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Ara Lightbox


Ara Lightbox a is easy to use and customizable plugin that lets you display your website’s pictures in a lightbox popup.
You can customize the popup background color and opacity, the picture border and the catpion.


  1. Insert links to image file into your posts/pages.
  2. Set alt attribute of your image, it will be used as caption in the lightbox.

That’s it! The image will be displayed in a lightbox automatically.


  • The default lightbox style is simple but it can be customized easily.
  • The option page allows you to customize your lightbox style.
  • A customized lightbox.


  1. Install and activate Ara Lightbox plugin.
  2. Verify that your site’s theme uses the wp_head(), wp_footer(), & the_content() template tags (standard in any professional theme).


Can I customize the lightbox design?

Yes, go to “Settings” > “Ara Lightbox” in your website’s back office.

Can I disable the lightbox without disabling the plugin?

Yes, just uncheck the “enable lightbox” option in the plugin settings page.


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“Ara Lightbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Adding an option page allowing to customize lightbox appearance.
  • Adding plugin translation.


  • Initial release.