Zoomify embed for WP


This Zoomify plugin for WordPress allows you to upload .zif files to your media directory. You can then create the Zoomify imagebox
with toolbar by using the shortcode [zoomify file=”fileUrl” skin=”Default/Dark/Light” zoomlevel=100] (zoomlevel is optional), where {fileUrl} is the url/permalink to the zif-file.
The skin parameter has three options: Default, Dark and Light. If the skin parameter is omitted in the shortcode the Default skin will be used.

For example, if the permalink to your file is http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/myAwesomemap.zif, the shortcode will look like this
[zoomify file=”http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/myAwesomemap.zif”, skin=”Default”]. If copy-pasting this example does not work, please type out the shortcode manually in your WP editor so the double quotes are properly formatted.

I am not connected to Zoomify in any way, I coded this plugin for personal use and figured this may come in handy for other Zoomify users.
There is a free image to .zif file converter available at http://www.zoomify.com/free.htm

For now the plugin only supports one Zoomify image per page or post, but support for more images will be added in the future.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Upload your .zif files via the WordPress media section
  4. Use the shortcode [zoomify file=”fileUrl” skin=”Default”] shortcode to create the Zoomify box on any post or page.
Can I have more then one Zoomify image on a page or post?

At the moment this plugin only supports one Zoomify image per page or post.

Can I add more skins to the plugin?

You can by uploading your custom skins to [your site url]/wp-content/plugins/gh-zoomify/assets/Skins] and use the foldername in the
shortcode. Please use the Zoomify style to name the folder. First letter uppercase and no spaces. For example ‘Mycustomskin’.

Can I apply extra styling to the Zoomify container block?

The styling of the containerblock is kept as clean as possible, so you can style away by selecting #zoomifyContainer in your own CSS file
or your theme’s custom CSS section.


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Contributors & Developers

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



  • Fixed path to custom skin directory and updated plugin description to inform about possible issues when copy-pasting the example code. The double quotes are not always recognized or properly formatted when pasted in the WP editor. As an alternative, users should manually type the shortcode.

  • Bugfixes


  • Added initial zoom parameter to finetune the initial image presented to the site visitor


  • First stable release