Jump to content
cskitchens

Wordpress image gallery quit workiing

Recommended Posts

cskitchens    0
cskitchens

I am running Wordpress 3.5.1 with PageLines 2.4.1 and have several sites with this configuration. The wordpress image gallery does not work. When I click a thumbnal it enlarges to a new page rather than the lightbox it is supposed to do. Here is a good example, but it is the same on all pages. It was working previously.

 

 

http://ntma.com/wordpress/cement-i-series/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James B    436
James B

Hi there, did you have a plugin adding the lightbox effect previously? That's not something Wordpress will include automatically, it will usually link to an attachment page or the media file.


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cskitchens    0
cskitchens

No, I didn't have any lightbox added. I'm talking about what wordpress does normally. I have searched for a solution to this topic but didn't find any so that's why I'm asking for help. There are hundreds and hundreds of photos on this site and it's imperative that this works.

 

Here is a url of what I'm talking about (not a pagelines theme): http://hillcountrylandbroker.com/lookout-ranch-72-31-acres/

 

Here is what is happening (pagelines theme):  http://ntma.com/word...ement-i-series/

When you click a thumbnail you get a new html page with the enlargement instead of the gallery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James B    436
James B

Hi again,

 

The standard Wordpress gallery option doesn't have a built in light box option, which the effect you're explaining - http://codex.wordpress.org/The_WordPress_Gallery It will either link to the image file, or to an attachment page which has the image on.

 

Checking the source code of the wordpress site with the example you showed me, it's showing it is using the fancybox plugin - http://fancybox.net/

 

Where you using a different theme previously that might have had this option built in?


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cskitchens    0
cskitchens

This site has always used Pagelines so I'm mystified as to why it quit working. Do you have a solution for this? Is fancybox compatible with Pagelines?

 

Thank you so much for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James B    436
James B

That's strange, maybe it was included as part of another plugin and was picking up the options/styling from there?

 

I usually use the colorbox plugin for that type of effect, i know that one works well with Pagelines - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jquery-colorbox/

 

But Fancybox should work ok to, I've not used it personally though, I have seen other clients use it - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fancy-box/


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cskitchens    0
cskitchens

How odd! I will check out the resources you mentioned in the morning and let you know which works. Again, my thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Danny    1,327
Danny

Hi,

 

As far as I known, Wordpress provides no lightbox effect on images without the help of a plugin. Therefore, you must have either a plugin or custom code providing this lightbox effect.


Please search our forums, before posting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cskitchens    0
cskitchens

I want to thank you both for your help. I did install jquery colorbox and it's fine. I'm tending to think there must have been something from a deleted plugin that was giving us the effect in the beginning.

 

Problem solved, site working great now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James B    436
James B

You're very welcome, glad you got it sorted :-)


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Similar Content

    • swiftitnz
      By swiftitnz
      Hello people, I have been working on this site: http://mostrespectedagents.net/ and added few images for agent profiles manually.
       
      I was looking to use a plugin to get the lightbox functionality for thumbs > bigger images. Therefore, I installed 'Simple Lightbox' but it didn't work. Which is most likely because of clashing with DMS. Is it correct?
       
      Hence, I have used html/css (I have pasted below) and got the result but with a huge issue. If you kindly notice at the bottom of the site, there is a huge white space right below the footer/copyright module.
       
      Any suggestion on how to achieve the desired result without either of the issues?
       
      Any help is appreciated.
       
      Regards,
       
      Imran
       
      HTML:
      <a class="thumbnail" href="#thumb"><img src="http://mostrespectedagents.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TW-Optimus-Team-Photo-Tenga-Helen.jpg" width="200px" align="left"><span><img src="http://mostrespectedagents.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TW-Optimus-Team-Photo-Tenga-Helen.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: bold;">Tenga Schieber<br>Team Realty of Atlanta</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 110%; font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.teamrealtyofatlanta.com">www.teamrealtyofatlanta.com</a></span> CSS: 
      .thumbnail{ position: relative; z-index: 0; } .thumbnail:hover{ background-color: transparent; z-index: 5; } .thumbnail span{ /*CSS for enlarged image*/ position: absolute; background-color: black; padding: 1px; left: -700px; border: 1px dashed gray; visibility: hidden; color: black; text-decoration: none; } .thumbnail span img{ /*CSS for enlarged image*/ border-width: 0; padding: 1px; } .thumbnail:hover span{ /*CSS for enlarged image on hover*/ visibility: visible; top: 0; right: 0; /*position where enlarged image should offset horizontally */ }
    • duncan1
      By duncan1
      Hi
       
      I am using the DMS free edition to create a website.
       
      I am trying to use secondary lightboxes to display a pop up window of another locally hosted page from an iBox. In the link section, I put in just the link for the page, and in the class section I put "lbp_secondary".
       
      When I then click on the link, a lighbox window pops up, but displays no content. The link is showing when I hove the cursor over it, but for some reason it doesn't display in the lightbox.
       
      It's a pretty basic website with no plugins except for lightbox, limit login attempts and simple shortcodes.
       
      I have installed DMS version 1.1.1 and it's running on Wordpress 3.9.1
       
      I have attached a picture of the offending iBox with the broken link.
       
      I've tried all the suggestions in the FAQ, but no luck. Please help!
       
      Thanks, Duncan.
    • Gabriel Lerner
      By Gabriel Lerner
      I am trying without success to emulate the example in this site: http://www.cleanprogram.com/.
      When you click on "Play Video", what is probably a lightbox opens in the center of the screen, without leaving the page, and... well, plays a video.
      The idea is to use a component like Masthead (or maybe Hero) and enable the video so that clicking in the Masthead Action Button will trigger the lightbox. 
      I thought I could use popup plugins like Simple Popup Plugin, using a shortcode. Didn´t work. 
      I then tried Lightbox Plus Color Box, and after reading about it in a forum, JQuery Colorbox plugin. No success there either. 
      Then, here - http://support.pagelines.me/docs/miscellaneous/shortcodes/ - I found a PageLines shortcode to insert YouTube and Vimeo videos, but inserting 
       
      [pl_video type="vimeo" id="50522981"] in the link destination just opened the video inside the button itself. 
      I couldn´t find any other reference to this problem in the forums.
      Please help.
       
    • mno
      By mno+
      Dear all,
       
      I'd like to use on of the features of DMS to show images in a column (refer to attachment). Naturally choose for a MediaBox. Now, do like to have the opportunity to enlarge the image in a lightbox. I'm quite stuck with it. Anyone open for a suggestion?
       
      Thank you!
       
      Other reference info:
      Website URL: http://www.gateway.org.hk/programs/gps/camp-introduction/
      Framework Version: DMS Free Version
      WordPress Version: 3.7.1
       
    • werbeagenten_hd
      By werbeagenten_hd
      I want to use the NextGEN Gallery with wordpress, but the Lightbox does not work. I also added some Lightbox Pugins but they do not work too.
      Also the built in gallery funktion (I don't want to use the built in Version because it's a relaunch and its done with Next GEN.
      This is my site:
      http://dms.animalsondrugs.de/scoutside/
       
      I'm using:
      Wordpress 6.1
      DMS 1.0.4
      NextGEN Gallery 2.0.31
×