WP Image Zoom


Awesome image zoom for images in posts/pages and for WooCommerce products

WP Image Zoom is a robust, modern and very configurable image zoom plugin. It allows you to easily create a magnifying glass on your images, all from a very intuitive WP admin interface.

Your visitors will be able to see the beautiful details of your images. This will improve your users’ experience and hopefully also your revenue.


  • 4 Zooming Types – Inner zoom, Round lens, Square lens and outer zoom (with Zoom Window).
  • Animation Easing Effect – the zooming lense will follow the mouse over the image with a sleak delay. This will add a touch of elegance to the zooming experience.
  • Fade Effect – the zoomed part will gracefully fade in or fade out.
  • Extremely configurable – control zooming lens size, border color, border size, shadow, rounded corner, and others …
  • Works with WooCommerce – easily enable the zoom on all your products’ images. Only a checkbox away.
  • Works in Pages and Posts – within the post’s/page’s editor you’ll find a button for applying the zooming effect on any image.

Why should you upgrade to WP Image Zoom Pro?

  • Responsive (the zoom window will fit to the browser width)
  • Mousewheel Zoom
  • Works with WooCommerce variations
  • Works with Portfolio images
  • Works with Easy Digital Downloads featured images
  • Works with MarketPress – WordPress eCommerce
  • Zoom within Lightboxes and Carousels
  • You can place a text on the image like a watermark
  • You can choose the zoom window position (left or right from the image)
  • You can use on more than one image on the same page
  • Custom theme support


  • This plugin is provided “as-is”; within the scope of WordPress. We will update this plugin to remain secure, and to follow WP coding standards.
  • If you prefer more dedicated support, with more advanced and powerful plugin features, please consider upgrading to WP Image Zoom Pro.


  • Configuration menu for the Round Lens

  • Configuration menu for the Square Lens

  • Configuration menu for the Zoom Window

  • Application of zoom on an image in a post

  • General configuration menu

  • WooCommerce product page with the Zoom Window applied on the featured image

  • Apply the zoom from Visual Composer, the Single Image element

  • Apply the zoom from Page Builder by SiteOrigin, the Image Widget


  • From the WP admin panel, click “Plugins” -> “Add new”.
  • In the browser input box, type “WP Image Zoom”.
  • Select the “WP Image Zoom” plugin and click “Install”.
  • Activate the plugin.


  • Download the plugin from this page.
  • Save the .zip file to a location on your computer.
  • Open the WP admin panel, and click “Plugins” -> “Add new”.
  • Click “upload”.. then browse to the .zip file downloaded from this page.
  • Click “Install”.. and then “Activate plugin”.


  • Download the plugin from this page.
  • Extract the .zip file to a location on your computer.
  • Use either FTP or your hosts cPanel to gain access to your website file directories.
  • Browse to the wp-content/plugins directory.
  • Upload the extracted wp-image-zoooom folder to this directory location.
  • Open the WP admin panel.. click the “Plugins” page.. and click “Activate” under the newly added “WP Image Zoom” plugin.


Installation Instructions
  • From the WP admin panel, click “Plugins” -> “Add new”.
  • In the browser input box, type “WP Image Zoom”.
  • Select the “WP Image Zoom” plugin and click “Install”.
  • Activate the plugin.


  • Download the plugin from this page.
  • Save the .zip file to a location on your computer.
  • Open the WP admin panel, and click “Plugins” -> “Add new”.
  • Click “upload”.. then browse to the .zip file downloaded from this page.
  • Click “Install”.. and then “Activate plugin”.


  • Download the plugin from this page.
  • Extract the .zip file to a location on your computer.
  • Use either FTP or your hosts cPanel to gain access to your website file directories.
  • Browse to the wp-content/plugins directory.
  • Upload the extracted wp-image-zoooom folder to this directory location.
  • Open the WP admin panel.. click the “Plugins” page.. and click “Activate” under the newly added “WP Image Zoom” plugin.
Does it work with caching plugins ?


