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Updated Lightbox Plus - now no buy buttons on Lightbox's images

I had it all working - Lightbox Plus, NextGen Gallery and Fotomoto - then I did the upgrade and BOOM! - no buy buttons on Lightbox's images. I previously found that I had to choose which of the Lightbox formats I used carefully. Now I have no buy buttons with any of them. Any ideas?

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  • That should be "Lightbox'd" images, not "Lightbox's". Sometime auto spelling corrector is not a good thing. :)
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  • Derek (Official Rep) August 15, 2011 05:22
    Hi Bob,

    A couple of things here:

    First off, we're not compatible with NextGen gallery's slideshow, and though I didn't see a slideshow in your gallery, it looks like it is loading in your page (I see ngg.slideshow.min.js loading in your source code).

    Also, could you try going to the WordPress Dashboard > Gallery > Options > Effects and setting JavaScript Thumbnail effect to None?

    Last thing, it looks like you may be using Colorbox as a lightbox instead of Lightbox Plus - could you double-check which lightbox you're using and disable any that you're not using?

    Give that a shot and let me know if you're still having issues.

    Kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Hi Derek,

    Thank you for the quick reply.

    I did the following:

    1. Found that ngg.slideshow.js and ngg.slideshow.min.js were in the nextgen-gallery/js directory. I renamed them (appended .xx ). - no change

    2. Set the JavaScript Thumbnail effect to None - that totally disabled the lightbox effect, so I set it back to Lightbox.

    3. I am running Lightbox Plus. I see on the Lightbox Plus Options page - "Lightbox Plus implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress.", so I would expect to see some Colorbox code in there.

    4. I noticed that I had Lightbox Gallery plugin loaded but not activated. I deleted it.

    At each step I cycled through the Lightbox Plus Styles. And still no buy buttons.

    Very occasionally, and not repeatably, I would see the Fotomoto buy buttons overlaid with the Lightbox caption and Previous-Next buttons. If I reloaded the same page, the buy buttons would disappear.

    I saw the same effect before the upgrade of Lightbox Plus, depending on which of the Lightbox Plus styles I used. But before the upgrade the effect was repeatable. IOW, it was always there on certain Lightbox Plus styles. If I remember correctly, the Black style always had the buttons on top of one another.

    Just a thought: I'm wondering if the buttons are "behind" the Lightbox Plus caption area below the image. Maybe something to do with with way Lightbox Plus presents, or the way Fotomoto sees, the boundaries of the image?

    I'll be in touch with the folks over at Lightbox Plus too and will let you know if we get it figured out

    Bob
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  • Hi again, Derek,

    A couple other things before I have to get to my real job :)

    I looked back at the code on my site and I think there was also an upgrade to NextGen gallery.

    Just for grins, I deactivated Lightbox Plus and tried jQuery Colorbox - no buy buttons on gallery images there either. I left jQuery Colorbox installed for now.

    Thank you

    Bob
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  • Hi Bob,

    Sorry for the delayed reply! I took another look at your site today and am seeing Buy Buttons - is this still an issue? If so, please post a URL where I can see the problem.

    Also, for anyone else reading, if you're missing the Fotomoto buy buttons, please see this article.

    Thanks and kind regards
    Derek
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