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WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin – Display Media in a Fancy Lightbox Overlay

The WordPress Lightbox Ultimate plugin allows you to embed your media files (images, videos, mp3 etc) using lightbox overlay display similar to the one shown below

This plugin can be used to display images, mp3, mp4, flash, YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler videos in a lightbox popup. It can also be used with videos hosted on your Amazon S3 account.


A lot of users of our free WordPress Video Lightbox plugin requested us to develop a more powerful and professionally supported lightbox plugin so here it is. The the WP Lightbox Ultimate plugin has many customization options and can handle many types of videos that the WP Video lightbox plugin couldn’t handle.

WP Lightbox Ultimate Plugin Demo

Videos embedded with this plugin will impress your visitors!

Please click on the following links and it will take you to a page where all the different types of media files have been embedded using the WP Lightbox ultimate plugin.

You can also watch the following video that demonstrates some of the capabilities of the WP ligthbox Ultimate plugin:

Plugin Features

Below are just some of the notable features of the WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin:

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    Easy Installation

    Easy installation and setup – it takes minutes to install the plugin then embed your videos with shortcodes.

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    Embed Videos Anywhere

    Embed videos anywhere on your WordPress site with lightbox effect using shortcodes.

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    Professional Looking Lightbox

    Give your sales and landing pages a fresh look with professional looking lightbox effects with this plugin.

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    Takes Less Space

    Videos embedded using lightbox effect take less space on your landing page regardless of the dimensions of the video. This will help you efficiently manage the real estate on of your landing pages.

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    Use Text or Image Anchor

    Embed media files using an anchor text or an anchor image (the lightbox pops up when the text or image anchor is clicked).

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    Responsive Videos

    We have shortcodes that will allow you to embed videos that are responsive and works on all browsers.

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    All Browser Compatible Lightbox Video

    Embed mp4 videos (the most popular video format for web) using lightbox effect that works on all major browsers (including iOS devices). You don’t have to worry about some of your users not being able to play the video.

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    YouTube and Vimeo Videos

    Use lightbox effect on YouTube videos (single video or a playlist). You can also embed Vimeo and Viddler videos using lightbox effect.

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    Supports Most Popular Media Types

    Embed the following media types with lightbox effect: images, mp4 videos, mp3 audio files, PDF files, flv, flash (swf), f4v etc.

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    Image Gallery with Lightbox

    Create beautiful image galleries with lightbox effects just using a shortcode. You can embed multiple image galleries on a single post/page

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    Embed Videos from Media Library

    You can use any MP4 video file(s) that you have already uploaded to your WordPress media library and embed them on a page using a lightbox effect.

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    Embed Videos from Amazon S3

    Embed videos stored on your Amazon S3 account using lightbox. You can also embed private/protected mp4 videos stored on your Amazon S3 account to add protection for your videos (the videos will be responsive and work on all major browsers including iPhone and iPad). Very useful if you are selling videos.

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    Embed Videos from Google Drive

    You can use this plugin to embed videos stored on your Google Drive account using the lightbox effect.

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    Secure Video Download

    Ability to create a secure download link on a WordPress page for your video files stored on your Amazon S3 account (this will allow your users to download the media file without compromising the security of the video file). Very useful if you are running a video membership site using a plugin similar to WP eMember.

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    RTMP Video Streaming

    RTMP video streaming support using Amazon CloudFront and S3.

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    WordPress Image Gallery Integration

    WordPress allows you to create photo galleries by uploading images using the media uploader. Lightbox Ultimate plugin can extend that functionality and allow you to also open each of the gallery images using the lightbox effect.

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    Load External Page in Lightbox

    You can load another HTML page from your site in an overlay/lightbox popup using this plugin.

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    Plugin Stability

    Our plugin code-base is very stable. We put a lot effort into testing and developing our plugins so it doesn’t break your site after you upgrade.

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    Great Support

    We offer good customer support. Check out our customer only forum to see how we handle product related issues (usually within 24 hours).

Plugin Installation Instruction

  • Click on the “Add New” link from under the “Plugins” menu in your WordPress dashboard
  • Click on the “Upload” tab then browse for the plugin file (wp-lightbox-ultimate.zip) that you received after purchase.
  • Click the “Install Now” button and hit activate when prompted.
  • Now go under the WordPress “Settings” menu and click on the “WP Lightbox” to access the settings menu of this plugin.

