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Savannah Lynn
Savannah Lynn
13,662 Points

Do I have to call the Lightbox2 function for the plugin to run? It is not stated in the documentation.

I am using a Lightbox2 plugin by Lokesh Dhakar. It is not stated anywhere in the documentation that I need to call the function, or how to call the function. I am brand new to plugins and this is the first time I have encountered this.

Here is the documentation: http://lokeshdhakar.com/projects/lightbox2/

I have tried several different versions of jQuery.

<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Project 4 - Photo Gallery</title>

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
  <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Inconsolata" rel="stylesheet">
  <link rel="stylsheet" href="js/lightbox/lightbox.min.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
  <div id="container">

    <input type="search" placeholder="Search(16pt)">
    <div class="chocolat-parent">

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/01.jpg"><img src="photos/01.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Hay Bales" data-title="I love hay bales. Took this snap on a drive through the countryside past some straw fields."></a></li>

     <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/02.jpg"><img src="photos/02.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Lake" data-title="The lake was so calm today. We had a great view of the snow on the mountains from here."></a></li>

     <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/03.jpg"><img src="photos/03.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Canyon" data-title="I hiked to the top of the mountain and got this picture of the canyon and trees below."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/04.jpg"><img src="photos/04.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Iceberg" data-title="It was amazing to see an iceberg up close, it was so cold but didn’t snow today."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/05.jpg"><img src="photos/05.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Desert" data-title="The red cliffs were beautiful. It was really hot in the desert but we did a lot of walking through the canyons."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/06.jpg"><img src="photos/06.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Fall" data-title="Fall is coming, I love when the leaves on the trees start to change color."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/07.jpg"><img src="photos/07.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Plantation" data-title="I drove past this plantation yesterday, everything is so green!"></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/08.jpg"><img src="photos/08.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Dunes" data-title="My summer vacation to the Oregon Coast. I love the sandy dunes!"></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/09.jpg"><img src="photos/09.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Countryside Lane" data-title="We enjoyed a quiet stroll down this countryside lane."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/10.jpg"><img src="photos/10.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Sunset" data-title="Sunset at the coast! The sky turned a lovely shade of orange."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/11.jpg"><img src="photos/11.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Cave" data-title="I did a tour of a cave today and the view of the landscape below was breathtaking."></a></li>

      <li><a class="chocolat-image" href="photos/12.jpg"><img src="photos/12.jpg" data-lightbox="photos" alt="Bluebells" data-title="I walked through this meadow of bluebells and got a good view of the snow on the mountain before the fog came in."></a></li>



  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/lightbox/lightbox.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/app.js"></script>



fixed code formatting

1 Answer

Umesh Ravji
Umesh Ravji
42,386 Points

Hi Savannah, if you look at the example, the data-lightbox attribute is on the a element, not the img elements. That's why it doesn't appear to be running.

Savannah Lynn
Savannah Lynn
13,662 Points

Thank you! That worked!