Linkfest Thursday: September 10, 2009

This week – I feel like I really found some gems.

Jappler Recommends: Shutter Reloaded

I had been looking around for some alternative lightbox like plugins (for photos) and came across the super lightweight option: Shutter Reloaded. The script is super lightweight (10k), does not require any other libraries, and works perfectly without having to add any additional code. If you are looking for a nice little lightbox like plugin – check it out!

Jappler Recommends: Lightview Plus WordPress Plugin

I recently switched from using a gallery WordPress plugin called fGallery to something that is more elegant and updated: NextGen Gallery During this transition, I found a really cool lightbox-ish plugin called Lightview Plus which is more polished than your typical lightbox plugin.

Example:

You do not have to add in extra code to get the images to show up in the lightview – it automatically takes care of everything for you.

WordPress Thumbnails/PodPress Fix

WordPress has a great feature where it will make thumbnails out of any image you upload when creating a post. When you have PodPress installed (a great podcast plugin), the thumbnails option disappears. Finally I got sick of this and found the solution. If you ever run into this – now you know how to fix it as well!