Add rel=”lightbox” to all images embedded in a post

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will add a rel=”lightbox” attribute to all images embedded in your post. Also note that on line 05 you can change the rel=”lightbox” to whatever you need as some image viewer scripts will use rel=”thumbnail” for example. This snippet will also add the post title as the title attribute of the images anchor tag.

 

add_filter('the_content', 'my_addlightboxrel');
function my_addlightboxrel($content) {
global $post;
$pattern ="/<a(.*?)href=('|")(.*?).(bmp|gif|jpeg|jpg|png)('|")(.*?)>/i";
$replacement = '<a$1href=$2$3.$4$5 rel="lightbox" title="'.$post->post_title.'"$6>';
$content = preg_replace($pattern, $replacement, $content);
return $content;
}

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