WordPress Plugins – Shadowbox JS
Sometimes it’s all about style. If you can’t baffle them with content, you can at least dazzle them with look and feel. One of the hot trends on the Internet these days is the use of a shadowbox effect for graphics. This effect basically dims the screen and then displays a larger graphic on the screen as an inline pop-up. I know that sounds like a contradiction but I you know what I mean.
After a little research I selected a plug-in written by Matt Martz called Shadowbox JS. One of the reasons I selected this particular plug-in was that it allows the shadowbox effect to not only be assigned to image files but will also allow the effect to be used on other types of media such as a web site, a video, or really any other media type that is supported by WordPress.
The plug-in is installed using the standard WordPress method through the Plug-In page of the Administration Dashboard. Once installed, Shadowbox JS will create a new menu item in the Settings section of the Dashboard called Shadowbox JS.
Once installed you invoke the shadowbox effect by adding
I recommend you give it a try and see for yourself what a difference it makes in serving up content on your site.