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Enables Lightview for images in posts and pages, including the WordPress image gallery.


Note: As of version 1.3.0 the plugin will (by default) automatically backup installed Lightview files during updates; however, you'll need to install these files just once more--my apologies folks, I have addressed this issue going forward to ensure you are not inconvenienced again.

  • Revised filters to better determine when Lightview should be used.
  • Updated bundled Prototype library to version 1.6.1. This should provide better support for Internet Explorer 8.
  • Revised Scriptaculous library to prevent it from trying to load additional, unnecessary add-ons (previously it would cause several 404 errors).
  • Created a settings page (under the main Settings menu) to manage where and how the plugin should use Lightview.
  • Added an option to prevent Lightview from being used on images linked to from external sites (configurable in the new settings page).
  • Added an option to backup Lightview's JavaScript, CSS, and image files during updates to the plugin (this will ensure you do not have to re-download Lightview in future updates). This is configurable in the new settings page.


  • Update to support PHP 4. This should fix the line 34 syntax error that would cause a fatal error when running in a PHP 4 environment.


  • First public release on the WordPress Plugins directory.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.9.2
Last Updated: 2009-9-16
Downloads: 4,247


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