MetaSlider Lightbox


For use with the popular WordPress plugin MetaSlider allowing slides to be opened in a lightbox, using one of the following supported lightbox plugins:

We also support the following WordPress plugins, although they haven’t had recent updates, or sometimes go long periods without the authors fixing issues:

If you would like to use a lightbox plugin that isn’t supported you can add support by hookng into the metaslider_lightbox_supported_plugins filter. If you need assistance, please open an issue.


  • Toggle the lightbox in the advanced settings panel



and one of the following lightbox plugins:

If you would like to use a lightbox plugin, you can filter the supported plugin list with the necessary attributes. For example, using Responsive Lightbox Lite

add_filter('metaslider_lightbox_supported_plugins', 'supported_plugins_list');
function supported_plugins_list($supported_plugins_list) {
    return array(
        'Responsive Lightbox' => array(
            'location' => 'responsive-lightbox-lite/responsive-lightbox-lite.php',
            'settings_url' => 'options-general.php?page=responsive-lightbox-lite',
            'rel' => 'lightbox',
            'attributes' => array(
                'data-lightbox-type' => 'iframe'

Note that you can use `:url` or `:caption` to retrieve these items from the slides, such as `’data-lightbox-url’ => ‘:url’`

The easy way:

  1. Go to the Plugins Menu in WordPress
  2. Search for “MetaSlider Lightbox”
  3. Click “Install”

The not so easy way:

  1. Upload the ml-slider-lightbox folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Manage your slideshows using the ‘MetaSlider’ menu option


3 Σεπτέμβριος 2016
Using it with Meta Slider Pro and Responsive Lightbox by dFactory and Fancybox.
3 Σεπτέμβριος 2016
Thanks a lot for the plugin! Only have a little problem with the image description with the responsive lightbox plugin, otherwise great plugin!
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Συνεισφέροντες & Προγραμματιστές

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Σύνοψη αλλαγών

1.11.3 – 2020/Aug/22

  • TWEAK: Updates readme and team account info

1.11.2 – 2020/April/09

  • TWEAK: De-priortizes recomendation for Responsive Lightbox by dFactory due to inactivity

1.11.1 – 2019/Aug/14

  • FIX: Fixes issue where the setting wouldn’t save properly

1.11.0 – 2019/July/8

  • FEATURE: Adds support for Gallery Manager Pro

1.10.4 – 2019/April/30

  • TWEAK: Adds unique class name to admin notices

1.10.3 – 2019/Jan/04

  • FIX: Fixes a bug where WP-Featherlight would not load as a gallery

1.10.2 – 2018/July/14

  • TWEAK: Updates settings page for WP Lightbox 2 to match their update

1.10.1 – 2018/Mar/16

  • FIX: Updates how lightbox plugins are checked for activation
  • FIX: Addresses a bug that checks for previous slider settings
  • FIX: Removes an incompatible lightbox plugin (duplicate name)

1.10.0 – 2018/Mar/16

  • REFACTOR: Refactors lightbox to clean up attribute function
  • REFACTOR: Refactors various parts of the code to extract supported plugin data
  • REFACTOR: Extracts the class MetaSliderLightboxPlugin to its own file.
  • REFACTOR: Changes the logic for check if the plugin is install and active.
  • TWEAK: Adds a CSS class to the container that identifies the active lightbox plugin
  • TWEAK: Adds filters to let users manipulate the plugin use
  • REFACTOR: Refactors lightbox to clean up attribute function
  • FEATURE: Adds support for additional lightbox plugins

1.9.3 – 2017/Nov/14

  • FIX: FooBox Pro compatibility update
  • FIX: Updates the FooBox Profile name
  • FIX: Update Gallery Manager plugin settings
  • TWEAK: Fix checks to slide URL

1.9.2 – 2018/Jan/26

  • TWEAK: Update translation strings
  • TWEAK: Adds warning message when no lightbox is active

1.9 [28/03/17]

  • Simple lightbox use slide caption instead of attachment caption

1.8 [16/03/17]

  • Update slide image URL to comply with new slide post type

1.7 [09/05/16]

  • Removes defunct Lightbox Plus plugin link (thanks to @Hendrik57)

1.6 [01/04/15]

  • Adds support for FooBox Image Lightbox and WP Lightbox 2 Pro versions

1.5 [30/01/15]

  • Adds support for FooBox Image Lightbox and Responsive Lightbox by dFactory

1.4 [15/12/14]

  • Hides dependancy warning in admin if WP Video Lightbox is activated (reported by and thanks to: vfontj)

1.3 [28/10/14]

  • Adds support for Fancy Gallery lightbox plugin (suggested by and thanks to: Zim1)

1.2 [17/09/14]

  • Support for additional lightbox plugins

1.1 [22/08/14]

  • Fix: Array assignment compatibility PHP < v5.4 (reported by and thanks to: andrea_montuori)

1.0 [15/08/14]

  • Initial version