Support » Plugin: Pinterest Lightbox » [Plugin: Pinterest Lightbox] Pin It Button Navigates Away From Site

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  • I second that! I was poking around the plugin code… I’d try to add it myself, but that JS is all minified so it’s pretty hard to change. If I could get the source I’d give it a shot!

    Amazingly easy-to-install plugin, and it “just works”. However, the fact that users are directed away from my site is kind of a deal-breaker. Would LOVE the ability to open the Pin It link in a new tab/window.

    I used to de-minimize the JavaScript and added target=”_blank” to function(Q) around the new line #66. This opens the Create Pin page in a new tab.

    Search for
    <div style="clear:both;"></div>
    in jquery.pinterest-lightbox.js and replace it with
    <div style="clear:both;"></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>

    This will launch a pop-up window when you click the Pin It button. The javascript is part of the Pin It button code provided by Pinterest and appears to be missing from the plug-in.



    canwild, you are a rockstar! Thank you so so so so so much!

    I tried canwild’s fix, and it indeed gives me the popup, but now the image area is blank. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

    I have the same problem as kellyrnh. When you click pinit, the thumbnail that shows up is blank.

    Has anyone resolved this last problem?

    I am also having the same issue. Once I put in the code for opening in a new window it loses the thumbnail image 🙁

    Actually, the solution is simpler that adding that script that canwild mentioned, you just need to find in jquery.pinterest-lightbox.js :


    and replaced with

    count-layout=”horizontal” target=”_blank”

    and that’s it, i’ts working now on for example.

    Thanks so much, cuentacanciones. That worked perfectly.

    For those of you who are lacking in knowledge of code/backdoor editing like myself, you’ll be able to edit the referenced count-layout=”horizontal” in the actual jquery.pinterest-lightbox.js file. You can find that in your hosting account files.

    On the Bluehost cPanel, I did this to access and edit the file:

    File Manager (the document root for the wordpress install you would like to change) > wp-content (folder) > plugins (folder) > pinterest-lightbox (folder) > javascript (folder) > right click to edit the code for jquery.pinterest-lightbox.js file.

    Then do a quick search for what you need to change in the code, change it, and save it. Now the Pinterest button will open perfectly in a new tab!

    You can see examples of the code change working here:

    Hi thanks for the tip.

    I have tried the Mod and it opens the new window but the thumbnail loads and it is BLANK.

    I have also tried _NEW but that doesn’t make a difference, it still loads blank.

    Any ideas.

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