Top Rated WordPress lightbox plugin

Create gorgeous modals and lightbox galleries in minutes

  • Fully responsive image lightbox with swipe gestures
  • Customize every little details without digging into code.

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  • Wordpress 4.x
  • Wordpress 3.x
  • Wordpress 2.x
  Rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)

Need to improve your WordPress image experience?

The Magic Thumb lightbox plugin will display your photos in a simple yet beautiful manner. Designed for WordPress, you can easily show your images in full-screen glory. Users simply click or hover on the image to enlarge it. The 5 image enlarger effects are named Linear, Cubic, Back, Elastic and Bounce. Pick your favourite!

Downloaded more than 100,000 times, our WordPress lightbox plugin works on any page or post of your WordPress website. Anyone can use it - simply choose your images, then insert the shortcode. No HTML or JavaScript coding needed - its just point and click.

Convenient for you, even more convenient for your users. They will love exploring your photos in the pleasure of full-screen, whether they're using a desktop, mobile or tablet. Improve your website today - install the free trial of this Wordpress image lightbox plugin and instantly increase the time customers are spending on your website or buying your goods!"

Features you'll love

Easy Shortcodes

It's easy to install the plugin, then start embedding image lightboxes in WordPress in minutes. Point and click to choose your settings, then embed lightboxes with a shortcode. No coding needed.

Delight your mobile users

Crafted by the team of professionals from 2009, Magic Thumb was neatly refined for all types of screens - mobile, tablet or desktop. Your customers will enjoy using convenient image lightboxes from iPhone, iPad and other mobile screens.

Built with SEO in mind

Upload high-quality images for a very detailed zoom. Magic Thumb will automatically resize images to look perfect. Google will love it too. Big images with SEO-friendly URLs help search engines index your images and bring you more visitors. Be sure to use keywords in your image file names.
Built with SEO in mind

Faster than ever

Magic Thumb is a rapid JavaScript lightbox plugin. It uses WordPress image caching to load your images faster. To speed your website further, enable the load-on-demand option (which downloads the large image on click).

Become part of a community

Over 40,000 websites already use our tools. Our plugins a truly tried-and-tested. We have all these users because customers are our top priority - if you have any questions, please contact our friendly support team and get a response within 24 hours.
Become part of a community


  • Magic Thumb plugin for WordPress admin configuration page


  1. Download the Magic Thumb plugin for WordPress (free and fully functional demo version).
  2. Upload Magic Thumb plugin for WordPress in WordPress admin area Either upload it via your WordPress admin area. Or unzip the file on your computer and upload the magicthumb folder via FTP to /wp-content/plugins/, keeping the file and folder structure intact.
  3. Activate the plugin in the 'Plugins' menu of WordPress.
  4. The demo version is now installed! To add zooming to any image, create a shortcode. See detailed steps below.

  5. Buy Magic Thumb To upgrade your free and fully functional trial version of Magic Thumb (which removes the "Trial version" text), buy Magic Thumb and overwrite following file with the same one from your licensed version:


Video guide

Thanks to Magic Thumb's shortcode, adding image enlarge effects to your WordPress website is effortless:

Create a zoom

Thanks to Magic Thumb's shortcode functionality, image zooms can be inserted easily on any page or post of your WordPress website. To add Magic Thumb with no coding whatsoever, simply choose where you want your zoom effect to go.

  1. Click shortcodes in the WordPress admin panel Click Magic Thumb > Shortcodes.
  2. Click Add shortcode to create your image zoom Click Add shortcode.
  3. Upload large images to be zoomed Enter Name > Go to: Main image and/or Gallery images sections > Upload your main image and gallery images. (If you only want to show gallery images, ignore 'Main image' section).
  4. Save your new image zoom Click Save and close.
  5. Open a post or page in WordPress > Place cursor where you want to insert image zoom.
  6. Insert image zoom into your WordPress page or post Click Magic Thumb icon > Select name of image zoom you want to insert.
  7. Magic Thumb shortcode appears on your WordPress page or post Magic Thumb shortcode will appear on your page.
  8. Magic Thumb works instantly on your WordPress page or post Preview page to see zoom working on web page.
  9. Create and add as many image zooms to your WordPress site. Enjoy!


Customize all zooms together or separately. The choice is yours!

  1. Customize all image zooms throughout your WordPress website Customize all zooms throughout your WordPress website in a couple of clicks:

    Go to: Plugins > Magic Thumb > Settings.
  2. Customize specific zooms only on your WordPress website Each zoom can be customized individually directly in the shortcode:

    Go to: Magic Thumb > Shortcodes > [your shortcode] > Click 'Use custom settings' > Click 'locked icon' > Select new setting > Save changes.

Combine zoom & video

WordPress users now receive 2 tools in 1: image zoom & video!

Including videos as part of your image gallery has never been easier!

  1. Make sure Magic Thumb is installed on your WordPress site.
  2. Open existing shortcode or create a new one.
  3. Add video & image zoom effects to WordPress pages with Magic Thumb plugin Go to 'Gallery images' section > Click 'Add video' button.
  4. Add YouTube & Vimeo videos to image gallery Enter YouTube or Vimeo video url > Click 'Add' > Save change.
  5. Video(s) appear as part of image gallery as a thumbnail Refresh web page or insert shortcode into page/post > Video(s) appear as thumbnails on WordPress page.
  6. That's it!


Thanks for trying Magic Thumb on your WordPress 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. Delete Magic Thumb code from your content.
  2. Go to the Plugins menu of WordPress > 'Magic Thumb for WordPress' plugin > Click 'Deactivate'.
  3. Once page has refreshed, go back to 'Magic Thumb for WordPress' plugin > Click 'Delete' > Click 'Yes, delete these files'.
  4. Magic Thumb is now uninstalled.

Customer reviews

  Rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)
Very Happy With Magic Thumb Support
I was looking for some plugin which displays different thumbnail images than main images. This is easily manageable with Magic Thumb.
Support is remarkable - i got very detailed answers within very short time. Really a wonderful team!For me, I am very happy with that plugin.

Customer support has been amazing in walking me through any concerns and questions.

Pradeep Kumar,

Very happy
I was looking for some plugin which displays different thumbnail images than main images. This is easily manageable with Magic Thumb.
Support is remarkable - i got very detailed answers within very short time. Really a wonderful team!
For me, I am very happy with that plugin.


Amazing Wordpress Plugin
For my niche, I feel like product showcasing is very important. I don't like leaving the readers squinting to see details or just stacking full-width images, as this can lead to an ugly article layout.

The Magic Thumb extension has been rock-solid on my website, where many other image plugs seem to fail eventually (not well supported long-term), and allows me a variety of layout options to customize to each articles needs.

The addition of the wordpress shortcodes is a well thought addition and much welcomed.

Customer support has been amazing in walking me through any concerns and questions.

I also bought Magic Slideshow for even more product layout flexibility. I strongly believe the Magic Toolbox extensions are the one-stop shop and can now focus on content and not worrying if my gallery and image plugin needs are met. They are!

Denny H,

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