Lightbox Done Properly

There are a tonne of jQuery & WordPress lightbox plugins in the world but none of them are as simple to setup and use as the Nivo Lightbox while still offering the flexibility and accessibility available with the Nivo Lightbox. It is responsive, retina-ready and simple to setup for mobile too.

Automatic Content Detection

The Nivo Lightbox automatically detects the type of content you are trying to show and loads it correctly. No extra setup required. So no matter if you are trying to show images, image galleries, AJAX, Flash, Youtube or Vimeo videos, another website or just inline HTML, Nivo Lightbox has you covered.

CSS Powered Effects

The Nivo Lightbox uses some cutting edge CSS transition effects to make your content display in as beautiful a way as possible. We employ some progressive enhancement to make the lightbox look stunning in newer browsers, but still function correctly in older browser (looking at your Internet Explorer).

Small, Semantic, Responsive & HiDPI Compatible

The Nivo Lightbox is also designed to have as small an impact as possible on your page load times, so the minified version only weighs 7kb. We also created the lightbox using the latest standards and made sure that everything is semantic and as compatible as possible. Oh yes and it’s completely responsive and has support for HiDPI (retina).

Free to Use & Abuse

The Nivo Lightbox jQuery plugin is open source and released under the MIT license. This means you can use it almost anywhere and for almost any kind of project, including personal and commercial websites and themes you make. It also means you can give back to the community by contributing your own improvements to the slider via GitHub.

Powerful & Simple Gallery Creation

The Nivo Lightbox WordPress plugin makes it super easy to create and manage multiple galleries on your WordPress sites. Using the WordPress backend you can create as many galleries as you need and include them in your posts and pages using a simple shortcode. You don’t need to touch any code!

Media Manager Plus Integration

Sometimes you don’t want to upload images manually, you would rather pull them from your favorite image service. The Nivo Lightbox WordPress plugin integrates with our free Media Manager Plus WordPress plugin so you can automatically pull your latest mug shots from Instagram, get images from Flickr tagged “beach”, see your friends latest 500px shots, etc. You get the idea.