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Lightview Plus is a wordpress plug-in which integrates Lightview into your wordpress blog and automatically changes all image links, so the images will open with lightview. Now, it is possible to show videos from YouTube and Vimeo with lightview.

Installation

  • Copy the lightview-plus directory to the wordpress plug-in directory under /wp-content/
  • Download Lightview javascript and decompress it
  • Copy the directories „css“, „images“ and „js“ of the decompressed folder to /wp-content/plugins/lightview-plus/
  • Activate the plug-in in the plug-in menu
  • That’s it!

Update

To backup the lightview javascript on update, it is possible to activate a backup function in the options menu.

Embed Images

  • Choose an image of your choice, as you have done it in wordpress many times
  • Create a link with this image to a bigger version of this image
  • All the rest is done from lightview-plus automatically

Examples for Images
Rathaus :: HamburgU-Bahn Jungfernstieg :: in HamburgSpeicherstadt :: HamburgBugsier 18 :: Auf der ElbeHeidschnucken :: Schafe in der Nordheide

Embed Videos

  • Click the new button „Embed Video“ Video hinzufügen
  • In the pop-up choose the portal you want to use (at the moment only YouTube and Vimeo. More in one of the next version).
  • Insert the video id
  • Choose, if you want a link text under the video
  • Enter the link text
  • Click INSERT

Find out the Video ID

  • YouTube: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=DYgZOY2g27w
  • Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/1573042
  • Blip.TV: It’s a little bit complicated. To show the this blip.tv video, you have to click on the share button. Under „embed episode“ find in the embed code this URL: http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#hPt7gu3pUgI . The highlighted part is the one you need to run the video with lightview plus

Example for Video

[youtube 1uwOL4rB-go The dead Terrorist]

Download
You find the current version under wordpress.org

FAQ

Nothing is opened with lightview?
In you theme the <?php wp_head(); ?> is missing. Please, add it.

Images are still not opened with lightview!
Maybe an other plug-in uses jQuery or an older version of prototype oder scriptaculous. Deactivate the plug-ins or let me know if you found an alternative.

I added images to my text, but they are not clickable and they are not shown with lightview.
You have to create a link to the image. E. g. create a link from the image to the same image or a bigger one.

Is there a jQuery version of lightview?
I am not the author of lightview. I have done a wrapper for wordpress. Please, ask the author of lightview and let me know about the alternative.

Lightview does not work in browser xy on OS yz. / How do I change the display of lightview?
I have no look into the lightview javascript code. Please, ask the author of lightview.

Current Version
The actual version is v3.1. Now, it supports YouTube, blip.tv and Vimeo videos.

Translation
Everyone is invited to send me a translated language pack of lightview-plus. Now, we have the following languages integrated:

Donate

If you think this plug-in is useful or you want support, don’t hesitate to donate. Lightview Plus has required a great deal of time and effort to develop. If it’s been useful to you then you can support this development by making a small donation. This will act as an incentive for me to carry on developing it, providing countless hours of support, and including any enhancements that are suggested. If you don’t have a clue how much you want to spend, the average of the last donations were €8. But every other amount is welcome. Please note, that PayPal takes for every transaction round about €0.50. So every donation below €1 is only a donation to PayPal 😉 Further you have the options to have a look at my amazon wishlist.

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  1. Hi, I’m trying to link a vimeo video using an accentuated word, in all cases the plugin works flawlessly, only when I use a word with an accent is that nothing appears. Can you help?

  2. Can anyone suggest how to place the link on the side text widget so that thumb nail sits inside the widget bar and when clicked it pops out.

    Other than that it works fine but need the video link inside the widget.

    Thanks for the great plugin

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  6. Hi,
    The navigation numbers below images are not showing up. But the lightview effect does work! Any ideas on how to solve this issue?

