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Simple Popup Images


The Simple Popup Images plugin allows you to add pop-up images to your
Wordpress blog. You put a thumbnail image in your post; if
a user clicks on it, a larger version appears in a separate

Features that I think are cool:

  • Plugin’s UI makes it easy to add the image and thumbnail to your post
  • Can automatically make thumbnails from a large image (requires the
    GD library to be installed)
  • The resulting popup window can, if you like, vanish the moment
    the user clicks away from it
  • Easy installation

The plugin adds a “Popup” button to the quicktags bar. If you’re using
the visual rich editor under WordPress 2.1, select the “Code” tab on
the editor to see the quicktags. Click the button and a window will
pop up. Follow the new page’s directions.

Important note for visual rich editor users under WP 2.0: There is
a known bug with the “Insert” button. What you will need to do is
press the “Preview” button and copy-and-paste the code from the “Popup
Image Code” box into your post. You can then close the popup window.


  1. Grab the latest version
  2. Put the entire plugin folder in your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  3. OPTIONAL: If you want, move the popup.php file somewhere else on
    your server
  4. Activate the plugin in your WordPress admin panel
  5. OPTIONAL: If you moved the popup.php file elsewhere, enter the
    file’s new directory in the plugin’s option page

Contributors & Developers

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


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