If I have Visual Composer installed, how do I apply the zoom?

You can apply the zoom on the Single Image element from Visual Composer. See the following screenshot.

The zoom will show up only on the first image on my WooCommerce gallery

The zoom should work fine with all the images on the default WooCommerce gallery, but some themes replace entirely the gallery with a Owl Carousel or a another gallery/carousel/slider. Note that this plugin doesn’t change the gallery, it only tries to add a zoom to the present gallery and we cannot guarantee compatibility with each gallery/carousel/slider implementation out there.

It displays the zoom lens, but the picture is not enlarged

In order for the zoom to work you have to upload a bigger picture than the one presented on the website. For more control over the zoom level you can try upgrading to the PRO version. There you can set the zoom level to 2x or 3x the size of the presented picture.

In case you did upload a bigger picture and the zoom still isn’t working, you might try to deactivate the Jetpack Photon module. The module resizes the image and interferes with the zoom.

The zoom window is about 1cm lower than the zoomed image

This is an effect caused by the WordPres Admin Bar. Try logging out and check the zoom again.

Another cause could be the sticky header. When the page is loaded, the zoom window is built and set in the right position (next to the zoomed image). When you scroll down, the sticky header changes its height but the zoom window keeps staying in the same position. In order to solve this you can choose between removing the header’s sticky effect or upgrading to the WP Image Zoom PRO, as there the zoom window is totally differently built and the sticky header doesn’t affect the zoom position.

Another cause could be the “CSS Animation” settings within Visual Composer. If you want to keep the animation effect and still have the zoom, I recommend you upgrade to the WP Image Zoom PRO.

How to zoom an image without the button in the editor?

When you add a CSS class called ‘zoooom’ to any image, the zoom will be applied on that particular image. Remember that the zooming works only when the displayed image is smaller than the loaded image (i.e. the image is shrinked with “width” and “height” attributes).

If I want to use a “lazy load” plugin will it work?

We can ensure compatibility with Unveil Lazy Load, WP images lazy loading and Lazy Load plugins.

My image is within a tab

The zoom lens is built on page load relative to the image and it will be shown in mouse hover no matter if the image is hidden in another tab. We cannot do anything about this, the zoom is not built to work with images within tabs.

Alternatively you can upgrade to the Pro version, as there the zoom lens is built on mouse hover and not on page load, which means that the zoom will work also with images within tabs.

Known Incompatibilities
  • When both the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget and the “Site Builder by SiteOrigin” plugins are installed on the website, then the WP Image Zoom button doesn’t show up in the Edit Post and Edit Page editor. But you can still apply the zoom if you manage to add the “zoooom” CSS class to the image.

  • The zoom doesn’t work well with Image Carousel on Avada theme. You cannot use the zoom and the carousel on the same page.

  • The zoom doesn’t work at all with the WooCommerce Dynamic Gallery plugin.

  • The zoom will not work with the WooCommerce gallery on the Avada theme. The Avada theme changes entirely the default WooCommerce gallery with the Flexslider gallery and the zoom plugin does not support the Flexslider gallery. Please check the PRO version of the plugin for compatibility with the Flexslider gallery.

  • Demo photo from https://pixabay.com/en/camera-retro-ricoh-old-camera-813814/ under CC0 Public Domain license



It’s getting annoying that everyone wants to be with his plugin in the top level menue. This plugin definitely does not belong there!

Besides I didn’t get this plugin run and couldn’t find any instructions anywhere. 🙁

Room for improvement

The zoom feature works but there are a few flaws with this plugin:

1. The plugin has a top-level menu. Because this isn’t the kind of plugin you need to frequently change the settings for – this is completely unnecessary. It should be moved to General like most other plugins. It also doesn’t have any sub-menus so the fact it’s a top-level menu at all is questionable. Clearly the plugin is trying to grab too much attention.