Lightbox Plugin Usage

You can embed your media files on a WordPress post or page by using shortcodes

Technical Support

  • If you face any issue with this plugin please post it on our customer only support forum and we will address it.

Customer Feedback

We won’t waste your time with fake testimonials! Checkout the customer feedback page and see what some of our customers have to say about us.

This is an awesome plugin. You guys truly have the best set of plugins for internet marketers. The plugins are very nicely designed and packed with lots of useful features. Keep up the good work.

Ivan Blatter

You can also check the comment section below for more customer feedback.

Get the WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin Now

App Category
WordPress Plugin
Software Name
WordPress Lightbox Ultimate
Date Modified
Operating System
WordPress 3.9
A plugin to embed most popular media files on your WordPress site using lightbox effect
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Get the WP Lightbox Ultimate plugin now and upgrade the look of your WordPress site!

WP Lightbox Ultimate
The WordPress Lightbox Ultimate plugin allows you to embed your media files (images, videos, mp3 etc) on a post or page using lightbox overlay display (Includes Free Updates). More Info

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Comments (125 responses)

  1. wpcommerce says:

    @Paul, if you wish to play a YouTube playlist in lightbox you will need to use our advanced YouTube shortcode.

  2. Paul says:

    Hi, I loved your Video Lightbox plugin. I purchased Lightbox Ultimate with the intention of using it for a YouTube playlist, however, I haven’t had success in getting it to display like the basic Video Lightbox plugin with automatic video thumbnail. Is it possible? And if so, could you send me the shortcode?

  3. wpcommerce says:

    @David, do you have the “Allow Image Expansion” option enabled in the “prettyPhoto” setings?

  4. David Goldstein says:

    When opening a popup window of lightbox it puts the words “close” and “expand” above their buttons.
    How can I remove theme ?

  5. wpcommerce says:

    @Paul, Lightbox Ultimate video opens in the middle of the screen by default. We don’t have any option to align it to the left or right at the moment.

  6. Paul Birnie says:

    Can the videos be aligned left and right with ultimate video light box?

  7. wpcommerce says:

    @Keith, currently we don’t have any option to insert adsense code into the lightbox window.

  8. Keith says:

    I am looking to purchase this plugin, I love free version, can I insert adsense code under the video that is playing in the pop-up window?

  9. wpcommerce says:

    @Kumar, unfortunately this feature is not available in our Lightbox Ultimate plugin.

  10. Kumar Sekhar says:

    Is it possible to show post comments and “Comment form(Leave a Reply)” using this plugin? Please let us know.

  11. wpcommerce says:

    @Adam, yes you can. You should be able to host your MP4 video anywhere as long as the URL is accessible.

  12. Adam says:

    Hi, can I use this plugin to pop up my self hosted MP4 Videos in lightbox?

  13. wpcommerce says:

    @Tahlia, Lightbox Ultimate is a WordPress plugin. So it only works on posts/pages rendered via WordPress.

  14. Tahlia says:

    I am wanting to use a lightbox to display a pop up on an adult site to warn visitors that the content is for over 18′s. The page I want to use it on is a page created outside the WordPress theme template and can only be accessed via the index.html file in my cpanel or via FTP.
    Is it possible to add this lightbox to such a page or is it only possible to use the shortcode to the WordPress editor?
    thanks for your help.

  15. wpcommerce says:

    @Abhishek, unfortunately we don’t have any integration with videojs. However, we do have the option to stream videos from Amazon Cloudfront. Please check the documentation for more information: http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wp-affiliate-link-manager/wp-content/uploads/wp-lightbox-stuff/docs/wp-lightbox-ultimate-s3-cloudfront-video-integration.pdf

  16. Lee says:

    Im so excited , This is very awesome plugin.


  17. Abhishek says:

    can this be made to work with videojs player? Do you have any option to stream videos?

  18. wpcommerce says:

    @Dylan, we do have options to play mp3 files or display pdf files in lightbox using different shortcodes but they work separately (not at the same time).

  19. Dylan says:

    Hi there,

    Is it possible to configure Lightbox Ultimate to display an mp3 player *and* a PDF at the same time? I have a client who would like this functionality on his website, to allow music students to play along with sheet music.


