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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.

9 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
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The mask is too dark
By ,

just as I said, the mask is too dark

Super plugin but JS not minified
By , for WP 3.9.2

I was looking for a lightbox plugin that put its JS at the bottom of the page and that allowed me to disable CSS to put it directly on my theme; I've found it here!
This plugin has just one JS and that's cool but please, minify it for next version!

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.

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 , 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.

one-page site
By , for WP 3.6.1

Immediately apologize for the English
Faced with the problem. I have a one-page site and lightbox does not open and returns to the top of the page. Tell me, what could be the reason?

Works well but lacking some essential functionality
By , for WP 3.5.1

There are many set up options and the documentation is not entirely clear (to me anyway) as to what some options do.

Here's a clue: to adjust the settings look under appearance -> Lightbox Plus ColorBox

The plugin worked with no problems and despite my comment above after a little bit of experimentation I was very pleased with the results.

My only issues are:

1. There's no zoom function. I'd like to be able to specify a maximum image size of say 80% of the view port but still offer the user the opportunity to see the image at full resolution. On a Cell phone by default showing a 4000x3000 image (for example) is a bit daft. I've not yet decided the best compromise on this.

2. Lightbox Plus displays the image title and not the image caption, which is annoying. Ideally the caption would be shown, and an overlay would be available showing the description and Exif data too.

Works well, slightly clunky user interface
By , for WP 3.4.2

This is the best image lightbox plugin I've found. I feel the user interface is a little awkward to use, but aside from that, its features are splendidly customisable.

Muito bom, mas achei um bug
By , for WP 3.4.2

Achei um bug na hora de implantar lightbox em iframes e links inline.
Nas configurações de lightbox inline (Using lightbox inline) está assim..

ERRADO - wrong

<a class="lbp-inline-link-1" href="#">Inline HTML Content</a>
<div style="display:none">
    <div id="lbp-inline-<strong>link</strong>-1" .....

O CORRETO É - correct way

<a class="lbp-inline-link-1" href="#">Inline HTML Content</a>
<div style="display:none">
    <div id="lbp-inline-<strong>href</strong>-1" .....

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