Lightbox on image posts
On posts of the Gallery format, clicking/tapping on an image shows the image expanded, and/or scaled to fit the visible part of the page, in a lightbox.
However, if the post is of the Image format, clicking/tapping on the image does not show it in a lightbox. The image in such a post can therefore not be expanded for a better view in the case of landscape images (example). If the image is a portrait image (example) it often extends beyond the visible part of the page and therefore can’t be seen in its entirety.
This is an odd omission for a theme for photographs. Is there a way to make an image in a post of the Image format appear in a lightbox?
The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)binarymoonTheme Author
Hi there – thanks for the message and sorry about the problems.
I am afraid the gallery and lightbox features are part of WordPress.com and not part of the theme. The way they work is the same in every wordpress.com theme and not something I can control.
As far as I know you can only use the lightbox if you add the image as part of a gallery, and not embedded as an image on it’s own
Sorry about that.mythicflowMemberOriginal poster
The carousel (what you refer to as the lightbox) is only available from images within galleries. This isn’t a theme limitation, but the way carousels work – they are tied to the gallery functionality.
For anyone who comes to this thread with a similar question, she also explains how to add a gallery with a single image to make the carousel appear for Image format posts.
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