Meow Lightbox

Description

Responsive Lightbox designed for photography which can also displays EXIF data. This lightbox is highly optimized and designed to be very fast and elegant. You will love it! Learn more about it here: Meow Lightbox.

KEY FEATURES

  • Responsive Layout. Looks great on mobile, tablets and bigger screens.
  • Responsive Images. Image resolution itself will adapt to the screen and device.
  • Display Image / EXIF information. Shutter speed, aperture, camera, lens.

DEMOS

If you want to see how it performs, have a look at those examples.

GALLERY

We believe that choice of the gallery system depends on you. We however recommend you to use the Meow Gallery.

PRO

Getting the Pro version will support us and the development of the plugin, and also add those features:

  • Preloading: the images will load faster (or even instantly) in the Lightbox.
  • Google Maps: if GPS is available in your image, a map will be available.
  • Deep-Linking: allow sharing an URL that will open the Lightbox directly on a specific image.
  • Slideshow: you can start a slideshow from the Lightbox.

IMPORTANT

By default, the selector is set for the classes ‘.entry-content, .gallery, .mgl-gallery’. If you need the Lightbox to be active for more selectors, you will need to update the settings. The plugin will apply the lightbox for images contained by the selector. For more information, please check the official page.

Languages: English.

Screenshots

  • Lightbox displaying EXIF information

Installation

  1. Upload meow-lightbox to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Please have a look at Meow Lightbox.

Reviews

26 de mayo de 2023
I have finished the Korean translation.I just want to say thank you for developing such a good plugin.And I hope it will be translated into more languages so that many WordPress users can use it conveniently. Meow Lightbox 한국어 번역을 모두 마쳤습니다.좋은 플러그인을 개발해 주어서 고맙다는 인사를 전하고 싶습니다.그리고 보다 많은 언어로 번역되어 많은 워드프레스 사용자들이 편리하게 사용할 수 있기를 바랍니다.
22 de mayo de 2023
I have used and tried many plugins (Paid + Free), but the Lightbox plugin from Jordy (the Developer) is really the the best one out there and a must have. Just check out all the other MEOW Apps and support Jordy (the developer) if you like. He has always an eye on maximum compatibility, fast performance and a well written code. Try and feel it. Best wishes, /a.
10 de abril de 2023
Ich nutze Meow Lightbox sowohl mit der Meow Gallerie als auch ohne. In beiden Fällen funktioniert alles bisher auf Anhieb und ohne Probleme. Es bietet umfangreiche Einstellmöglichkeiten, die ich jedoch nicht nutze, da bei mir die Grundeinstellung vollkommen ausreicht. Aber man hat die Möglichkeit. Vielen Dank.
10 de abril de 2023 1 reply
Your search is over, the work Jordy is doing to make GPT useful for websites will save you so much time. I'm only just getting into the more advanced stuff, but you can bet that it's possible with GPT, then it's being worked on with this plugin. Tons of functionality in the free version. Pro I'm certain he could charge 5 times as much for, so it's the least you can do to donate to the immense calories I'm sure it takes to keep his brain working at the pace AI is developing. The world is a significantly better place already from your work, keep it up, and let us know if there's anything else we can do to help!
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Contributors & Developers

“Meow Lightbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Meow Lightbox” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

4.0.6 (2023/05/30)

  • Fix: Issue with Map Layout.
  • Note: Meow needs some love! If you have a moment, please write a little review for the Meow Lightbox. Thank you! 💕

4.0.5 (2023/05/01)

  • Fix: Carousel was only working in the right conditions.
  • Add: ALT for all images to please those SEO checkers.
  • Update: General cleanup to simplify the code structure.
  • Add: Keywords in the EXIF section.

4.0.4 (2023/04/09)

  • Fix: Description now allows HTML.
  • Fix: Hide nav when only one photo.
  • Fix: Could not click the Google Maps buttons.
  • Fix: Slideshow was stopping by itself.

4.0.2 (2023/03/23)

  • Fix: Restore the common dashboard, and lighter bundle.

4.0.1 (2023/03/22)

  • Add: New filter mwl_download_link. If you return an empty link, the icon will be removed.
  • Fix: Issue with Output Buffering.
  • Update: Huge update, new system. Looks should be the same, but from now, it will be easier to maintain and add new features. Please test it well and let me know if you find any issue.

3.2.2 (2022/09/29)

  • Fix: Compatibility with WordPress 6.0.1.
  • Add: Latest versions of packages.

