Magic Zoom Uses Fancy Javascript to Zoom Images on Your WordPress Site

Magic Zoom Uses Fancy Javascript to Zoom Images on Your WordPress Site

The smooth Javascript image zooming that you’ve seen on many high-end store websites is now available as an easy-to-use plugin for WordPress users. If you’re one of the many people who has suffered lightbox fatigue, then you’ll want to check out Magic Zoom.

Magic Zoom displays images in greater detail when you hover over the image. Current features include:

  • Zoom
  • Smoothing
  • Cross fade
  • Fade in/out
  • Internal zoom
  • Multiple images
  • Reverse opacity
  • Titles above/below image
  • Position top/left/bottom/right
  • Borders/colors/cursors and other CSS options

Magic Zoom Dashboard Options:

Configuring and adjusting the appearance of the Magic Zoom display is very easy to do through the plugin’s dashboard panel. Here you can easily set the height, width, positioning, and the distance between the small image and the zoom window.

The plugin’s developer recommends that you use images between 800 and 1000px width or height in order to achieve optimal display.

Check out how easy it is to use within your content:

Applying the zoom window to images couldn’t be easier. The only thing you need to do is add a class to the link to the image:


Every link with this class will use Magic Zoom to display the larger image in the zoom window.

The Magic Zoom plugin was created by the team at Magic Toolbox. Check out a live demo of the zooming action with different customizations to the display.

This is a fantastic plugin for e-commerce websites, art galleries with large format samples, portfolios, photoblogs, designers, and any site that needs an effective way to showcase larger images. Download Magic Zoom for WordPress for free from the plugin repository.