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Lightbox Plus Colorbox

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

14 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
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Works good if you only have one inline lightbox.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Works good if you only have one inline lightbox on your page. I added some custom html which is scrollable. When I open the next lightbox it opens already scrolled down, instead of starting from the top. I've initiated a support ticket but support seems terrible. I can see so many questions with no replies.

Full of bugs
By , for WP 4.2.1

There are some annoying bugs so I replaced Lightbox Plus Colorbox with a different solution.

In Chrome there is always a extra thin blue border with some themes (but not in Firefox). Some themes are completely destroyed, the buttons are not seen and other stuff. There is some grouping of images but no group was set and in the settings this was completely disabled.

This plugin is no recommendation and needs a completely overhaul or rewriting.

Why me?
By , for WP 4.1.1

I suppose that if I went through all the source code I could get it to work. But frankly, it's too much effort. And 27 pages of support tells it all.

It looks nice, though.

It simply does NOT work
By ,

Jet another plugin that wastes your precious time.

There are no instructions anywhere on how to use it. You click on every possible button, but nothing happens.

It. Simply. Does. Not. Work.

No Support?!
By , for WP 3.9.1

i wait for three weeks for an answer.

This plugin doesn't work
By , for WP 3.9.1

Stop wasting your time on something that is not meant to work. Wasted hours on this plug-in with no support or documentation whatsoever and found a way better plugin that worked out of the box. Try lightbox by dFactory.

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.

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.

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.

Produced 2 errors directly after installation
By , for WP 3.6

Installed, got errors, uninstalled.

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