3.2.1 (2022/04/21)

  • Add: jQuery is not required anymore.
  • Fix: There were some random issues.

3.1.9 (2022/04/14)

  • Add: Option for Output Buffering. That will avoid issues for some users.

3.1.8 (2022/04/07)

  • Fix: No more scrolling of the site with the Lightbox is displayed.
  • Fix: There was some issue with the JS and CSS only used when actively used.

3.1.7 (2022/02/23)

  • Update: Only load the JS and CSS when the Lightbox is actively used.
  • Add: Support for ‘mwl-img-disabled’ class.

3.1.6 (2022/02/20)

  • Add: Zoom level for map.
  • Fix: Title was overriden by themes too easily.

3.1.5 (2021/09/22)

  • Fix: Low-res could be larger than high-res.
  • Fix: Issue with download.
  • Update: Common lib 3.6.

3.1.4 (2021/09/21)

  • Fix: Issue with low res first not sized correctly.
  • Add: A metabox that displays the GPS info (useful for debugging it).

3.1.3 (2021/09/18)

  • Fix: Catch error when no srcset or sizes.
  • Fix: Don’t escape HTML in title/caption.

3.1.2 (2021/09/11)

  • Fix: Refresh metadata when media updated through ajax.
  • Update: New and lighter architecture.

3.1.1 (2021/09/01)

  • Fix: Enhanced security.

3.0.9 (2021/07/08)

  • Add: Option for social sharing.
  • Update: Sanitize the value for selector and anti selector
  • Update: Added a few cameras and lenses.

3.0.8 (2021/05/22)

  • Update: More natural zoom.
  • Fix: Tiny fixes and improvements.

3.0.4

  • Add: Option for magnification.
  • Fix: Avoid breaking pagebuilders.
  • Update: Replace Leaftlet by Google Maps SDK.
  • Fix: Listen to arrow keys when lighbox is open.

3.0.3

  • Fix: Doesn’t break page builders and Rank Math SEO.
  • Update: Meow Common 3.3.

3.0.2

  • Add: Option to disable cache.
  • Fix: Lightbox navigation arrows keeping hover state on mobile.

3.0.1

  • Update: Avoid issues when reading the PHP Error Logs.
  • Update: Re-added the timer/delay for the slideshow.

3.0.0 (2020/09/06)

  • Update: Brand new UI on the admin side.

2.0.7

  • Fix: Const was used in a non-transpiled environment (and therefore, not working on old browsers).

2.0.6

  • Fix: Divi Builder was not working when Meow Lightbox was enabled.

2.0.5

  • Fix: Issue in the map when lazyloading was used in the gallery.

2.0.4

  • Add: Option to load a low-res first, to make sure the image appears instantly.
  • Fix: Exif data format.
  • Fix: Bug with certain theme, only the first image was displayed.

2.0.3

  • Fix: Performance issue related to the DOM.
  • Update: Optimized the way the images are prepared.
  • Fix: Move lightbox controls down when admin bar is displayed.
  • Fix: Wraps EXIF when too long.
  • Fix: Byebye to the naturalWidth issue.
  • Fix: Hide map icon if… it’s disabled.
  • Add: Display focal length and capture date.

1.7.9

  • Fix: There was a little notice in the Error Logs for old versions of PHP.

1.7.8

  • Fix: Issue with WooCommerce checkout.

1.7.6

  • Update: Exif analysis code restructured.
  • Add: Slideshow feature for Pro.

1.7.5

  • Fix: There was an JS error with ImageLoad.
  • Update: Improve sizing of low-res image.
  • Fix: Compatibility with IE11.

1.7.3

  • Fix: REST requests with the GET method were handled by the plugin (and they shouldn’t).
  • Update: Loader SVG was moved inline.

1.7.1

  • Fix: Avoid notices when lens it not available in EXIF.
  • Fix: Swipe detection.

1.6.9

  • Fix: Simpler and probably better REST detection.
  • Fix: Potential fix for WooCommerce.
  • Add: Support more camera names.

1.6.8

  • Fix: Remove the notices about the ‘Undefined index: geo_coordinates’ and the missing path.
  • Add: Filters for all the image information.
  • Add: Enable right click option.
  • Info: If you like this lightbox, please review it. We absolutely need your help in order to add fresh features. You can do it here. Thanks a lot 🙂

1.6.4

  • Add: Image Size option (Responsive Images or defined Image Size).
  • Add: Low-Res First, Deep-Linking.
  • Update: Better loader and cleaner JS.

