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[Resolved] [Plugin: jQuery Colorbox] link colorbox error with vimeo

  • Hey,

    I’m trying to load a vimeo video in a colorbox by clicking on an image thumbnail. Images currently work fine, bringing up the colorbox as configured. Links work fine (such as wikipedia). But when I try to link to a vimeo video, the page appears in the colorbox like it should for a split second, then the link is activated and the browser redirects to the vimeo page. Is there a way to fix this? Youtube doesn’t work either (brings up just a blank page in the colorbox).

    Using wordpress 3.4 and twentyeleven.

    Any help much appreciated,


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  • Plugin Contributor techotronic


    opening youtube or vimeo videos in the Colorbox works just fine, see my example here:


    I figured it out. Was linking to the page not the player. Thanks though.


    for those who are also struggling your links for youtube videos should use the old URL structure:


    rather than the newer ones with


    so you end up with a link that looks like this

    <a href="http://youtube.com/v/123456789" class="colorbox-link">trigger here</a>

    as for vimeo links they are to be rendered like this:


    giving you a full link of

    <a href="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12345678" class="colorbox-link">trigger here</a>

    it took me a while to figure this out but hopefully it will help someone else out there… good luck, if you get it working it’s a cracking plugin 😀

    God bless you


    otherwise I’d dropped down the damn thing!

    no worries, glad to help 😀

    Hey can someone help here? I dont really get it.

    <div class=”thumb”>

    <?php print_thumbnail($thumb, $thumbnail[“use_timthumb”], $titletext, $width, $height, $classtext); ?>

    </div> <!– end .thumb –>

    this my div for thumbnail how can i integrate the colorbox here?

    so that everytime i click the thumbnail in wordpress, it will display a video which is written in the content…

    it doesn’t work on php code, only in html.

    if you want to display a thumbnail image that when clicked opens a video then you need to use html. you can put it in a div with a class of thumb if you want to.

    <a href="link to video" class="colorbox-link">
      <img src="location of the thumbnail goes here" />

    hope that helps. 🙂

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