FancyBox Gallery

Integrates the FancyBox jQuery plugin to generate dynamic pop-up image
overlays for WordPress galleries.

Author:Dougal Campbell (profile at
WordPress version required:2.8
WordPress version tested:4.3
Plugin version:0.3.2
Added to WordPress repository:25-01-2009
Last updated:26-08-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:53 817
Active installs:900+
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FancyBox Gallery integrates the FancyBox jQuery plugin into the WordPress gallery functionality. Simply use the gallery shortcode to display thumbnails in your posts with the option to link directly to the images (not the attachment template), and the plugin handles the rest. You get nice popups for the larger sized images, scaled to fit in the browser window, with a nice overlay effect.


  • Automatically scales large images to fit in window
  • Adds a nice drop shadow under the zoomed item
  • Groups related items and adds navigation through them (uses preloading)

FancyBox jQuery features, not yet implemented in the WordPress plugin:

  • Can display images, inline and iframed content
  • Customizable through settings and CSS