Easy FancyBoxWordPress Plugin

Easy FancyBoxWordpress Plugin Free download

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  • Minimum WordPress Version Required:
    Wordpress 3.3 or higher
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  • Easy FancyBox Supported Languages:
    Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English (Canada), Engl

Easy FancyBox WordPress Plugin overview

Easily enable the fancybox light box on just about all media links. Multi-Site compatible. Supports iframe, inline content and well known video hosts..

Easy FancyBox plugin for wordpress websites gives you a flexible and aesthetic light box solution for just about all media links on your website. easy fancybox uses an updated version of the traditional fancybox jquery extension and is WP 3+ Multi-Site compatible. After activation you can find a new section FancyBox on your Settings > Media admin page where you can manage the media light box options.

After activation, all links to JPG, GIF and PNG images are automatically opened in the FancyBox Mac/Gnome-style lightbox that floats over the web page.

GDPR / EU Privacy

This plugin does not collect any data and does not set any browser cookies. However, the pro version offers an option to disable the automatic popup after the first visit, which needs a browser cookie. This cookie stores the visitors first website visit timestamp and path on the client side. It is not shared nor is any data stored server side or elsewhere.


Supported media and content types:

  • All common image formats including webp
  • Hosted video on Youtube, Vimeo and Dailmotion
  • PDF files (embed with object tag, in iframe or in external google docs viewer)
  • svg media images (thanks to Simon Maillard)
  • inline html content (see instructions in the FAQs)
  • external web pages (see instructions in the FAQs)

Also supports:

  • wordpress galleries (option “Link to” must be set to “Media File”)
  • NextGEN galleries (see instructions)
  • Image maps (see instructions)
  • wordpress menu items (see instructions in the FAQs)
  • Jetpack Infinite Scroll
  • WordPress Multsite (see installation instructions)

Additional features:

  • modal window option (see instructions in the FAQs)
  • automatic detection of media file links
  • Automatic detection of galleries
  • Popup on page load optional (see instructions in the FAQs)
  • Fade or Elastic popup effects
  • styling options for light box overlay (color and opacity) and window (border size and color)

For advanced options and priority support, there is a Pro extension available. see pro features below.

See FAQ’s for instructions to manage YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo movies (and similar services) and tips to make inline content display in a fancybox overlay.

Get support on the easy fancybox web page or WordPress forum.

Visit FancyBox for more information and examples.


  • Priority support on dedicated forum
  • Slideshow effect for galleries (autorotation)
  • Spotlight effect for the light box overlay
  • FacetWP, Gravity Forms and TablePress compatibility
  • More styling options: rounded corners, inline content background and text colors
  • More automatic popup options: triggered by URL hash, first link by media type, hide popup after first visit
  • Pass dedicated light box setting per media link via link class (see Metadata instructions in the FAQs)
  • More elastic (easing) popup effects on open and close
  • Show/hide image title on mouse hover
  • Fine-tune media link and gallery autodetection to match your theme source markup to allow galleries per post for example

For these additional features, you need to install the Pro extension alongside this free plugin.


If you’re happy with this plugin as it is, please consider writing a quick rating or helping other users out on the support forum.

If you wish to help build this plugin, you’re very welcome to translate easy fancybox into your language or contribute bug reports, feature suggestions and/or code on Github.

known conflicts & issues

See Easy FancyBox Troubleshooting.

Easy FancyBox Example image with Overlay caption. This is the default way Easy FancyBox displays images. Other options are Inside and the old Outside.
Example image with Overlay caption. This is the default way Easy FancyBox displays images. Other options are Inside and the old Outside.
Easy FancyBox Example of a YouTube movie in overlay.
Example of a YouTube movie in overlay.

Easy FancyBox Wordpress Plugin download


Quick installation: Install now !

… OR …

Search for “easy fancybox” and install with that slick Plugins > Add New back-end page.

… OR …

Follow these steps:

  1. Download archive.

  2. Upload the zip file via the Plugins > Add New > Upload page … OR … unpack and upload with your favorite FTP client to the /plugins/ folder.

  3. Activate the plugin on the Plug-ins page.

Done! By default, any images that are linked to directly (not to a WordPress page) from within your posts and pages, should now be opening in a FancyBox overlay ?

Not happy with the default settings? Check out the new options under Settings > Media.

WordPress MU / WordPress 3+ in Multi Site mode

Install as above. You can activate the plugin per site, or network wide.

When activating the plugin per site, each site will have the Images media type activated and Easy FancyBox will immediately try opening image links in the light box.

When activated network wide with Network Activate, each sub-site will not have any media type activated. The options will be there for individual site admins, ready to either activate or leave deactivated.

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