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Simple Lightbox

The highly customizable lightbox for WordPress


91 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Simple and straightforward.
By , for WP 4.0

It just does what it says on the tin. Easy to install and configure, nice to work with.
Obviously, there are not a million options to choose from, but that was neither the idea. Use another plugin if you need more than a "simple lightbox" feature.

Easy to use and has al options you I need
By , for WP 4.0


Thanks for this plugin.
Was looking for a SIMPLE and most of all easy to use lightbox for a while. There are lots of lightbox plugins out there but this one has all the options I need:

1) Translatable (next, previous, etc)
2) Lightbox size
3) Works on ipad
4) Works without adding shortcode, etc

Like it!


By , for WP 4.0

I was looking for a very basic/simple lightbox plugin and Simple Lightbox was prefect. I didn't have the need for anything fancy ... just a decent display of clickable images.

I installed from the admin page and it just worked ... no setting changes ... no tweaks to the images!

I gave it a 5 Stars because t was EXACTLY what I wanted/needed.

Cool plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Simple. Work. All needed functions. A lot of thanks to developers :)

As it says "SIMPLE" - thanks so much
By , for WP 4.0

What you get here is easy to use straight after install with simple customisations.

A big plus is NO need to pay for extra's immediately to have it render decently..even captions are shown..!!!


simple, works with WP 4.0
By , for WP 4.0

The images in your posts can be viewed like a gallery. Click any image and it pops up a large lightbox and you can scroll to the next image. No programming needed, worked instantly.

Really simple and good works..
By , for WP 4.0

My best, I love it...

Don't be fooled - this plugin IS highly customisable
By ,

You have no idea how many plugins I have installed, and finally finding one that works is a breath of fresh air.

It's quick, easy to load, easy to use, double thumbs up!

I was trying to work out how to change the font caption under each image, so I started reading some of the really great support documents written by the plugin author. And then it dawned on me how customisable this plugin actually is.

You can customise it by writing a theme, and you can use a child theme. Not that I am going to because I have pretty limited coding skills compared to a full on developer, but it struck me that this plug in is just great! I can use it straight out of the box, and somebody else could use it and customise it in all kinds of ways.

Very smart, well written code, I am very pleased.

By , for WP 3.9.2

Finally! After trying to use 3 different Lightbox plug-ins that claimed they were easy to use - NOT - I gave it one more try and downloaded Simple Lightbox. And, voila! It works perfectly. No extra coding or inactivating other plug-ins. It just worked right away. Beautiful interface. Accommodates any size image and re-sizes screen perfectly. I am just thrilled with this plug-in. Especially after the previous 3 attempts failed and I thought I was going to have to give up on a lightbox for my sites.

No more, no less.
By , for WP 3.9.2

I was using NextGEN for a long time because it was such a great plugin. And I didn't know any better.

But then I came across this plugin, simple lightbox, and realize NextGEN was too much for me.

WordPress' image/gallery system is already good. It just needed a lightbox. Enter Simple lightbox. It is exactly what I needed.

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