Simple Lightbox

Description

Simple Lightbox is a very simple and customizable lightbox that is easy to add to your WordPress website.

Features

Options for customizing the lightbox behavior are located in the Appearance > Lightbox admin menu (or just click the Settings link below the plugin’s name when viewing the list of installed plugins)

  • Automatically activate links (no manual coding required)
  • Automatically resize lightbox to fit in window
  • Customize lightbox with themes
  • Mobile-optimized responsive themes included
  • Customizable lightbox animations
  • Infinitely customizable with add-ons
  • Supports WordPress image attachment links
  • Supports links in widgets
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • Display media metadata (caption, description, etc.) in lightbox
  • Enable Lightbox depending on Page Type (Home, Pages, Archive, etc.)
  • Group image links (play as a slideshow)
  • Group image links by Post (separate slideshow for each post on page)

Usage

  1. Insert links to images/image attachments into your posts/pages

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

Screenshots

  • Lightbox Customization Options
  • Light Theme
  • Dark Theme

Installation

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

FAQ

Get more information on Simple Lightbox’s official page

Reviews

October 3, 2019
This is good plugin, but still no full screen option with next/previous and play/pause-autoplay. I give it 5, but i feel it should have full screen option added to get maximum rating from me. Also i have problem with video addon (beta version) that is not working perfectly in my site and now i use other video plugin to show videos in my site. Video addon is still in beta stage so i forgive this, but still i have bought it and i do not use it at the moment. Also with the video addon play/pause button is on top of share button from youtube video, so not perfect to use, i would disable it on videos, or it should have option to disable it, so improvements needed for this beta video addon also. https://wordpress.org/support/topic/video-addon/ With gratitude and love MarxVeix
September 27, 2019
По умолчанию анимация медленная. Как будто сайт тормозит. Настроить скорость плагин не позволяет
September 29, 2019
Edit: I've done some more benchmarking and found that the speed impact it has on the site is minor. Hence, changing my rating to 5* from my original rating of 4*. So far this is the best and the simplest lightbox plug-in I've found in WordPress repository and it works perfectly without doing any extra work or conflicting with anything. The best feature I like about this plug-in is that it can combine several galleries and show them together. Works out of the box. Thanks for developing the great plugin! Keep up the good work!! ---------------- This plugin works perfectly but adds 10 assets to the page - not optimized for speed. I am looking for a lightweight alternative.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Simple Lightbox” has been translated into 11 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.7.1

  • Update: Confirm compatibility with WordPress 5.0+
  • Optimize: Improved support for captions generated by Block Editor.

2.7.0

  • Fix: Remove reference to deprecated screen_icon() function (The Icon of Finnegan Island)
  • Fix: Reset settings link initializes plugin delete confirmation
  • Add: Validate requirements before initialization.
  • Optimize: PHP 7.2+ Compatibility
  • Optimize: Internal code optimizations
  • Themes
    • Add: RTL Support
    • Update: Load font locally

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