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buy an addon for an overlay ? what a joke and total rip off
is an optional: you are totally free to use the basic overlay manager included in the plugin
Hi Luca, FB comments loading very slow in lightbox. Is there something what I can do to speed up things?
Facebook Comments (and Disqus) can be used only through an async call. Then it is executed once item is displayed and takes a little while (depends on your connection speed against Facebook servers)
I understand, can I have a suggestion on this topic? I now use a comment plugin called WP-Discuz on my site that takes over the WP comment function. If you have the time will you be so kind to consider implementing a native (without this lag) comment system like WP-Discuz besides FB & Disqus? This is fully integrated with Wordpress and doesn’t need to login to if you’re already logged in at my site. I don’t know how difficult or how much time this kind of coding needs but i would like it very much!
Obviously if you think you might have a commenting system that might work, you can use LC Lightbox APIs to inject comments in there. But the only seamless way to have comments on dynamic contents are Disqus and FB
Ok, thank you for your response, is there a way to load Disqus only for GG or ?
If you enable Disqus, it will be used exclusively in the lightbox
I’ll try Disqus, I thought you would have to install the Disqus plugin also. I tried this but something keeped nagging about Site not publicly accessible. I’ll try again, so you only need shortname and it should work.
Yeah, only the shortname
Hi Luca, figured it out…it’s working like a charm now…I had the disqus plugin installed losing my wp-discuz comment system and I had used shortname.disqus.com instead of shortname. It looks very good now and happy with it ! Loading 5x times faster than FB. Greetings, Eric
Comes up a question, is there a setting to force loading lightbox fullscreen right away?
Sure: manage the fullscreen treshold in settings (use a very high value)
PS: remember I’m answering while your support entitlement is expired
I get a “Prohibited or invalid use of HTML Tag (Critical)” in Google Search Console for all AMP versions of my posts where Global Gallery plugin is used.
In details the errors are:
The attribute ‘gg-url’ may not appear in tag ‘div’.
The attribute ‘gg-author’ may not appear in tag ‘div’.
The attribute ‘gg-title’ may not appear in tag ‘div’.
The attribute ‘gg-descr’ may not appear in tag ‘div’.
The recommended solution by Google provided on Search Console is to “Remove prohibited HTML tags, or fix attributes or values not supported by the AMP standard”.
Any ideas on how to fix this issue?
Thanks in advance.
are you using latest plugin version? I should have replaced every custom attribute in v6
Thanks for the prompt reply. I updated to the latest version. Everything’s works fine on desktops but on mobile you cannot scroll at all. When I disable the plugin or use the older versions I had everything works fine. Please advise.
Sorry.. scroll what?
Have you cleaned mobile phone’s cache?
Please remember your support entitlement expired, you should renew it
Just renewed! What would be the best way to send you over the problem details?
Just open a ticket: http://support.lcweb.it
Did you receive the ticket?
Yep, just replying to your ticket in the evening support session
Hi Luca, sometimes I want to make one gallery from multiple Google Albums in one go. Is this hard to code or maybe impossible? It would be great to have. I could make a collection but adding a collection to a collection isn’t possible. Maybe something for future update?Greetings, Eric
Nope, isn’t possible actually and I don’t have plans to wrap elements already containing elements. Would be a reeeal mess to be managed
Yeah was afraid of that…because else you would have implemented it already I guess… Thanks Luca.
btw when I click on “Community” (which community?) in Disqus comment section in fullscreen mode my screen freezes and accepts no input anymore except escape button. And is it normal behavior when going straight to fullscreen (threshold very high) when I click an image that there is no fullscreen control icon to click to go back to full browser-screen lightbox? I would prefer the setting that although forcing the gallery going fullscreen the visitor can go back to a smaller lightbox if they like.
I hope this ain’t support talk, I know i’m balancing on the edge…Greetings, Eric
In browser-fullscreen (threshold 500px) the “Community” (I see now that it’s my own site’s community, nice) button does work and there’s a fullscreen button icon control also.When I use this button to go really fullscreen I also keep this fullscreen button icon control to go back. What I like from the fullscreen layout is that the text is detached from the image. Maybe you could make a toggle in settings to have this layout also in browser-fullscreen mode?Greetings, Eric
Hi Luca, when I add a youtube link to an image in the gallery that image is not showing up in the lightbox. This is how it supposed to work ?
1- What you see in Disqus comes with disqus Iframe and nobody has control over it. I’ve just tested it on firefox and it works (opens a layer with several elements)
2- I should see a screenshot of this fullscreen issue. Too many involved elements.
