20 Best Free Lightbox Plugins for WordPress

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Today, we’re going to show you a list of best free WordPress Lightbox Plugins for images and videos. They are easy to use and offers many useful features to present images and videos in WordPress. Lets take a look!

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Simple Lightbox Plugin

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

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Responsive Lightbox

Responsive Lightbox allows users to view larger versions of images and galleries in a lightbox (overlay) effect optimized for mobile devices.

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FancyBox for WordPress

Seamlessly integrates FancyBox into your blog: Upload, activate, and you’re done. Additional configuration optional.

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OrangeBox is a Lightweight, WordPress Plugin. It can display images, YouTube and Vimeo videos, Flash SWF files, PDFs, iFrames and any other inline content.

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WordPress Colorbox

WP Colorbox plugin allows users to pop up content in lightbox using the popular jQuery ColorBox library. You can embed various media types including image, YouTube, Vimeo video.

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WP Video Lightbox

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


Lightbox Plus ColorBox

Lightbox Plus ColorBox permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay.


Clifton’s Lightbox

Clifton’s Lightbox implements a lightbox subscription form overlay. Features a title, list, call-to-action, and image or YouTube video. Users can embed their subscription form into the lightbox and use the call-to-action area to encourage new subscribers.

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blueimp lightbox

Blueimp Gallery is a touch-enabled, responsive and customizable image and video gallery, carousel and lightbox, optimized for both mobile and desktop web browsers.


Pinterest Lightbox

With over 5 million downloads the NextGEN Gallery plugin is obviously widely used. The Pinterest Lightbox plugin enables a PinIt Button on each image automatically through your NextGEN Gallery.

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Provides simple drag & drop image gallery functionality to enable you to display Google Picasa Web albums in your WordPress installation.


EWSEL Lightbox For Galleries

Makes the WordPress galleries use a lightbox script called ColorBox to display the fullsize images.


WP-Slimbox2 Plugin

An enhanced clone of the Lightbox script which utilizes the jQuery library to create an impressive image overlay with slide-out effects.


Easy FancyBox

Easy FancyBox plugin for WordPress websites gives you a flexible and aesthetic lightbox solution for just about all media links on your website.

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Rotating Lightbox Gallery

This is a highly customizable jQuery Slider plugin. You can set its width, height, pagination and other parameters.


WP Image Slider With Lightbox

This is beautiful thumbnail image slider plugin for WordPress with lightbox.Add any number of images from admin panel.


WP-ImageFlow Plus

Display nice looking ImageFlow galleries within posts and pages. Link each image to either a Lightbox preview or an external URL. The Lightbox pop-up supports cycling through all the photos – left/right arrows appear when hovering over the photos.

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Lightbox Gallery

The Lightbox Gallery plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.


jQuery Lightbox WP Plugin

Used to add the lightbox effect to images on your WordPress blog.

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WP Lightbox 2

This plugin used to add the lightbox (overlay) effect to the current page images on your WordPress blog.


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  1. 1

    Cool post. I was trying many image plugins and discovered here some light-weight plugins with subtle, minimal effects look very classy and cool.

  2. 2

    Hey Haroon,

    This is a great list of lightbox plugins. My favorite is simple lightbox. Recently, I found WPForms Lite. It is one of the best contact form plugin. You give it a try.

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