Articles Images, Image overlay, Image magnifier, Images, Popups & iFrames

Turn all article images into clickable popup lightboxes without having to touch the content. No shortcodes required, slim code, small footprint.

How it works:

JH Image Popup scans articles for regular images inserted with an (img) tag and applies the modal popup to them. You just pick a popup technology in the plugin configuration and your image popups ready to go.

JH Image Popup loads all popup code files from a CDN (content delivery network), which speeds up loading time for your visitors. (Using multiple HTTP channels; also, since most of them will already have the popup code in some cache.)

Tip: When inserting your images in the articles use the the largest size and scale it down with the width and/or height attributes.

Note: JH Image Popup works on inline images inside articles, and featured articles on the homepage).

How to setup JH Image Popup:

  1. Go to the Plugin Manager and publish the plugin System - JH Image Popup
  2. Enter the plugin configuration and pick a popup technology (e.g. Joomlas internal popups or MagnificPopup)
  3. Reload a frontend page containing images and check if the popups look good to you. If not, just pick a different popup technology.

Supported Popup Technologies:

Version 0.8.8 supports five popup technologies, most of them act responsive.

  • Joomla’s built-in SqueezeBox (MooTools): This is basically the same popup you sometimes see being used in the administration backend. JH Image Popup simply loads the already installed popup library into the frontend.
  • Colorbox
  • lightbox2: This is the original lightbox in it's latest version. Seems to work well with large images and is also responsive.
  • MagnificPopup
  • Swipebox: Connects all images on the page and allows to swipe between them.

Note that these popup technologies offer a ton of configuration options which are not included in JH Image Popup’s plugin configuration. This is to keep things as simple as possible at this time, just pick a popup and be done with it.

In case of problems:

If you encounter trouble using one or the other popup mechanism, simply try another. With so many variations of frontend and UI libraries it is impossible to foresee which mechanism works best in your individual environment.
If you still have problems or just want to drop a message, please use the contact form.

In case everything works fine:

Just leave a note in the great Open Source community of the Joomla Extension Directory so other people know if this plugin was helpful to you.
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Verwandeln Sie alle Beitragsbilder in anklickbare Popup-Lightboxen ohne den Content nochmal anfassen zu müssen. Keine Shortcodes notwendig, schlanker Code, kleiner Footprint.

Wie funktioniert’s

JH Image Popup durchsucht Beiträge nach Bilder, die über das -Tag eingebunden wurden und stülpt den Popup-Quellcode darüber. Sie suchen sich lediglich in der Pluginkonfiguration eine Popup-Technologie aus.

Tipp: Integrieren Sie Ihre Beitragsbilder immer in der höchsten Auflösung und sklarieren Sie das Bild dann über width- und height-Attribute herunter. Das von JH Image Popup dargestellt Popup-Bild erscheint dann in voller Größe.

Hinweis: JH Image Popup funktioniert nur mit Inline-Bildern in Beiträgen und nicht in besonderen Inhaltselementen anderer Komponenten.

Einrichten von JH Image Popup

  1. Installieren Sie das Plugin JH Image Popup.
  2. Wechseln Sie Pluginmanager und aktivieren Sie das Plugin System - JH Image Popup über die Status-Spalte.
  3. Wechseln Sie in in die Pluginkonfiguration (Klick auf den Titel) und suchen Sie sich eine Popup-Technologie aus (z.B. Joomlas internes Popup-System oder Magnific Popup)
  4. Laden Sie eine Frontendseite neu, die Bilder enthält. Prüfen Sie, ob die Popups funktionieren.
  5. Funktionieren die Popups nicht, probieren Sie eine andere Popup-Technologie aus der Pluginkonfiguration.

