Support » Plugin: NextGEN Gallery - WordPress Gallery Plugin » lightbox not working – image opens itself on page

  • hi there,

    my website is and I am having some issues with Lightbox.

    It has been working previously and I have recently updated WP and the plugins etc but now when I click an image, it opens up on itself as like a new page but in the same tab if that makes sense.

    I’m not really sure what I’m looking for, so I installed the NextGen Gallery OPtimizer to see if that would help but it didnt.

    Please can you help me get the lightbox back!!


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  • bump – anyone able to help me with this? Thank you!!

    Lightbox is broken but shutter still works. OtherOptions->Effects-> Shutter


    I had the same issue and found that for some reason I no longer had WP jQuery installed, once I did, it worked!

    I installed this plugin:

    Hope this works for you as-well.

    Warmest Regards,

    yes, lightbox system is completely broken is 2.0.x (most of the modes are broken, some kind of work).
    The developer answering question didn’t even know you could add link to pic.

    as CowPoke98 suggested, select ‘no lightbox’ in NextGen and install/enable ‘WP jQuery Lightbox’. That works fine for me.

    I think that if Nextgen can’t make lightbox work, they should let other plugin handle it.


    I have exactly the same problem as yours. I think it was caused by the theme conflicts. Hope they can fix it up soon.

    I had the same issue.

    I fixed it by going to: Gallery –> Other Options –> Lightbox Effects –> Javascript URL

    The URL’s for the javascripts were pointing at my domain, but did not include the subdomain. As a result the light box javascript could not be run, so that image just loaded as a regular image.


    I have tried what you say, but my url is working fine. That’s fix not work for me but thanks for that.

    Same problem here:

    No lightbox effect when using FooBox via Nextgen gallery.
    Spending a lot of time trying to narrow this down with conflicts from all the recent plug in updates. Anyone else using Foobox with Nextgen?

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