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Simple View


This plugin is WordPress shell for javascript FloatBox library by Byron McGregor. Floatbox is a javascript library for displaying windowed content over top of web pages. It can be considered a “lightbox clone” (Lightview, Lightbox, Shadowbox, Fancybox, Thickbox, etc.) with great image gallery capabilities, but also extends that model with support for all types of content and strong programmability for “smart”, interactive content. Floatbox is highly customizable, easy to deploy, and very robust and reliable across all modern browsers.

WARNING! FloatBox Library Software removed from the package of plugin at the request of the author of library!

Available languages:

  • English
  • Russian

If you have created your own language pack, or have an update of an existing one, you can send .po and .mo files to me so that I can bundle it into Simple View package.

Real examples of plugin actions you can see on my blog. Also you can read howto for this plugin.
This plugin is using jQuery qTip plugin by Craig Thompson


  • Simple View Window
  • FloatBox Installation Page
  • Simple View Options Page
  • FloatBox Options Page
  • Predefined Galleries List
  • Gallery Items List
  • Gallery Item Editor


  1. Upload plugin dir to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to FloatBox Installation page and install FloatBox library.
  4. Set your License Key on FloatBox Settings page.
  5. Configure the plugin on the plugin options page.


Why I need License Key?

Floatbox is protected by copyright and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

License keys are available for the Floatbox software. Without a license key present, the software will periodically display a registration reminder during use.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Management of predefined galleries are added
  • Management of FloatBox installation are added


  • Initial upload