sfLightboxPlugin - 1.0.1

Lightbox2 plugin for Symfony

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sfLightboxPlugin is a symfony plugin that provides an easy to use wrapper for the Lightbox2 javascript library.

It add a new helper : LightBoxHelper with 3 functions : * light_image, to display an image * light_slideshow, to display a slideshow * light_modalbox, to display a modal popup with any content


  • Install the plugin

    symfony plugin-install http://plugins.symfony-project.com/sfLightboxPlugin

    or download

  • Copy the files in 'web' to your application web directory

  • If you don't want to use the following structure :

    • js/lightbox/

    • css/lightbox/

    • images/lightbox/

    You will have to modifiy the path in 'lightbox.css', 'lightbox.js', 'modalbox.js' and the 'config.php' of the plugin (or make your own in your application by creating a sfLightboxPlugin module) You also have a french picture for the close button in '/web/images/fr/', you will also have to change the path if you want to use it.

  • Clear you cache

    symfony cc


  • 1 - To display one image

    'Lightbox2 Taz image !'); echo light_image('logo.jpg', 'taz.jpg', $image_options); ?>
  • 2 - To display a slide show of several images

    'taz.jpg', 'image' => 'taz2.jpg', 'options' => array('title' => 'taz2') ); $images[] = array( 'thumbnail' => 'taz2.jpg', 'image' => 'logo.jpg', 'options' => array('title' => 'Taz') ); $images[] = array( 'thumbnail' => 'logo.jpg', 'image' => 'taz.jpg', 'options' => array('title' => 'Taz') ); $link_options = array( 'title' => 'Taz SlideShow', 'slidename' => 'taz', ); echo light_slideshow($images, $link_options) ?>
  • 3 - To display a modal box with content of the result of an action

    // Modal Lightbox plugin test $link_options = array( 'title' => 'Taz...', 'class' => 'new blocksize_800x700' );

    echo light_modallink('

Taz presentation

', 'index/presentation', $link_options);

You can change the class to adjust the wanted size. Of course you can use a route instead of a 'module/action'. Don't forget to disable the layout as it's as if you were in a popup.

  • That's all, ;)

    === Versions ===

    1.0.0 => First version 1.0.1 => Some bug fixes in modalbox.js and also modalbox.css which affected IE6/7 and Opera. Renaiming of some html identifiers in modalbox to allow use of modalbox and lightbox in the same document. (more info in modalbox.js file) Modified default close image from 'closelabel.gif' which was culture dependent to 'close.gif' (only a close cross).