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Highslide in WP Tutorial (10 posts)

  1. faustina
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have made a tutorial on how to include Highslide JavaScript into your WordPress website. For those who don't know, Highslide is a very cool image enlarger. I think it's better than anything else available.
    The tutorial:
    http://www.gollygolly.com/about/the-making-of-gollygollycom/wordpress-how-to-highslide-tutorial/

    Highslide website:
    http://vikjavev.no/highslide/

    There aren't many options for a highslide plugin, so to put in the code yourself works really well, and it is then very customizable.

  2. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Good tutorial. I did find a plugin at Odyssey which I have used and I saw that another plugin was just made. I'll have to check that one out, too.

  3. faustina
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of those plugins. They just don't let you customize much, which in my opinion if I have to go dig through the code I would rather just put it in myself, and that way it is easy to find and keep track of.

  4. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Have you ever tried to get multiple scripts to work in a post? I tried Highslide and it worked. Then I added a Lightbox example and they both worked. Then I add a greybox and thickbox sample. The Highslide and Thickbox examples work but the other 2 don't. I guess it's a JS conflict.

  5. faustina
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hmmm, some of those use the same script I think, make sure you aren't loading the same scripts more than once. It may not be why they don't work but it does tend to mess things up. I have run highslide and lightbox together fine, I haven't done more than that though.

  6. JesseHeap
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of those plugins. They just don't let you customize much, which in my opinion if I have to go dig through the code I would rather just put it in myself, and that way it is easy to find and keep track of.

    Faustina,

    That's a good point as some plugins to limit your flexibility. The plugin I released for highslide allows you to directly edit the javascript within the wordpress options page. So if you plan on using the common implementation of highslide across your site it works well and allows for a fair amount of customization. And, with the quicktags, it saves time when inserting new images.

    On the other hand, if you want different customizations on an image by image or page by page basis, then you are better off passing on the plugin and integrating highslide directly.

    Jesse

  7. faustina
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Jesse -

    I actually tried your plugin. I couldn't get it to work at all. I changed a bunch of stuff around and decided to just take a stab at the code on my own, that's where the tutorial came about. I would have gone to you about the problems, but I always like to eliminate the use of plugins when I can (I already have so many). Anyway, each has it's advantages, and a plugin would be an easy way to set it up without much fuss.

  8. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @Jesse: I also couldn't get yours to work, but was only experimenting and never contacted you. I did get the WPJ-Highslide plugin to work. Maybe it's because I have lightbox and greybox and thickbox and highslide all installed.

  9. JesseHeap
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Feel free to contact me with any issues. Several people have been successful installing the plugin, and am curious what problems you guys had.

    Thanks

  10. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I did get Jesse's WP-Highslide to work after I downloaded the new version 1.2.2. And I have other display problems with all the plugins. The images display differentlty for some when on the main page compared to when I actually go to that post. Clicking to expand the thumbnail works differently in post view, too. It's kind of hard to explain all the issues, but you can go here to see.

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