FancyBox for WordPress

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FancyBox  for WordPress is a WP plugin that uses jQuery to display images when clicked, without reloading the page. It uses FancyBox by Janis Skarnelis.


  1. Decompress to your desktop.
  2. Upload fancybox-for-wordpressfolder to the plugins directory in your blog’s FTP, like this:
  3. Activate the plugin.

How to use the plugin

Actually you’re done! Once activated, each time you load your blog, the plugin will your search for direct links to JPG, PNG or GIF images and will apply the effect on them. The FancyBox effect won’t be applied to text link though, only images linking to images.

More info

For a changelog, todo list, and more information, go to the plugin page in

Images Demo

Here’s simple WordPress gallery, no code has been edited, the FancyBox for WordPress looks the code generated by WordPress and figures the rest out based on the options you set in the plugin’s admin page.

Content Demos

And here there are a few links featuring other FancyBox uses: Iframe content, Inline content and Ajax calls. Below each link you will find the code used to make it happen.

This link displays some Ajax data

<a class="fancybox" href="../../../descargas/ajax.txt">This link displays some Ajax data</a>

This link opens another page in an Iframe

<a class="fancybox iframe" href="">This link opens another page in an Iframe</a>

This link shows some inline content in a FancyBox window

<a class="fancybox" href="#testube">This link shows some inline content in a FancyBox window</a> <div style="display:none" id="testube"> <object width="425" height="344"> <param name="movie" value=""></param> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> <embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed> </object> </div> 


FancyBox for WordPress at Plugins

Unfortunately i don’t have time to reply all support questions, so i’m closing comments here. I’ll try to help and answer at the WordPress forum. You can see the current posts or add your own.

Questions & Answers section will also be added to the plugin options page in future releases so that common problems are easier to identify by all of you. Thanks for understanding.