Unterstützte Popup-Technologien

Version 0.8.0 unterstützt FÜNF Popup-Technologien:

  • Joomlas eingebaute Squeezebox. Das ist im Prinzip dasselbe Popup, dass Sie manchmal im Administrations-Backend sehen. JH Image Popup lädt die bereits installierten Popup-Bibliotheken einfach ins Frontend.
  • Colorbox. JH Image Popup lädt die erforderlichen JavaScript- und CSS-Dateien von einem CDN-Server, Ihre Joomla-Installation bleibt also schön schlank.
  • lightbox2. JH Image Popup lädt die erforderlichen JavaScript- und CSS-Dateien von einem CDN-Server. Die neuste Version der Original-Lightbox. Eignet sich gut für großformatige Bilder.
  • MagnificPopup. JH Image Popup lädt die erforderlichen JavaScript- und CSS-Dateien ebenfalls von einem CDN-Server.
  • Swipebox. JH Image Popup lädt die erforderlichen JavaScript- und CSS-Dateien von einem CDN-Server. Die Swipebox erkennt alle auf einer Webseite eingefügten Bilder und erlaubt zwischen ihnen zu scrollen.

Beachten Sie, dass diese Popup-Technologien haufenweise Features bieten, die JH Image Popup nicht in die Pluginkonfiguration durchschleift. Das soll die Konfiguration, zumindest für den Augenblick, einfach halten.

Bei Problemen

Wenn Sie Probleme mit einer Popup-Technologie haben, probieren Sie einfach eine andere. Das ist der Grund für die Auswahlmöglichkeit. Bei so vielen Frontend- und Bibliothekenvariationen ist es unmöglich, vorherzusehen, welche Technologie in Ihrer individuellen Umgebung funktioniert.

It works without problems and you can choose between different effects to resize the images
Ease of use
Very easy, you install it, activate it and that's it. It does not cause conflicts with other applications and its configuration is minimal
During the time that I was using it I have not had to contact the support, therefore I ignore its efficiency
I used this to: I was using it previously and had to uninstall it.
I have tried to download it again, but the developer page seems to be dead.
Great little plugin but if you add hyperlinks to your images they won't work and I can't find a way to prevent it loading for these.
Ease of use
Works as soon as you enable the plugin, so very easy to use, but see above comments
Tried to contact the developer twice - I didn't get any response.
I used this to: To enlarge smaller thumbnail images on my website to aid viewing


Posted on 31 July 2019
Does exactly what it says on the tin - shows a hand over your images and shows them in a box when you click on them.
Ease of use
Selecting the built-in Jooma Squeezebox popup worked fine for me.
Needs to say that inline-image aren't supported - the hand appears but clicking does nothing. Took me a while to work that out!
I used this to: Showing screenshots within an article and letting the use zoom to see them full size.

Simple and useful

Posted on 13 May 2018
All that's important.
Ease of use
Just install and use.
Not needed.
Not needed.
I used this to: Enabling users to "magnify" embedded images.


Posted on 20 April 2018
Ease of use
I used this to: 1


Posted on 07 February 2018
Installieren, aktivieren, Modalbox auswählen und fertig.
Ease of use
Macht den Rest vollautomagisch. Bin begeistert.
I used this to: Einfach die Bilder in einer netteren Auflösung hochladen. Sagen wir FullHD, spielt heute doch kaum noch eine Rolle.
Im CSS des Templates schlicht die img width: 800px; height: auto;
Das Plugin macht automatisch aus allen Artikel-Bildern anklickbare Modalboxen.
Only image resizing, no title etc. Contains just a few lines of code and offers 5 resizing options. Great work.
Ease of use
Not necessary
I used this to: Lightbox


Posted on 23 July 2017
5 технологий создания popup на выбор
Ease of use
Куда уж проще: выбрал одну из пяти технологий и включил плагин!


Posted on 25 April 2016
Ease of use
I used this to: 100
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JH Recently Edited

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JH Recently Edited shows the recently edited articles of all or the currently logged in user in the control panel. Permissions assumed the user can click on the title to continue editing the article. Simple Setup After installation, go to the Module Manager (Extension menu) and switch the Filter on the left side from Site to Administrator. Now you see the new module JH Recently Edited in the li...

JH Image Popup

Last updated:
Jul 24 2015
7 years ago
Date added:
May 13 2015
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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