Support » Plugin: Simple Lightbox » Potential bug – too many GET requests

  • Resolved csburdick


    Hello, my host just notified me that SLB is “Probably broken” and that “Domlogs show a bunch of GET requests coming from server’s IP to simple-lightbox plugin”

    "GET /wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/themes/baseline/layout.html HTTP/1.1" 200 1028 "" "WordPress/4.9.10;"

    Any idea what could be going on there?

    Thank you!

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  • Plugin Author Archetyped


    Hi, is the message you quoted above a direct quote, or did you add the references?

    If it’s a direct quote, then can you confirm whether you used in some way, perhaps as part of a local development site, etc.? It could indicate an incomplete migration (e.g. from local to production servers), though this is not an SLB-specific issue.

    If you replaced your own domain with in the above quote, then nothing appears to be amiss, as that is just SLB retrieving the lightbox’s layout.

    I’m not sure what your host means by “a bunch of GET requests”, but the number of requests should basically align with the number of unique visits to the site, as with any other file that is loaded in the browser when a page is visited. I would recommend checking with your host for confirmation on that, and if they are seeing that file being requested multiple times per page visit, let me know and I would be glad to take another look.


    Thank you for the reply @archetyped

    I replaced my domain with So here’s the host’s reply. It definitely looks like something weird going on, non-typical behavior, unless I’m mistaken. The domain listed is mine, not replaced:

    I have been looking through th logs and it seems that this plugin is making concurrent connections since I've been able to find multiple connections being made at the same second, I'm providing you with an example here: - - [13/Aug/2019:10:50:00 -0500] "GET /wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/themes/baseline/layout.html HTTP/1.1" 200 1028 "" "WordPress/4.9.10;" - -  - - [13/Aug/2019:10:50:00 -0500] "GET /wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/themes/baseline/layout.html HTTP/1.1" 200 1028 "" "WordPress/4.9.10;" - - [13/Aug/2019:10:50:00 -0500] "GET /wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/themes/baseline/layout.html HTTP/1.1" 200 1028 "" "WordPress/4.9.10;"
    I've omitted a couple of them, but there seem to periodically be a lot of more connections being made at the exact same time.
    Plugin Author Archetyped


    Thank you for the additional details. Depending on your site’s traffic, it’s definitely possible for more than one request to be made in the same second (things are generally measured in microseconds and milliseconds in regards to software operations).

    As with all other files loaded for a website, this file will be requested by the server for each visitor to the site. Therefore, if your site has more than 1 visitor accessing a page on your site in the same point in time, then the access logs would show a request for that file for each visitor.

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