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?
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