Multimedia, Multimedia Display

boxplus is an ultimate lightweight pop-up window implementation (commonly known as lightbox) that can show images, video and other multimedia content including web albums, YouTube and Vimeo videos, Flash, QuickTime, PDF as well as custom HTML content. boxplus exhibits a high degree of personalization with features like thumbnail bar of images inside the lightbox for fast navigation between items, image captions supporting HTML, auto-fit content and auto-center as well as several themes mimicking various popular lightbox implementations.

boxplus for Joomla adds a thin layer around boxplusx client-side JavaScript code to expose its functionality in the Joomla framework. Since boxplusx is written directly in native JavaScript, it incurs virtually no extra overhead and you should not expect script conflicts, which are likely to arise with other plug-ins built on top of different JavaScript libraries.


Organize the content on the page as you normally would but add a "rel" attribute that starts with "boxplus" to any links you would like to bind a boxplus lightbox pop-up window to. When a visitor clicks any of these links, a boxplus window showing the linked content will be displayed let it be an image, a video or other content. Alternatively, use the activation tag syntax, which will automatically convert into a pop-up window activating link with the specified text.

Exactly what I wanted

Posted on 14 October 2017
Works out of the box with no setup issues
Ease of use
What a doddle to use, install, enable and add to an image. Works just like that.
None needed, just read the documentation
Documentation says it all, easy to read, and in English!!
I used this to: My blog
Can't get images to load but lightbox shows loading. I have a jquery-heavy site and there are no script options in this plugin.
Ease of use
Easy install, and tagging with 'rel' as it should be.
First of all, the simplicity and flexibility of this plugin is outstanding, so I recommend this plugin. But I encounter conflicting problems with other image gallery plugins:

On the same page as my boxplus-plugin, I have an sbox-module, which is a phoca image gallery.

The problem now is, that when clicking on a thumbnail of the phoca module, I get an overlay with the actual size of the image, but TWICE. Because on one way or another, the boxplus plugin is also activated, which doesn't make sense because I only can trigger the boxplus plugin when I add "rel=boxplus" in my HTML code. And of course, phoca doesn't have that trigger in its code...

When I disable the boxplus-plugin, my phoca gallery works fine... But the problem is, that I need the boxplus plugin in my html code :(

I also tried RIE (random image extender) instead of phoca, but encounter the same problem. So there's a conflict in boxplus that I don't know how to solve...

Box+ = A+

Posted on 03 May 2014
Flexible, powerful, economic light box solution. Fantastic author commitment. Thanks.

Not for Youtube

Posted on 24 July 2013
Just want to let people know this is not a good plugin for Youtube videos. It might work fine for the videos in their demo (quicktime videos), but not Youtube. I'm rating them poorly for not mentioning this important fact about their plugin.
Great plugin. Works perfectly and just what I was looking for. I really like the way the gallery feature was integrated, it's very useful for what I needed.

A future feature suggestion:

It would be nice to have the option in the backend to turn on and off whether visitors can see the next and previous navigation before hovering. I added that manually with css by adding the buttons to the element and using opacity pretty easily, but thought I would offer the suggestion for possible improvements. if you wanted to

Great support

Posted on 03 March 2013
I installed it but had some problems configuring it as it conflicted with another extension. I got great support within a day fixing the problem and even explaining why it happened. Nothing better than great support

Perfect / KLASSE

Posted on 20 February 2013
Just download install activate and run. Perfect. Thanks for this tool.

Danke funktioniert einfach klasse und keine Probleme.


work fine, really fine

Posted on 14 January 2013
This plugin work perfectly, no conflicts, easy to customize... and free!
great extension. best extension so far, pretty much flexible
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Last updated:
Oct 20 2023
8 months ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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