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
- Click Here to See the Video in a Lightbox
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
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.
- WP Lightbox Ultimate General Demo
- Lightbox Shortcode Anchor Style Demo
- Demo of a Shortcode Anchor Grouping
- Creating a Gallery with a Set of Images
You can also watch the following video that demonstrates some of the capabilities of the WP ligthbox Ultimate plugin:
Below are just some of the notable features of the WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin:
Easy installation and setup – it takes minutes to install the plugin then embed your videos with shortcodes.
Embed Videos Anywhere
Embed videos anywhere on your WordPress site with lightbox effect using shortcodes.
Professional Looking Lightbox
Give your sales and landing pages a fresh look with professional looking lightbox effects with this plugin.
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.
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).
We have shortcodes that will allow you to embed videos that are responsive and works on all browsers.
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.
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.
Wistia Videos in Lightbox
You can embed videos from your Wistia account. The Wistia videos will play in a lightbox/overlay window.
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.
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
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.
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.
Embed Videos from Google Drive
You can use this plugin to embed videos stored on your Google Drive account using the lightbox effect.
Embed Videos from Dropbox
You can use this plugin to embed videos stored on your Dropbox account using the lightbox popup effect.
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.
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.
Load External Page in Lightbox
You can load another HTML page from your site in an overlay/lightbox popup using this plugin.
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.
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
- [Video] Basic setup, configuration and usage
- [Video] How to embed videos from Amazon S3
- [Video] How to embed protected videos from Amazon S3
- Check the lightbox plugin documentation for more details
- If you face any issue with this plugin please post it on our customer only support forum and we will address it.
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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.
You can also check the comment section below for more customer feedback.
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Comments (205 responses)
I’m wondering about posting Jetpack-hosted videos. Will this plugin recognize bracketed VideoPress shortcodes Or should I use the literal URL/domain path and link to the specific file, maybe as the raw .mp4 file? Can the plugin see either one?
@Terry, As of September 25, 2018, rel=0 only disables videos from other channels. This change was made by YouTube.
Previous posters asked about disabling suggested videos from youtube, and you answered that adding rel=0 to the end of the URL would do that. It does not seem to work.
@vijay, We only have support for this in our Lightbox Ultimate plugin.
How can i play Wistia video with your Video Lightbox plugin? Can you please tell me your shortcode for this?
@Jerry, The plugin will be able to play the videos as long as they are not set to “private”.
This question has been asked before but your answer wasn’t clear. With a Vimeo Pro account where video’s are set to only open from my domain (to prevent stealing, sharing and playing at other sites, etc), will Lightbox Ultimate open these videos?
@Terence, Yes, It’s possible. You can play your Dropbox videos in lightbox using our plugin: http://lightbox.tipsandtricks-hq.com/dropbox-video-in-lightbox/
I intend to host my videos on dropbox. Is it possible to show videos using lightbox ultimate?
@AJ, We do have an inline HTML popup option. It should be able to pop up any custom content in lightbox. What you can do is embed your optin code in an HTML div and then use that div ID in the link to open in lightbox. Please check our documentation for details.
Is it possible to put an optin form in the light box? I haven’t tried it yet, just wondering about the options. Love the fact that you take the time to respond to comments. Thanks in advance!
@Rz, Yes, you can navigate through an image gallery when it’s open in lightbox. Please check our demo page to see it in action.
Hi, Is the plugin swipe gesture friendly on mobile and can be keyboard navigated on desktop for the image gallery?
@Vito, If you have multiple videos/images on the same page it should appear automatically.
I installed your Lightbox Ultimate wordpress plugin and was wondering if previous and next and x of y are supported on the lightbox popups? I couldn’t find anything on the documentation about it.
@Terence, Yes, It’s possible. You can find links to the demo pages in the “WP Lightbox Ultimate Plugin Demo” section.
Is it possible to add a video gallery using self-hosted videos?
Thanks in advance
@Ray, Unfortunately It’s not possible at the moment.
Hello! I have a page upon which I want to add a lightbox which will display another page with a short youtube video, a timed redirect and a skip video option. I have both pages created in wordpress, but the page I want to display in the lightbox has to be triggered from a relative URL that’s defined in the parent pages template module. Is this possible to do with your plugin? If so can I see, or get direction from a proof of concept?
@Peter, Unfortunately It’s not possible at the moment.
Hi, Is it possible to hover (mouseover) on an image to display YouTube video in a lightbox in PC? (And in mobile devices, YouTube video should be played when touched.) Thanks for your prompt response.
Yes, they are approved to show on our site. I guess I need to change that huh. I should have thought of that.
@Tatyanna, Is your vimeo video set to private?
Hi! I am using this plugin on my site for lightbox videos. They are hosted on Vimeo. I used the shortcode listed above but the thumbnails are not showing. Only the red start button. help. 🙂
@Mark, You can disable suggested videos at the end by adding rel=0 to the URL.
