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WordPress Video Lightbox Plugin – Display Videos and Images in a Fancy Lightbox Overlay

The WordPress Video Lightbox plugin allows you to embed videos on a page using lightbox overlay display similar to the one shown below. This plugin can be used to display images, flash, YouTube, Vimeo, iFrame etc in a lightbox overlay. The embedded videos can be viewed on iPhone and iPad too. The plugin uses the PrettyPhoto JQuery Library.

Click on the image to see how the video pops over in a lightbox overlay.

Little Background

Previously I was using another plugin to display my Vimeo videos in a lightbox overlay but recently Vimeo changed their video embed code to use HTML5 in an effort to make the videos playable in iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, the other plugin wasn’t working with this change and I was getting the following error on all my embedded Vimeo videos:

Sorry, this video does not exist

To get around the problem I created this plugin and tweaked the prettyPhoto JQuery library so it works with the new Vimeo video embed code. When you use this plugin to embed video it will play your YouTube or Vimeo videos in iPhone and iPad!


  1. Unzip and Upload the folder ‘wp-video-lightbox’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Follow the instructions in the “Usage” section to start embedding your images, videos etc.


I have created a PDF file documenting the various ways to use this plugin.

  • Download the WP Video Lightbox Plugin Usage Instructions.

For a more robust video lightbox plugin checkout our WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin.

Download Video Lightbox


Download the WP Video Lightbox Plugin from here.

Donation Option

Donation option can be found on my projects page.

If you are looking for a professionally supported video lightbox plugin then checkout the WordPress Lightbox Ultimate Plugin.

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