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Thread: PLEASE HELP With ThickBox and IE

  1. #1
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    Mar 2011

    Red face PLEASE HELP With ThickBox and IE

    I do not know if I am in the right forum. I do not know much about HTML nor JavaScript, so I apologize for posting this HELP request if I am in the wrong place.

    I managed to add ThickBox 3.1 as a pop up window
    for all the READ MORE links on our web


    They work fine in Firefox, safari, GoogleChrome but they do NOT OPEN in IE 7 nor 8 unless one reloads the page were the link is.

    I just followed the instructions here:


    I have tried to get help from the author of this post , of the people I bought the template from and even from Experts that charge you a fee ... but have not gotten and answer or the answer was negative.

    I would really appreciate it.

    I use the jQuery old version 1.2 as suggested in the tutorial ... did try with a newer version but the Thickbox did not work.

    Following the tutorial, this is the the code I placed on the HTML document:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    ... type="text/javascript" src="popup/js/jquery.js">...>
    ... type="text/javascript" src="popup/js/thickbox.js">...>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="popup/js/thickbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    ... charset="utf-8">

    <li> <img src="images/gallery-7.png" alt="" /> <strong> <b>7 / 8</b> </strong>
    <div> <em>Fall in love with</em>
    <p>... your findings, your travel experience, and <span class="style11">Iberia</span>.</p>
    <br /><br /><br /><br /><i> <a href="popup/w-MORE.html?height=405&amp;width=680" class="thickbox">More</a></i></div>

    If I am placing this in the wrong place, can some one please tell me were I can get some help. I will be glad to pay some sort of fee or donation. Thank you for your help

    Belén Fernández

  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    Not sure what the problem is but personally i would not use thickbox... imho a much better version is http://fancybox.net/

  3. #3
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    Mar 2011

    Thank you for your answer

    fancybox is good for image galleries ... i am using thickbox for just popup windows with texts and small images

  4. #4
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    Mar 2011
    it can be used for many things, not just images

    "Can display images, HTML elements, SWF movies, Iframes and also Ajax requests"

    e.g. checkout http://fancybox.net/blog example no5 i.e. the form

  5. #5
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    Mar 2011
    Thank you for the link ... your are right.
    If i can not get this issue resolved I will try fancybox.

    I already have about 16 popup windows made with thickbox
    and it does work fine in firefox, safari, GoogleChrome ... just has problems with IE7 and 8 ... only shows on reloading page with link to popup window.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2011

    Red face

    Devastated73 do you know if light box works in IE and with ipad and mobile phones?.

  7. #7
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    Nov 2011

    Did you ever find a solution to the thickbox issue? WordPress uses the code in the admin panel (Plug-In descriptions, etc) and it presumably works in all browsers, but I'm also having difficulties in IE 7 & 8 (I am told that it is working successfully in IE9 - way to go Microsoft).

    Steck Insights

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