Plugin Reviews

WP jQuery Lightbox

A drop-in replacement for Lightbox 2 and similar plugins, shedding the bulk of Prototype and Scriptaculous. Improved for mobile devices.


31 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Sort of works but consider cleaning up code
By , for WP 3.6

There are a ton of tags you insert and also you insert an iframe for some reason? Iframes are never ever needed anymore and are considered bad practice! If you need to load something dynamically you can use ajax.

Also if you upload a very large image the lightbox can become larger than 100% of your screen height/width.... made me remove it!

It would also be awesome if media gallerys would automatically become lightboxed! I made this change myself by modifying the wp gallery function to add a rel="lightbox" on the link tag when selecting that the images link to the image instead of a page.

Super Easy, Smooth & Works Perfectly
By , for WP 3.5.1


Only one appearing effect!
By ,

Only one appearing effect, but is simple to use. IE compatible.

Very easy to configure & WORKS
By , for WP 3.4.2

I have tried a few and this plugin provides a few means to activate code. Easy to use, looks good.

The best Lightbox Plugin IMHO
By , for WP 3.4.2

It was the only one that not only worked the best, but also provided some basic info that helped me with adding the lightbox gallery in not just posts.


A good start for mobile support
By , for WP 3.4.2

This is the first plugin that I found mentioning about mobile support so I'm very pleased to try it on Firefox for Android :)

The swipe feature does works! but it makes zooming in-out harder and it doesn't very make sense since the picture didn't slide along but fade to a new picture.
The black overlay were maximized perfectly so there are no flickering while zooming in-out which is very good!
Screen transition (between vertical/horizon) isn't smooth for a duo-core phone.

Great stuff !
By , for WP 3.4.2

Very easy to use ! Works as expected, great stuff.

By , for WP 3.5.1

just installed version 1.4.1 and all settings and changes to the lihtbox appearance were gone + the page now scrolls very strange. luckily i could revert back to an older version. no more updates for me, thank you.

Love it
By , for WP 3.4.2

Worked out of the box, I tried others that did not work. Easy to setup.

By , for WP 3.3.1

This plugin makes using the jQuery Lightbox gallery so simple and easy on WordPress! After using jQuery Lightbox on other sites, I was thrilled to find this plugin. It takes a lot of work and frustration out of coding. Thank you so much for this plugin!

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