2. The zoom feature can’t be disabled when the image doesn’t have a larger version to zoom in on. If the thumbnail is the full size photo, the zoom effect doesn’t do anything. It should just be disabled in that case, but it isn’t. So it just looks confusing.

3. The “zoom level” option doesn’t work. I think it’s supposed to be disabled? Maybe it’s a pro only item? The tooltip doesn’t work so I don’t even know. I can still change the zoom level, but it doesn’t do anything. And it doesn’t save.

4. When using a border for a lens, the image is not offset by the border width. This makes it so the image doesn’t line up properly. Not noticeable if your images are large, but for products with images only slightly larger than the thumbnail it is quite noticeable.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Image Zoom” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • 08/02/2018
  • Fix: on window resize, show zoom on WooCommerce gallery only if the option is enabled (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/disabling-the-zoom-not-working/)
  • Fix: if the image’s width is set to 0, then there is “division by zero” warning


  • 30/01/2018
  • Fix: on window resize, show zoom on WooCommerce category pages only if the option is enabled (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/disabling-the-zoom-not-working/)


  • 12/04/2017
  • Tweak: remove the “Exchange the thumbnail with main image on WooCommerce products” for WooCommerce 3, as it doesn’t have an effect anymore
  • Compatibility with plugins that load WooCommerce products with AJAX
  • Info about supported lightboxes
  • Compatibility with the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter plugin


  • 11/05/2017
  • Change demo image, presentation video and screenshots
  • Fix: bug https://wordpress.org/support/topic/error-in-the-console-undefined-404/
  • Show warning incompatibility with WooSwipe plugin


  • 10/19/2017
  • Declare compatibility with WooCommerce 3.2 (https://woocommerce.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/new-version-check-in-woocommerce-3-2/)


  • 10/14/2017
  • Feature: compatibility with the Stockholm theme


  • 09/14/2017
  • Feature: support select-themes.com which add a wrapper on top of the page


  • 08/20/2017
  • Feature: support zoom for images within Courses and Quizzes for LearnPress
  • Fix: the “Enable zoom on WooCommerce category pages” works also on archive pages


  • 08/16/2017
  • Add French and Romanian translations


  • 07/11/2017
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/conflict-with-black-studio-tinymce-widget-3/
  • Fix: the zoom overtakes the hover action when a dropdown menu is open
  • Feature: compatibility with the Dorian theme


  • 06/10/2017
  • Feature: support for custom post type


  • 06/07/2017
  • Fix: when a caching plugin is present, a tablet is still considered a mobile device
  • Fix: remove woocommerce slider support for the Kiddy theme
  • Fix: with jQuery v<1.11 the mobile browser needs to be checked with $. instead of jQuery.


  • 05/10/2017
  • Fix: warning for the Shopkeeper theme
  • Fix: don’t add/remove theme support for the gallery if is not enabled for WooCommerce


  • 04/09/2017
  • Fix: if the image has data-large_image attribute, then use that for the zoom
  • Fix: if data-zoom-image attribute present, then exchange it with the thumbnails in WooCommerce gallery
  • Fix: remove click action on the WooCommerce images


  • 04/04/2017
  • Feature: compatibility with WooCommerce 3.0.+


  • 03/27/2017
  • Feature: compatibility with the Nouveau theme
  • Feature: compatibility with the WP-Cache Super for the enable on mobiles option
  • Fix: don’t add the full size image to the srcset if the image is cropped
  • Fix: replace the move cursor type with zoom-in
  • Fix: compatibility with the 2.8.6+ Virtue theme, see https://wordpress.org/support/topic/woocommerce_single_product_image_html-filter/


  • 02/21/2017
  • Feature: compatibility with the Lazy Load plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/lazy-load/)
  • Fix: remove the “Compatible with LazyLoad (unveil)” option and apply the fix automatically if the $.unveil function is present


