WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am currently using NextGen Gallery and I want to view full images when I hover over the thumbnail, it is much better than waiting the user to click.

Currently I obtain this functionality in Chrome by using the extension Hover Zoom but I want to enable this functionality to all my visitiors.

I suppose that this should be a generic solution, not something special for NextGen.

share|improve this question

Try this jQuery plugin: http://www.mind-projects.it/projects/jqzoom/

If you need help in making it interact with NextGEN gallery, let me know. You ultimately need to add the script via wp_enqueue_script and then setting it to fire on the NextGEN Gallery objects.

(If you do this modularly enough, you might even have the makings of a pretty decent quick, little NextGEN plugin... Release it to the community, I'd use it! :D)

share|improve this answer

Or alternately, use this WP plugin, which seems to do all the work for you... http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/image-zoomer/

share|improve this answer
Image Zoomer doesn't seam to work and also it does only "zoom" instead of loading the full resolution picture. – sorin May 29 '11 at 11:09
Then you want to go for the first answer; it allows you to specify a high resolution version of the image. It will require slightly more setting up, though. Let me know if you need any help with that. – aendrew May 29 '11 at 18:55

Here is a tutorial that I believe does what you're after but without the zoom (so much) which is quick to implement and is of use to anyone that visits this question...

Just so you can see how this would look without having to navigate away from Wordpress SE, here is a screenshot:-

Image Preview on Thumbnail Hover for NextGEN Gallery in WordPress

share|improve this answer

protected by Community Oct 7 '12 at 15:01

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.