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Lightbox Gallery

The Lightbox Gallery plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.

34 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
Conflicts with LayerSlider WP
By , for WP 4.4.2

Don't use it together with LayerSlider WP, as it stops the slideshow.

This plugin does nothing
By , for WP 4.4.2

Obviously, from the Support pages, virtually no issues are resolved. My issues right off the bat:

On the Options page, resetting the default number of columns to "4" doesn't work. The default stays at "3"

When I insert a gallery between two lines of text, the line beneath the gallery is brought up on the right side of the gallery, instead of staying below it. Galleries which should be one below the other appear side-by-side.

My caption text (centered under image) overruns the default text ("Image n of n", which is left justified) so that the beginning of the Caption appears on top of the end of the default text.

When I create a new gallery, the default "Image n of n" caption continues counting from the previous gallery. It should start over with each new gallery.

Terrible plugin

Works well if you like the default styling
By , for WP 4.2.2

It works pretty well. The author should put the tip about being able to override the style sheet by putting lightbox-gallery.css in your theme folder onto the settings page. Would have saved me some time.

There are still some things that are difficult to override gracefully, like the previous, next and close button images, without resorting to hacking the plugin.

There's practically no support in the forum either.

it works
By ,

it really works thanks :)

Excellent...
By , for WP 4.2.1

Excellent...

Works as claims
By , for WP 4.1.1

If you are using the standard [gallery] shortcode, it just works out of the box.

Very unuser friendly!
By ,

It's very difficult to figure out how to use this plugin or even change the photos displayed. I created a gallery 2 years ago and now I cannot update the photos by adding new ones and deleting old ones. I don't recommend it.

Something wont work
By , for WP 4.0.1

No recommendation.

Great !, Its simple and Cool !! ::)
By ,

This is what I am looking For. !!
I had used in many of my Projects..

Too difficult to install. Not recommended.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I can't even get the first install instruction to work. This guy needs to be more clear and perhaps take an English class.

"1) Edit the lightbox-gallery.js and check the path of line 2 according to your settings."

What does that even mean? This is line two of that file:

if ( typeof hs != "undefined" ) {

Go figure.

Maybe you need to be a geek to get this work, for most people this won't work.

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