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How to Create a WordPress Slider With Lightbox Popup

by Courtney Robertson on July 25, 2016

Do you want to create a lightbox slider in WordPress? Are you creating a photo gallery? You can display your slider lightbox in a beautiful, full-screen viewing area. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create WordPress slider with lightbox popup.

Creating a Lightbox Slider in WordPress

Begin by installing and activating the Soliloquy Slider plugin. For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

Before you proceed with installing the Lightbox Slider addon, make sure your license is verified.  Go to Soliloquy » Settings to verify your license key.

Soliloquy Validate License Key

Install the Lightbox Addon

Next, you need to install and activate the Lightbox addon.  If you do not see it listed, select Refresh Addons.

Activate Lightbox Addon to create WordPress Slider With Lightbox Popup

Create a Lightbox Slider

Now it’s time to create your first lightbox slider.  Go to Soliloquy » Add New to add a Lightbox slider type. Then save your slider as a draft or publish it.

create a lightbox slider in WordPress

Next, scroll down to see the settings for your slider.  Notice that you are starting from the Slider tab on the left.  From here, you will see a preview of the images that you have chosen.

Then select the Lightbox tab at left. Next, check the box to enable the lightbox.  Here you can customize the lightbox theme, arrows, and more options.  While you’re here, remember to save your settings and publish the slider.

Lightbox Carousel Settings

Add a Lightbox Slider to Your Website

You’re almost done.  Now it’s time to add your slider to a post or page. Edit a post or page or create a new one. On the post edit screen, click on Add Slider button.

This will bring up a popup showing the sliders you have created with Soliloquy. Select your Lightbox slider and then click on ‘Insert Slider’ button.

Insert a Lightbox Slider into a WordPress Page

Finally, publish your post / page to view your slider live.

lightbox popup demo

Check out the slider below for a lightbox demonstration. Simply click on it to see a live WordPress lightbox slider.

We hope this tutorial showed you how to create a lightbox slider in WordPress. In addition, you might also want to check out how to create an Instagram slider in WordPress.

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Courtney Robertson is a content writer for SoliloquyWP. She loves helping customers create the best WordPress sliders.

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