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Creating a gallery with a lightbox?

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  • #7847
    eklyx
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    Your video tutorial on creating galleries linked to a lightbox is easy to follow, but the recent WP changes to the gallery interface throws up a problem that I hope you can resolve.

    The checkboxes shown in the video allowing you to choose “Link to image” are not there anymore (I’m using WP3.5.1). Instead when creating a new gallery there’s a drop-down menu and it seems to show that “Link to Media File” is the default. But when I click the “Insert gallery” option, the lightbox isn’t operational – the short code is there [gallery ids="1281,1282"] but link=”file” is missing? The images link to an attachment page instead.

    I’ve seen this mentioned on some of your other theme forums but I can’t read the answers. One thread did mention “clicking on the thumbnails” so I tried that when creating the gallery and had some success but I’m not sure why? Choosing “Attachment Page” first from the drop-down and then choosing “Media File” immediately after seems a bit odd? Adding the “link=file” manually seems to work but I would prefer if it could be achieved without going into the Text tab. Is that possible – what causes “link=file” to be added?

    This might be a WP thing or maybe I’m missing something?

    Any advice on how to reliably link to the media file?

    Many thanks…Rob.

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  • #7852
    Jason Bobich
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    Hello Rob,

    This is a bug currently with WordPress. When you select for it to link to the file, same as in the older version, it’s supposed to trigger the link="file" part on the gallery shortcode. They’ve had this in trac for awhile. It’ll be fixed with WP 3.5.2, whenever that eventually gets posted.

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23298

    For now, after you insert the shortcode into your content, you can just type the link="file" manually.

    So, when WordPress inserts this:

    [gallery ids="1281,1282"]

    Simply change it to this:

    [gallery ids="1281,1282" link="file"]
    #7870
    eklyx
    Member

    Thanks, Jason, I’ll modify the shortcode manually as you suggest until it’s fixed.

    Really appreciate the fantastic support you provide.

    All the best…Rob.

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