Plugin Reviews

WP Video Lightbox

Very easy to use WordPress lightbox plugin to display YouTube and Vimeo videos in an elegant lightbox overlay.


30 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
Simple and Clean
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is a fantastic, simple plug-in that does exactly what I want: enable short codes to embed individual YouTube videos that will pop-up in a "lightbox" type display. Just copy the short code from the description page here, paste it into your WordPress page/post, change data for video ID and anchor, and you're done! Thanks for such a great plug-in!

Its ok but lacks features
By , for WP 3.9.1

I just downloaded this to use on a client site to add vimeo pretty photo links.

There is on tinyMCE button to generate the code for you , so my client will constantly need to reference the documentation or go back to previous posts and copy the code from there. Obviously this is less than ideal.

Another issue I've noticed is in Chrome the overlay doesn't appear sometimes. It will appear when you re-size the browser window tho. This is a known chrome bug, but has been resolved on pretty photo's side so it should be resolved within this plugin.

Hopefully an update will resolve these issues in future.

Works great!
By , for WP 3.8.3

No issues or conflicts for me!

Took me a bit to figure out I could change the thumbnail image simply with css.

Great stuff
By , for WP 3.8.1

I have used this plugin on a few different sites. It works great, looks really polished and it's amazingly free.

I just discovered that it is possible to use it to make a video pop out of link text- which is not listed in their tutorial I don't think. Here is the shortcode example using vimeo...
[video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id="YOURVIDEONUMBER" width="640" height="480" anchor="click here to open vimeo video"]

Probably YouTube would work too using the same concept.

Also, check their tutorial to learn how to use the lightbox for images too (using html and not shortcodes)

By the way, there is one problem that I have found with this plugin. sometimes when the video lightbox overlaps another video the border of the lightbox gets hidden. Something to consider if you are planning to have a bunch of vids on one page. Otherwise awesome plugin.


No Support Page
By , for WP 3.8.1

No indication on how to use this plugin once you load it to your site. if you go to the home page link, there is no support there either, just a bunch of products for you to buy.

This plugin is simply a way to get you to buy their other products. Try another video lightbox.

By , for WP 3.8.1


Works Great
By , for WP 3.8.1

This works great out of the box. I wanted to create a video gallery but kept running into some issue. Finally decided to create my own gallery and use this plugin for lightbox effect.

Really liked the auto thumbnail option and that we could resize them easily.


Works great but window is way too small for mobile screens.
By ,

Works perfectly fine for my You Tube videos on larger screens but on mobile the pop up window is just too small (too much space around the window) and there are no settings to change this.

By ,

I love this plugin, it works perfectly for what I need!

Top! Totally works
By , for WP 3.8

Using it for text link video popover, great!

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