Lightbox Gallery

Please add the ability to link an ACF gallery from a link. Currently, there are only the options Lightbox Image and Lightbox Video… please add Lightbox Gallery (as we are opening the gallery through a link it starts with the first image).

My Workaround currently is to add a hidden gallery and have the link on a URL triggering javascript:openGallery() … that function is added by me in header scripts and uses a querySelector to find the gallery and click on the first image using JavaScript.

Update: one can also use javascript:document.querySelector('.myGallery li div').click() with myGallery being a class I assigned to my hidden gallery (no need for custom code). Would still like a more elegant solution, though.


I want to do exactly that - open a gallery in lightbox mode when users click a “More photos” button. Lightbox Gallery would be the solution.

However, I do not fully understand your workaround, how do you run the javascript code on button click?

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So, using a bricks gallery block, we hide the gallery with the following CSS:

%root% {
	display: none;

Then we give it a class, for example, GuestRoomGallery (or whatever) in the style tab under “CSS”

Then we add a button somewhere else on the page to open the gallery in lightbox mode. This is the JS code that needs to go on the button

javascript:document.querySelector('.GuestRoomGallery li figure a').click()


  • Make sure to use the same CSS class name as before in the JS code. In this example, I’ve used GuestRoomGallery
  • The button should be set to “external link”. Then paste the JavaScript code into the URL field

Tested with Bricks

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