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

What image types are supported?

Creating a link to a file that ends with a JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF or BMP extension will be handled by Lightview.

Lightview isn't working when I click a link.

Lightview doesn't intercept links until the page is completely loaded. If a link is clicked before the page finishes loading then it will be handled as per usual (i.e. the image will load in the browser screen instead of being handled by Lightview).

Internet Explorer 8 doesn't work properly.

No, it doesn't. But that's not any surprise either.

This is a result of the Protocol JavaScript library not working properly with Internet Explorer 8. To fix this add the following to your header.php file immediately after the <head> tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

Alternatively, you can uncomment line 515 in the z-lightview.php file. Please read the comments on lines 329-331 first though.

I get a fatal error when activating which says files are missing.

Due to licensing issues, Lightview cannot be included with the download. You must download Lightview separately and upload the folders included there (css, images, and js) to this plugin's folder.

How does this plugin backup Lightview files during a plugin update?

When the plugin is deactivated it attempts to make a backup copy of Lightview's files in a directory named wp-content/plugins/.z-lightview-backup. This folder is prefixed with a period which will cause it to be hidden on most web sites so as not to appear out of place. You can prevent this folder and backup from being created by disabling it from the z-Lightview settings page.

Does disabling the backup of Lightview files remove the hidden backup directory?

No. If a backup was created at any point it will not be deleted by unchecking the backup option. To delete the backup folder use an FTP program, or similar. To prevent the backup folder from being created in the first place, disable backups from the settings page immediately after activating the plugin. This setting will be remembered for subsequent activations and deactivations, as well as during future updates to the plugin. It is recommended that you allow the plugin to make a backup to ensure updates are successful with minimal user intervention.

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


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