jQuery Lightbox plugins have become quite popular, and for a good reason. They are used for showcasing images, videos or html content in an elegant and very focused way. Using a lightbox can be a huge advantage if you want your website visitors to look at your images or videos in large scale without leaving the webpage.

jQuery is a lightweight JavaScript library. Its purpose is to make it much easier to use JavaScript in web design. jQuery is infact an effective and powerful tools and using it has become an essential condition in modern web design. jQuery Lightbox plugins use modal dialogs in displaying large images and they are actually not hard to implement.

Below is a list of 10 jQuery Lightbox plugins that you can utilize for your own website. Do you have a cool jQuery Lightbox plugin that is not included in my list? Tell us about it by adding your comments below. Once you are done browsing, please share this post with your friends.

prettyPhoto Media – MORE INFO


This plugin can display videos, photos and other media utilizing stunning photos in a fancy overlay. It is a simple plugin to conveniently add prettyPhoto lightbox / modal overlay functionality to your WordPress posts and pages.

WP-ImageFlow2 – MORE INFO


This is an ImageFlow image gallery incorporated with Lightbox popups. It can utilize either an uploaded image directory or the WordPress gallery built into it.

Lightbox Plus – MORE INFO


Lightbox Plus implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. It will allow users to view larger versions of images without having to leave the current page. Lightbox is able to add a lightbox to WordPress gallery images, display simple slide shows, video, forms and external content in overlays. The use of the dark or light background, which dims the page over which the image has been overlaid, also serves to highlight the image or video being viewed. Lightbox Plus captures the image title for display in the overlay.

Lightbox Pop – MORE INFO


This plugin allows you to create a lightbox popup with custom contents. You can customize the popup display by configuring various settings such as position settings (height, width, top,left), display logic settings (time delay after page load, number of pages to browse, lightbox repeat interval) and style settings(z-index, overlay opacity, color, border etc). You can use the plugin to display any type of contents such as special promotions, subscription forms, social media icons, feedback forms, video presentations and much more.

WP Facebox Gallery – MORE INFO


Facebox is a high rated jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. This plugin makes Facebox installation a breeze and automatically invokes the facebox modal when images are detected however it additionally detects if there are multiple linked images and adds gallery and slideshow controls accordingly.

You Tube ColourBox Plugin – MORE INFO


This is a combination jQuery Lightbox and YouTube videos plugin. Its parameters can be managed through its own widget.

Rotating Lightbox Gallery – MORE INFO


This is a Lightbox jQuery Slider plugin for WordPress that is highly customizable. You can set its width, height, pagination and other parameters.

Pirobox Extended – MORE INFO


This is a stylish jQuery Lightbox plugin that is highly customizable. All options can be adjusted to a global setting and you can create link to your embedded videos easily. Pirobox Extended has support for custom post types.

NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer – MORE INFO


This plugin is a ColorBox one click lightbox integration with NextGEN Gallery. It will load only if the gallery short code is present.

Simple Popup Manager – MORE INFO


If you want to promote your brand new newsletter functionality, display advertising on your homepage or get more Facebook fans you can use Simple Popup Manager to “popup” a message in a simple “lightbox effect”. You can customize your message using a WP editor and of course specify the width and the height of the message box. You can limit the display off the message on either session or days basis.