How to use jQuery Lightboxes Extension for Cms pages/static blocks?


There is no doubt that jQuery Lightboxes is one of the best jQuery lightbox extension for Magento’s media gallery(base image & more views). This extension comes with a collection of jQuery lightboxes in one pack: Fancybox, Pirobox & Lightbox clone & many more features.


  • Upgrade proof Module.
  • Checked for Magento Versions 1.3.x –
  • Includes FancyBox, PiroBox & Lightbox Clone.
  • Flexible Customization for FancyBox, PiroBox & LightBox Clone.
  • Option to remove default Zoom Bar.
  • Option to give the custom size for the main image.
  • Option to give the custom size for the thumbnail image(ref: gallery images)
  • Option to give a custom size for the lightbox Popup Images.
  • Option to include a jQuery file from Google CDN
  • Option to include jQuery file with noConflict().
  • Option to switch over different types of a lightbox.
  • Option to include the lightbox files globally so that it can be used for custom modules, CMS pages, static blocks, etc.

How to use with Cms pages / Static blocks?

After installation of this extension(For installation refer this link), go to:
System > Configuration > MagePsycho Extensions > jQuery Lightboxes

1> Choose the following options:

General Settings:
Enabled = Yes
Lightbox Type = Choose the lightbox type of your choice. We have chosen Fancybox for example.

Configuration – Step1

2> Choose the following options:

JS File Settings
Include jQuery file in = Head
Include Lightbox files in = Head
Include Lightbox files globally = Yes
Lightbox initialization code for global usage = Insert jQuery initialization code here. You can add any no of initialization code here. We have used the following code:

    'type' : 'iframe',
    'width' : 800,
    'height' : 600

	'titleShow' : 1,
	'transitionIn' : 'elastic',
	'transitionOut' : 'elastic'
Configuration – Step2

3> Demo CMS Page – About US

After backend configuration, we need to create a CMS page and implement the lightbox. We have created a CMS page (About US) as shown below.
For Our Team link we have used following code:

<a rel="iframeLink" href="{{store direct_url="our-team"}}">here</a>

Note: Since the ‘Our Team’ is linked to a CMS Page with identifier = our-team and will be opened in a lightbox, we don’t want header/footer part of Magento. So you need to choose Layout = empty from the Design tab.

And for Image Gallery:

<a title="Custom title" rel="imageGallery" href=""> <img src="" alt="" /> </a> 
<a rel="imageGallery" href=""> <img src="" alt="" /> </a> 
<a rel="imageGallery" href=""> <img src="" alt="" /> </a>

Note: The value of rel for our team and image gallery is based on initialization code pasted in configuration settings of JQuery Lightboxes.

CMS Page – About Us

4> jQuery Lightboxes in Action:

Our Team in Lightbox
Fancybox – Image Gallery

Isn’t it so cool to have a swiss knife like an extension?

Keep rocking with Magento. Cheers!!