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How to add "Light Box" feature to your images on your site

By Ross Jackson posted Dec 13, 2013 14:10

  
If you are not familiar with "lightbox", go here and click those awesome images.  Yup, lightbox does that.  Also, that page has instructions on how to do so.  I am going to teach you how to implement it to your site.

The biggest concern here is the css file.  Make sure you aren't using any of the classes or else it may cause issues with other elements that are using the same class.  Please take a look at the light box css first and see if it may cause problems with your elements but most likely it won't.  I will say 90% it won't but who knows.

To add the Url for both js and css, you can go to Admin's page.  It is found on the top right of your page.


When the page loads, click Tools and then select Custom CS/JS/Meta


Under "Custom CSS", add this link:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/higherlogiccloudfront/Custom/LightBox/lightbox.css

Under "Custom Javascript" add this link:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/higherlogiccloudfront/Custom/LightBox/lightbox-2.6.min.js

If there are multiple url link, make sure to separate it with " | " like this:

Click Save and it should be set.

Now everytime you want to add an image to a page that will have lightbox, you can add an attribute to the <a> tag.  The attribute will be: data-lightbox="any-unique-name" 

Here is part of the instruction that Lokesh made:


Thats it!

Here is my sample face with lightbox on.  CLICK ME!

The <a> tag will look like this: 
<a href="http://hug.higherlogic.com/HigherLogic/directory/ImageDisplay.aspx?Key=3d2c4b39-d178-4345-aca5-c3a7b1a9705a"
data-lightbox="rossimage">CLICK ME!</a>


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Jan 15, 2014 11:41

Noel,
Unfortunately, there is no way to add that using the editor. I looked at the hyperlink manager and there is no place for me to add a custom attribute.
If this will make you comfortable, before adding the attribute to the <a> tag, copy and paste the href to a new tab and if you see the same image then that is the <a> tag you would want your attribute in.

Jan 15, 2014 11:28

Do you know if there is any way to add the data-lightbox attribute without going into the HTML? Like adding this from the WYSIWYG editor? I am asking for some who aren't as comfortable in HTML as I am.
Thanks!
Noel

Jan 06, 2014 12:18

You're welcome. glad that I can help :)

Jan 06, 2014 11:33

Thank you so much. I was hoping for a photo gallery solution and I just found it