FooBox is the most complete premium lightbox packed as a WordPress plugin. It has everything a modern lightbox should have, such as unobtrusive arrows, themes, nice animations and two captions. FooBox works well on all devices and comes with social sharing. This lightbox solution has excellent integration and mutual compatibility with JIG features since the earliest versions.

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So, how does FooBox look like?

It's sleek and intuitive. Click any photo below to open it!

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid preset=1 ids="9086,9387,9007,9062,9139,9061,9175,9173,9129,9378,9038,9390" animation_speed=250 height_deviation=50 caption_opacity=0.5 overlay_icon=on inner_border_width=1 inner_border_color=rgba(0,0,0,0.1) specialfx=captions specialfx_type=blur specialfx_options=amount:2 lightbox=foobox mobile_lightbox=no]

Special usage

This gallery shows various setups to convey that it is able to go beyond the usual thumbnail-to-lightbox photo gallery. Note the creative use of four available captions, different video options and custom link usage. Learn more about Video gallery support and Custom links.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid preset=17 ids=13905,13942,13938,13935,13947,10476,13933 row_height=220 height_deviation=30 link_title_field=caption img_alt_field=alternate prettyphoto_theme=dark_square caption=reverse-fade overlay=others overlay_opacity=0.4 lightbox=foobox mobile_lightbox=no]

Lightbox groups

One thumbnail can open multiple photos in FooBox. It's a unique Justified Image Grid feature, everything is set up for you behind the scenes. This is possible with these sources: NextGEN Galleries / Tag albums, WP Real Media Library galleries, Facebook Albums, Flickr Collections.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid preset=20 lightbox=foobox mobile_lightbox=no last_row=center ng_tags_album=blue,orange,red ng_lightbox_gallery=yes]

What makes FooBox the best? What features do I get?

It's a comprehensive lightbox solution that likely brings everything you might need.


  • Social sharing
  • Deeplinking
  • Responsive
  • 2 captions
  • Video and iframe support
  • Built in themes, color schemes, icons, animations
  • Slideshow function (auto advance)
  • Fullscreen mode
  • It's a WordPress plugin with many settings, this also means it can also be used for non-JIG, individual images on your site.


  • No commenting feature

For the glossary of these terms and to find alternative solutions, see the lightbox comparison page.

Click to see more on the official site of FooBox!

How do the settings look like?