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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. C’est mignon 🙂

  2. Thanks for that terrific adaptation of slimbox2.

    Will try to adapt it for one of my clients.

    • Web 2.0 on January 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Good job ! That’s a great plugin… Thanks

  3. I’m not sure exactly why but this web site is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  4. Very nice gallery.. thank you..

  5. I try to use this gallery.. but I can’t find settings option

    • Lee on May 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Is there a way to resize images. So the user does not have to scroll down to see the close button?

      • Greg on May 20, 2011 at 8:06 am

      The forum is the place for questions!

    • melkir on May 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Comment faire quand les images sont très grandes ?

    How i can do for resize image when the size of image is too much big (2560×1600) ?

    1. Hello, I also have the same problem. I hope the admin will reply to our question

  6. I am in the midst of putting together my site and was wondering if this could be used to show the Nivoslider.

    This would be a great way to present a Flash style intro without cluttering up the page. If this isn’t possible, does anyone have a suggestion?

      • Greg on May 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

      Please ask questions in the forum!

  7. cool addon for wp

  8. hi! Great Plugin!

    I tried to use the “Download this image” feature that i found in the FAQ section. But the link doesn’t show up…

    jQuery(function($) {
    $(“a[rel^=’lightbox’]”).slimbox({/* Put custom options here */}, function(el) {
    return [el.href, el.title + ‘Download this image‘];
    }, function(el) {
    return (this == el) || ((this.rel.length > 8) && (this.rel == el.rel));

    Please help?

    • John on September 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the great plugin. I just wanted to let you know that the reason the plugin might not be working is that you need to have in the section, otherwise the plugin won’t work. So people who build their own themes might run into that problem like I did, however I solved it quite quickly :p Just thought it might be good to put it into your FAQ’s. Again, thank you very much for the plugin!

    All the best,

    • wa on September 7, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Hi, great plugin.

    There seems to be a compatibility problem with W3 Total Cache. I have to exclude html minify on the page where your plugin is activated because otherwise your plugin is not working. Have you any idea how to fix this?

      • Greg on September 7, 2011 at 5:17 am

      Please post this question to our support forum so I can answer it there.

    • Lvu on October 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Fantastic plugin!
    This ads great functionality for my site.
    Every website/blog should have this installed. It’s much better tha loading images in a separate blank page.
    Thank you very much for this plugin!

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