Support » Fixing WordPress » [Plugin: NextGEN Gallery] [Plugin: NextGen gallery] Thickbox CSS doesn’t pass CSS validation

  • Resolved cobaltwolf


    I couldn’t find any post related to this in the WP forums, so my apologies if this was discussed elsewhere.

    This isn’t a problem with NextGen at all (which is one of my favorite WP plugins), but with Thickbox really: thickbox.css doesn’t pass W3C’s CSS validation (and, yeah, that’s kind of important to me… not necessarily a deal breaker for me personally, but if I build a site for someone else, I like it to be as squeaky clean as possible code-wise). From what I could glean at the Thickbox forum, fixing that is left to the user since it is not a priority for the developers.

    Would it be hard for me to tweak NextGen to use instead, say, Smootbox (a Thickbox clone)? I’m not really interested in generating a jQuery vs. mootools discussion. I’d rather use the latter since Smoothbox does pass CSS validation out of the box.


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  • No, this is no problem. NextGEN has am open effect interface, so you can use any other effect you like…

    Thanks for the reply. That is good to know. 🙂 I’ll start experimenting with this today then.

    I’m normally reluctant to do these sort of tweaks since I’m afraid of forgetting I made changes (as I often do) and then overwrite them while upgrading the plugin or something… or if I make a site for someone else and I never touch it again (and the new owner makes x or y auto update and overwrites what I did). I’ll try to be extra careful 😛


    No need for tweaks, look at gallery options and setup the effect to “others”. Now you can add the other script and enter the class/rel name in the effect interface. It will be saved and not overwritten by any update…

    I’m confused about this advice.I looked at Effects in Gallery options but I don’t see the option of “Others” in the list. Is it “Custom” ?
    And if I were to do the same thing as cobaltwolf and install smoothbox
    Is this how to get it to work?
    class=”smoothbox” rel=”%GALLERY_NAME%”

    Also in order to use smoothbox do I upload it the plugin folder?

    Sorry I mean “custom”



    I’d like to do this as well.

    It hasn’t been explained well though for me however. Do I need to install Smoothbox as a plugin in the plugins folder?

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