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

September 1, 2022
Love a simple lightweight plugin that does just one thing and does it really well. This is perfect.
January 31, 2022 1 reply
This plugin is simple. It does one thing, and it does it well. That was exactly what I needed. I didn't want to install something that added all kinds of other things or forced me to create galleries outside of Gutenberg. Thanks!
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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

=1.2.2 =
* 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.