This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Responsive and touch-friendly lightbox for WordPress.

Has no options. It will run on posts/pages/attachments. It will NOT run on categories, archives, front page etc.

Thanks to:


  1. Upload wp-imagelightbox to /wp-content/plugins
  2. Activate plugin from admin interface


Where are the options?

There aren’t any at the moment!

How to change the imagelightbox type?

At the moment there is no way to change the type unless you edit the code of the plugin. Inside wp-imagelightbox.php you can edit the option parameters to whatever you desire. Please keep in mind they will be overwritten on update.


September 3, 2016
As a realtor, my sites depend on images. Big images with few distractions surrounding them. This gives me EXACTLY what I want. I'm new to WP so this is so easy to use. Many thanks!
September 3, 2016
Brakuje chociażby kilku podstawowych opcji, jednakże działa najszybciej, najlepiej, i zawsze dostosowuje się do sytuacji.

Contributors & Developers

“ImageLightbox.js” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log


  • One more bump


  • Fixed a typo in the activation code


  • Fixed an issue where swiping left/right and closing the image by touching outside the image didn’t work while logged in (#wpadminbar had a higher z-index)
  • Disabled “history” by default, so we don’t break users back buttons in certain cases, needs more investigation


  • Added !important to our zoom button so it doesn’t get overriden by theme styles (hopefully)


  • Added a very rudimentary “open in a new tab” button to let the browser handle large images (ie: screenshots)
  • Fixed the shape of navigation buttons on mobile (now they are round)
  • Also moved the navigation buttons on the bottom on mobile.


  • Fixed an issue with the init script being present on archive pages
  • Remove the $type from the data-imagelightbox attribute, as we don’t use that anymore


  • Refactored the init script
  • Updated ImageLightbox.js, swapped to
  • Cleaned a lot of code


  • Forgot to add the new .js name to the repo (can we have git, please,


  • Fixed version number loading


  • Added a “view original image” button which opens the current image in a new tab
  • Defaulting to mode=f which corresponds to Osvaldas’ “combination” mode
  • Stuff that I forgot?


  • Fixed dependency on jQuery


  • Tweaked the CSS a bit. Overlay is now dark, nav is “tigther”. Looks better on mobiles phones, too (imho).


  • Initial release