Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

How to Show Lightbox Navigation Arrows on Hover

Would you like to show the lightbox navigation arrows for your Envira Lightbox only on hover? With Envira there is much more you can do with just a little CSS. This documentation will show you the custom CSS you’ll need to show the lightbox navigation arrows only on hover!

This tutorial is a little more technical then the other docs and will require a basic level of CSS.

First you’ll need to either create a new gallery or edit an existing gallery. If you need any help creating your first gallery, please review our documentation here.

For the purpose of this tutorial, the settings used for this demo are shown below.

Enable the gallery arrows to show your lightbox navigation arrows on hover

The Base (Dark) and Base (Light) lightbox theme automatically enable the arrows so you won’t see an option to enable them here.

Simply choose your Gallery Lightbox Theme and if necessary, click to Enable Gallery Arrows? from the Lightbox tab.

And that’s all that’s needed for this step.

Next you’ll need to install and activate Envira’s CSS Addon. Navigate to the Addons section and click Install then Activate on the CSS Addon.

Install and activate the CSS addon to easily add your transparency CSS change to the gallery's Misc tab

Below is the CSS we’ve used in our demo.

You’ll need to change this ID number to match your gallery ID number. You can find this by looking in the sidebar of your gallery edit screen.

For more information on how to find your gallery ID number you can read this article.

You can also just add this CSS to the WordPress Customizer to make this change for all of your Envira Galleries!

To find out more about the WordPress Customizer, please review our article on How to add custom CSS to the WordPress Customizer.

If you’re using the CSS Addon to only change 1 gallery, add your CSS to the Misc tab inside the Custom Gallery CSS box.

Add your CSS to the Misc tab in the Custom Gallery CSS box to show lightbox arrows on hover

Once you’ve added your CSS just click Publish or Update to save the changes to the gallery.

div[data-envirabox-id="431230"] .envirabox-inner .envirabox-arrow { 
opacity: 0 !important; 
div[data-envirabox-id="431230"] .envirabox-inner:hover .envirabox-arrow { 
opacity: 1 !important; 
Be sure to update the -431230 with your own gallery ID number

If you’re going to want this change for all galleries, just remove the div[data-envirabox-id="431230"] from the CSS and add your CSS to the Appearance » Customize » Additional CSS and click Publish to save the changes.

See the demo!

Would you like to have some more fun with Envira and CSS? Why not check out our tutorial on How to Change Lightbox Overlay Transparency!

Q: How can I target albums?

A: Absolutely! You’d use exactly the same CSS but just be sure the ID matches the album. If you added your CSS to the WordPress Customizer then it would automatically make this change for all Envira gallery and album images.