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 Add-ons: Add exactly the features and functionality you want with add-ons.
  • Simply Yours: Make your lightbox unique 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)


Simple Lightbox is lean and mean out of the box. Add-ons 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 Add-On!

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

Get the Video Add-on 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 Add-on for Simple Lightbox


  • Install and activate Simple Lightbox on your site (help)


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.