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Shadowbox JS removed from wordpress.org? (9 posts)

  1. aommundsen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was going to install Shadowbox JS on a new site, but it seems like it is removed from wordpress.org?:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shadowbox-js/

    Anybody knows what has happened? Will it ever come back?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There was non-GPL code included in the plugin and we only allow GPL code. So the plugin had to be removed. The author has not been in touch since so there is no news.

  3. aommundsen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the information, Mark. I value open source software and the GPL license. Lets hope the plugin author changes his code.

  4. Matt Martz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unfortunately the portion of the code that was not GPL was shadowbox itself. As I am not the maintainer of that code, I cannot change the license to GPL. See http://shadowbox-js.com/LICENSE

    I have some thoughts about how to update the plugin to get it back into the repository but it will take a lot of effort and time.

    In the mean time I will upload the current code to my site and announce it's location from there shortly.

  5. wheelyweb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matt

    Dunno if you were aware but the sivel net site shadowbox pages are broken, not sure if intentionally: http://sivel.net/wordpress/shadowbox-js/

    Hope this is useful. Happy holidays! ;-)

    Joe

  6. aradams
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This plugin seems to be broken for 3.3+, in any case. What's a good replacement?

  7. wheelyweb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hey aradams, what version do you have as the latest version I have, 3.0.3.9 works fine with WordPress 3.3.1. I previously had the 3.0.3.8 which didn't work.

    The latest version's been posted by Matt Martz at: http://sivel.net/2011/12/shadowbox-js-plugin-pulled-from-the-wordpress-org-repository/

    Hope that helps!

  8. aradams
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wheelyweb, thanks! Got it working now with the latest version.

  9. RickA99
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wheelyweb said:

    hey aradams, what version do you have as the latest version I have, 3.0.3.9 works fine with WordPress 3.3.1. I previously had the 3.0.3.8 which didn't work.

    I agree with wheelyweb. The new version works with WP 3.3.1. Yeah!!! Shadowbox JS is back in action. Now, I just have to replace the old version with the new one on several dozen websites.

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