Meow Lightbox


This is a responsive minimal Lightbox built for photographers, which displays EXIF information. This lightbox is highly optimized and designed to be fast and beautiful. Learn more about it here: Meow Lightbox.


  • 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.


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


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


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.


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.

Sprachen: Englisch, Deutsch.


  • Lightbox mit Anzeige von EXIF-Informationen


  1. Lade meow-lightbox in das Verzeichnis /wp-content/plugins/ hoch
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin über das „Plugins“-Menü in WordPress


Please have a look at Meow Lightbox.


18. Februar 2020
I am one of those people who really enjoyed Flickr's layouts, but didn't want to pay for Premuim just to upload more pictures. This plus Meow Gallery gives everything I've been searching for. I had a couple hiccups setting things up, but the team over there were quick to get back to me with a smile and bending over backwards to help me out 🙂 I could not be happier with this. If you're looking for a lightbox for a photography site, I'm not sure why you would use anything else.
17. Februar 2020
If you need something really nice, very useful (I loved EXIF data in free version and MAPS in paid version) and lightweight, this is definetly the plugin you need to get. Free version has everything you need, however, paid version has a lot of cool features like maps and cool effects. It worth it, don't doubt!
12. Januar 2020
I´ve written a short review about the Meow gallery full version (here) and use the meow lightbox with it. It seems to make sense to have both as more options without any drawbacks. The combination of both is user friendly and makes great looking galleries without having to fiddle with any complicated settings so a big thumbs up from me.
8. Januar 2020
Simple d'utilisation, esthétique, personnalisable sans pour autant être une usine à gaz : Excellent plugin
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  • 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.
  • Info: We absolutely need your help and motivation. You can do it by writing a review here. Thanks a lot 🙂


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


  • Fix: Issue with WooCommerce checkout.


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


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


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


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


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


  • 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 🙂


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


  • 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.


  • 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 🙂


  • 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.


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


  • 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 🙂


  • 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 🙂


  • Fix: Cache was not always reset accordingly.


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


  • 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.


  • Fix: Remove Updraft link.
  • Aktualisierung: Aus Gründen der Geschwindigkeit und Vertrauenswürdigkeit werden keine externen CDN mehr genutzt. Umstellung auf Inline-SVG.
  • Information: Wenn du diese Lightbox magst, bewerte sie bitte. Wir brauchen unbedingt deine Hilfe, um neue Features hinzuzufügen. Du kannst sie hier bewerten: Danke vielmals 🙂


  • Hinzugefügt: Lightbox wird nun standardmäßig zur Meow Gallery hinzugefügt.
  • Aktualisierung: Eine Nachricht im Adminbereich anzeigen, wenn die Permalinks nicht aktiviert sind (diese werden von der Lightbox-API benötigt)


  • Aktualisierung: Code aufgeräumt.
  • Fix: SSL-Verifizierung für Updates.


  • Hinzugefügt: Swipe.
  • Fix: Fehler mit vorausschauendem Laden.
  • Fix: Fehler mit vertikalen Fotos.


  • Fix: Wenn EXIF-Daten fehlerhaft sind, Bilder trotzdem anzeigen.
  • Fix: Inkompatibilität mit älteren PHP-Versionen.


  • Neu: Karte für Fotografie-Layout, wenn GPS-Koordinaten vorhanden sind.
  • Neu: GPS-Koordinaten für Bilder.
  • Aktualisierung: Bessere Performance.
  • Aktualiserung: PrettyPhoto deaktivieren, wenn es durch ein Theme erzwungen wird.


  • Neu: Option zum Auswählen, welche Beschriftung in der Lightbox angezeigt wird (Beschriftung oder Beschreibung)


  • Aktualisierung: Bessere Verarbeitung der API-Aufrufe.
  • Pro: Vorausschauendes Laden.


  • Neu: Objektivinformationen.
  • Aktualisierung: Größere Pfeile.
  • Aktualisierung: Kamera-Informationen sehen nun besser aus.


  • Neu: Theme (Dunkel oder hell)
  • Neu: Layout (Minimal)
  • Aktualisierung: Verbesserte Optionen.


  • Fix: Zu viele JS-Key-Events wurden beachtet.
  • Neu: Durch Bilder wischen
  • Neu: „Schließen“-Button


  • Erste Veröffentlichung.