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Easy FancyBox

Easily enable the FancyBox jQuery extension on just about all media links. Multi-Site compatible. Supports iFrame and Flash movies.

98 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
Broken
By , for WP 4.2.2

Bizarrely this plugin works, if a little quaintly old fashioned (but hey we can all hack CSS) in Safari but not in Chrome or Firefox - it's broken, the overlay is all over the place.

A little poking at the background code reveals images for drop shadows - come on. This is 2015, don't we use CSS3 now with some kind of fallback not, apparently, addressing IE 6.

All in all it lasted around 30 minutes in my theme, 30 minutes I'll never get back.

Avoid.

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.2.3

It works well, and when I experienced some problems with it, I wrote and got a good response from the plugin author that solved my problem. Thanks!

Awesome plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Overall had a great experience with this plug in, however i could not control the size of the pop up window despite configuring the dimensions at the settings.

Could anyone help?

Looks good but sometimes doesn't work correctly
By , for WP 4.2.2

Easy Fancybox would be a great addition to any WordPress website, but sometimes it just doesn't work correctly.

For one thing, when viewing images, the "X" (to close the lightbox) doesn't always appear in the upper-right corner so users are stuck not being able to close the lightbox. It's like trying to sell a new car and the inside door handles don't work. Users are then forced to close the IE tab, and sometimes Internet Explorer 11 crashes when doing this. The only workaround is pressing the [ESC] key on the keyboard to close the lightbox, but users don't know to do this. Even so, sometimes pressing [ESC] doesn't work either. What's the point of displaying an image in a nice looking light box if users aren't consistently given a means to exit out of it?

Also, Easy Fancybox is supposed to be able to play a Vimeo video in a lightbox, which would be great if that also worked reliably. Try to close the video by hitting [ESC] and sometimes the lightbox will close but you'll still hear the video playing in the background! Do it again and you might get 2 or even 3 videos playing in the background even though the lightbox was closed. The only way to make the sound from the videos stop is to close all your IE tabs and restart the browser.

I'm a network technician so I can attest to the fact that these bugs are prevalent in this plug-in. If these were fixed then I would have easily given this plug-in 5 stars.

Good plugin, but slow
By , for WP 4.2.2

The plugin is very good and shows pretty fancyboxes, but it made my website extremly slow...

Flexible and reliable with outstanding support
By ,

Use it on pretty much every site and it's rock solid.

Of course its awesome
By ,

And works very well.
Perfect

Awesome and Easy
By ,

This is awesome! It is finally a plugin where I can just add media and it automatically makes them popup!

Great little plugin
By ,

Simple and easy to set up. A lot of lightbox plugins claim to be easy to set up but really aren't, this however was very straightforward, thanks for it

The BEST!!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Awesome plugin!!

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