Meow Lightbox

Lightbox made for and by photographers

Meow Lightbox is a Lightbox for WordPress that is made for photographers, by photographers. It works in all circumstances while being light, optimized, and responsive. It displays nicely EXIF information from your image (title, description, camera, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc). The layout also adapts itself depending on the image orientation.

Meow Lightbox

If you want to see how it performs, have a look at one of my post on my website, for example, this one: Best Abandoned Places in Japan.

Pro Version

Have a look at Meow Lightbox Pro.



By default, the selector is set on ‘.entry-content’. This selector represents the CSS elements in which the lightbox will look for images and does its magic. Depending on the theme, or what you exactly need, the selector might be different. Check the FAQ below if you are confused.

Edit Post / Page

When you insert images in your posts, make sure the “Link To” is set to “Media File” or to “Attachment Page“.


How to find the CSS selector?
You can start to have a look at this video: This shows you how to use Chome Developer Tools to browse your HTML. You need to find the element (probably a <div> or a <section>) that contains all your content and images. When you find this one, have a look at its id=”xxx” or class =”yyy”. Then your selector will be either “xxx” or “.yyy” (CSS classes start with a dot).

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