Meow Lightbox


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.


  • Diseño adaptable. Se ve genial en móviles, tabletas y pantallas más grandes.
  • Imágenes adaptables. La resolución de la imagen se adaptará a la resolución de pantalla y el dispositivo.
  • Muestra imagen / información EXIF. Velocidad de obturación, apertura, camera, lentes.


Si quieres ver cómo funciona, hecha un ojo a estos ejemplos.


Creemos que la elección de la galería debe estar en tu mano. De todas maneras, nosotros recomendamos Meow Gallery.


Comprando la versión Pro nos dará soporte a nosotros y al desarrollo del plugin y además añade estas características:

  • Enlazado profundo: permite compartir una URL que se abrirá directamente en la caja de luz con una imagen específica.
  • Pase de diapositivas: puedes empezar el pase de diapositivas desde la caja de luz.
  • Social Sharing: share the image on social networks.
  • Animation: the Lightbox can be animated when opening and closing.
  • Google Maps: si tu imagen tiene datos de GPS, el mapa estará disponible.


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.

Idiomas: Inglés y Español.


  • Lightbox mostrando los datos EXIF


  1. Sube el plugin meow-lightbox al directorio /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activa el plugin en el menú de WordPress de ‘Plugins’.


Please have a look at Meow Lightbox.


6 de febrero de 2024
On the market of Lightbox plugins, this one really stands out with a wide variety of options, settings, etc.. A great addition to the Lightbox is the ecosystem plugins that are very useful and well-supported. I had some issues with 3rd party plugin that the developer kindly researched and offered a solution that could eliminate similar problems. The developer informed he will try to implement it in the coming update. Overall, I am pleased with the paid version of the plugin and its support.
1 de febrero de 2024
The plugin makes it possible to add a functionality which otherwise would require custom coding.
25 de enero de 2024
This is a simple but elegant lightbox that works well. It does not nag me every 5 minutes to upgrade like my previous one did.
27 de diciembre de 2023
Works great with both the Meow Gallery (duh) and the built in options for galleries and images (both Gutenberg and MCE). The only flaw I can find is that sometimes it's overzealous and tries to take over images that are posted as links. Easily fixed with a nogallery class, but still somewhat annoying.
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Registro de cambios

5.1.3 (2024/02/02)

  • Add: Introduced «Selector Ahead» in Performance for back-end class checks.
  • Update: Replaced «Hide/Show info» with a «Fullscreen» feature for enhanced viewing.
  • Fix: Removed debug log for cleaner operation.
  • ✨ If you have a moment, please write a little review for the Meow Lightbox. Thank you! 💕

5.1.2 (2024/01/20)

  • Add: Maintenance features with export, import, and reset options.
  • Update: Implemented map/image icon logic.
  • Fix: Resolved issue with no metadata on output buffering due to empty anti-selector.
  • Update: Introduced separate galleries based on Selector functionality.

5.1.1 (2023/12/25)

  • Update: Single click feature for unzooming images.
  • Add: Zoom and Pan functionality for mobile devices.
  • Add: Pan support when zoomed and double-click to unzoom.
  • Update: Implementation to ignore anti-selectors in lightboxify process.
  • 🌲💫 Merry Christmas!

5.0.9 (2023/11/29)

  • Add: Support for the collections of the Meow Gallery.
  • Add: WordPress Big Image Display support.
  • Fix: Compatibility with Beaver Builder.
  • Fix: Warning in the Meow GPS box.

5.0.8 (2023/11/15)

  • Add: New backdrop opacity setting for enhanced visual customization.
  • Add: Animation speed control for dynamic gallery transitions.
  • Update: Compact carousel design with integrated navigation and captions for an immersive experience.
  • Fix: Resolved various carousel issues including caption visibility, zoom opening on larger carousels, and missing closing – comparison.
  • Fix: Addressed lightboxify empty DOM in large galleries and fixed missing wp-image class with output buffering.

5.0.7 (2023/11/03)

  • Fix: Calculation for the date.
  • Add: Toggle Animation. You can see it in action here.

5.0.5 (2023/10/23)

  • Fix: Issue related to the zero date.
  • Update: If ran into a Meow Gallery, the lightbox will only be applied to the images of the gallery.

5.0.4 (2023/10/02)

  • Fix: Compatibility with PHP 8.2 (DiDom).
  • Fix: Size of navigation arrows.
  • Fix: Use WordPress timezone for EXIF date.
  • Add: New option for Date Timezone Compensation.

5.0.3 (2023/09/15)

  • Add: Line returns in captions.
  • Add: Caption Ellipsis (for long captions) is now an option.
  • Add: HTML support for titles.
  • Fix: Removed the potential mwl_data error.

5.0.1 (2023/09/12)

  • Fix: It was only displaying the first 12 images of a gallery.

5.0.0 (2023/09/01)

  • Update: The plugin was completely refactor, many parts were rewritten as well. This will allow us to add new features more easily.
  • Info: I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some issues in some cases, please let me know if you find any.

4.0.6 (2023/05/30)

  • Fix: Issue with Map Layout.

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.


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


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


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


  • 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.


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


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Update: For speed and confidentiality purposes, top using external CDNs. Inline SVGs are used instead.
  • Info: si te gusta este lightbox, deja una reseña, por favor. Necesitamos tu ayuda para poder seguir añadiendo funcionalidades. Lo puedes hacer aquí: Muchas gracias 🙂


  • 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).


  • Actualización: Limpieza de código.
  • Fix: SSL verify for updates.


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


  • Fix: If there are errors in the EXIF, show images anyway.
  • Arreglo: Incompatibilidad con versiones más antiguas de PHP.


  • Añadido: Mapa para el diseño de fotografía, si hay coordenadas GPS.
  • Añadido: Coordenadas GPS para las imágenes.
  • Actualización: Mejor rendimiento.
  • Update: Disable PrettyPhoto if it is forced by a theme.


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


  • Update: Better handing of the API calls.
  • Pro: Pre-carga.


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


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


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


  • Primera versión.