Today I released the Lumebox to the jQuery plugin repository, it’s a Lightbox clone with a few added features. One of the main features is that it can parse RSS feeds just as easily as displaying images. The plugin searches the post or page for all links leading to images and opens them in a popup instead of following them.
The RSS parser that’s built into the plugin is compatible with RSS and ATOM feeds and can be used on its own. It takes two parameters, the URL to parse and a function to execute when it has fetched and parsed the feed. Since it uses Ajax the URL must be local or go through a local proxy.