    Thx, Willem

    • I encountered exactly the same challenge when I tried to upgrade to the latest versions of lightview plus and lightview.
      The shadow box appear, but no navigation buttons, the option to change the template (light, dark, mac) has no effect at all. I had to move back to v.2.6.
      I tried to change the effect custom option to next code in “ngg option plugin” like effect:
      class=”lightview” data-lightview-group=”%GALLERY_NAME%” as recommended on http://alexrabe.de/2008/04/26/lightview/
      But that didn’t work.

      • As you can read here http://alexrabe.de/2008/04/26/lightview/#comment-23148 you have to enter an other code for lightview 3.0 -> this one: class=”lightview” data-lightview-group=”%GALLERY_NAME%”
        And yes, you are right. The skin change in the options menu has no effect to images in lightview of ngg gallery, because with lightview js 3.0 you have to specify the skin in each image tag seperatly

      • I tried that but then lightview plus doesn’t work at all. In nextgen, the pictures then show up in full res, full screen, no lightview animation.
        What am I doing wrong?

  7. Jordan, I don’t know what you are doing wrong, because I can’t have a look on your site. Works lightview plus with pictures added to your blog without ngg?

    • It works now!
      In the effect custom box I needed to have both lines of codes. I entered:
      class=„lightview“ rel=„gallery[%GALLERY_NAME%]“
      class=”lightview” data-lightview-group=”%GALLERY_NAME%”

      But now, is there a way to change the layout? All the lightview options on border color, width, position of controls, etc… seem to be useless.
      You mentioned above the skin functionality doesn’t work unless I enter for each image?! Or could I just hardcode it in a php file somewhere?

    • As I had a look on you english site, it works for pictures. What doesn’t work? An example link please. Thanks.

  8. Hi, Thanks for this great plugin!

    one issue: I can’t get rid of the error message at the top of my wordpress screen: „Lightview Javascript and/or CSS isn’t copied to the plugin directory. See installation instructions for further details. If you have installed an version prior 3.0 of lightview. Please download and copy the new lightview 3.0 or higher in the lightview plus directory. Please download the new version of lightview here. To get rid of this message, delete all the directories /images, /css and /js in the plugin directory and copy the new lightview into the plugin directory!“

    I have installed the latest version and uploaded the Lightview javascript (as provided in your instructions) to the plugin directory. Any advise please?

    • The plugin checks, if some necessary javascript files are in place in the plugin directory of lightview plus. This are these files an folders:

      /js
      /js/lightview/lightview.js
      /js/excanvas/excanvas.js
      /js/spinners/spinners.js
      /css
      css/lightview/lightview.css

    • Check if the files are above are in the plugin directory of lightview plus. If not, copy the lightview javascript files again in the plugin directory

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  10. I recently just purchased your plugin, and bought the commercial license.

    I tried to install as the instructions stated but I still get this

    Lightview Javascript and/or CSS isn’t copied to the plugin directory. See installation instructions for further details. If you have installed an version prior 3.0 of lightview. Please download and copy the new lightview 3.0 or higher in the lightview plus directory. Please download the new version of lightview here. To get rid of this message, delete all the directories /images, /css and /js in the plugin directory and copy the new lightview into the plugin directory!“

    Can you please help?

    • I downloaded the latest version and there is no /images

      Just /css, /js, /example

      • Install the latest version of lightview and lightview plus.

        PS: I don’t get any money when you pay for lightview…

  11. when I click on the green Lighview-Plus Plugin — Embed Video icon, a mall pop-up window pops up but it’s blank.

    I have the Auto-embeds check box unchecked in Settings > Media.

    Does anyone know what is causing this?

  12. The green Lightview-Plus Plugin — Embed Video popup window comes up blank when I tried to add a video.

    I have the When possible, embed the media content from a URL directly onto the page. For example: links to Flickr and YouTube. checkbox checked in Settings > Media.

    Does anyone know why I am getting a blank window?

  13. When I add the code manually in html mode, [youtube id#], it seems to work.

    Just the video link pop-up window shows blank.