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Fancybox libraries for Plone

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This package is superseded by collective.js.fancybox which contains the same functionality but uses better namespace. Please use collective.js.fancybox for new sites. There is no migration step provided from collective.fancybox to collective.js.fancybox though.


Simple package which makes fancybox available in portal_javascript. This package does not change nor define any view or templates. It basically does nothing from the user point of view. It is usable for template developers to avoid several fancybox libraries registered from different products.


Please note, Plone often generates image URLs without extension suffix, eg. http://host/portal/news/news-item/image_preview returns correct image to the browser with correct content type set, but Fancybox does not handle such URLs correctly. Fancybox competitor, Thickbox, works fine in this situation.

From FancyBox FAQ:

6. I`m using custom urls for images (for example,
index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3.0;attach=9;image) and FancyBox shows source
of image. Why?

FancyBox gueses content type from url but sometimes it can be wrong. The
solution is to force your type, like so - $(".selector").fancybox({'type' :


Fancybox requires custom invocation of the library. You must write custom javascript which binds fancybox code to particular tag. Define your own JS file, register it (portal_javascripts, javascript_head_slot) and use jQuery syntax to bind fancybox to the tags:

jq(function() {

More detailed configuration may be passed as arguments of fancybox() function. Please read chapter 4 - Fire plugin using jQuery selector and Available options.


0.5.1 - 2011-10-08

  • Fixed relative URLs for IE in CSS file

0.5 - 2011-09-22

  • Updated to fancybox 1.3.4

0.4.1 - 2010-04-17

  • Fixed order in portal_javascripts

  • Fixed image names for IE

  • added z3c autoinclude plugin

0.4 - 2010-04-17

  • CSS file is DTML resource now

0.3 - 2010-04-14

  • fixed paths in CSS file

0.2 - 2010-03-15

  • Updated to fancybox 1.3.1

0.1 - 2009-08-26

  • Initial release

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