Lightbox with PhotoSwipe

This plugin integrates the JavaScript library PhotoSwipe to display linked images in posts or pages. All pictures will be used, regardless if they are part of a gallery or single images.



The manual installation consists of three steps:

  1. Download the package from
  2. Unpack the content to the directory wp-content/plugins of your own WordPress installation so the plugin will finally be at wp-content/plugins/lightbox-photoswipe.
  3. Activate the plugin in the backend.

Using the WordPress repository

You may also install the plugin using the plugin manager in the WordPress backend. Use the title “Multicolumn Category Widget” to find the plugin in the online repository. WordPress will also notify you about updates.


As soon as the plugin is activated all linked images will be display with PhotoSwipe.

Adding additional languages

Currently (as of version 1.7) the languages German and English are supported.

If you want to add additional languages you can use  “Loco Translate”. The language files are in the folder languages. For English there is no file neccessary.

If you’d like your translation to be included in the next update, feel free to send me the respective po/mo files.