3- Yes, linked images are not shown in lightbox
Again, remember your support period expired. Should be better to speak about these matters on my support site. Thanks
Thank you Luca,
Ok I’ll investigate this myself. I’m only asking if there should be a fullscreen control togge icon visible in the FULLscreen mode, being forced there by a threshold HIGH setting in the admin, like in normal lightbox in browserview, yes or no ? You tell me how I can find these answer in the docs? If this isn’t described in the docs how else would someone know without asking the author? You should expect same controls in FULLscreen as in full-browser-screen.There’s nothing to see at a screenshot except the missing fullscreen toggle?Greetings, Eric
Setting that treshold you force the fullscreen mode. Then there’s no “normal mode”.
Because of this the command is hidden
That’s what I wanted to know even if I don’t understand what the purpose is of working this way besides locking your visitors in fullscreen. Maybe you will consider a modification in a future update to have a setting in the admin where you can toggle the fullscreen icon visible or not in this threshold mode?
And maybe also a toggle to detach text/comment box in “normal” full browser-screen mode like in FULL-screen mode?
I want to give you feedback what users like me experience with this fabulous plugin and help to make it even better.
Now I only have to look why my screen freezes when clicking “Cummunity” in this FULLscreen threshold mode. All other screens are ok.
Thank you for your help Luca and keep up the good work you’re doing making the plugin better and better. I read in this comment-section that you’re developing a search functionality within GG. That would be very NICE! I hope it will be possible to search collections?Greetings and thanks again, Eric
Don’t think too much about switches and options, lightbox has alrrady more than 60 options and normally probably 10% of my customers checks them
Lightbox already has an option to not use browser full-screen mode. Probably it would come handy to you, but you’d need to edit global gallery files
Yes, ok… if we can’t have forcing FULL-screen with toggle control maybe you’ll consider implementing in the normal full browserscreen view the detached text/comment from image view like in the FULLscreen mode? Because it does more justice to the image? That’s what makes the FULLscreen mode way more beautiful imho.So maybe we can have it in both views?
Only text under images is changed in fullscreen: other layouts are maintained
Great work again! I was in need of a 7 column grid in order to produce a customer requested design and this worked like a charm. I simple chose Mansonry and used equally sized images.
I’m glad you are enjoying it!
Getting following Error on Gallery page where thumbnails are shown:
Warning: Illegal string offset ‘img_src’ in /wp-content/plugins/global-gallery/admin_menu.php on line 277
Warning: Illegal string offset ‘thumb’ in /wp-content/plugins/global-gallery/admin_menu.php on line 278
how did you get the plugin? You don’t have the buyer badge
My client gave it to me, he purchased it.
Then, please, use his data and open a ticket: http://support.lcweb.it/
lets say we click an image and lightbox opens. Clicking back shld close the lightbox. Not go to previous page. Can this be achieved?
Also in your demo page, very often i encounter lightboxes that goes to the full screen but fails to load any images. I only see the progress bar loading repeatedly.
my lightbox has got browser history control, then you close the lightbox and don’t go on previous page.
Everything is quite fast for me: which images have you tried to open?
I think when you enable deeplink, you can press back. Some of your demos exclude this option which is why the confusion happened.
But, here is the thing, fullscreen is forced on mobile, so you need to press back 2 times before you can exit on a smartphone?
also, i noticed, the long loadings happen with disqus comment on smartphones.
Thanks for purchasing the plugin
On mobile fullscreen is disabled using the back button and then back again to manage browser history. Is a standard behavior. Remember you can set a very low value for forced fullscreen treshold in settings to avoid this. But I surely discourage this choice.
Disqus (as well as FB comments) can be only called asynchronously, then it takes a little while to be loaded, but its speed depends uniquely on your connection
This is what I am noticing in mobile,
- when i large an image it becomes in fullscreen, then when i press back, it readjusts again but to fullscreen again and becoming normal human, we press back again and this time instead of closing the lightbox, it goes to previous page.
This issue doesn’t happen with justified image grid photoswipe lightbox.
Have you enabled “deeplink” in settings?
This issue doesn’t happen with Desktop browser.
But, with mobile browser, it happens.
Like I said, it is as though 2 lightboxes are opened, so the first back button actually obeys the command and closes 1 lightbox and adjusts the URL.
But, we still have 1 more lightbox and when we press back again, since the URL is now already altered, it just goes to previous page.
Try it in a samsung/android phone
yes. i have enable deeplink
Could you please open a ticket and give me a link to check? thanks
I really like this pluggin, but I’m not happy with the options of sharing the images on social networks. They are few options and little visible.
Do you have any version with better features to share?
I use only sharing systems allowing me to properly share elements. All other sharing systems just share page’s url: is quite useless in my opinion.
Just like adding sharing buttons to your page.
PS: on mobile my lightbox has also whatsapp share
I have a remark about the Use dropdown on mobile mode? setting with tags and collections. Although I checked this setting to YES there’s no dropdown on mobile (IOS11) that I can see. Can you confirm?
And I have a request about AUTHOR field which we now can’t use to make a per AUTHOR gallerie or collection. I would like to make galleries using this field. This also applies for field TAGS in general. Why, is it hard or maybe impossible to code?
as you can see in my site: it works https://lcweb.it/global-gallery/galleries-collection#gg
Images data are collected in an unique compressed array, then I can’t use them to compose queries unfortunately.
