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@wildwebwest, MaxGalleria is not in the WordPress depository. We found it elsewhere; but the developers are very responsive and we love the plugin.
@sdbroker, just took a look in the Lightbox Plus Colorbox dashboard and there is a tab in the Primary Lightbox Settings that says Size. If you click on the little blue help ? button to the right of the field it talks about setting widths in px or %. Hope that helps.
Hey @wildwebwest, yes I took the MaxGalleria importer for a spin and it worked like a darn!
@sdbroker, Yes it is one of the options we are testing out and using. I’ve tried ours on a mobile phone (iPhone) and iPad and it scales down nicely but that probably has more to do with my child theme CSS than anything else. FYI, we remove the responsive code and build an addt’l specific mobile design for our clients that integrates into the same dashboard. Here’s a link to our demo of the Lightbox Plus Colorbox Plugin: http://www.originalginger.com/demos/legacy1140/gallery-native-wordpress/
BTW, if any of you want to set a specific size of thumb for your gallery you can easily add a simple line of code to your functions.php identifying your new image. In our example code below we named it gallery-thumbnail:
add_image_size( 'gallery-thumbnail', 300, 300, TRUE );
Then when you create and add your native wordpress media gallery you just add an addt’l bit of code to the shortcode as follows:
[gallery link="file" ids="480,481,482,483,485,484" size="gallery-thumbnail"]
I have not yet tested this cross browser. No time today. If anyone else checks it out please let me know.
- This reply was modified 9 months ago by Lisa at OG.
- This reply was modified 9 months ago by Lisa at OG.
Dev, which plugin are you asking about? If you use the Lightbox Plus Colorbox plugin it allows you to set the Lightbox image to whatever size you would like it to be; for example, you could indicate width and height in % for responsive design or use pixels, whichever you want.
If you are referring to the thum size in the native wordpress media gallery, you can alter thumb size via the media settings but you will have to either re-upload your images to resize the thumbs OR use a plugin that regenerates thumbnails. I hope that answers your question?
Ruairi, thank you sir for that great info. I’ve been playing around with the cleaner gallery and it is something I think we will use. It is simple and as you say I like that it is less likely to conflict or break code. It is also good to know there is support available.
Okay, I’ve sourced another alternative that is very simple and uses the native WordPress Media Gallery. I’ve installed a plugin called Lightbox Plus Colorbox by Dan Zappone. It is not so user friendly as NextGen but it does the trick. The dashboard is very simple and does give you some lightbox styles to choose from. Alternatively, you can add custom CSS styles which is great.
I checked it cross browser on the latest version of Opera, Chrome, Safari, IE, and Firefox as well as the iPad. Works fine. No issues. Loads quickly and I’m using it on WordPress 3.7 with no issue either.
BTW, I also added some html so that two captions below one of my images would be links to other pages and it worked with no issues although the captions don’t show in the lightbox — only in the original window. This is a good find until Dave can address the stacking issue happening in MaxGalleria in certain browsers.
Hi Tracy, It does get frustrating that’s for sure. I have responded to your message in MaxGalleria support forums. I noticed this just happened with my demo gallery but only when using a gallery other than the standard skin. It does seem to be inconsistent. FYI, I just checked out your website in Safari 3.0 and Chrome 30 and it looks great. No stacking. I also just opened your website (the mallards?) into the latest version of Opera 17 and the arrow was working just fine (I can’t attach a screenshot here but let me know an Email and I could send to you)!
Hey @ruairi, just took a look at Cleaner Gallery. The beauty is that it uses the native wordpress gallery but more custom AND you can add a simple line of .php and copy the plugins css/gallery.css file into your theme’s stylesheet so you don’t even have to install the plugin? Have I understood that correctly? PLUS, it works alongside 18 different lightboxes like prettyphoto and fancybox.
The only limitation I can see is that you would have to use yet another plugin like WP Gallery Custom Links to link images through to pages. I only say that because I noticed someone tried to add html in the caption and it spit out the code into the caption — although, I suppose that could also just be that the HTML is being picked up in the title attribute? Besides, if someone didn’t need link functionality this would be a straight forward and simple alternative to a NextGen basic gallery. Anyone else want to add their feedback on this….
Summer, this is one reason why we choose not to use Jetpack. We don’t want to sign up for an account when we use a plugin for client sites. I am primarily looking for solutions that will work well, have little conflicts with other popular plugins, and have a user friendly interface for non techie clients who use the site when we are done.
I’m interested in looking at Justin Tadlock’s Cleaner Gallery that Ruairi suggested. Anyone else have experience with that plugin?
Sorry Mealtog, I am a bit confused. The article link you provided sends us to “Best Responsive WordPress Gallery” which suggests installing the Jetpack Plugin? And I think you also have to sign up for a WordPress.com account too?
Thanks for sharing that with us Mealtog. It’s always good to have alternatives. Different people will have different needs and the scrolling is a nice addt’l feature on the JetPack one you suggested.
Okay, so I told you all I would share my MaxGalleria experience w/ you. I just implemented it to a third client site to replace NextGen. I use the MaxGalleria import function to move all my NextGen galleries over to specific galleries on MaxGalleria. Finished in two minutes — everything is there — looks great. No issues. This would be great for anyone who has a lot of galleries in NextGen who want to switch over quickly to a new solution.October 28, 2013 at 10:59 am in reply to: Remove featured image not working properly in Crystal Theme #69464
It would not allow me to edit the comment. I can try again but it may remove the code again. Here is the Firebug code we see in Firefox 24:
<a onclick="WPRemoveThumbnail('ea9fa5a603');return false;" id="remove-post-thumbnail" href="#">Remove featured image</a>October 28, 2013 at 10:14 am in reply to: Remove featured image not working properly in Crystal Theme #69455
We use Firebox Version 24 and this is what we see using Firebug:
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[/html]October 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm in reply to: Remove featured image not working properly in Crystal Theme #69392