Deze plugin is niet getest met de laatste drie grote versies van WordPress. Mogelijk wordt het niet meer onderhouden of ondersteund. Er kunnen ook compatibiliteitsproblemen ontstaan wanneer het wordt gebruikt met recentere versies van WordPress.

Video Lightbox for YouTube/Vimeo


A Video Lightbox for YouTube/Vimeo uses colorbox thanks to Jack Moore to show YouTube and Vimeo video in a popup box on click of thumbnail which is generated from Youtube and Vimeo video.
you can use it with a shortcode in the page, post, and text widget.

The plugin now has support for the official AMP plugin.

    [youtube videoid="<youtube videoid goes here>" height="<height goes here>" width="<width goes here>"]
    [youtube url="<youtube url goes here>"]

in the backend you can generate shortcodes also you can set default height, width, and an option to play video automatically.

Now Supports Vimeo

    [vimeo videoid="<vimeo videoid goes here>" height="<height goes here>" width="<width goes here>"]
    [vimeo url="<vimeo url goes here>"]


  • Backend of Plugin
  • add the shortcode on a page
  • Thumbnails generated from youtube video
  • Youtube Video in Lightbox


  1. Upload youtubefancybox folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place shortcode like[youtube videoid="<videoid goes here>"] in your page, post, text widget


I have installed the plugin but nothing happens?

You need to add shortcode to your page, post, or your text widget

Does this plugin has backend

Yes, It does it’s in the plugin submenu named “YTubeFancyBox”.

I need to set default height and width

You can set the default height and width on the admin side

I don’t want to play video after lightbox opens

You can set the default autoplay option at the backend

I need to set different height and width for each Youtube thumbnail

You can set height and width for each image thumbnail in shorcode [youtube videoid="<videoid>" height="<height>" width="<width>"]

Where can I get youtube video id

You can find youtube video id at the backend by inserting youtube video URL

Can I use youtube video URL instead of video id

Yes, you can add [youtube url="<youtube video URL here>"]


19 maart 2018 2 reacties
After hours of testing and finding problem I deactivate this plugin. I had problem with text editor. This text editor wont show my text inserted in text editor… So with this plugin is Elementor useles…
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Fix: short code Generator.
Updated Tested Tag to 5.8


Renamed plugin and updated logo to avoid copyright violations.


Added Official AMP Plugin Support.
Tested up to 5.6


Tested up to 5.4.2


Fixes warning.


Fixed issue with directly redirecting to video.
Added Extended version of colorboxjs


Added muted autoplay for Chrome and Safari.


Fixes Widget text minor issue.


Updated colorboxjs

Now supports Vimeo.


Updated colorboxjs

Updated for WordPress 4.0

Now supports SSL (HTTPS)

Improved look and feel

Updated text domain to be the same as a slug

Updated code to make plugin translation ready, the latest version of colorboxjs updated.

Fixed shortcode inside shortcode bug with return output

Updated for WordPress 4.1

Fixed iPhone iPad bugs


First release. Compatible with IE9,IE10, Chrome, Firefox