Support » Plugin: Lightbox 2 » [Plugin: Lightbox 2] Lightbox-2 DISCONTINUED, use another plugin.

  • Plugin Author stimuli


    WordPress plugins discontinued (Lightbox-2, Slickr).

    It has been a long time coming, but today, at last, I can say with absolute certainty that all work on WordPress plugins has stopped for good here at

    Actually, development stalled years ago on both the plugins, as my 3D graphics career has blossomed, I settled into married life, and now my wife and I have a baby due in May 2011. The thing is, people haven’t necessarily realized that and continue to regularly seek support on this site ( in the comments or via email, and my heart goes out to them. I wish them to seek out actively developed plugins, and toss my old, broken defunct plugins onto the scrapheap of history.

    I sadly don’t have the spare time to work on either plugin. I wrote the plugins for me, years ago, and decided to share them with others, back when the functionality I sought didn’t already exist. Now, however, there are countless plugins that do similar, if not identical, things to my plugins.

    All of my code is open source, as is the code my plugins depend upon (like Flickr code and the Lightbox javascripts). If anyone wishes to, please feel free to take over the reigns of either plugin. Barring that, and thus barring either plugin being brought up to date and made to work again, everybody please use alternative plugins that actually get updated more than every three years 😉

    Lightbox users, I recommend looking into jQuery Lightbox Plugin. The reason is, besides the fact it is actively updated, 99.999% of issues people have had with my plugin is due to javascript conflicts. You will have fewer WordPress/javascript conflicts if you switch to a plugin that uses jQuery javascript libraries. Mixing Prototype and jQuery leads to heartache and busted website for less technical people.

    Regardless of which plugins you opt for, just be aware that my wordpress plugins are old, broken, and utterly unsupported, and no longer in development.

    Spread the word, and good luck to you and your blog! It’s been a blast.

    Thanks for using Lightbox-2, and Slickr, I’ve enjoyed working on them and don’t regret a minute of it.

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