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Looking for better way to work with Lightbox gallery plugin (2 posts)

  1. IanLeslie
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using the Lightbox gallery plugin and I am very happy with the way the galleries look.

    However it is pretty hard to manage galleries using the normal [gallery] tag and I am really not pleased with the automatic thumbnail generation. So I am casting around looking for a better solution. What I want is the gallery management and thumbnail generation of NextGen Gallery that works with light box.

    What I want is:

    • Lightbox gallery viewing (showing image metadata, click on right of images goes next, left of image goes previous)
    • Ability to load and manage images
    • Thumbnails that show the whole image with out distortion

    Has anyone come across a combination that will work for what I am looking for? How hard would it be to tweak the NextGen plug-in to not display its own image navigation and just let Lightbox do it?

    Thanks,

    Ian

  2. IanLeslie
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks to stackoverflow I found the answer:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1223902/add-lightbox-effect-to-nextgen-gallery-wordpress

    I deactivated my light box plugin and added the slimbox plugin and tweaked the next gen gallery settings as described and next gen galleries now work just the way I want when they are displayed.

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