using buddyBlog for handling text and media in the standard WP editor on the front end works very well, and is one of the reasons I chose to go with mediaPress too.
However, the images in the blogs don’t get loaded in a lightbox, instead they are simple links to the media page/attachment. This is, in contrast to the activity feeds and galleries somewhat clunky. I’m not sure if this is because of my configuration, or because of a limitation of the editor, or something else? Is there some workaround, or have I missed something obvious?
Thanks in advance for any helpful insights on this.
Thank you for asking.
While uploading, Please make sure you select link to file as in the image
Most of the lightbox plugin will only pick a media in lightbox if it is linked to original file. Please try that and let me know if it works or not?
yes, the images are “linked to media” as per your screenshot.
It is important in this case to note that all the blogs on my site are built using the buddyBlog and SFEP plugin from buddyDev, from the FRONT END. My users simply use whatever the buddyBlog interface provides them, automatically sets for them, on the front end.
If they are linked to the media file and not attachment page, they should open the image not the attachment page.
Can you please link me to a page, I can quickly check why it is not opening in lightbox.
About the setting in the model(for the dropdown, we don’t have much control, It is same that you see in the backend).
here’s a link where you can see the behaviour, all media linked to “Media File”.
NB. there’s another (harmless) naked image there, if you want to hide the URL, that’s ok with me 😉
just a minute, let’s not lose track of what we’re talking about here. I’m using BuddyBlog with SFEP, (both your plugins), *because* they work well *with* MediaPress (also your plugin). Therefore I’m not expecting any incompatibility here between your buddyBlog and your mediaPress.
Or am I missing something obvious…?
I am sorry for the confusion. There are a lot of misunderstanding above.
1. BuddyBlog and MediaPress are not related(other than being part of our suit of plugins). They have no intersecting features.
2. MediaPress has its own lightbox which it applies on a media uploaded via MediaPress only.
3. Normally, You can use any lightbox solution to enable lightbox in post. There are many options available and most of them work beautifully.
4. I was confused that you were already using a lightbox for post and that was not working with BuddyBlog. I was thinking that some plugin might load lightbox by checking is_single or is_singular and that could cause problem on profile posts(Not applies if the posts are shown in normal blog stream).
Since you are not using a lightbox plugin for post, this is the expected behaviour.
I hope it clarifies.
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