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WordPress Multibox Plugin


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The wordpress multibox plugin is a realy beautyful lightbox plugin. It can handels images, flash video and swf, ajax and remote html, realmedia, windows media video, acrobat reader and pdf inside and as last mp3 playback. You can browse through images with left/right arrows on your keyboard.

Setting up colors, borders and your own icon folder directly on the settings page.
The multibox provides an automtaic slideshow. Look at this demo, just click on the first image and look at the controls at bottom πŸ™‚ : Slideshow demo

Check out this great plugin!


Version 1.3.4

You can setup the design for your multibox in the settings page directly. You can set colors and borders, overlay color and an additional image folder for the icons used in the plugin.

Version 1.2.5

Since this version, an automatic slideshow is added to the multibox. The slideshow is available in mootools framework 1.11 and 1.2 too.

Big step to version 1.2.0

You have the choice: Use the stable version 1.0.8 with the mootools version 1.11, or go up to version 1.2.0 that fully integrates the new version of mootools framework. Tested on wp 2.5.1 up to 2.6.1 on FF and IE on PC.

In version 1.0.6

You can set the title and descritpion in the “advanced” tab in the image settings.Also I have integrated the twinhelix PNG Bugfix for Internet Explorer in this beautiful plugin πŸ™‚

Since version 1.0.5

there is a global configuration page. On this page you can set the following options:

  • Activate or deactivate the automatic mode
  • Handle file extensions in a list that would open with the multibox
  • Setting up the class name for css an internal js
  • Activate or deactivate the optional overlay function
  • Width and height for the iframe when content is loading
  • Activate or deactivate the bottom contol panel
  • Hide or show the number of elements that can be opened on the actual page

In the WordPress Multibox Plugin version > 1.0.5 are now the several swf players included.
You can use the multibox now for all of this type of files:

  • Images (like jpg, bmp, png, gif)
  • Flash Video (flv)
  • Flash Movie (swf)
  • Realmedia (rm, rmvb, rv)
  • Windows Media Video (wmv)
  • MP3 Music files (mp3)

If you install or update the wordpress multibox plugin, go tho the options page in the admin panel and check out the menu tab “Multibox”

If you have fun with my plugin, please leave a comment on my blog and rate this plugin with 5 stars πŸ™‚


Problems with JavaScript

If you have problems with javascript errors, please make sure, you have not installed other lightbox plugins like thickbox, lightbox2 and so on.

When you install the multibox plugin, there will be used the mootools framework in version 1.11. If you have problems, you can switch the mootools version in the settings page to v 1.2.

Trouble with NextGen Gallery

If you make use of the NextGen Gallery Plugin, checkout the troubleshhoting:

English: troubles with NextGen Gallery

Deutsch: Probleme mit der NextGen Gallery


  • The multibox in action
  • Take a look at the configurations page
  • Set title title and description in the editor on the advanced tab


Download the plugin and save it on your computer. Unzip the file an upload all file with the wordpress-multibox-plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugin directory.
Browse to the admin plugin site in your wordpress and activate the wordpress multibox plugin.


Can I manually open links in the multibox?

Yes. When you make a link in the editor of wordpress, use the ‘class=”mb”‘ tag. Example:
Open google in a window: Link zu Google (HTML in Multibox)
When you make use of the rel=”” tag, you can set an width and height of the multibox frame.

Can I set a title and description that is displaying only in the multibox?

Yes, you can. Insert the image in your post an klick on the settings button on the image and go to the “advanced” tab. Fill out the field title and description. That`s it πŸ™‚

Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Multibox Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.