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Lightbox Gallery

The Lightbox Gallery plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.

25 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars
1 star
Too difficult to install. Not recommended.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I can't even get the first install instruction to work. This guy needs to be more clear and perhaps take an English class.

"1) Edit the lightbox-gallery.js and check the path of line 2 according to your settings."

What does that even mean? This is line two of that file:

if ( typeof hs != "undefined" ) {

Go figure.

Maybe you need to be a geek to get this work, for most people this won't work.

5 stars
It works excellent for me !
By , for WP 3.9.1

I like this plugin. It's very simple and works well.

4 stars
Works well
By , for WP 3.8

Just works with WP galleries. Doesn't do anything with only one picture.

5 stars

it works nice, thanks a lot

1 star
can't figure it out
By ,

I'm a pretty tech savvy person and I can't figure this out. And there's very little documentation on it. i don't know how to apply the code to a gallery/album. I'm using a NextGEN plugin for the gallery (which I'm sooo not thrilled about either) and can't figure out how to add lightbox code to it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

1 star
Not working
By ,

I tried a few hours to make it work, but I gave up.

5 stars
It loads
By ,

Working otb

3 stars
needs better instructions & cleaner settings page.
By , for WP 3.5.2

Hmmm. Well it works and it's simple. Its what I'm looking for... for the most part. The settings area needs a complete overhaul though; a lot of cleaning up is needed here. I'd like my image captions to display correctly though, and they don't. The author states:

Lightbox Gallery will load 'lightbox-gallery.css' and 'lightbox-gallery.js' from your theme's directory if they exist. If they don't exist, they will just load the default 'lightbox-gallery.css' and 'lightbox-gallery.js' that come with Lightbox Gallery.

But this is either unclear or not so. I uploaded the lightbox-gallery.css into my child theme folder and it doesn't over ride the original css at all. I will have to tear this apart and do some tinkering to figure out what exactly I need to do. Unclear instructions that could have been better thought-out. Would have given it 5 stars if not for this and the settings page messiness.

5 stars
Simple and does the trick
By , for WP 3.6

The plugin does what it claims. In 2 clicks you have a nice looking lightbox effect in your galleries.

5 stars
Works like a charm!
By , for WP 3.6

We simply installed>activated and works like a charm right out of the box. Thank you!

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