Linking an image to an existing lightbox


#1

Hi

I am setting up a page with a lightbox but I also want another image on the page to link to the same lightbox.

There seems to be an option to link to a lightbox in action, “Open URL in a Lightbox”. I can’t see a way to actually add the existing lightbox url. I also tried to place the video url in that option and I receive an error. I have tried a direct link and the emabed link, it’s a youtube video.

Thanks
RL


#2

Hey @rosemarielanaro just so that I am on the same page, you have a lightbox already and you want to link to it via an image?

The fist thing you should know is that ONLY buttons can link to lightboxes created in Unbounce. To use the “go to URL in lightbox option” you need to be opening an external URL inside a lightbox, that Unbounce will create on the fly, based on the dimensions you give it. In your case you will need to do the following:

Make sure to adjust “underlay opacity” to 0 and remove the text from the text box.
You should get the below

  • Select the Button and in the “click action” options choose “show in a lightbox” and choose the lightbox you want to have opened.

Voila!

I hope that helps :slight_smile:


#3

Hi

I have a lightbox with a video that is already linked with an image link. There is also a screen capture for this video and the client wants that to link to the same lightbox. This is the page if it helps http://ub.openmoves.com/infinitelybig/.

I am trying to emulate a slider so there is a little dot link below the big screen image. That dot is linked to the lightbox, I want to link the big image to the same lightbox.

Does that make sense?


#4

Oh I forgot (it’s been a long day :-))

I think I found a workaround, I copied the lightbox image, made it a background color, then made that transparent and it seems to link to the same lightbox.


#5

Reading this all again I think I did what you are describing, thanks