Hi there, Just bought WP LightBox Ultimate. Going well, but I would like to remove the suggested videos at the end of my youtube video when it has finished playing? Any ideas?
@Cristian, Our plugin does support self-hosted or externally hosted (publicly accessible) MP4 video popup in lightbox. However, It doesn’t automatically generate the thumbnail image. It needs to be manually created by the user.
Hi, Can I use WP LightBox Ulitmate with self hosted videos? Does WP LightBox Ulitmate takes screenshots from the videos and uses them as video thumbnails? I have about 40 self hosted videos and would be great if I don’t need to make manual screenshots for each of them.
@Isla, Unfortunately we don’t have any option to display Instagram, Twitter or Facebook items in lightbox. However, We have shortcodes that can popup media in a responsive lightbox window. You can see it in action on our demo page.
1. Is it possible to display dynamic Instagram, Twitter or Facebook items in the lightbox?
2. Is the lightbox responsive in all mobile environments?
@Beyers13, We have an advanced YouTube shortcode in our Lightbox Ultimate plugin. It should be able to do what you are looking for:
Can you remove youtube controls and title? The standard code for that in video lightbox doesn’t seem to be working.
@Anangke, Is this question for our free video lightbox plugin or the premium one (lightbox ultimate)? If it’s video lightbox you can add a rel=”wp-video-lightbox” to your link and it will open the media in lightbox. If it’s the premium one you need to add rel=”wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto”.
@Sareer, Our plugin can play MP4 videos in lightbox as well. Please check the demo page for more information.
How to insert wordpress uploaded video in the shortcode? Or is this plugin just for vimeo and youtube?
@Kari, It’s possible. If you use our prettyPhoto shortcode you should be able to show a title and description in lightbox.
Hi! I use wplightbox as a videogallery. I made small thumbnail images for videos. Is it possible to add tittles for videos in lightbox? (top or below the video)
@Fernando, Do you mean like a div that contains text? If so It’s possible. With our inline HTML popup option you can open any custom content in lightbox.
Hi, Does the WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin support text layers? I mean, can I use it to open layers that contains nothing but text?
@Sergiu, That should automatically be determined by YouTube based on the internet connection. However, we do have an option to set the HD option in our Lightbox Ultimate plugin.
Hello, I have a question about the WP Video Lightbox plugin,is there a way to make Lightbox play youtube video as 720 HD default?I don’t know how to set it ,thanks in advance.
@Mike, This post might help: https://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/forum/topic/lightbox-ultimate-how-to-add-css-styles-to-a-lightbox-anchor-text-or-image
Hi – So far, I’m loving this plugin. I’m stuck, however, in that I’d love to style my image anchor for MP4 video with a hover effect. Everything is working perfectly, I just need step-by-step help defining the css class and placing it in my theme’s custom css for a hover effect.
Uncaught Error: Syntax error, unrecognized expression: a[href*=#] (jquery.js?ver=1.12.3:2)
I am having a problem with the LightBox Ultimate plugin. I would post a topic to the forum, but I don’t see an option to post–I can only read.
Anyways, I have upgraded to the latest WordPress (4.5.2) and the latest Lightbox Ultimate plugin (2.2.1) and my MP4 videos will no longer launch a popup and play. This same exact page worked in the past with previous versions.
This is happening on all my web sites which use these versions. They all used to work, and now they don’t.
I am seeing this on pretty much all browsers–right now, I see it on a Mac running Chrome.
Thanks for your help.
@Ron, This means you can only open a vimeo video that is publicly available (by going to the video page while not logged into your vimeo account).
Hi, On your faq page there is a question: “Can I open private vimeo video in lightbox using this plugin?” and your FAQ says “No this can not be done.”
Can I just check whether this means that the plugin can’t be used with a Vimeo Pro account where the video’s are set to only open from a specified domain? Or was that previous question by someone wanting to open vimeo video’s that they don’t own? I need to be sure the plugin will work with Vimeo Pro content before I purchase.
@Ted, For the YouTube shortcodes you can specify your alt parameter in the img_attributes parameter:
[wp_lightbox_ultimate_youtube_video_embed videoid="mYxoTnUxf34" playlist="" hd="0" autoplay="1" display_control="1" fullscreen="1" autohide="1" theme="light" show_suggested_video="0" showinfo="0" anchor_type="image" source="http://www.example.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/vide-thumb-270x153.jpg" img_attributes='alt="alternate description goes here"']
Hi, I am using the Lightbox Ultimate plugin on my site and also using the Yoast SEO Premium plugin. The SEO plugin is telling me that I am missing alt tags on some images on my pages. I checked with their support team and they indicate that when the Lightbox plugin calls for an image as an anchor for a video or picture gallery, it is doing so without an alt tag in the actual code. I am wondering if there is a part of the lightbox shortcode that would allow me to put an alt tag in for the anchor image of my YouTube video – if not I will simply ignore that error message.