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NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer

Description

NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer

NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer automatically integrates the cool ColorBox lightbox effect with your NextGEN galleries, and only loads ColorBox’s scripts and styles when a gallery shortcode is present, improving your site’s page load speed.

Note: For optimization of NextGEN Gallery’s scripts and styles, please see NextGEN Gallery Optimizer

If you have any questions, suggestions, ideas or feedback, please email me at mark@markstechnologynews.com

Key features:

  1. One-click install of the ColorBox lightbox to display your images in style.
  2. Only loads ColorBox’s scripts and styles when a gallery shortcode is present.
  3. Helps improve your site’s page load speed.

NextGEN Gallery Fancyboxer also includes a couple of compatibility fixes right off the bat, including:

  1. ColorBox not working in IE6
  2. Conflicts with the jQuery $ selector in ColorBox’s invocation code

Requirements:

  1. WordPress version 3.1 or later
  2. NextGEN Gallery version 1.6.2 or later

Screenshots

  • NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer settings page.

Installation

  1. Upload nextgen-gallery-colorboxer to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Proceed to the plugin settings page to complete installation.

FAQ

Is this plugin compatible with minification/caching tools?

Yes. However the small, already minified ColorBox script must be excluded from combining/minification or it won’t function. This is true of any lightbox script.

For WP Minify, simply add /wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery-colorboxer/colorbox/js/jquery.colorbox-min.js in its js file exclusion options and clear the cache.

For W3 Total Cache, do nothing. It doesn’t auto-discover, so as long as you don’t manually add the script, it won’t be included.

What version of NextGEN Gallery is this plugin compatible with?

Any version since 1.6.2

Contributors & Developers

“NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

V1.0 – 25/05/2012

  • Initial release on May 25th, 2012.