Lightbox gains much popularity in WordPress blogs. With it, blog visitors can see large pictures on the current page and need not link to another page. Moreover, lightbox is simple to implement, decorating the websites with a professional look style. Therefore, both visitors and webmasters can benefit a lot from lightbox.
How does Lightbox Work?
How to Create Lightbox in WordPress
Three main ways are for you to create lightbox in WordPress. You can create your own lightbox version from scratch or from one current lightbox plugin. Besides, you can install one lightbox plugin, which is very convenient.
- Creating your own lightbox from scratch
- Creating your own lightbox from one current plugin
This method is easier than the first one, since some work is already done. What you do is to modify the lightbox plugin you choose, and then put the new lightbox code into your WordPress theme. So, it can allow you to pick up the features you like too but requires lower skill requirements.
- Installing lightbox plugins
However, the most of WordPress webmasters prefer installing a lightbox plugin on their WordPress websites, which will save much time. And from these lightbox plugins, you will receive rich features to realize great effect as well. What’s more, you can select either free or paid lightbox plugins to easily install on WordPress.
In below, we will introduce 3 popular free lightbox plugins for you.
Simple Lightbox – it is a customizable lightbox plugin, giving you customizable theme as well as animations. In addition, Simple Lightbox can make your links active automatically. And with responsive features, it can resize in order to be available and fit to any kind of screen.
Lightbox Plus Colorbox – as an easy-to-use lightbox plugin, Lightbox Plus Colorbox offers you a range of features. For example, you can display large pictures, forms, slideshows, even video and external content by using Lightbox Plus Colorbox. More than that, it supports you to create dark or light background as well as the title of pictures in the lightbox.
Responsive Lightbox by dFactory – it is highly praised and recommended by many WordPress webmasters. With multiple scripts, Responsive Lightbox by dFactory can automatically place a lightbox on your image galleries and links of image and video. And this plugin is fit for mobile devices too.