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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.

3 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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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...

Don't work with galleries and videos
By , for WP 4.0.1

As title...

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