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Using Lightbox Plus | Video Tutorial (20 posts)

  1. Dan Zappone
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't create this tutorial, it was created by Philip Gledhill. It's pretty comprehensive and and brilliant and I thought it might be useful to people having trouble understanding how to use the plugin.

    Learn how to use Lightbox Plus ColorBox

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/lightbox-plus/

  2. andriansah
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I try you plugin on twenty twelve or child theme
    Still not working

  3. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using this with Atahualpa. It does not work. I have selected Use for wordpress Galleries, I have tried everything. the demo works peautifully, but even though I have link to media selected, it still opens in its own page.

    Someone Please help

  4. tillieb20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Trying it with twenty twelve. The single image works just fine, but I can't get it to work with a gallery.

    But these videos are great! ... if it would only work. I love video tutorials :(

  5. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have discovered that in the text window in the [gallery] tag, if you type link="file" and it works like a charm.

  6. voldby
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nice sharonejackson! Now it works!

  7. geurvanmaillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't get it. I entered manually link="file" on two posts, both with galleries.
    In 1 post it works, on the other the gallery doesn't work, but opens the file in the brwoser ...

  8. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    [gallery link="file"]

    Did you do this? Here is a photo:
    http://jacksononthemoon.com/gallery-link.jpg

  9. geurvanmaillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Eh, is this the same?

    [gallery columns="2" link="file" ids="5268,5269,5270,5271,5272,5273,5274,5275"]

  10. geurvanmaillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  11. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmmm. Do you have the latest WordPress, Atahualpa and Are you using Lightbox Plus Colorbox? Or are you using the Create Gallery function in the media folder?

  12. geurvanmaillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    - I use WP 3.5.1. (Dutch version)
    - Don't know what Atahualpa is, it's not listed as a plugin here.
    - Yes, the plugin is named Lightbox Plus ColorBox.
    -No, I use:

    'insert media' (while writing the post concept) -> 'create gallery' -> 'upload media' -> 'create new gallery' -> 'Link to media'** (for every image) -> 2 columns -> insert gallery
    (then check in code if there is really link="file" written)

    ** two choises: link to mediafile or link to attachmentpage (I tink that what it's called. It's all in Dutch and I read in Dutch "Link naar mediabestand" or "Link naar bijlage pagina")

  13. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I could have sworn I replied to this the other day! It sounds to me as if you are doing everything right. I am as puzzled as you. Lets talk about the settings in Lightbox. Do you have Slideshow ticked under Settings?

    As for Atahualpa, that is my error, it is the WordPress theme I always use.

    I guess what I would do at this point would be to go through all the settings, clicking the ? next to every one that I was uncertain about. How frustrating for you.

  14. geurvanmaillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I have figured it out.
    When published it now works (but I have to manualy add link="file" at every post)

    BUT: when I look at a concept preview,
    or modify a published post and look at the preview,
    or look at a post that is planned in the future,
    the lightbox doesn't work.

    Only when published, then it works ...

  15. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh my,geurvanmaillard!

    You just blew my head off. I am not that programmer literate, a so your whole last sentence made me want to run away screaming

    I guess what you have to do is:

    1. put it in every post, which is stupid, or
    2. email the developer with your problem. and PLEASE let us know what they say

    Sorry I cannot help you more

    Sharon

  16. geurvanmaillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, I thought the developper was also reading the forum about his/her plugin ...

  17. sharonejackson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sadly, the developers rarely help on this forum. When I find a developer who helps and actually responds, I immediately send him some money and let him or her know that I will be telling all my friends and everyone on every forum. And I do!!

    THE SECOND that I find a replacement for Lightbox they will not see me for the smoke. Their help is nonexistent.

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  18. myplugins
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    think I am missing the point... followed the video but the image is just shown as a regular link to the image, no light box at all. Also could not find where lightbox settings are... baffled

  19. dancingbay
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I have a unique situation and am hoping someone can help. I need to launch several different sets of images from a single page. I need these to be on a link the "Click here to view...". I am able to get the lightbox to open up, but it has all my images and not just the ones I want for that particular "click here". Does any of this make any sense? What makes all of this so difficult is that I have to launch the lightbox from within an html field in a Gravity Forms form. I've been to http://www.jacklmoore.com/colorbox/, viewed the source of this page and tried my best to compare the source from his page to what's in my wordpress site. To me, the differences in the css only look cosmetic, like different heights and widths and things like that. I compared the js, but am not as adept at js as css. But, still doesn't look all that different. I've added `<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function(){
    $(".groupDesigns").colorbox({rel:'groupDesigns'});
    $(".groupFont3").colorbox({rel:'groupFont3'});
    $(".groupFontT").colorbox({rel:'groupFontT'});
    $(".groupBreedLogos").colorbox({rel:'groupBreedLogos'});
    });
    </script>` to the header and that made the lighbox work, but picks up all the images and not just the ones I want like in the example. URL to the site is http://dancingbayembroidery.com/store/store/saddle-pads/roma-minquilt-dressage/ and to get to the area of the form, check Left (Mounting) side and then from Type of Personalization, select either 3 Letter Monogram or Design.

    Any ideas how to make this work. I know it's possible because he does it on his example pages.

  20. dancingbay
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I found some great tutorials about Lightbox Plus on youtube. Search Philip Gledhill lightbox plus or go to this link. They are really good and easy to follow. Unfortunately, my situation is unique and though they helped me some, didn't answer all my questions.

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