Support » Plugin: Easy FancyBox » Title Will Not Display

  • Resolved tjbuege


    I cannot figure out how to get the title to display in the lightbox. I am running WordPress 3.6.1, Easy FancyBox 1.5.5 and NextGen Gallery 1.9.13. I have Show Title checked, AutoGallery disabled, and my images have titles assigned to them in NextGen.

    If this has already been answered, I apologize for not finding that. Searching the wordpress forums is impossible.

    Thank you,

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  • Plugin Author RavanH


    Hi, Thanks for the response. I can’t share my site url with you because it is running on my laptop at the moment. 🙂

    I’ve been continuing to look at this, and I think I’ve figured it out. It appears this is not a problem with Easy FancyBox. NextGen Gallery is hard-coded to set the anchor tag title attribute to the description field for each photo. It does not use the title/alttext fields for each photo.

    What I ended up doing is making a copy of wp-content\plugins\nextgen-gallery\view\gallery.php file, naming it gallery-title.php and copying it into wp-content\themes\twentyten\nggallery folder. I updated the php code to set title to the actual title/alttext field of the image, and now FancyBox correctly displays the title with each picture in the light box.

    In my shortcode on the post/page where I display the gallery I include template=title which tells NextGen Gallery to use the new modified gallery-title.php file, like this: [nggallery id=35 template=title].

    I think this is the correct way to do this, though I wasn’t able to find this in the documentation. If there is another/better way to do this, maybe someone can share some tips.


    Plugin Author RavanH


    It surprises me that NextGEN does not allow to set (or even uses) an img tag alt attribute. Maybe you can submit this as a feature request?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your clever work-around. I was not even aware that NextGEN allows you to use custom templates 🙂

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