Update #1: There are some problems with the plugin in Firefox 2 for the Mac and Flock: FlashBox is loaded, the images are loaded into it, but FlashBox is not visible.
I am looking into it, sorry Mac users!
There is also a difference between Firefox for the PC and IE for the PC: it works perfectly, but in Firefox FlashBox will be restarted and in IE FlashBox starts where it left of (if it’s started before). These is not a bug this is a feature!
Update #2: A feature I forgot to tell about: you don’t have to change the
rel="lightbox" tags, it will also work with FlashBox. If you’re planning to use both, you have to use
rel="flashbox"– tag. But if you want to use FlashBox instead of Lightbox, you have te deactivate lightbox!
FlashBox is my attempt to create a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page.
And because I wanted to use it on my own blog, I wrote a plugin too. And I’m not afraid to share it with you.
Download WordPress Plugin – Download FlashBox v1.0
- Download the zip file and decompress into wp-content/plugins.
- Go to your Plugins screen in the WordPress admin area, and activate â€śFlashboxâ€?.
- In the code view, you get a “Flashbox”-button where you can fill in url of the image, the caption and the groupname
Minimal Flash plugin version is 8!
This is how FlashBox looks in html:
You see some improvements, let me know
These are the improvements I see:
- Flash 7 plugin (nice to have) as minimum requirement, FlashBox uses now Flash 8 plugin which should cover about 94% of the users (source Adobe)
- If no Flash plugin is available (or not the correct version) there should be a possibility to view without Flashbox
- A button in tinyMCE the default wysiwyg editor
- Thumbnails, or something similar so you can skip a couple images in a gallery
- Autoplay / slideshow
- Resize big images
- Feedback if img not there (error)
- Feedback from a slow server
- More information about img
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