WordPress Colorbox Plugin

WP Colorbox plugin enables lightbox functionality on your WordPress blog using Colorbox. It allows you to pop up image, YouTube video, Vimeo video, external page, custom inline content beautifully.

WordPress Colorbox Plugin Installation

  • Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Go to Plugins->Add New
  • Enter WP Colorbox in the search box
  • Once you find the plugin hit the install button

Option 2

  • Download the zip version of the plugin
  • Go to Plugins->Add New and switch to the Upload tab
  • Select the zip file on your computer
  • Upload and install it

Option 3

  • Download the zip file and extract it
  • Connect to your website via FTP (you can use a software like Filezilla to transfer files to your server) and browse to the “/wp-content/plugins” folder
  • Select the folder containing the plugin files on your computer and upload it
  • Once all the files have been uploaded to your web server you can activate the plugin from the Plugins menu (WordPress admin dashboard)

WordPress Colorbox Plugin Usage

You can pop up your media file from either a text or image (it’s called hyperlink in the shortcode) by using a shortcode.

Photo/Image in Lightbox

[wp_colorbox_media url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/image/lightbox.jpg" type="image" hyperlink="click here to open image"]

screenshot of image in lightbox using WordPress ColorBox plugin

YouTube Video in Lightbox

[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nbp3Ra3Yp74" type="youtube" hyperlink="click here to open youtube video"]

screenshot of YouTube video in lightbox using WordPress ColorBox plugin

Vimeo Video in Lightbox

[wp_colorbox_media url="http://player.vimeo.com/video/1084537" type="vimeo" hyperlink="click here to open vimeo video"]

screenshot of vimeo video in lightbox using WordPress ColorBox plugin

Users who like Colorbox also like Lightbox Ultimate.
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9 thoughts on “WordPress Colorbox Plugin

  1. Glamorous Bite

    Nice features for images.

  2. how to add text ?

  3. Hi

    How do I get an html file to open in the lightbox?
    Thanks
    Warren

  4. hello everybody ! the lightbox is working great thanks ! is there a possibility to open the lightbox by clicking on a button instead of following a link ??

  5. How can I put image on it instead of “click here to open youtube video”? I want to put an image then after they clicked the image the video will appear. Thanks

    • @ver, you can specify the image url in the hyperlink parameter of the shortcode. For example:

      [wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nbp3Ra3Yp74" type="youtube" hyperlink="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/image/thumbnail.jpg"]

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