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Lightbox Plus ColorBox

Lightbox Plus ColorBox permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay.

Lightbox Plus ColorBox implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. ColorBox was created by Jack Moore and is licensed under the MIT License. Lightbox Plus ColorBox for WordPress implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. ColorBox was created by Jack Moore and is licensed under the MIT License. Lightbox Plus ColorBox permits users to view larger versions of images without having to leave the current page. Lightbox is able to add a lightbox to WordPress gallery images, display simple slide shows, video, forms and external content in overlays. The use of the dark or light background, which dims the page over which the image has been overlaid, also serves to highlight the image or video being viewed. Lightbox Plus ColorBox captures the image title for display in the overlay.

Lightbox Plus ColorBox uses WordPress' built in jQuery library. Lightbox Plus ColorBox also uses the PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser helper class to navigate page content for inserting the Lightbox attibutes into elements.

Troubleshooting

Please read the FAQ first if you are having problems.

We offer limited support for Lightbox Plus ColorBox via the support forums.

For more in-depth support or if you need extra help you may place a service request using the formĀ on the Plugin Support Request page. Due to the volume of questions, I cannot may not be able to offer individual support though in an effort to resolve the issue I may contact you. The issue may be resolved by a new release of Lightbox Plus ColorBox but it does help me get a better understanding of the issue.

Requirements

Server

  • WordPress 3.0+
  • PHP 5+ (Required)
    • PHP mbstring extension (preferred but no longer required)
  • jQuery 1.4.3+

Support for PHP 4 has been completely removed - DO NOT UPDATE if you want Lightbox Plus ColorBox to work with PHP 4.

Client

  • IE 7+, Firefox 2+, Chrome, Safari 3+, Opera 8+

Usage

Note that getting the caption to appear in the overlay image by using the caption options built into WordPress Lightbox Plus ColorBox uses the image title which is generated by "Edit Image Title" field and not the "Edit Caption Field." You can also manually add lightbox tags to your images using the following instructions.

  1. Add a rel="lightbox[uniqueID|filename]" attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox, include a name between square brackets in the rel attibute. For example:

    <a href="images/image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[uniqueID|filename]" title="my caption">image #1</a>
    

Optional: Use the title attribute if you want to show a caption.

  1. If you have a set of related images that you would like to group, follow step one but additionally include a group name between square brackets in the rel attribute. For example:

    <a href="images/image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #1</a>
    <a href="images/image-2.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #2</a>
    <a href="images/image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #3</a>
    

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6-alpha
Last Updated: 2013-2-4
Downloads: 1,019,951

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