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    I’ve gone in circles trying to figure this out. I have one (Velvet) portfolio category going to one page to display in four columns. All the photos are set to display as lightbox. When the lightbox opens, only one thumbnail displays at the bottom of the photo, with no navigation. I would like all the photos to link into a lightbox slideshow, as seen in Choices and other themes. What’s wrong?



    The portfolio category archive on Velvet and on Choices have the same functionality regarding lightbox. Please take a look And make sure that you portfolio item page has multiple images. I tested and Velvet also shows up multiple images in a gallery (if there are multiple images for the portfolio item).




    For some reason all I get is a slider. I would like the user to be able to see the (large) thumbnails, then, when clicked, enter into the lightbox and be able to slide between photos w/o leaving. I could have sworn there was a way to do so…


    Hi KirinDesign,

    prettyPhoto does support linking images together but for Velvet I believe its only set for the thumbnail slideshows. If you can point us to it in the demo that would help. I checked through myself just now since it has been a while and went through my live dev copy but I think Nick is correct in that they don’t naturally link on pages.




    I understand. As you’ll see in this picture ( ), the lightbox displays a thumbnail. I’m not sure of the purpose of it without a lightbox slideshow. I’ll figure something else out regarding this point, but is there a way to hide the thumbnail to avoid confusion? I can’t isolate it as it disappears when not hovered upon.

    Thank you for all your help…


    Try adding the following CSS to your Quick CSS (located under the Styling Tab in the theme options) or the custom.css file in the css folder of your theme files:

    .pp_gallery {
    display: none !important;


    Perfect – that removed the thumbnail. Thank you for your help – I’ll post if I find a solution toward an alternative lightbox gallery.



    prettyPhoto is pretty much the standard in lightboxes. The purpose of having a lightbox even if there is only one photo is to prevent the website visitor from having to load images directly, since the only way to leave such a page would be by clicking the back button on the browser. So if you had a 2000px x 1000px image, it opens up in the lightbox. The alternative would be to open it directly, thereby making the session no longer visible to google analytics for example and hurting your seo (google will think visitors spend less time on page than they actually do).



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