Plugin Reviews

Lightbox Plus Colorbox

Lightbox Plus Colorbox permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay.


78 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
Works great once I reset it
By , for WP 3.9.1

I struggled to get it to work properly ... my video was opening full screen and I thought the lightbox wasn't working. I did a lot of troubleshooting thinking it was conflicting with plugins, caching, and/or minify. Before giving up entirely, I reset/re-initialized and then it worked perfectly.

Did not work, documentation did not help - uninstalled
By , for WP 3.9.1

I tried to use version 2.7 for embedding an external site. Checked the settings, read the faq - but it did nothing. Maybe it works somewhere - but not on my multisite installation, (on other sites of my framework are other lightbox plugin activated - but not on this - maybe this is a reason for problems??). Found no helpful tipps how to fix the problems anywhere. Uninstalled.

Tried many other lightbox plugins, but this one wins
By , for WP 3.9.1

Tons of features. Default "recommended" values are not set automatically when first installed, which is a little odd. Once you set those, and start experimenting, the power of this plugin shines. I've tried other lightbox plugins that have some features this lacks (like displaying image EXIF data, or providing original file download). But the other features of this lightbox far overpower this. This includes ability to work on a per page basis, detect any image links and convert to lightbox links, display slideshows, and fully customize styles of lightbox, transition effects and more.

By ,

Great,great,great plug in!Thank you very much!!!

needs update
By , for WP 3.9.1

Used to be my favorite Lightbox plugin, but lately there have been a lot of bugs... i.e. the settings are all reset after installation.

Would be very nice if this plugin could have some updates.

Very confusing
By , for WP 3.8.1

I've spent way more time than I should've trying to add external page to lightbox. Looked at the demos, read some how-to articles, nothing worked. Check this checkbox, check that checkbox, set this and set that... and still no result. Even the docs/demos are confusing... check this sample code, but I won't tell you what checkboxes to check in order that this sample code to work.
Very confusing, very dissapointed.

Edit: ...and I don't see any support either, lots of users posted questions with responses only from community, not the author.

Works great
By , for WP 3.8.1

It works great! ;)

By , for WP 3.8.1

Incredibly useful plugin. A lot of features are supported. It's not a 5 star for me purely because I find the documentation lacking clarity. But other than that it's highly recommended.

Not for Videos
By ,

There are way better solutions to have your YouTube video pop up in a light box as opposed to downloading this plugin and dealing with the bugs.

Just what I need.
By ,

This is it, customizable and free with donation possibility.

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