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Hi,

I'm making the switch from Wordpress to Squarespace (3rd SS website) because I love this platform. My biggest hesitation has been the lack of a decent lightbox function...I can't for the life of me understand why an amazing company that hosts so many artists' websites has the lamest lightbox of any platform. Why are there so few options with it? Even Shopify has a better lightbox app (XO Gallery) than Squarespace and that is sad. 😞 😞 😞

That said, is there any way to add - with custom code - a lightbox that includes a magnifier + captions? I saw one post where someone mentioned adding https://www.lightgalleryjs.com/ to a SquareSpace site. So I'm guessing it is possible - somehow - I just have no idea how to do it. Would love my captions to be broken between title and description below as well. Not sure why they removed these features since they're kind of crucial for a lot of artists.

Would like a lightbox like this WP site: https://kristygordon.com/

Here's a SS site that has the captions how I want: https://www.kellypetersart.com/new-work

Not sure what code to use. Thank you so much to everyone in advance!!!

 

 

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On 3/9/2022 at 2:38 AM, HadleyS said:

Hi,

I'm making the switch from Wordpress to Squarespace (3rd SS website) because I love this platform. My biggest hesitation has been the lack of a decent lightbox function...I can't for the life of me understand why an amazing company that hosts so many artists' websites has the lamest lightbox of any platform. Why are there so few options with it? Even Shopify has a better lightbox app (XO Gallery) than Squarespace and that is sad. 😞 😞 😞

That said, is there any way to add - with custom code - a lightbox that includes a magnifier + captions? I saw one post where someone mentioned adding https://www.lightgalleryjs.com/ to a SquareSpace site. So I'm guessing it is possible - somehow - I just have no idea how to do it. Would love my captions to be broken between title and description below as well. Not sure why they removed these features since they're kind of crucial for a lot of artists.

Would like a lightbox like this WP site: https://kristygordon.com/

Here's a SS site that has the captions how I want: https://www.kellypetersart.com/new-work

Not sure what code to use. Thank you so much to everyone in advance!!!

 

 

The following post has some solutions for your issue

 

BeyondSpace - Squarespace Website Developer

🖼️ Lightbox Studio (Enable Pinch/Zoom on lightbox)
🗓️ Delivery Date Picker (Squarespace Date picker form field)
💫 Gallery block 7.1 workaround
🥳 Sparkplugin Customisations Browsers (Browse +100 Spark plugin customisations)
🥳 Elfsight Template Browsers (Browse +1000 Elfsight widget Templates)

If you find my answer useful, let's leave a like or upvote so others with the same issue can find their solution. Thank you!

 

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