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FotoMoto bar almost never appearing on default Blogger lightbox

Hi,
My site is http://ilanhorn.photography/ (hosted on Blogger). When using the default Blogger lightbox, the FotoMoto bar almost never appears when an image is open in the Lightbox. On the rare occasion that it does show, it's awesome. But I need the consistency...

It did work for me when I tried other lightbox options, but they each leave something to be desired (e.g., Magnific doesn't enable showing the FotoMoto bar in the blog posts themselves).

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Ilan
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  • Hi Ilan,

    Thanks for your post. I guess the first question is which lightbox do you really want to use? If it's the default Blogger one I'd be happy to take a look at your site to make sure all is working as it should - to do this I'd just need a URL from a particular page on your site to test, which could be a separate test page if desired.

    Generally if Fotomoto is only working on some images that would be because of how your settings in our Dashboard are configured. Most usually there's an adjustment to the "Minimum Width or Height for Images" setting that needs to be made, but of course that's assuming that Fotomoto is working correctly with the lightbox.

    So, just let me know on the above, and if you'd prefer to work directly on this via email, just drop us a line via our Contact Support page.

    Thanks again and kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Hi Derek,

    Thanks for your reply. If possible, I'd prefer the default Blogger lightbox, since the other ones that are "sane" for me (show good on mobile, fill the entire screen, not too intrusive) do not allow the FotoMoto bar on the actual page - they just allow them in the lightbox...

    An example page is http://www.ilanhorn.photography/2017/...
    You can notice that the FotoMoto links there appear well on the actual post page, but do not appear when a photo is selected and shown in the lightbox :(

    Thanks,

    Ilan
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  • Hi Ilan,

    I took a look at the page and can see that the Buy links aren't appearing in the lightbox but do work nicely on the page. It appears that Blogger is using a lightbox that isn't currently one that we're compatible with, so we would need to build support for that on our end in order for it to work.

    Just so I'm clear, you would like the Buy links to show on both the page and in the lightbox? In the past, we have had photographers express interest in showing the Buy links on one or the other, but typically not both so I do want to confirm what your request would be.

    That last point brings up something to consider here, as many people see the lightbox view as a "distraction free" way to view the images, and while Buy links are usually something you don't want to hide, some might not want to have the distraction there, especially given that the Buy links will be seen on the images before opening the lightbox.

    So please let me know your thoughts on this and let us know how you'd like to see it work.

    Kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Hi Derek,

    That's what I wanted - yes: to have the FotoMoto bar both in the blog post and in the lightbox.

    I think I've found a solution - ColorBox seems to be working well for me so far. Only one caveat: there are issues with the FotoMoto dialog when I press "Download" (for example) from within the lightbox - the text entry fields can't be selected and no text can be input there. Any idea how to fix this?

    Thanks,

    Ilan
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  • Actually, I've just solved the last problem (with the text entry fields) - turns out I needed to prevent ColorBox from trapping the keyboard focus.

    So I'm happy now.

    Still would be nice for FotoMoto to support the default Blogger Lightbox, though :)

    Thanks!
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  • Hi Ilan,

    Glad you figured everything out! Nice work.

    If you hadn't done that already I would have suggested selecting the LIghtbox Plus library in the Fotomoto Dashboard, but it sounds like you're all set.

    I will put a feature request in to support the native lightbox in Blogger. If there's anything else I can do to assist just let me know.

    Thanks again and kind regards,
    Derek
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