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Clifton's Lightbox


Clifton’s Lightbox implements a lightbox subscription form overlay. Features a title, list, call-to-action, and image or YouTube video. Users can embed their subscription form into the lightbox and use the call-to-action area to encourage new subscribers.

Clifton’s Lightbox Demo


  • Lightbox Preview
  • Lightbox Settings
  • Lightbox Settings


  1. Upload the files to the /wp-content/plugins/cliftons-lightbox/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > Lightbox to setup the lightbox.
  4. Preview the lightbox by clicking on the Preview button.
  5. After you’ve set up and previewed the lightbox, enable it from Settings > Lightbox.


First, check if the lightbox is Enabled. This is different than Activated. After you’ve activated the plugin, you will need to set up the plugin at Settings > Lightbox. Once the plugin is setup, you can Enable it.

If you still don’t see the lightbox, perhaps you’ve already set the cookie. Go to Settings > Lightbox and click on the Delete Cookie button. That will delete the cookie preventing the lightbox from appearing.

Does this lightbox work with GetResponse or Aweber or any other email marketing software?

In theory, it should work with any email marketing service. I’ve tested the plugin with GetResponse, Aweber, iContact, MailChimp, and others. The plugin requires the form markup to contain Name and Email fields.

Can I use a YouTube video?

Yes, you can set your own image or use a video from YouTube. Videos are a great way to deliver your message to visitors.


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Contributors & Developers

“Clifton's Lightbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Increased time delay for up to 60 seconds= 2.3.5 =
  • Add support for latest jQuery v1.9.0
  • Fixed jQuery error


  • Fixed Close button issue


  • Updated readme.txt file


  • Updated readme.txt file
  • Minor verbiage changes & corrections


  • Updated Facebook Support Group text
  • Added Close button to upper right corner of lightbox
  • Removed old lightbox JavaScript
  • Updated powered by link to new plugin name
  • Fixed bg_btn 404 not found error


  • removed talk fusion options
  • added option to display Powered By link
  • changed name from Clifton’s Lightbox Plugin to Clifton’s Lightbox


  • escape html variable when binding paste


  • minor bug fixes


  • minor bug fixes


  • added colorbox
  • fixed talk fusion autoresponder
  • added new settings page
  • added one click updates
  • added rel=0 for youtube videos


  • added the delete cookie feature
  • added aweber hack


  • added get_iframe_src
  • compatible with Talk Fusion iframe web forms


  • fixed regex to find email & name fields. A fix for iContact


  • changed background graphic
  • added stripslashes() to privacy statement in box
  • removed support for mobile devices
  • fixed javascript error media setting


  • fixed preg_match issue


  • made multisite compatible by switching out WP_PLUGIN_URL with plugins_url function
  • added SSL compatible
  • added enabled/disabled checkbox
  • added about page
  • fixed preg_match(‘/name/’i) issue
  • removed old lightbox javascript, replace with custom scripts I wrote


  • switched to use shadowbox
  • added time delay and cookie life


  • replaced Delete Cookie button with Preview button in dashboard.
  • moved jquery and thick scripts to function to work properly
  • removed thickbox title
  • fixed CSS issues with thickbox.css for #TB_window


  • Add background color option
  • Add links to lightbox and forms