WP-Lytebox

Aug 3rd, 2007 by Jared Schwager ,

Lytebox WP-Lytebox is a plugin for WordPress which uses Lytebox to add a lightbox functionality like that of Lightbox 2.0 to images as well as HTML content such as web pages. This plugin will automatically group all the images linked to in a post into a gallery with next and previous links. The new version of Lytebox can be configured from the Lytebox Options page in the WordPress admin panel.

Download v1.3.1 (compatible with WordPress 1.5 to 2.5)

Grouped images example
Orion Nebula #1 Orion Nebula #2

Slideshow example
One of Jupiter’s moons, Io Milky Way Pleiads

HTML content examples

  1. Google search
  2. M42 – Orion Nebula

For more information on how to use the HTML content feature, check out the “How to Use” section on the Lytebox website.

Installation instructions

  • Unzip the file and upload the contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your web server.
  • Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  • That’s all there is to it! Now Lytebox will be enabled on every thumbnail in your posts that is linked to the full-size version.
  • You can also configure how Lytebox works via the options page in your WordPress admin panel.

Changelog

  • 1.3.1 - unnecessary main.php file removed which contained an LFI vulnerability
  • 1.3 - lyteshow (slideshow) can be configured in WP admin panel, plugin will check for latest version on the Lytebox options page
  • 1.2 - numerous code optimizations, moved Lytebox options page under Presentation section of admin panel, added WP 1.5 compatibility
  • 1.1 - new Lytebox options page in WP admin panel, updated Lytebox to v3.22
  • 1.0.2 - fixed issues with Lytebox not loading
  • 1.0.1 - fixed minor bug mentioned by Bas
  • 1.0 - initial release

Thanks to everyone for the great response to this plugin! I’ll definitely be adding some new features in the near future.

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WP-GreyBox

Jun 11th, 2007 by Jared Schwager

GreyBoxThis is my second WordPress plugin. It automatically adds the GreyBox lightbox to your blog. I have chosen GreyBox over Lightbox 2.0 because GreyBox has much more functionality. It allows you to have lightboxes for images, as well as web pages and even videos. This plugin will also automatically group all the images in a single post into a gallery.

Update:
I am no longer updating this plugin! I am now focusing my efforts on my new WP-Lytebox plugin.

Download v1.1.1 (only tested on WordPress 2.2 and above)

Installation instructions

  • Unzip the file and upload the contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your web server.
  • Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  • That’s all there is to it! Now GreyBox will be enabled on every thumbnail in your posts that is linked to the full-size version.

Changelog

  • 1.1.1 - further CSS optimization as well as other code optimization
  • 1.1 - optimization to CSS, updated plugin description
  • 1.0 - initial release

ASO Donate

Jun 8th, 2007 by Jared Schwager

ASO DonateI’ve just finished version 0.71 of my ASO Donate plugin for WordPress. It let’s you easily add your web hosting donation link from A Small Orange to your WordPress blog. You need to have a hosting account with ASO before you can get a donation link. With this plugin, all you have to do is enter your donation ID and the text you want to link to the donation form. I am currently working on adding a feature to allow for using an image instead of text for the donation link.

You can see this plugin in action in the sidebar on this blog.

Download v0.8

Installation instructions

  • Unzip the file and upload the contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your web server.
  • From your WordPress admin panel, activate the ASO Donate plugin.
  • Now you can enter your donation ID and link text from the ASO Donate page(which is under the Plugins tab).

Changelog

  • 0.8 - updated plugin link
  • 0.71 - initial release