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Nivo Lightbox for Contao

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1.3.0 2017-11-10 19:22 UTC

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Contao Nivo Lightbox

Contao extension to integrate the Nivo Lightbox overlay.


Simply activate the j_nivo_lightbox template in your page layout under jQuery. Do not activate j_colorbox or moo_mediabox as well! The overlay will work with all links that use the data-lightbox="..." parameter.


If you want to use your own custom parameters, simply create your own j_nivo_lightbox template and insert your custom options at this line:

// init nivo lightbox

Refer to the Nivo Lightbox documentation for all available parameters.


By default, Nivo Lightbox acts as an image overlay. Nivo Lightbox also lets you open an URL via AJAX or iframe. Or you can display existing HTML in the overlay by referencing the id of the HTML element. This extension provides an initiation mechanic, so that most use cases can still be controlled via the data-lightbox parameter, as it is common in Contao.

Show a page via iframe:

<a href="page.html" data-lightbox="iframe">...</a>

Load a page via AJAX:

<a href="page.html" data-lightbox="ajax">...</a>

Display some HTML element in the overlay:

<a href="#some-element" data-lightbox="inline">...</a>

In some cases you might need to force a href to be displayed as an image, e.g. if the href simply does not end with jpeg, jpg, gif or png:

<a href="" data-lightbox="image">...</a>
<a href="" data-lightbox-type="image">...</a>

All regular parameters mentioned in the Nivo Lightbox documentation should still work as well. If you do not provide any of this in your HTML source, the extension will open any non-image URLs in an iframe by default.