Support » Plugin: jQuery Colorbox » Colorbox opens low in the screen, not in the center

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  • I have the EXACT same problem on my website. I have tried many lightbox plugins now and the result is still the same.

    I guess it must be a problem with my theme, but I have no idea what it is.

    Any help?

    I have the same problem. Please share your solutions, if found!

    edit – funny thing is… it works ok with Internet Explorer 11 only 😀

    I am experiencing the exact issues as referenced above. Anything using the jQuery Colorbox for handling lightboxes does the same thing, opens too low in the page / overlaps bottom edge of screen.

    I’ve tried removing ALL stylesheets, other plugins without any luck. This is on a MultiSite and plenty of other sites using this in the same manner have no issues. I cannot figure this out :/

    Example site:

    Any insight is greatly appreciated.

    I saw this issue in Chrome.

    I fixed it by changing the template’s header.php file. The first line was:
    <!DOCTYPE htm<?php language_attributes(); ?>l>

    It worked fine once I changed the line to:

    Did you see this on your site? On ours the header starts with <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>> and doesn’t affect the site at all.

    Your markup would obviously need addressed as you have the php tag between the m and l of html.

    I still can’t get it working

    jQuery NEEDS <!DOCTYPE HTML> in order to render $(window).height() properly. $(window).height() is what ColorBox uses to determine the vertical center of the view-port. If <!DOCTYPE HTML> isn’t present $(window).height() is equal to $(document).height() which is NOT what you want to have happening on pages that scroll.

    Add <!DOCTYPE HTML> as the first line above that <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>> tag and see if that helps.


    <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>>

    I see. Learn something new haha.

    That did the trick! It also revealed that I have to declare the size in CSS for things like top


    doesn’t work anymore with that doc dec.



    Hello, I have the same problem but i did not understand from the previous posts how to fix it. Try to check some pictures here:



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