FCP Lightest Lightbox

Description

Simple and super lightweight Lightbox for WordPress with gallery navigation support.

Features

  • Zero render-blocking tags are added on the page
  • Only 0.5 kB is loaded if no linked images found
  • Gallery support
  • Caching, minifying & combining friendly
  • jQuery independent (in case it’s async)
  • Responsive
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Swipe navigation

Demo

firmcatalyst.com/lightest-lightbox

Usage

Starts working just by the plugin activation. Opens linked images in a popup Lightbox by click. Adds arrow navigation, if an image is a part of a gallery or other links sequence.

Development

You can modify the code for your needs, or suggest improvemens on GitHub. It is pretty transparent and well-commented.

Screenshots

  • Desktop view
  • Mobile view

Installation

  1. Install the plugin
  2. Activate the plugin

FAQ

Waiting for your questions, which you can ask here or via GitHub.

Reviews

1 Márta, 2024
Here is a positive review to boost your motivation, dear developer ;)It’s the simplest lightbox for images that I use on all my clients’ websites, which are something about 10. Its standout feature is its unobtrusiveness: it doesn’t affect loading speed, doesn’t conflict with caching plugins – it’s as simple as a bolt – robust and effective.However, I would like it to have zoom functionality and the ability to customize its design in some future.
8 Meán Fómhair, 2022
For me lightweight means (no jquery) and this plugin checks all the boxes for my requirement. I never wanted a bloated lightbox plugin which adds tons of options and customization features adding un-necessary CSS and JS. Here I just get the lightbox feature with minimal CSS adding no extra bloat to the website. Best part is NO JQEURY and I hope it remains this way. Thanks again!
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Contributors & Developers

“FCP Lightest Lightbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4

  • Swipe navigation added
  • Inlined the inline js
  • Improved the siblings search

1.3

  • Removed the render blocking css to be loaded by js
  • Moved the main js and css away to load only if a linked image is found

1.2

  • Optimized to fit WP 5.7

1.1

  • Optimized: Gallery & image sequences tracking added

1.0

  • Initial release