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[resolved] Lightbox plugin not opening comic in lightbox (19 posts)

  1. WanderingOtaku
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I am having trouble getting any lightbox working with comic easel. I'm wondering if I don't have a setting right in comic easel or if I'm missing something in the lightbox plugin. I've tried multiple different ones with the same result. All that happens is the image opens up in a new tab/window.

    The lightbox I currently have installed is WP Lightbox 2. I've tried WP Lightbox 2, wp-jquery-lightbox, Lightbox Plus ColorBox, and Simple Lightbox. In truth, the one I think I'd prefer to use is WP Lightbox 2 but I'll take any recommendations if it will get a lightbox working.

    I am also using a custom child theme to comicpress.

    So, I have "Open comic up with Lightbox?" check marked, but no other options within "Misc. Comic Functionality".

    In WP Lightbox 2, I have Auto-lightbox image links, and Shrink large images to fit smaller screens chekcmarked. I dont see any options that id think would cause the hook into comic easel/comicpress.

    Here is an example
    http://www.osfgalatea.com/comictest/comic/example-page-8-9/

    any help is appreciated.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/comic-easel/

  2. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Have you tried Jetpack's carousel module?

    That tends to override everything else

  3. WanderingOtaku
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I just tried by disabling the Carousel module and I am getting the same effect. I tried uploading a new page after disabling and it still opens the full image in a new window. I even deactivated the Jetpack plugin as a whole and no go. The comic page itself is getting the rel="lightbox" tag on it so I'm not sure what isn't working.

    ----

    After some further testing, I deactivated my comicpress child theme and activated Twenty Fourteen. After I put an image in the theme with the rel="lightbox" the lightbox plugin started to work...

    So I installed the default comicpress theme and I again got the open in new window issue. Do you happen to know why comicpress would cause this issue and how to fix?

  4. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    yes, .. I know of the issue; there's a script error on your site someplace (most likely within comicpress - probably the jquery for the menubar) and i've been working on tracking it down ..

    when a script errors out it pretty much makes other scripts fail

  5. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi, I'm having the same problem but it happens with my costum theme and the Comic Press theme (latest version) too. Couldn't make neither Carousel nor Easy Lightbox work with the comics (but they do work with the posts).
    I'm running wordpress locally, I don't know if that changes anything.

  6. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    (*custom)

  7. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    go to the comicpress theme's options -> menubar tab and disable the menu jquery, refresh your site clear browser/site cache and see if it then comes up, if it does .. then it's the same problem others are having .. if it's not, disable all plugins until you one that is conflicting.. or use some site js peaker and see if any errors come up

  8. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thanks for the answer! Sadly I had no luck. If I add the image to the post instead of as a Featured Image it works. Could it be a problem with Simple Lightbox? Is there a Lightbox plugin you would reccomend? (as for Jetpack's Carousel, it only loads with Galleries).

    I'm trying to make the Lightbox work as a Comic displayer, using the navigation by cursor to read the comic (which means adding invisible links to the previous and later attachments via PHP so Simple Lightbox would pick them up). Suffice to say I'm not nearly close to succeding...

  9. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Found this, which on a quick look solves the issue: http://archetyped.com/lab/slb-2-3-0/
    I'm gonna check it ou and get back to you if it doesn't work. Thanks a lot for the support (seriously, not knowing ANY php it gets messy and the feedback helps a lot)

  10. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    How does that solve it though?

  11. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I haven't tried it yet but it says "Themes and plugins can now activate content that is not directly supported by SLB, such as featured images in templates or plugin-specific output" so I thought it could be used for the featured image.

    As for the "displaying the entire chapter on the Lightbox" issue, I'm having no luck. I'm trying to finish the rest of the theme and upload it so I can get better feedback.

  12. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    I'm still looking into this, since on my end it works with carousel in jetpack at the moment

  13. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    As I mentioned on the other post I'm no longer using Comic Press BUT I tried to do it and I can't still, even using comic press theme, Jetpack/Carousel and a decent server

  14. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    .. my dev site: http://dev.frumph.net/blog/jetpack-carousel-test/

    works for me over here; wish I knew what you were doing when you were doing it so I could have done some checking myself; but didn't think about it at the time

  15. Z_e_t_a
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I'll tell you what, I'm finishing the site, when I'm done I'll install another wordpress and test it again, if it doesn't work you can help me then. Thank you very much, seriously.

  16. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    sounds like a plan!

  17. WanderingOtaku
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    So, I have been monitoring this thread and all your posts here, but since I didn't really have anything more to contribute I've been quiet. It's nice to see you're still looking into it, thank you :)

    I wanted to let you know though that I am still receiving the issue. I am still using Comic Press/Comic Easel and it still is giving me the error. I have WP Lightbox 2 and a few other plugins installed (listed below, though they wouldn't be causing the error because I got it without those installed before my site went live.)

    The only custom stuff I have done is CSS in a child theme. You can view my site here:
    http://www.osfgalatea.com/

    You'll actually see a page using the lightbox option here:
    http://www.osfgalatea.com/comic/galatea-issue-001-pg-12/

    Don't know if anything there will help. If you need any more information let me know... I'll provide what I can.

    Site info:
    osfgalatea.com

    Theme
    Comic Press Child theme (with CSS changes)

    Plugins:
    WP Lightbox 2
    Comic Easel
    Disable Comments
    Jetpack by WordPress.com
    iThemes Security
    Akismet

  18. Frumph
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    @Wandering, in your case it could be different... go to the comicpress options and disable the option for dropdown mainmenu jquery .. you're not using it; it shouldn't be running

    once you do that, tell me so I can look again

  19. WanderingOtaku
    Member
    Posted 1 week ago #

    It worked! Thank you! I had no clue that option would affect this, so I didn't even bother changing it.

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