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“Image lightbox” is a widely accepted technique for displaying images or image galleries. Increase your Weebly website engagement with our beautiful Weebly extension - Magic Thumb.

The extension will allow your visitors to enlarge your photos in an elegant lightbox gallery - a perfect solution to demonstrate a set of images without taking much space.

Magic Thumb is a spectacular result of 9 years of work of professional developers and UX experts, and it’s continuing to improve. We guarantee that Magic Thumb will be compatible with all browsers and devices in the future, and if for some reason you’re not happy with our Weebly lightbox – request a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Make your site look elegant and attractive - download Magic Thumb today!


  1. Download Magic Thumb (free and fully functional demo version).
  2. Unzip the contents of the zip file. Go to the magicthumb folder. Edit the CSS file magicthumb.css. Delete the graphics/ reference.
  3. Edit CSS in Weebly Login to Weebly, go to your Theme tab, select your theme and click Edit HTML/CSS.
  4. Next, create 2 new folders. Click the '+' sign next to 'Assets' > Select 'New Folder > Name new folder 'magicthumb'.

  5. Highlight new 'magicthumb' folder > Click 'Settings icon > Select 'New Folder' > Name new folder 'graphics'.

  6. Now your folders are created, upload the following files from your Magic Thumb unzipped folder to the corresponding folder on Weebly:

    • magicthumb/magicthumb.css
    • magicthumb/magicthumb.js

    • magicthumb/graphics/loader.gif
    • magicthumb/graphics/buttons1.png
    • magicthumb/graphics/zoomin.cur
    • magicthumb/graphics/zoomout.cur
  7. Click Add new files again (next to 'Assets') and now upload the images you wish to zoom. (Upload a small image and a large image). Click Save.
  8. Edit CSS in Weebly

    Go to the Pages tab > click the page where you want to add Magic Thumb > click SEO Settings and in the Header code field, paste this code:

    <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="/files/theme/magicthumb/magicthumb.css"/>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/files/theme/magicthumb/magicthumb.js"></script>
  9. Go to the Pages tab, where you want to add Magic Thumb, then click Build (Edit Page).
  10. Drag the Custom HTML element into your page and paste this code:

    <a href="/files/theme/YOUR-BIG-IMAGE.jpg" class="MagicThumb"><img src="/files/theme/YOUR-SMALL-IMAGE.jpg"/></a>

    (replacing YOUR-BIG-IMAGE and YOUR-SMALL-IMAGE with the names of the images that you uploaded).

  11. Magic Thumb should now be working! Customize Magic Thumb as you wish using the HTML settings here.
  12. Buy Magic Thumb To upgrade your free and fully functional trial version of Magic Thumb (which removes the "Trial version" text), buy Magic Thumb or get a free Magic Thumb license (for non-commercial sites such as personal blogs and charities). Then overwrite the demo magicthumb.js file with the one from your licensed version.

Useful Tips

  1. Repeat Steps 8, 9 & 10 for each page where you want to add Magic Thumb.
  2. Images won't show while you are creating your zoom - to see them you must Publish your page to see the live site.
  3. Once installed, you can change the size, colors and effects, as described in the customization options.


Thanks for trying Magic Thumb on your Weebly site! What did you hope Magic Thumb could do? How can we improve it? Let us know, we're always improving our tools based on customer feedback.

  1. Login to Weebly, go to the Pages tab, click the page where you want to remove Magic Thumb.
  2. Delete the Custom HTML element in your page which contains code:

    <a href="/files/theme/YOUR-BIG-IMAGE.jpg" class="MagicThumb"><img src="/files/theme/YOUR-SMALL-IMAGE.jpg"/></a>
  3. Go to the Pages tab, click the page where Magic Thumb is to be removed, click SEO Settings and in the Header code field, delete this code:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/files/theme/magicthumb/magicthumb.css"/>
    <script src="/files/theme/magicthumb/magicthumb.js"></script>
  4. Go to your Theme tab and click Edit HTML/CSS.
  5. Go to 'Assets' > Delete 'magicthumb' folder (and its sub-folders).
  6. Magic Thumb is now uninstalled.

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