Introducing Fluidbox, a lightbox plugin for WordPress

Fluidbox is simply a WordPress plugin wrapper for Terry Munn’s Fluidbox jQuery plugin. I just wanted an easy way to implement it for any theme.

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Step one: Download. There’s only one version. Yes, that one.

Step two: Install. Log into your WordPress admin. Go to the Plugins section, and click Add New. Click Upload, then click Choose File. Locate the downloaded Fluidbox zip file, and click Install Now.

Step three: Activate. Click Activate Plugin. You’re all set!


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The nitty gritty

The plugin includes four files: fluidbox.css, jquery.fluidbox.min.js, fluidbox.custom.js, and fluidbox-wp.php.

The first two aren’t mine; they’re version 1.3.3 of Terry Munn’s jQuery plugin, unmodified in any way. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.)

The custom js file is quite simple:


This calls fluidbox() for every link, and lets the plugin do the rest.

As for the php file, it’s just using wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script() to load up Fluidbox’s styles and scripts. That’s it.


This plugin is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike. Share it, modify it, improve upon it. If it can be done better, let me know.

Questions? Suggestions? Leave me a comment below!

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  • Paul Shryock

    Awesome plugin. Is there any way for this to work with PDF’s instead of JPG’s?

  • Not as far as I know. As I mentioned, I just wrapped the js in a WordPress plugin.

  • epic

    hey good one ! can u please provide option like background color and scroll to close:D

  • Jack Fearing

    Does this version work with WordPress 4.5.3?

  • I don’t see why not, but I haven’t updated it in quite some time.