  • 01/22/2017
  • Feature: plugin ready for translation
  • Feature: translation for Romanian


  • 12/08/2016
  • Feature: “Exchange the thumbnail with the main image on WooCommerce products” option
  • Feature: compatibility with the Artcore theme
  • Feature: show a notice about BWP Minify configurations


  • 09/16/2016
  • Fix: remove the prettyPhoto only if WooCommerce is active and only on product pages


  • 08/17/2016
  • Fix: PHP Notice when adding two arrays without checking first the variable type
  • Fix: add the attachment-shop_single and attachment-thumbnail classes to the WooCommerce product images if these are missing
  • Added grayed out fields as in the PRO version


  • 07/20/2016
  • Fix: if the full image isn’t present in the srcset, add it
  • Fix: compatibility with the Bridge theme
  • Fix: set the data-zoom-image attribute as having priority over the srcset attribute


  • 04/21/2016
  • Fix: For WooCommerce galleries keep the thumnail’s src in data-thumbnail-src. This will fix some esthetic issue with long images
  • Feature: add data-zoom-image attribute if the srcset is not present, but the “zoooom” class is present


  • 04/11/2016
  • Feature: add TinyMCE button to the LearnDash post types


  • 02/14/2016
  • Feature: Enable the zoom on the WooCommerce category pages
  • Fix: replaced the with to make it work for PHP < 5.4 and short_open_tag = Off
  • Feature: you can tag a div with “zoooom” class in order to apply the zoom
  • Feature: compatibility with Visual Composer


  • 01/19/2016
  • Added admin-notices


  • 12/24/2015
  • Fix: With WordPress 4.4 the WooCommerce thumbnail images were not switched for the main image


  • 11/21/2015
  • Fix: The tooltips for checkboxes were not working
  • Fix: ‘Distance from the Main Image’ was not having an effect on the frontend
  • Fix: removed the mousewheel zoom as it was not working
  • Fix: TinyMCE in the WP-Lister Templates was not working


  • 11/06/2015
  • Fix: ‘Force to work on woocommerce’ also on JPEG files


  • 10/20/2015
  • Added compatibility with LazyLoad (unveil.js)
  • Fix: with round and square lens the zoom was flickering when getting out of the image area. (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/lazyload-conflicts-more)


  • 10/13/2015
  • Added .pot file for translation.


  • 10/07/2015
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/problem-when-resize-window (regenerate the zoomed image when the page is resized)
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/not-working-1307 (when choosing another image from woocommerce gallery, if the image is not big enough to generate a zoom, it was still showing the previously chosen image)


  • 08/18/2015
  • The Shadow Thickness was not working.


  • 08/05/2015
  • Remove the WooCommerce lightbox. It doesn’t make sense to have the lightbox and zoom at the same time


  • 08/04/2015
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/not-working-1307 (force it to work with WooCommerce images, even when the templates tries to load a smaller size image)


  • 08/03/2015
  • Update to WP 4.2.3


  • 06/29/2015
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/zoom-appears-behind-an-product-image


  • 06/23/2015
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/zoom-configuration-settings-not-available


  • 06/21/2015
  • Added: right side box with WP Image Zoom Pro


  • 06/03/2015
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-zoom-button-does-not-appear (it was assumed that the path to the plugin is the standard one. Now it loads the .png from a path relative to tinyMCE-button.js)


  • 06/01/2015
  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/parse-error-334 (retrieval of static variables for PHP<5.2 is done differently)


  • 05/27/2015
  • Fix: solved the JS bug that was leading to “works in the upper-left of the image”


  • 05/26/2015
  • Fix: add version number to the css, otherwise the css was taken from the cache from the previous version


  • 05/26/2015
  • Added: “Like this Plugin?” box in the admin
  • Tweak: refactored the “Zoom Settings” page in the admin and added steps


  • 05/19/2015
  • Initial commit