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Disabling Lightbox + Shortcodes Missing

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  • #19837
    thegraphicbean
    Participant

    Hello,

    I need some assistance with 2 things. First, the lightbox shortcodes are not part of the shortcode generator in the Alyeska theme I recently purchased. They still work if I type them in manually, but the end users are not going to have that necessary tools to take advantage of this feature.

    Second, we would like to have a more robust portfolio display, but most of the portfolio plugin options are not working properly. There seems to be some conflict with the plugins and the theme. Is there a way to disable the lightbox in Alyeska entirely?

    Thank you for your assistance.

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  • #19847
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    First, the lightbox shortcodes are not part of the shortcode generator in the Alyeska theme I recently purchased. They still work if I type them in manually, but the end users are not going to have that necessary tools to take advantage of this feature.

    When you’re using the [lightbox] shortcode, generally it requires that you have a URL for a thumbnail image and a URL for an image that you’re linking to enlarge to. This is why it’s not a real logical shortcode to have in the generator, as people are not going to have these URL’s on-hand, unless they’ve thought ahead, copied, and stored them somewhere. So, this isn’t a very good end-user experience.

    This is why we came up with the “auto lightbox” feature. Checkout this video from the documentation that came with your theme package:

    https://vimeo.com/65843469

    Just make sure you have this feature enabled at WP Admin > Settings > Writing > Theme Blvd Shortcodes.

    Second, we would like to have a more robust portfolio display, but most of the portfolio plugin options are not working properly.

    I’m not quite sure exactly what you’re trying to do, but we do have a plugin that will work with the theme and allows you to display the theme’s post grids of custom post type for portfolio items, making them separate from your blog posts.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/portfolios/

    Is there a way to disable the lightbox in Alyeska entirely?

    This will only be possible through child theme customization from your child theme’s functions.php, but is fairly easy. This obviously would mean that your lightbox shortcode isn’t going to function properly any more, though.

    /**
     * Remove the Magnific Popup lightbox script
     */
    function my_remove_lightbox( $setup ) {
        $setup['assets']['magnific_popup'] = false;
        return $setup;
    }
    add_filter( 'themeblvd_global_config', 'my_remove_lightbox' );

    http://dev.themeblvd.com/tutorial/managing-framework-features/

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