Support » Plugin: Simple Lightbox » Truth in Advertising (This is not simple!) ??

  • I was looking for a really simple plugin to lightbox a single image on a very complex site. Awesome, this one is advertised as simple.

    At 571KB with 80+ files and 43 folders its anything but simple. Total fail on my site, not sure what it interfered with, and I don’t have the time to figure out the compatibility issue.

    But you get one star for misleading title, causing me to waste 20 minutes of my life I can never get back.

    Thanks anyway!

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  • Plugin Author Archetyped

    (@archetyped)

    Cool stats! I hope you find a plugin that works for your needs 🙂

    Thread Starter zipzit

    (@zipzit)

    prettyPhoto totally nailed it for me.. short, sweet and to the point. 10 lines of php code, 1 JS file. Ah.. the beauty of it…

    Apologies to the author. Note: my frustration on this whole thing should really be directed at the wordpress plugin look up system. For all the work done on the wordpress system in general, plugin look up system sucks.

    When looking for a plug in, I want to know how many files, how many javascript lines of code, how is CSS managed (via php calls to DB, via javascript or plain jane CSS files) How large is the entire package, and how is support managed (via login only forums, via email, via public forums) and a link to a sample website. Why oh why is that so hard? And yeah, I expect that result on a single spreadsheet type of page. In lieu of that spreadsheet, we often rely on titles to help guide us on our journey.

    I’m sick of wasting my time, and the Simple Lightbox (NOT!) plugin title was the last straw!

    Nice that you guys are such advanced users. But your review is unfair. This plug-in is simple to use. Install it and you’re ready to go. The amount of code it uses is a different issue. You’re carping about the title of the plug-in being misleading, but so is your review. And you’re upset about wasting 20 minutes? I wasted 4+ hours trying out different Lightbox plug-ins that didn’t even work. This one works.

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