Support » Plugin: WP Photo Album Plus » [Plugin: WP Photo Album Plus] How to enable lightbox? I seriously can't figure it out

  • Hello,

    I’m using 4.5.7.

    I am trying to figure out how to enable lightbox, here is what I’ve done so far:

    Table IX (Miscellaneous): Item 9a (Lightbox keyname) I set this to wppa.

    Table VI (Links): Item 2a,b,c,d I set Thumbnail to link to lightbox.

    It just opens the image directly instead of in any kind of lightbox.

    I checked the docs included with the plugin but I can’t find anything.

    Thank you

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  • I’d like to add I don’t have any visible javascript errors. Also looking at the source it seems the wppaLightBox = “”; variable is empty under “WPPA+ Runtime parameters”.

    I hacked wppa-non-admin.php to force it to be wppa but it still doesn’t work.

    Please let me know what I can try to get it working.

    Thank you

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    A link please

    I have a related issue with lightbox. It doesn’t seem to activate properly when surfing the photo albums.

    Pressing an album link – and then click on a photo, I only get the basic image path on the server. It opens up the jpg as it is. But if I hit refresh in the album, lightbox works. What gives?

    Hi opajaap,

    Did you have a chance to check the site out?


    Hi again Opajaap,

    I’ve tried a number of things so far, so if you have any suggestions that would be great.

    I reset all the settings, added in wppa again to the Lightbox keyname setting, followed the warnings/error messages your plugin generated to disable things that weren’t compatible with lightbox, but it still doesn’t work. I even reverted to the twentyten theme, but it still functions the same.

    No JS errors to follow or anything. Using the debug setting didn’t give me any useful information.

    Please advise.

    Well here is how I got it working:

    1) Installed lightbox plus:
    2) Set Table IX 9a to: lightbox
    3) Set Table VI 2 to: (Link type) lightbox

    Made sure the plugin didn’t have any warnings/errors (had to disable a few things as recommended).

    Now it’s good. Confusing, as I understood lightbox was included with this plugin.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    If you install the current version (4.6) lightbox is included in the plugin. You only need to set the lightbox keyname to wppa IX-A6

    Hi Opajaap, I couldn’t figure it out either. I had IX-A6 set to wppa as it was by default. Nothing was happening – when I clicked the image I just got taken directly to the file. I checked to confirm that the wppa.js file was being included.

    Using Lightbox Plus worked for me. But I don’t know how to get it showing the description for the image inside the Lightbox – is that possible?

    Thanks for sharing the plugin.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    If you supply a link to the site and configure the wppa lightbox – so i can see it myself – i can analyze what is wrong

    Thanks Opajaap, that would be great if you could take a look. I’ve disabled Lightbox Plus and set the IX-A6 setting back to wppa.

    The site’s here: and the Photo of the Day widget about half way down the page on the right where it says “Archival Images”.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    Are there any security settings on the site that may cause this? The browser (Firefox) jumps into quirks mode. I am not an expert on that.
    The wppa+ config looks good.

    Hi Opajaap,
    That’s strange as I have “<!DOCTYPE html>” at the top of the page source and I had thought that HTML5 got rid of quirks mode. When I type this into the Firebug console:

    javascript:m=(document.compatMode=='CSS1Compat')?'Standards':'Quirks';window.alert('You are in ' + m + ' mode.');

    …it tells me I’m in standards mode. Same in Chrome and IE when I type it in the address bar.

    I’m not sure what I should be looking for in terms of security settings. AFAIK, I’ve not done anything out of the ordinary.

    Thanks again for your help!

    BTW that’s with Firefox 13.0.1, Chrome 19.0.1084.56 m, and IE 9.0.8112.16421.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    I use firefox 13.0.1 and firebug. The web developer toolbar displays 3 green checkmarks/red crosses at the extreme right hand side: compliance mode, css error status, js error status. The first (compliance mode is red cross: quirks mode).

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