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 (2 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!"

Key features

New versions support

All versions of WordPress are supported (Wordpress 4.x, Wordpress 3.x, Wordpress 2.x). We update our modules as soon as a new version of WordPress is released.

SEO friendly

Magic Thumb supports SEO Friendly URLs. Vital for website high ranking in search engines.


Magic Thumb is responsive out of the box. Essential for multi-device adaptation.

Web settings

Say goodbye to manual configuration. Customize settings instantly using Magic Thumb Settings page.

jQuery compatibility

Magic Thumb requires no jQuery, 3rd party library or framework. Magic Thumb is completely compatible.

Custom themes support

If Magic Thumb doesn't work immediately on your site, email us and we'll add support for your theme (free of charge).

One-off payment

Pay once and the Magic Thumb license is yours forever.


  • 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.


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 (2 reviews)
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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