The WordPress plugin Easy FancyBox was created to fulfil some wishes:
- Simplicity — Other Fancybox plugins come with complete lists of options and overcomplicated settings. Some of which don’t even work…
- FancyBox 1.3.1 — Looking for de newest option to display the image title in an overlay, this turned out to be impossible with other plugins because they all use older versions of the FancyBox script.
- Multi-site compatible — and finally the plugin had to be compatible with WPMU 2.9+ and WP3.0+ in Multi Site mode. Preferably also from within the /mu-plugins/ directory.
And soon the plugin was born…
Automatic FancyBox 1.3.1 on all image links wíth mouseweel script to scroll through galleries, titlePosition ‘over’ and ‘elastic’ transitie effect. No other choice. No fuss.
But then there came some questions trickling in. Whether it really wasn’t possible to adjust some small setting or two. Placing the title below the image like it used to be?
Well, al-right then. A few basic options can’t hurt. But I’m sticking to my goal about a no-fuss plugin. So no new options page. No complicated stuff.
Luckily (since WP2.7) there is the new Settings API with its functions
register_setting() making it relatively simple to add new options to existing admin pages.
So, now here is the new version 188.8.131.52 🙂 . With a small script improvement but also the possibility to adjust a small number of settings. You can find them at the bottom of the admin page Settings > Media under the new heading FancyBox:
- Title Position — ‘Overlay’ (default) to show the title text overlaying the image. ‘Inside’ to show the text below the image in the white border. And ‘Outside’ to place the text outside the image in its own frame. This last option seems to be problematic with some themes CSS so it might not be displayed correctly on your site.
- Transition In — ‘Elastic’ (default) to make the image grow from thumbnail to full size. ‘Fade In’ to make it fade from invisible to visible. And ‘None’ to disable transition effects.
- Transition Out — ‘Elastic’ (default) make the image shrink from full to thumbnail size. ‘Fade Out’ to fade from visible to invisible. And ‘None’ to disable transition effects.
But listen… IF I get around to it, I’ve got a few more settings in mind to add to these but I’m NOT going to make it complicated.
I refuse to! 😉