Support » Plugin: Featured Video Plus » Lightbox video on featured image click

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  • Plugin Author Alex

    (@ahoereth)

    Hey,
    thanks for the positive feedback!

    If I understood your explanation right you want to have a link which onclick opens a lightbox containing the featured video? I will consider implementing a shortcode for this in the future, but atm this is not possible using my plugin.

    Why are you not using the WP Lightbox plugin? Looks like it provides everything you are looking for. Do you rely on my plugin’s admin interface?

    Regards, Alex

    Edit: I reread the title of your post: Linking the featured image to a featured video lightbox. Nice idea! I will look into it.

    Hey no worries – you have created a very valuable plugin in that it provides easy end user support to just paste a video link and be done with it.

    If you were able to keep that functionality but instead of displaying the video it kept the post thumbnail, then when you click on the post thumbnail it either lightboxes out the video or replaces the thumbnail with the video. This has a couple advantages:

    • Decreases pageload by not rendering the video code on page load
    • Allows you to maintain better design by being able to customize a proper image and a custom play button on top

    The WP Lightbox plugin only adds the functionality to be able to lightbox out. It doesn’t replace the featured image as your wonderful plugin does.

    Plugin Author Alex

    (@ahoereth)

    I just released Version 1.7 of the plugin. You can now choose not replace the featured images but make them clickable to either replace them with the video or open the video in a lightbox. Both are using an AJAX request to grab the embed code for reduced load times.
    At the moment you need to somehow indicate that the image will bring up the video yourself. I will integrate an overlay of some sort in the future.
    Feel free to make a donation. The link is on the right of the plugin’s repository page 😉 You would be the first one to do so! =D

    Regards, Alex

    Is it possible to not automatically replace featured images and to also not do the ajax image replacement with video?

    Right now, all of my manual php calls are being wrapped in a link that replaces the image with the video, and it’s messing with a lot of my layouts!

    Plugin Author Alex

    (@ahoereth)

    Use option “None of the above: Manually use PHP-functions or shortcodes” now, was broken. Thanks for reporting! Just fixed it.. 3 times in a row *.*.1 – grr 😀

    works great, thank you!

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