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Blogging: Lightbox

What is Lightbox?

Lightbox is a WordPress feature that allows users to view larger versions images and video. It works like pop-up window, but rather than actually popping up a new window, it displays inside the primary window while the rest of web page dims in the background. To see how it works, click the image below.


Click here to see large image.

How to add Lightbox

When adding a new image gallery, select “Media File” from list of “Link To” options. This option will be displayed under “GALLERY SETTINGS” on the right side of the page. Note that you might need to scroll down to see it. (Learn more about Gallery here.)

Likewise with images, find the “ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS” area on the right side of the page and make sure to select “Media File” under “LinkTo.”

Advanced Options

If you would like to use the lightbox feature without including an image or video on your page, you can use WordPress shortcode: [lightbox id=”smallnews” name='Your link']Your image or video[/lightbox]. Here’s how it will look on your page.

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