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Release status: beta

Implementation Skin, User interface
Description Displays full-size images with the jquery lightbox plugin when clicking on thumbnails.
Author(s) David Raison (Clausekwistalk)
Latest version 0.02 (2011-2-13)
MediaWiki 1.16 and above
Database changes No
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Download Template:WikimediaDownload/svn
Example Hackerspace.lu image gallery
Hooks used

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GeeQuBox incorporates Leandro Vieira Pinho's lightbox plugin for jquery into MediaWiki's thumbnails and image galleries.

When a user clicks on an image in a gallery, the page darkens and the image is displayed full-size "on top of" the page. Clicking anywhere off the image returns everything to normal.

Images in galleries are treated as being part of a slideshow, and have "previous" and "next" images.

This extension is derived from and can be considered an upgrade from the SlimboxThumbs extension.





Mediawiki 1.17[edit]

You can download the most current version of the code directly via SVN from the MediaWiki source code repository, at http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/GeeQuBox/. From a command line, you can use the following:

svn checkout http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/GeeQuBox/

Mediawiki 1.16[edit]

If you're not using the latest in mediawiki development, you might want to use the latest version that is known to work with your version of mw.

Stable release[edit]
svn checkout http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/tags/extensions/GeeQuBox/REL_0_2
Development branch[edit]
svn checkout http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/branches/REL_1_16/extensions/GeeQuBox/


Place the GeeQuBox directory within the main MediaWiki 'extensions' directory. Then, in the file LocalSettings.php in the main MediaWiki directory, add the following line:


Release Notes[edit]

  • 0.1 - Initial release.



  • If there are multiple galleries on one page, they are treated as being part of one big slideshow.


  • Set resize height according to browser height
  • Change resize width & height on window.resize()
  • Try to replace the regexp mess with some better hook or data handling...
  • Support non-gallery thumbnails.

See also[edit]