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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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    Wistia Videos in Lightbox

    You can embed videos from your Wistia account. The Wistia videos will play in a lightbox/overlay window.

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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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    Embed Videos from Dropbox

    You can use this plugin to embed videos stored on your Dropbox account using the lightbox popup 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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    Free Future Upgrades

    Free future improvements and upgrades (there is no annual fee). You will always have access to the latest version of the plugin for free.

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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 4.9
A plugin to embed most popular media files on your WordPress site using lightbox overlay and popup effect
File Format

Get the WP Lightbox Ultimate plugin and upgrade the look of your WordPress site now!


Standard Option

  • Use on One Site
  • Access to Support Forum
  • One-time Purchase Fee
  • Free Upgrades for Life

Price: $39.95


Developer Option

  • Use on Unlimited Sites
  • Access to Support Forum
  • One-time Purchase Fee
  • Free Upgrades for Life

Price: $79.95

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Please leave a comment below if you have any questions.

Comments (188 responses)

  1. Jan says:

    Hello, please can you tell me if your WP LightBox Ultimate can switch off YouTube Related Videos at the end of any video? Basically I need youtube playlists support and related videos switched off .

  2. wpcommerce says:

    @elvia, It should be able to popup any page. You can see an example on our demo page.

  3. elvia butler says:

    Can you confirm i can open html pages in the paid version? If i can not, would you guys be able to see why it doesnt work?

  4. wpcommerce says:

    @Bree, I believe you have the “Autoplay slideshow” option enabled in the prettyPhoto settings. Disabling it should fix the issue.

  5. Bree says:

    The prettyPhoto video on my site loads and plays for a few seconds and then stops and plays from the beginning. Am I doing something wrong?


  6. Alan says:

    Ok thanks, Developers it is.

  7. wpcommerce says:

    @Alan, Will you be actively using Lightbox Ultimate on each of those sites? If so you should get the developer option. In WP multisite even though you can activate the plugin from the parent site, each site actually has its own database.

  8. Alan says:

    If I am using a WordPress multisite theme, will the standard WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin be correct or will I need the developers? The theme is basically one site with multiple sub-domains.

  9. wpcommerce says:

    @mga, We have added this option to the prettyPhoto vimeo shortcode. Simply add loop=”1″ to the vimeo URL for the looping functionality.

  10. mga says:

    Having a looping function would be fantastic for those who do instructional videos. I use Vimeo only, by the way.

  11. wpcommerce says:

    @Jason, The plugin only supports pdf file at the moment. It’s also because browsers can’t really render doc or docx file. In order to open a file in lightbox the browser also needs to support it.

  12. Jason Land says:

    Is there a way to create a popup word document which has anchor links embedded in the doc? I noticed that you can create a pdf popup but need to be able to have redirect links and and anchor links within the doc.

    Thanks in advance

  13. wpcommerce says:

    @sam, Unfortunately .mov format is not supported in our plugin.

  14. sam says:

    The description of popular file types supported ends in etc. is .mov supported? I want to allow user uploads from the front end direct from mobile devices, so I am looking for something that supports .mov so that iOS devices are covered.


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  16. Dan says:

    Is it possible to embed responsive video that does not have the lightbox feature?

    Want to protect Amazon S3 video content but have the responsive video not pop out from the page.


  17. wpcommerce says:

    @David, There is an option in the settings to enable autoplay on videos.

    Unfortunately, We don’t have any option to automatically pop up the video when the page is rendered.

  18. David says:

    Enjoying the free version. Need to have the video play automatically when the pop up box appears. Actually I want to share a link and when the link is clicked it goes to my site with the lightbox up and the video auto starting. Will the pro version do this?

  19. wpcommerce says:

    @reiner, The plugin only supports PDF format at the moment.

  20. reiner says:


    is it possible to display a eBook (epub)?



  21. wpcommerce says:

    @Robert, I don’t think we support this kind of feature in our plugin. We only have one streaming option in the lightbox ultimate plugin using Amazon S3 and Cloudfront. You can check the documentation here:

  22. robert serra says:

    i am testing your free version of lightbox and it looks promising but, i only get a compressed portion of the website (i will be using this for a live stream IP address upload). what am i doing wrong?

  23. Martin says:

    Yes text in the light box. Looks like it does.


  24. wpcommerce says:

    @Martin, Do you mean “text” in the lightbox window? Here is the link to the demo page: http://lightbox.tipsandtricks-hq.com/lightbox-ultimate-demo/

  25. Martin says:

    hello, I am thinking of buying WP Lightbox Ultimate. Question: Can I show the vimeo video title somehow with this plugin? this is the code i am using on the free version:

    [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id="25836516" width=800 height=450 auto_thumb="1"]

    Does the pro version include this feature?


  26. wpcommerce says:

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

  27. 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?

  28. wpcommerce says:

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

  29. 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 ?

  30. 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.

  31. Paul Birnie says:

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

  32. wpcommerce says:

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

  33. 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?

  34. wpcommerce says:

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

  35. Kumar Sekhar says:

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

  36. wpcommerce says:

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

  37. Adam says:

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

  38. wpcommerce says:

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. Lee says:

    Im so excited , This is very awesome plugin.


  42. Abhishek says:

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

  43. 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).

  44. 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.


  45. Cinnamon says:

    Hi there, Excellent plugin and great support

  46. wpCommerce says:

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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):

  49. Dennis says:


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


  50. wpCommerce says:

    @Peter, It works on ipad as well.

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