WP jQuery Lightbox
rel="lightbox" not working with do_shortcode function (4 posts)

  1. andreu
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I've been using this plugin in some projects and it's amazing, thank you for your work!

    I have a little problem with a current project. Like always, when I use the plugin with the gallery shortocde like [gallery link="file"] it works fine inside the content.

    But now, I've found a problem using the gallery shortcode ousite the content. I'm running the gallery this way with the do_shortcode function: echo do_shortcode('[gallery link="file"]');

    Looking at the plugin code, I see that the filters which add the rel="lightbox" attribute are:

    add_filter('the_content', 'jqlb_autoexpand_rel_wlightbox', 99);
    add_filter('the_excerpt', 'jqlb_autoexpand_rel_wlightbox', 99);

    This filters are only running on the_content and the_excerpt, so I'm trying to add a filter to the do_shortcode function this way but it's not working fine:
    add_filter('do_shortcode', 'jqlb_autoexpand_rel_wlightbox', 99);

    Do you know how can I make the do_shortcode function work?


  2. ulfben
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Don't know, but it's a great question. I haven't thought of the possibility of running filters manually like that.

    I'll look into this for the next release.

  3. ulfben
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've looked into this and the correct way to manually output a post gallery and apply lightbox to it is this;

    $gallery_output = do_shortcode('[gallery link="file" id="398"]');
    echo jqlb_autoexpand_rel_wlightbox($gallery_output);

    Notice post ID being set manually in the gallery shortcode.

    For the next release (out within an hour) I've added a convenience function - jqlb_apply_lightbox. Just feed it some content and a unique ID (number or string) for the set of pictures.

    $gallery_output = do_shortcode('[gallery link="file" id="398"]');
    		echo jqlb_apply_lightbox($gallery_output, "any ID");
  4. ulfben
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Perhaps the longest hour of my life. :)

    Version 1.3 is out, with a public method to run the Lightbox regexp on any string.

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