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

སྤྱི་ཟླ་དྲུག་པ། 16, 2021
It's not that great if the minute you are outside of the WordPress native editor it doesn't work. I guess there is something specific it triggers from but it remains a mystery because it is SO SIMPLE.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ། 23, 2021
Works right out of the box. Only drawback: can't adjust animation speed. Everything else: WOW!
སྤྱི་ཟླ་གཉིས་པ། 6, 2021
Clean, simple, no bloat, works. What more could you possibly ask for? I mean it. This one is tops. No muss, no code bloat, light, easy. Upload and activate. Great job on this, Archtyped!
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དང་པ། 23, 2021
Note, it's not free for any Woocommerce user, which is likely just code added to block it before payment is made. But the 1 star is because it does not fit in with how WP works. It's either activated on everything, or needs an unintuitive and not WP friendly manually added code, that takes away the point of using a plugin. Most of what this plugin does can be added with Bootstrap or Jquery, with not much more code needed, and no need for an extra plugin
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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 16 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.8.1

  • Update: PHP 5.6 Compatibility
  • Add: PHPCS configuration
  • Add: GitHub Issue templates

2.8.0

  • Update: WordPress 5.3+ required.
  • Update: PHP 7.2+ required.
  • Optimize: Link detection up to 2x faster.
  • Optimize: Options data handling.
  • Optimize: Default title filtering.
  • Optimize: Standardize media item data structure to avoid conflicts with third-party data.
  • Optimize: Load only necessary media item properties in browser.
  • Optimize: Filter all media items (instead of each individual item).
    • Filter Removed: media_item_properties (single item).
    • Filter Added: media_items (all items).
  • Fix: area elements included in link detection (This is Jim’s Area).

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