  20. Cinnamon says:

    Hi there, Excellent plugin and great support

  21. wpCommerce says:

    @Malte, unfortunately the feature you mentioned is not available in our plugin at this stage.

  22. Malte says:

    you used flowplayer in your example how to set up a page with protected s3 amazon videos. It is possible to add the flowplayer extensions ( like change bitrate / HD on off and play forward /backward) with the lightbox??

    best wishes!

  23. wpCommerce says:

    @Dennis, there is an option to load external page in lightbox (not any other content). You can see the demo here (Load Webpage From a URL in a Lightbox Popup section):


  24. Dennis says:


    I was just wondering if your lightbox loads external content via iframes? And if so, is this the only option?


  25. wpCommerce says:

    @Peter, It works on ipad as well.

  26. Peter says:

    Hi, I have some e-books that I want to display using Lightbox. Is it possible to have the same functionality on ipad?



  27. Andrew says:

    “Video/Photo Gallery in Lightbox” – This is exactly what I was looking for


  28. Michael says:

    Hi, thanks for the nice WordPress Lightbox plugin. I have been using it to stream videos hosted on Amazon S3 (with Amazon Cloudfront service). It works great!

  29. admin says:

    @Sara, It is possible to have links in the description field. However, I’m not sure if it will work with all the HTML tags.

  30. Sara says:

    Hi great plugin – in the description under the video – pp_description- is it possible to have links and other HTML?


  31. Ivy says:

    @Robert, Yes this can be done. There is a shortcode that will allow you to do this.

  32. Robert says:

    Hi, The plugin looks great.

    Is it possible to disable suggested videos at the end of a YouTube video?



  33. This is a really awesome plugin – you guys have made it so simple to incorporate into a website and with virtually no hiccups along the way! Even the Ultimate package price is reasonable and I’m sure I will be using this to it’s fullest potential!

  34. admin says:

    Yeah there is an option to group your lightbox anchors. This page should help:

  35. Parker says:

    Is there any shortcode that will let me group my lightbox videos so I can create kind of like a video gallery?

  36. you are really impressive very much attracted to your website and learned many new things from your site

  37. admin says:

    @Stephen, You can use the “Contact” link from the navigation menu.

  38. Stephen says:

    I was interested in the WP Lightbox Ultimate Plugin, but had a few questions. What is the best way to contact you directly?


  39. admin says:

    You can find it here:

    WordPress Settings -> WP Lightbox -> Library Settings Tab

  40. Mike says:

    I couldn’t find a settings menu, but I was able to access the code by clicking Edit next to WP Video Lightbox under Installed Plugins. I did a search for Autoplay and changed where it said False to True. That did the trick :)

  41. admin says:

    @Mike, In the settings menu of this plugin it will have an option to enable video auto play if the library in question offers that option.

  42. Mike says:

    Can you explain how and where I add the code to make it autoplay in the popup box?

  43. admin says:

    @Chase, the lightbox ultimate plugin does have HTML5 support for videos. There is a shortcode for embedding video using HTML5 compatibility (check the demo page for the HTML5 section).

  44. Chase Peysen says:

    Is there a way we can pay to have this have HTML5 video support? It’s an incredible plugin. GREAT CODING!

  45. admin says:

    @Aaron, If you are willing to pay a fee then ofcourse we can look into it but it will be a few days before we can look at it. Yes the lightbox Ultimate plugin have support for the commercial version of the flow player (you will just need the serial key for the commercial flow player).

  46. Aaron says:

    And, (sorry),
    Just for clarification, does this plug in support the commercial add-driven version of flow player?

  47. Aaron says:

    Thanks for answering :)

    Would you be willing to modify the plugin to accept jw, if I paid you a fee?

  48. admin says:

    @Gage, this plugin can auto play a video but automatically popping up the video when the page loads is a slightly different thing. This will just need a little bit of JavaScript code to popup that video when the page loads (we should be able to accommodate this).

  49. admin says:

    @Aaron, the lightbox ultimate plugin does not use JW Player unfortunately (this is something we want to investigate down the path but flow player seems to be the popular choice at the moment).

  50. Gage says:

    Interested in purchasing your WordPress Lightbox Ultimate plugin and I have one question before I buy it.

    Can the WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin be set to pop-up AUTOMATICALLY upon arriving at the home page of a Woo Theme as well as set for AUTO-PLAY?

    Thank you,


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