Support » Plugin: WP jQuery Lightbox » Plugin showing up as ‘possibly abandoned’

  • Resolved wwwolf


    Hi @ulfben
    Any chance of double-checking this plugin is compliant with latest versions and tweaking/bumping it? Still love it and use it, but get nervous when WordFence keeps nagging me :O

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  • Plugin Author ulfben


    It has been bumped. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I still use the plugin myself on a ton of different sites so I’ll probably keep it alive for a good long time. That said; it is a fairly limited plugin – the mobile experience in particular is pretty poor nowadays. I’m not unlikely to ever have the time to invest in rewriting this so… I would start looking for another image viewer plugin that’s lightweight, fast and actually good on mobile.

    Do let me know if you find any!

    Thank you

    I did use WP Featherlight on a recent site when I was unsure if yours had been abandoned. To be honest I see no advantage over yours – but it is simple and it works.

    Plugin Author ulfben


    Yeah, I saw Featerlight and it seemed like a decent contender! But their plugin doesn’t auto-group images in a post it seems?

    Swipebox seems like a great mobile-first image viewer. I might actually spend a weekend someday soon to create a new plugin for that, and then retire WP-jQueryLightbox.

    EDIT. turns out some kind soul already did the work and turned Swipebox into a plugin! It has an excellent admin panel exposing all the swipebox settings.

    The only significant difference in behavior (compared to WP jQueryLightbox) is that Easy SwipeBox will put *all* images in the same gallery. It does not separate images on a post-by-post basis. That’s not a huge deal, and I don’t have to write another plugin. ๐Ÿ˜€

    TLDR: consider jumping ship for Easy Swipebox. It is almost certainly better maintained than my old thing.

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    Again thank you. Will try Easy Swipebox in my next site.

    As for WP Featherlight “But their plugin doesnโ€™t auto-group images in a post it seems?” unfortunately there is that.

    Meanwhile I am in no hurry to replace WP jQuery Lightbox in all my other sites as it is still doing the job just fine for intended purposes. I do like the post-by-post basis.

    Plugin Author ulfben


    Agreed. And looking closer at it, Easy Swipebox hasn’t been touched since 2016 so we seem to keep similar development velocity. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I open an issue on his github about the post grouping though. With any luck he’ll get to it before I do.

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