3D FlipBook – PDF Flipbook Viewer, Flipbook Image Gallery


3D FlipBook is PDF Viewer that allows to browse images, PDFs or HTMLs as a flipbook. It can be used for demonstration magazines, books, cards, brochures, booklets and much more in natural way. 3D FlipBook helps to attract user attention and make more impression on him.

Main features

  • Google Analytics
  • Predefined flipbook styles
  • Auto resolution
  • Double pages PDFs
  • 3D FlipBook categories
  • 3D FlipBook shortcode generator
  • RTL – right-to-left, top-to-bottom script
  • Default flipbook template option in General Settings
  • Default flipbook lightbox option in General Settings
  • CSS Layers
  • Languages
  • PDF search
  • 3D FlipBook thumbnails
  • Flip sounds
  • Flipbook deep linking
  • PDF bookmarks
  • Printing
  • 3D FlipBook single page mode
  • 3D FlipBook control customization
  • PDF links
  • Mobile-Friendly
  • Smart pan mode
  • 3D FlipBook templates
  • Realistic view
  • Flixible page corners
  • Smart pages loading
  • HTML, PDF, images as sources
  • User friendly
  • High perfomance
  • Lightbox effect
  • Interactive
  • Responsive
  • Easy to use


Realistic view

3D FlipBook allows to create volume book, with page thickness. It is the most exact computer model of a book or a magazine from real world.

The plugin is able to simulate book opening process.
Modeled flipbook repeat the same actions as its real prototype:
while the cover is opening or closing the internal flipbook pages are deforming as it happens in real life.
The deformation can be customized. You can reduce it or switch off.

Natural behaviour

The plugin is called 3D FlipBook, for sure, it can perform page flipping animation.
But this is very common ability so all typical plugins are able to do it.
3D FlipBook allows to customize the shape of flipping pages but it is still not enough to be unique.
The main feature is using specially designed physics engine that perform all interaction with a user.
This engine is based on physics laws so all user actions with the flipbook seems realistic.
3D FlipBook allows you drag and throw pages together. The engine solve the collisions and show natural scene.

Physics engine has a lot of properties: gravity, mass, flexibility, page flipping velocities and much more.
But it is little necessary to know for using the plugin because all those properties have default presets.

Flexible page corners

The main goal of 3D FlipBook is maximum user friendly. Main key of being friendly is behave in habitual for user way.
How are we used to turn pages in books? – of course it is dragging a page while holding a corner!
3D FlipBook is one known 3D flipbook plugin that has such feature.

Skins support

Supporting skins makes 3D FlipBook customization very easy. It is necessary just to choose appropriate skin and that is all.
Now there are available skins for light and dark themes – the most universal ones.

Smart pan

3D FlipBook has smart algorithm to show the book in maximum comfortable and appropriate for user way.
Flipbook automatically chooses book scale and alignment on the screen, disallows user to drag the book out of view port.
The pan makes only smooth moves that seems very friendly for user. All these abilities help the book to look richer.

HTML, PDF, images as sources

The plugin can use PDF, images and HTMLs as pages. Supporting HTML format as texture is a new technology no one of other plugins support it.
HTML allow easily create interactive books, handle user events, manage plugin behaviour. Using HTML textures is next important step in development web animation.
Supporting PDFs allows to create PDF flipbooks and use the plugin as PDF Viewer.

Smart pages loading

3D FlipBook is not just pretty but it is smart. It has user behaviour prediction system.
Flipbook tracks user actions and try to predict next necessary pages.
In the background it loads predicted pages and renders them. When the user go to next page it is ready to be shown.

3D FlipBook uses priorities for page loading. First of all it loads visible for user pages then predicted ones.
You can customize amount of pages to preload.

User friendly

3D FlipBook is designed to be maximum user friendly. It has familiar to user page flipping control.
Flexible corners help user to understand that he can turn the page by means drag and drop technology.
Physics engine computes page transforms in similar to real world way.
Modeling book is close to natural book – it has the same volume and shape.
It is possible to use hard flat covers to create hard bending and use flexible pages, make whole book flexible or flat.

3D FlipBook has specially designed animation of page loading process.
It is created automatically for different page colors.
3D FlipBook computes animation colors as inversion of page color.
It looks nice for all colors.

3D FlipBook supports fullscreen mode. It is comfortable to watch magazines in this mode, they look like alive.

Sometimes it is useful to change lightning. 3D FlipBook gives to its users such ability.
User can change lightning to do it appropriate for him. It is important option for reading long texts.

High performance

The plugin performance does not depend on number of pages because it does not manage single pages.
3D FlipBook works with blocks of pages, it allows to keep in memory just visible for user pages.
So if the book is closed then there are 2 or 3 blocks.
The first is left cover, the second is right cover and third is internal pages.
If the book is opened there can be two blocks for left and right internal pages.
There can be more blocks just when the flipping animation is performing.
The plugin has no problem with more than 50 simultaneously flipping blocks.
When the turn is finished the turned block merges with neighbour block.

For fast rendering 3D graphics 3D FlipBook uses WebGL. WebGL is a API for creating interactive 3D graphics without using plugins.

PDF Viewer uses lightweight Mozilla PDF.js library. It allows to render PDFs very fast and in high quality.