1.6.3

  • Fix: Issue with OB and REST updates in the Post Editor.
  • Update: Dashboard and common librairies refreshed.
  • Update: Default settings are now set to use OB Mode and HtmlDomParser. If that brings issues for you, please have a look at this: For broken HTML / other issues, and try the second piece of code.

1.6.1

  • Fix: There was a little mess-up with the Output Buffering.
  • Update: Back-end process go through all images instead of being limited by the selector (selector is activated in the front only).
  • Info: Sorry, there was a lot of work done on the plugin this week to make it work everywhere, as always, your feedbacks are really valuable. Thank you so much 🙂

1.5.8

  • Add: New hidden/internal options.
  • Updated: Now use OB, coupled with a fast parsing engine.
  • Update: Still trying to find the best compromise compatibility/performance (with default behavior that works on 99.8% of the installs). Now the internals of the plugin can work differently depending on internal options, so if you have an issue, please contact us and we will look into it.

1.5.7

  • Update: Fix HTML issues and rendering.
  • Update: Additional compatibility for W3C.

1.5.6

  • Fix: Little issue caused by anti-selector.
  • Fix: Captions and EXIF weren’t showing in images used outside galleries. The Lightbox is now parsing the DOM to actually get all the required information and should work for everything.
  • Info: If you like this lightbox, please review it. We absolutely need your help in order to add fresh features. You can do it here. Thanks a lot 🙂

1.5.4

  • Note: Many things were fixed in the very last commit, but are linked to the very recent changes. Please have a look at the changes below, and it is also recommended to visit your settings for the Lightbox and click on the Reset Cache button (at the top).
  • Update: Refactoring of many parts of the lightbox, settings were simplified.
  • Update: Do not use slow asynchronous requests anymore = no more delay, the lightbox works right away, with EXIF caching.
  • Update: Icons and styles were reviewed.
  • Fix: The little images are not blown out anymore.
  • Info: If you like this lightbox, please review it. We absolutely need your help in order to add fresh features. You can do it here. Thanks a lot 🙂

1.4.6

  • Fix: Cache was not always reset accordingly.

1.4.4

  • Fix: GPS was not being cached.
  • Fix: Ajax calls optimization.
  • Update: Caching optimization.

1.4.2

  • Update: Added Anti Selector (CSS selector) to avoid Lightbox to be applied.
  • Fix: Better display of arrows on light photos.
  • Fix: There was an issue when the same photo was used twice on the same page.
  • Fix: Incompatibility had the bad effect to freeze the website.
  • Update: Compatibility with WP 5 and Gutenberg.

1.2.2

  • Fix: Remove Updraft link.
  • Update: For speed and confidentiality purposes, top using external CDNs. Inline SVGs are used instead.
  • Info: If you like this lightbox, please review it. We absolutely need your help in order to add fresh features. You can do it here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/meow-lightbox/reviews/?rate=5#new-post. Thanks a lot 🙂

1.1.2

  • Add: By default, also add the Lightbox to the Meow Gallery.
  • Update: Display a message in the admin if the Permalinks are not enabled (they are required by the Lightbox API).

1.1.0

  • Update: Code cleaning.
  • Fix: SSL verify for updates.

1.0.6

  • Add: Swipe.
  • Fix: Issue with preloading.
  • Fix: Issue with vertical photo.

1.0.3

  • Fix: If there are errors in the EXIF, show images anyway.
  • Fix: Incompatibility with older versions of PHP.

1.0.0

  • Add: Map for the Photography Layout, if there are GPS coordinates.
  • Add: GPS coordinates for images.
  • Update: Better performance.
  • Update: Disable PrettyPhoto if it is forced by a theme.

0.1.3

  • Add: Option to choose which caption to display in the lightbox (caption or description).

0.1.2

  • Update: Better handing of the API calls.
  • Pro: Preloading.

0.1.0

  • Add: Lens information.
  • Update: Bigger arrows.
  • Update: Camera info, from now this data will be made «nicer» to look at little by little.

0.0.7

  • Add: Theme (Dark or Light)
  • Add: Layout (Minimal)
  • Update: Improved options.

0.0.3

  • Fix: Was catching too many JS key events.
  • Add: Swiping images
  • Add: ‘Close’ button

0.0.1

  • First release.