Quick note on Lightbox

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In the last couple semesters, I know several faculty who regularly use images on their blog have found Lightbox didn’t work on ACU Blogs. Well your long wait is over. . .

Out of curiosity this evening, I just activated the plugin and it’s working again. First, here is a look at what Lightbox does for browsing groups of images taken from our Digital Academy last fall:

If you’re interested in trying Lightbox on your ACU Blog, here is the process:

  1. Go to the Plugins section of the Dashboard and ACTIVATE the Lightbox 2 plugin.
  2. Add several images to a post or page, and instead of inserting them as individual images make sure to insert a WP Gallery. (The following video shows you how to Insert an Image Gallery in 30 seconds.)
  3. Make sure when you insert your gallery that you “Link Thumbnails to Image File” instead of an Attachments page. This is essential if you want the plugin to work.
  4. Finally, if you’ve uploaded particularly large images, go to Settings–>Lightbox 2 in the Dashboard and make sure to “Shrink large images to fit smaller screens”.
  5. Remarkably, the new Lightbox works equally well on mobile devices.

That’s in. Your Lightbox image viewer should now be working. Let us know if you find other plugins that don’t seem to be living up to your expectations.

#gallery-1 {
margin: auto;
#gallery-1 .gallery-item {
float: left;
margin-top: 10px;
text-align: center;
width: 33%;
#gallery-1 img {
border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;
#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {
margin-left: 0;
/* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

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