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  • arthurdent
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    Re: Best Way to implement a lightbox feature Link to this post

    <embarassed>OK -- I was missing a script or two</embarassed>

    So now I've locked and loaded the following:

    class Page_Controller extends ContentController {
       public static $allowed_actions = array(

       public function init() {
          Requirements::javascript(THIRDPARTY_DIR.'/jquery/jquery.min.js'); //include jquery bundled with ss
          Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/lightbox.js'); //link to js file in current theme folder
          Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/effects.js');
          Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/prototype.js');
          Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/scriptaculous.js');
          Requirements::javascript('themes/'. SSViewer::current_theme() .'/javascript/builder.js');

    I now have two instances of builder.js and effects.js showing up -- but lightbox still isn't working... ?

  • IOTI
    Community Member
    189 Posts

    Re: Best Way to implement a lightbox feature Link to this post

    Any luck getting it to work?

    If you're still having issues, I would try limiting your Requirements to just the files you need for the lightbox to work (which i'm guessing are jquery.min.js and lightbox.js).

    Some other considerations:

    1. Are you also firing a script to initialize the lightbox? (assuming lightbox.js is a js library).
    2. Do you have the correct css class on your links in the template?
    3. When you click a link that is suppose to open a lightbox, are there any errors in firebug/chrome developer tools?

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