Lightbox Plus ColorBox permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay.
Well, yes, it does. It's used by thousands of websites and if it doesn't work for you that because there is some problem with how it interacts with your site.
The most common cause for it not working is a jQuery conflict cause by a theme or a plugin that either does not properly instantiate jQuery or instantiate s avery old version of jQuery.
Here are things to try in order to see what the problem is.
wp_footer()function in your
footer.phpof your WordPress theme.
The problem may be with your WordPress theme, mangling image display properties. Try using another theme, that doesn't interfere with posted images.
It also seems that some more recent version of WordPress (or perhaps the plugin is causing this in some way I am not aware of) do not automatically add the link to the full size image. You must also make sure that when you are adding an image from the WordPress media dialog control you must make sure there is a link to the image in the Link URL field. The easiest way to get the correct link is to click on the link to image button beneath the field. Visual depiction of what is required when adding images in order for lightbox to function correctly.
Yes it probably does, the problems may be the same as above or there may be a conflict with another plugin or a style conflict. It has been tested in Chrome, IE 7+, Firefox 2+, Chrome, Safari 3+, Opera 8+ since development began.
No it doesn't. PHP 4 reached end of life on August 8th 2008 (almost years ago.) WordPress no longer supports PHP 4 and all plugin developers are encourage to follow. The best solution at this time is to ask your host provider to upgrade to PHP 5.
You will know that Lightbox Plus ColorBox is not working because of PHP if you receive the following error:
Plugin couldn't be activated because of fatal error
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /path/to/plugin/classes/filters.class.php on line 81
Maybe, but probably not as they will most likely interfere with each other as they usually modify the image URLs. Other image overlay plugins may possibly be compatible.
Yes, you can easily create additional styles by checking the use custom styles checkbox. It will copy the existing styles to
wp-content/lbp-css and you can modify any of the existing styles. You can all adding a new folder to that directory and using the existing styles as examples create your completely custom styles.
Yes it does. There are few simple requirements however. You must set Link thumbnails to: Image File or use
[gallery link="file" for the gallery options. You must check Use For WP Gallery box under Other Lightbox Plus ColorBox Settings
This problem is only apparent in Chrome and Opera. It seems to works fine in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. There are some browser related issues and I am investigating the problem at this time. For Chrome the settings are being saved but not displayed immediately, click on the Lightbox Plus ColorBox link under appearance and you will see the current settings. Opera for whatever reason is completely failing to save re-initialization settings, you must manually set and save them or use another browser. And, no, it doesn't make sense since it's server side activity.
For addtional information please see ColorBox FAQ for information about the jQuery plugin used by Lightbox Plus ColorBox.
If your problem isn't covered in this FAQ, your best bet would be to post your question to the WordPress support forums.
Please do not contact Jack Moore the author of ColorBox for issues with Lightbox Plus ColorBox.
If you have read and tried the above and you are still having problems, and require more in-depth support or if you need extra help you may place a service request using the form on the Plugin Support Request page. Due to the volume of questions, I cannot may not be able to offer individual support though in an effort to resolve the issue I may contact you. The issue may be resolved by a new release of Lightbox Plus ColorBox but it does help me get a better understanding of the issue.
Note: Some of these conflicts were with very old versions of Lightbox Plus ColorBox and may be mitigated
Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6-alpha
Last Updated: 2013-2-4
6 of 55 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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