Great Lightbox 2 plugin for WordPress

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 | In Download Or Not, Wordpress & Plugins |

Lightbox2 version 2.8.2 plugin is the upgraded version since the Lightbox version 0.6 plugin for WordPress blogging platform. This is the powerful plugin turn linked image into neat JavaScript empowered pop-up that overlay on the top of your webpage. It scans your posts for linked images and make before applied the image overlay effect when user click on the image, this is much better than linking to a new window or even open a new window. The lightbox overlay shows a small pre-loader animation before showing the full image.

WordPress users can adjust the Lightbox 2 setting such like the appearance; auto lightbox image links, which allow the plugin to add necessary HTML to image links.

1. Get the plugin below or from the Internet.
2. Unzip the file and upload the whole folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘plugins’ menu in the wordpress, then proceed to Options -> Lightbox 2. Your plugin is really to use for the linked images that you want the overlay effect shown.
4. Add a rel=”lightbox2″ attribute to any link image tag to activate the lightbox, or rel=”lightbox[imagesgroup1]” for a set of images.
5. Additionally, you can also use the title attribute to show the caption when visitors mouse over the images. This is optional option.

A disadvantage of this plugin is need to wait the whole webpage to be loaded, before the image overlay’s effects works properly. Sometime I can not wait for the whole webpage being loaded, so just press the “Esc” button to stop the loading then click on the image has Lightbox feature applied and it works.

For example:
Single image.
<a href=”img1.jpg” rel=”lightbox2″ title=”Caption Img1″>Image 1</a>

A set of images.
<a href=”img1.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img1″>Image 1</a>
<a href=”img2.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img2″>Image 2</a>
<a href=”img3.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img3″>Image 3</a>
<a href=”img4.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img4″>Image 4</a>

This plugin have been introduced very long time ago and I have just recently applied this plugin on my weblog especially for the Comics Collection category to show the comics in very interesting way. Thanks for the creator for this great plugin, I really have a fun with this plugin.

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2 Comments to “Great Lightbox 2 plugin for WordPress”

  1. Comment 1
    Posts about Blogging as of February 26, 2009 Wordpress Theme | Free Quality Wordpress Themes @ Says:

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    Roblez Says:

    Great post … I love this site…Thanks

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