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blueimp lightbox

Description

blueimp Gallery is a touch-enabled, responsive and customizable image and video gallery, carousel and lightbox, optimized for both mobile and desktop web browsers.
It features swipe, mouse and keyboard navigation, transition effects, slideshow functionality, fullscreen support and on-demand content loading and can be extended to display additional content types.
This is the official WordPress plugin for the Gallery lightbox functionality.
By default it automatically adds lightbox functionality to image links ending with gif, jpg, jpeg and png extensions. The plugin provides an options page to disable the automatic feature and to restrict the list of media types. It is also possible to add lightbox functionality for a link manually.

Screenshots

  • Lightbox with bright image
  • Lightbox with dark image
  • Options page

FAQ

How to enable the lightbox functionality for default WordPress galleries?

In the Gallery settings, set the “Link To” option to “Media File”.

How to manually activate the lightbox functionality for a link?

Simply add the attribute data-gallery to the link tag and it will be opened in the lightbox:

<a href="banana.jpg" data-gallery>Banana</a>

If multiple links on the page have the data-gallery attribute, the lightbox enables gallery navigation between the linked resources.

How can I enable the lightbox HTML5 fullscreen mode for a link?

To enable the HTML5 fullscreen mode, add the #blueimp-gallery-fullscreen value for the data-gallery attribute:

<a href="banana.jpg" data-gallery="#blueimp-gallery-fullscreen">Banana</a> 

Please note that this only has an effect in browsers which support the HTML5 fullscreen API.
Other browsers will simply display the lightbox without HTML5 fullscreen mode.

How can I display HTML5 videos in the lightbox?

Add the data-gallery attribute and a type attribute with the video content type to the link:

<a href="cats.mp4" type="video/mp4" data-gallery>Cats</a>
<a href="dogs.ogv" type="video/ogv" data-gallery>Dogs</a>

Please note that this is only supported in browsers which can play native HTML5 video and support the required video codec.

How can I display YouTube videos in the lightbox?

Add the data-gallery attribute, set the type attribute to text/html and add a data-youtube attribute with the YouTube video ID:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi4CIXpx7Bg" type="text/html" data-youtube="zi4CIXpx7Bg" data-gallery>LES TWINS - An Industry Ahead</a>
How can I display Vimeo videos in the lightbox?

Add the data-gallery attribute, set the type attribute to text/html and add a data-vimeo attribute with the Vimeo video ID:

<a href="https://vimeo.com/73686146" type="text/html" data-vimeo="73686146" data-gallery>KN1GHT - Last Moon</a>
Where can I find more documentation for this plugin?

Head over to the blueimp Gallery project page and check out the Gallery docs.

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Changelog

1.1.2

  • Added compatibility information for WordPress 4.0.

1.1.1

  • Detect media files with query parameters or anchor suffixes.

1.1.0

  • Updated resource files to blueimp Gallery 2.15.0.
  • Added the automatic activation filter to the post_gallery hook.

1.0.1

  • Updated resource files to blueimp Gallery 2.11.5.
  • Added a workaround for the plugin urls if the plugin is included via symlink.
  • Replaced plugins_url with plugin_dir_path for the path to the HTML templates.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.

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