Recently, I began a new series called Ask J9 Designs, where I asked other WordPress Users to ask me their technical questions on how to use certain aspects, such as simple coding, plugins and more.
Askfisher left me a comment on this post asking me in his own words,
“I am trying to code photos on my blog so readers can ‘click to enlarge’, but I can’t make sense of anything I have found yet. If you have something for dummies on how to code a photo for click to enlarge, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!”
So, I got to work and an awesome plugin for WordPress that does this automatically if it isn’t a part of the theme you may be running.
I immediately installed, activated and ran it on J9 Designs Blog to make sure it worked. It not only worked, but I love it.
So, you may be asking what plugin I am talking about.
The plugin is WP Lightbox 2, which is used to add the lightbox (overlay) effect to the current page images on your WordPress blog.
WP Lightbox 2
Now that my share the step-by-step tutorial of how to install, activate and get it running on your WordPress site.
1. Search and Install the Plugin:
2. Activate the Plugin:
3. Check That the Settings Are Correct:
4. Take a Look at the Original Image (here is an example from my last post):
5. Roll-Over and Click the Image to See That Your Image Is Indeed Been Enlarged to Fit the Screen. (When you are done just hit escape to bring it back to the original image and page.)
And there you have it we have successfully been able to install the WP Lightbox 2 Plugin to have readers be able to rollover and click an image to enlarge on your WordPress site.
Please feel free to leave me some comment love and ask your technical questions here on this post, so I can try my best to help you my readers with all your WordPress needs now.