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[resolved] Minimatica: Thumbnail Gallery and Lightbox (5 posts)

  1. imgouldphotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can anyone help me make a gallery of thumbnail images, so when I click the thumbnail it opens in a lightbox.

    eg. http://gregaitkenheadphotography.com/
    Click on a link from his frontpage slider and it opens a thumbnail gallery. That's what I want on my site.
    This guy has given me some advice on how he did it, but I can't get it to work. Can anyone else help?

    I can make a post linked to the slider. The problem is that I cannot make a page/post full of thumbnails that open in a lightbox.
    I set the post style to "gallery", upload some images (and they do appear in the "gallery" tab on the Add Media pop-up) but they don't appear in the post.
    If I hit "insert Gallery", it creates an outline on my post in the admin screen (I can click and edit this), but still nothing shows up in the published post.
    The only way I can get the images to show in the post is by Inserting them directly into the post. But they still don't open in the lightbox.

    Can anyone help?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/minimatica/

  2. jimmerd
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try the Auto Thickbox plugin. It works great for me.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/auto-thickbox/
    I see there's one more advanced and higher rated but I haven't used it.

    The nice thing is it's automatic. You upload a bunch of photos to a post and they're automatically done as thickbox (which is a flavor of lightbox).

  3. imgouldphotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. After a bit of searching, I've tried using this lightbox plug-in:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jquery-lightbox-for-native-galleries/

    I can now get the Featured Image to show in the lightbox - but only if I set the post format to something other than Gallery. Other images on the post will open as a new page (link a normal internet link) but not in the lightbox.

    If I go to the add media popup, it shows my pictures are in the Gallery tab. Should I need to do anything more to make them appear as thumbnails on the page, and work with the lighbox? Have I set that bit up properly, and my problem lies with the implementation of the plugin, not my page?

    I'm really struggling with this!

  4. imgouldphotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It looks like my problem is not just limited to Minimatica. I can't get a Gallery to appear at all, after trying a few different plugins, themes, browsers and PCs.

    I've started a new thread that isn't just limited to Minimatica, to see if anyone at all can help.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/gallery-not-working-6

  5. imgouldphotography
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorted!

    It was a plugin called "Frontpage category filter" that was the problem. As soon as I disabled it, I had working lightbox/gallery functionality.

    I've now changed to "Frontpage Manager" and that doesn't conflict.

    Website creation is back on track!

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