I’m talking about mobile, your page doesn’t open on mobile ?
Obviusly I tested o my phone. Everything works as it should
A hickup in my wifi connection, switching from wifi to 4G and back and there it is and I see it now. Thanks for confirmation on this Luca.
I wonder why it is not showing up at my site…I’ll have to find the cause.
Annnnnd probably the 100th support comment without entitlement
For your information only, maybe it helps. I found out that my site is showing filter buttons, although I checked dropdown on mobile, on Android mobile (Chrome).
Not in Safari, Firefox or Chrome on IOS11. I’ll investigate further.
Thank you for the great plugin. There is currently a hiccup but things are coming along as planned. I sent you a ticket.
Question: Is there a Load More button option?
yes, you can use the “infinite scroll” pagination system
- its possible to change color arround the gallery? it is black with some kind of transparency.
- its possible to remove the comments?
- can we change in options the font size of the title and description of each image? or it is only possible to change this with css?
you are talking about lightbox. Then:
Great plugin but having some issue.
I am getting following error while sharing image on facebook:
“The parameter app_id is required”
App Id has already been defined in settings with moderator on facebook.
are you referring to comments or FB share?
Hi, Thanks for a quick reply. Its FB share. I have opened the support ticket for this issue.
Hello. I have a question / feature request. Is it possible to allow to download the complete gallery instead of just single images when clicking on download?
this isn’t a feature included in the plugin, I’m sorry. You should place a link to a zip file near the gallery
Have you realized that the images for the thumbnails of the gallery collections do not show up on mobile devices?
do you mean on my demo? Which collection’s gallery?
of course in your demo… I haven’t bought your plugin yet… but I was researching on collections… https://lcweb.it/global-gallery/galleries-collection
let me know when you get it sorted out and I may buy the plugin, because I haven’t found a nice collections displayed photo gallery yet..
Understood: you’re probably referring to lightbox!
Yeah, there was a bug on direct fullscreen init on mobile. Luckily I solved it this morning but I didn’t apply the update on my site.
Please check now
Hello. I wanted to ask can this gallery use thumbnails from cdn? for example maxcdn or photon cdn? I have a simple pull cdn will it work with that. Also is there a way to store thumbnails on cdn. I have cdn with ftp access. Is it possible to store the thumbnails directly on cdn storage and request from there instead of own server.
if you’ve got a plugin overriding WP media urls and pointing them to CDN, then you can do it.
Otherwise in my opinion is surely faster and cleaner to use Google Drive.
Thumbnails are stored on your server though, but shouldn’t be a problem if you’re concerned about occupied space
The problem is that i run a mainly image sites with lots of images per gallery. now due to the huge amount of images the loading is slow when loaded normally due to browser consecutive download limits. So i use cdn to load faster. thats why i need cdn to work with gg. I will use drive. I however wanted to use cdn for the thumbnails not the images itself. just the thumbnails,.
You should tweak the thumbs maker to write/read files on your CDN. Not an easy task to do (and personally I never written files on a remote place, then I can’t even point on right direction).
However (unless your server is really slow) you won’t notice great improvements on a CDN. Thumbnails are normally quite small (thus depends on how big they will be) and they are all lazyloaded by my plugin, not affecting page’s speed at all.
the prob is that lazyload gives relative urls like //test.com/wp-content/uploads….. . the cdn pull does not work because it adds the domain name to it. and it ends up http://test.com//test.com/wp-content/uploads..... which gives 404. could it be possible for lazyload to give absolute url with http. this line from demo for example
<img src="" data-gg-lazy-src="//lcweb.it/wp-content/uploads/ewpt_cache/300x225_90_1_c_FFFFFF_cf8d86436c073033c56d217289fa3e59_0fea8f91abb7cf45b298f29855a6cdb6.jpg" alt="Scenic view on the Torres del Paine trek" class="gg_photo gg_main_thumb" /><noscript><img src="https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/198858399/m%3D900_k%3D1_a%3D1/0fea8f91abb7cf45b298f29855a6cdb6" alt="Scenic view on the Torres del Paine trek" /></noscript>
cdns only check the top lazy-src. could there be a way to force lazy-src to give complete url?
hers using a file grabber. cdn have the same problems. all //lcweb.it changed to http://lcweb.it//lcweb.it/wp-content/.....
and then cdn make pull request from example https://lcweb.it//lcweb.it/wp-content/upload.... which just gives 404. if lazy-src gave full complete urls like https://lcweb.it/wp-content/uploads... cdn will work without problem. or atleast return only /wp-content/uploads… and not the domain name with it.
This is not a problem at all: requires just a tiny code tweak I can give you for free (the HTTP addtion).
The only drawback is the necessity to perform it after ech update. But if you are capable of edit PHP, is really really easy
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