WP ImageViewer


ImageViewer is an image viewer inspired by Google Photo’s.
It may also look familiar to users of Ebay.com or Tweakers.net.

It provides a modal for images, similar to modals as lightbox, colorbox and fancybox, just in a somewhat more abstract way.


  • Smooth dragging and panning images.
  • Support touch devices.
  • Double tap to zoom in/zoom out.
  • Pinch in / pinch out to zoom in/out.
  • Snap view for easier panning and zooming experience.
  • Exposed API to control zoom programmatically.


  • Clean user interface, no bells, no whistles, no horns.
  • Lightweight code (no PHP, 2 JS files and 1 CSS file).
  • No settings page (really).
  • No database queries.

Upstream Project

You can look at Github for the original code.
There is also a website with demo and instructions.
This project is integrated in this WordPress plugin and all ready to use.


This plugin is compatible with ClassicPress.



  • Install the plugin through the admin page “Plugins”.
  • Alternatively, unpack and upload the contents of the zipfile to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • That’s it.

It should just work on the standard WordPress gallery and images.


I am using Nextgen Gallery

You can go to Gallery > Other Options > Lightbox Effect-tab and select None for the Lightbox Effect.


Simple and nice

Simple and nice modal plugin. It should just work on most images that provide a modal. If an image doesn't work, let me know in the support forum.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • 2019-04-16
  • Do not swipe on multitouch.


  • 2019-03-29
  • Add z-index to close button.


  • 2019-03-11
  • Support touch events for swiping.


  • 2019-01-03
  • Slightly bigger navigation buttons again, should be less sticky.


  • 2018-12-01
  • Slightly bigger navigation buttons.
  • Add z-index to navigation.


  • 2018-11-30
  • Initial release.