Simple Lightbox

The highly customizable lightbox for WordPress
By Sol in Tools

Simple Lightbox is a free plugin for WordPress that makes it incredibly simple to add a customizable lightbox to your website.

Update: Simple Lightbox 2.9.3 Released!


  • No Manual Coding Required: Links in posts, pages, and widgets are automatically activated
  • Perfect Fit: Images in the lightbox are automatically resized to fit in the window
  • Turbocharge with Extensions: Add exactly the features and functionality you want with extensions.
  • Simply Yours: Make your lightbox unique with themes
  • Mobile-optimized responsive themes included
  • Customizable lightbox animations
  • 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)


Simple Lightbox is lean and mean out of the box. Extensions allow you add exactly the features and functionality you want to your site’s lightbox.

Video Player

Play videos in Simple Lightbox! End the tyranny of embedded video players that slow down your site’s loading with Simple Lightbox’s Video Extension!

(Currently available for 50% off during the limited-time beta period)

Get the Video Extension for Simple Lightbox

SLB for WooCommerce

Supercharge your WooCommerce shop with the power of Simple Lightbox! Automatically activate image links on your product pages for display in Simple Lightbox

(Currently available for 50% off during the limited-time beta period)

Get the WooCommerce Extension for Simple Lightbox



Insert links to images into your post (WordPress Documentation).

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


Support & Feature Requests

Have an awesome feature you’d love to see in Simple Lightbox, found a bug, or otherwise experiencing an issue with Simple Lightbox? Report the issue here.