2.2 Update – 12/10/2014
- Added new “Ajax Compatibility” option, which eliminates the need to use the JackBox API methods “addItem” or “removeItem” for Ajax-based sites.
- Added compatibility for ThemePunch’s Essential Grid. Ess. Grid has a special “JackBox Lightbox” option in its “Global Settings” that can be chosen, and then when selected, all Essential Grid items meant to load in the Ess. Grid default lightbox will open in JackBox instead.
2.0 Update – 4/18/2014
- Major update for WP 3.9: WP 3.9 upgraded TinyMCE, so older versions of JackBox are no longer compatible with WP 3.9+. This only applies to the backend, so if you aren’t planning on editing any of your pages/posts that contain JackBox items any time soon, you do not have to update the plugin if you don’t want to. The updated version of the plugin is compatible with the latest WP, and backwards compatible to WP 3.4.
To update the plugin, download a fresh copy from your CodeCanyon “downloads” page, then deactivate and delete the current installation, and upload/install/activate the new version. Your previous settings and JackBox items will remain intact throughout the process.
- iframe scrolling now available on mobile
- Dark skin added to global options
- “Gallery to Connect” option added for compatibility with WP native galleries, NextGEN, and anything else you want to automatically open in the lightbox (no longer required to build JackBox items manually from the page/post editor).
“Gallery to Connect” usage
- WP Native gallery example: Add class name ”.gallery” to settings option.
- NextGEN: Find the gallery’s outer div ID or class name and add it to the settings option.
- Replace built-in lightbox such as FancyBox with JackBox: Disable your fancybox plugin and/or script, and add the class name ”.fancybox” to the settings option.
- Connect any content by adding it’s hyperlink class name, or by adding the class name or ID of the content’s outer container.
Example connecting multiple content (using comma as divider):
.gallery, .fancybox, .my-custom-class, #ngg-gallery-some-id-number
- Facebook and G+ buttons now show extended share options when clicked (option to post a comment along when “liking” or “+1” an item, option only available on desktop).
JackBox for WordPress is built on a simple idea:
JackBox – A Responsive Lightbox with Real Social Sharing
- Connect your page and post content to a lightbox.
This means no shortcodes and no gallery managers to figure out. Instead, JackBox is baked into your content editor and works just like the traditional “hyperlink” button. Except instead of just adding a simple link, you create a lightbox item!
JackBox was originally built with 2 goals in mind:
- Create a lightbox that worked on mobile devices, even smartphones. JackBox is “responsive”, which means it’s 100% compatible with responsive websites.
- Create a lightbox where every image, video and song can be individually shared. This means when someone “likes” one of your photos, when a friend clicks on the shared link, they’ll instantly be shown the exact photo that was originally shared.