Gutenberg Gallery Blocks Lightbox

Description

This plugin transforms the Gutenberg gallery block into a lightbox with previous/next navigation. It was built to offer those who wish to present a series of images in lightbox/slider format with a simple, lightweight solution.

Installation

  • Install the plugin through the Install Plugins interface or by uploading the ggbl-lightbox folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin.
  • Make sure you select “Media File” in the Link To dropdown menu for your galleries

Why did you make this plugin?

I haven’t found a lightbox that is optimized for Gutenberg galleries. Many generate their own gallery formats or contain unneccesary options. I wanted to build one that was as minimal as possible, while offering a functional and elegant experience.

Reviews

09 Novambra 2023
Great plugin, allowing me to quickly make a single or multiple images into a lightbox without having to download some ridiculously huge plugin that wants a monthly subscription or something nuts. Works well on mobile, and sure it does’nt have “swipe”, but it has left/right arrows which work perfect. It’s not meant to be bulky and fancy, just to provide the basic functionality that should already come with WordPress but does’nt. Thank you developer, you’re a great help!
17 Janoary 2023 1 reply
Giving three stars because only half work is done when developing this plugin. On mobile, arrows get out of center and in general look a bit weird Also it is impossible to swipe to the next picture. Considering that these days very big part of the users are using mobile phones, those are critical issues.
16 Janoary 2023
Das Plugin macht genau, was der Titel verspricht. Bilder aus der Gutenberg Galerie öffnen sich in einem modalen Fenster, wie man es erwartet. Tiptop!
06 Desambra 2022 1 reply
Fantastic. It worked great. Enable the plugin, click on an image and enjoy a lightbox gallery.
01 Septambra 2022
Love a simple lightweight plugin that does just one thing and does it really well. This is perfect.
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Contributors & Developers

“Gutenberg Gallery Blocks Lightbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

=1.2.3 =
* Tested for wp 6.5. Added

=1.2.2 =
* Changed lightbox to position:fixed to prevent unwanted scrolling. Props @Antahai

=1.2.1 =
* test for wp 6.0. Adds support for left/right arrow key navigation. Adds support for ESC key to close gallery.

=1.2 =
* test for wp 5.9. Works with updated wp-blocks-gallery class

=1.1 =
* Ensure that lightbox is above all other elements on the page

=1.0 =
* Initial Release.