Supporting HTML opens wide abilities for creating interactive books.
It allows to use CSS3 and JavaScript, create navigation, use hover effects and much more.
3D FlipBook as PDF Viewer supports PDF links, highlighters and any HTMl as the second layer markup.


3D FlipBook is designed to occupy whole container where you place it. So if the container size changes the plagin recompute its dimensions.
So keep the container responsive and plugin will be responsive too.

Easy to use and customize

3D FlipBook is well documented, has a lot of examples and getting started manual. It is easy to start.
Flipbook supports skins, so it is possible to create own skins or customize style or template files of existing.

3D FlipBook has a lot of customization options. You can always watch our lessons on our YouTube channel.


  • Closed book in Lightbox mode
  • PDF search, volumetric book with paddings
  • Pages flipping
  • Corners flexibility demonstration
  • Fullscreen mode, table of contents - thumbnails
  • short-white-skin
  • white-skin
  • short-black-skin
  • black-skin


To install the plugin use the regular WordPress plugin installation wizard. For more details see the user manual.

To understand how the plugin works watch next two videos:

More videos on the plugin official video channel.


How does the plugin works?

Read the user manual.


16. September 2020
This is one of the best plugins I've seen, and I've worked with WordPress for 9 years. The lite version is useful enough for everyday use, but it's so good we're buying the pro version.
7. September 2020
Does simply and effortlessly just what you expect it to do, and for free! If you want more templates and options then the pro version has more for you.
24. August 2020
I've used a handful of flipbook plugins over the years, with some being very laggy or requiring you to manually export your PDF into individual pages and import them one by one, but this one? Out of the box the plugin converts uploaded PDFs, it does so really quickly, has easy to use shortcodes and it's completely free! I just recently required some support due to an issue between this plugin and wordpress 5.5. Within 24 hours the developers responded to my comments and issued an update for the plugin resolving the issue!
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  • CSS class fb3d-fix-title to fix title in thumbnail mode


  • Auto launch lightbox using a CSS class or the book name as URL hash: http://example.com/page-with-book/#book1/5, where book1 is CSS class or the book name, 5 – page number


  • Google Analytics
  • CSS class fb3d-auto-launch to auto launch lightbox after page loading
  • CSS class fb3d-activate-fullscreen to launch fullscreen instead of lightbox


  • CSS layer helper classes: play-on-shown, pause-on-hide, go-to-page, youtube


  • New thumbnail style
  • Button style
  • New lightbox style


  • Removed white line on the left side of a closed book


  • Saving auto generated thumbnails on the disk for for fast loading on the client side
  • Default lightbox that you can choose in the plugin settings
  • User friendly pages rendering queue


  • Simplified book properties
  • Added predefined book styles
  • Smooth page landing


  • FullScreen emulation for iPhone


  • Added error messages for flipbook editor
  • Fixed zoom gesture for touchscreen devices
  • Detecting mobile mode by screen diagonal


  • Performance improvement – much faster initial loading
  • Helpful links
  • Limited height for automated widget size computation: height = min(90vh, 0.75*width)
  • Added CSS class ‚fb3d-default-page‘ for customization plugin default page


  • Removed toolbar transparency


  • Changed plugin logotype
  • Review reminder
  • Fixed a bug in PDF rendering


  • Disappearing page CSS Layer properties (CSS, HTML, JS) was fixed


  • New PDFJS 2.3.200


  • New pages predicting algorithm


  • Performance optimization – disabled 3D rendering for idle


  • Fixed disappearing on Android devices – Updated THREE JS library


  • Fixed the bug: „Failed to initialize plugin: 3dfbInsert“


  • Fixed disappearing edit details


  • Fixed error in classic blocks – insert dialog


  • JavaScript ready function
  • Editing PDF url


  • Fixed an admin side styles issue


  • Fixed the zero size bug in FireFox
  • Fixed a bug with links in doubled page PDFs


  • Fixed a bug in hits highlighting
  • Fixed a bug in CSS Layers


  • Narrow View


  • Fixed the loading PDF issue in Edge


  • Updated PDFJS lib – faster loading for PDFs


  • Links in IE11/Edge
  • Interactive corners for Mac


  • Fixed the iOS iframe resizing issue (wrong alignment)


  • Fixed the bug with disappearing the download button


  • Changed the PDF range chunk size – faster PDF loading


  • Auto resolution
  • Double pages PDFs
  • IE11 Fulscreen


  • Fixed bug in loading languages from global directory


  • 3D FlipBook categories


  • Shortcode generator


  • RTL mode
  • Default template option in General Settings


  • CSS Layers
  • Languages


  • PDF search


  • Thumbnails
  • Flip sounds
  • Deep linking


  • PDF bookmarks
  • Printing
  • Single page mode
  • Control customization
  • Fit view command
  • Controllable script for templates


  • PDF links
  • Mobile-Friendly
  • Flipping sheet animation style
  • Loading animation and progress


  • Smart pan mode
  • Skins
  • Flipping covers together with other pages


  • Realistic view
  • Natural behaviour
  • Flixible page corners
  • User behaviour prediction system
  • HTML, PDF, images as sources
  • User friendly
  • High perfomance
  • Lightbox effect
  • Interactive
  • Responsive
  • Easy to use
  • Well documented