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This is the home of the WP-Slimbox2 plugin which implements the excellent Javascript Slimbox2 written by Christophe Beyls utilizing the jQuery framework.

Check out the original Javascript page for a list of all the features, which you should be able to set from the plugin. I’ve also included the easing plugin to utilize the various enhanced easing functions if you so desire.

The most current version is the – Released May-04-2010.

Version 1.1.3  –
This release implements Slimbox 2.0.5, properly support WordPress 3.6.

WP-Slimbox2 requires WordPress 2.8+

Support is graciously being hosted by Ryan Hellyer at I’ll make an effort to stay apprised of any questions that may arise.

A more elaborate discussion of features will be provided shortly.

The demonstration uses all the standard settings except that the easing has been set to easeOutElastic.
Grouped Gallery:
If you place `rel=”lightbox-imagesetname”` into your image links (replacing imagesetname with a unique name of your choice) all the images with imagesetname will be linked, allowing navigation by hovering over the left or right side of an image (until you see next/previous) or by using the assigned key codes (the defaults are configured here – left and right arrows).
Single Images:
By not including an imagesetname the effect limits itself to the clicked image.

Azazel/Phillip Promo Shot
TAP Spring 04 103.jpg
TAP Spring 04 112.jpg

Why did I write the script?:

I wrote this script after attempting to incorporate my Gallery2 gallery with WordPress. I found the WPG2 plugin very helpful (though I’m still learning its ins and outs to it), and attempted to use it’s built in lightbox and slimbox effects with no avail. Seeing that it was supposedly compatible with other plugins that added those effects I tried all of the ones I could find Lightbox2, Lightbox2, jQuery Lightbox, and Slimbox (yes, two of them were called Lightbox2).

None of them were bad, per se, though I was especially disappointed by the lack of control offered by most of them (Though it’s possible this was the fault of the JS, and not the plugin).

Another major downside with most of them was that they used javascript frameworks that I wasn’t already using. My site currently uses jQuery for K2 and the Multi-level Navigation Menu, and I’d prefer not to bulk up the site with additional frameworks. jQuery Lightbox was the exception, but it has a big ugly “ad” for the plugin in the upper right when you use it. I didn’t want that.

WP-Slimbox2 User Guide

Sorry, the User Guide isn’t ready just yet, but I promise it’ll be up soon… [important]Until it is, use the support forums for questions![/important]


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  1. I have posted info on how to get WP-Slimbox2 to autodect additional file extensions, if you are interested. See my post at

    Hopefully this will be included in future releases of the plugin.

      • Greg on December 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. I’d actually been meaning to do that myself, but never did get around to it, perhaps in the next release.

  2. Hi, love the size, and speed of plugin.
    love the prev/next buttons. works like a charm, except….. it does not seem to pick up images which are hotlinked.

    I currently use Autothickbox (from Semiologic)… and it picks up all images, whether in page, or hotlinked, or thumbnail local with hotlinked remote.

    Is there any way to get same functionality from slimbox?
    (autothickbox is nice, but I prefer the prev/next functionality of having a user click on right or left side of pict to advance rather than hitting “next” text or button)
    see my website link for example, speciffic pages in the category at

      • Greg on December 30, 2009 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, but a few things.
      First, please use the support forums for questions.
      Second, the url you provided with as an example was broken (missing an “e”), but even after I fixed it I was unable to find an example of what you were referring to…
      Thirdly, unless I’m misunderstanding this particular issue, as I didn’t write the main portion of the javascript this may actually be a question for the creator of Slimbox, you can find a link to his site as well as the forums at the top of this page.

    • Bhupsy on January 6, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Wanted to know if I can open a video / FLV in the lightbox?
    Does it support video?

    I have a requirement where I need to have a common gallery for images and video.


  3. First of all thanks for this perfect plugin.

    Here you can find turkish language file and (previous, next, close) images. You can add this translation to your plugin.

    Link: “?ndir” meaning of “Download”


    • Chandrashekhar on February 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Really a Nice Plugin.Thanks for sharing.I like your blog

    • tipst3r on February 8, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Fantastic plugin, very impressed. Thanks for your hard work.

  4. thank you for sharing this plugin…

    • Ian on May 4, 2010 at 6:27 am

    A great plugin. I think it would be a good idea to add default values to make the install easier.

      • Greg on May 4, 2010 at 7:49 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Ian.
      It actually should load defaults…it used to. I may have broken that function by accident with some of my newer code, I’ll take a look at it tonight.

    • lynn on May 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I hope I can obtain a success

    • mike on May 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    hey, is it possible to embed a vimeo video and have it load up in slimbox2,

    currently i have to use slimbox 2 for images and shadowbox for vimeo embeding

    would be awesome to get a reply on this, cheers

    • kirsten on June 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

    hi! do you have an email address on which i can email you? thanks!

    • 3333 on July 4, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Webmaster: wordpress 3.0 can not be used
    How do?

    • Mark on July 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I love the plugin. But one problem I am running into is creating multiple galleries on the same page. I have been using unique imagesetnames but not working… Could you please let me know how to make this work?

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