with third-party data.
  • Optimize: Load only necessary media item properties in browser.
  • Optimize: Filter all media items (instead of each individual item).
    • Filter Removed: media_item_properties (single item).
    • Filter Added: media_items (all items).
  • Fix: area elements included in link detection (This is Jim’s Area).

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