I have installed the Colorbox plugin version 5.1.14 in /sites/all/libraries/colorbox but on the status report page I get the following:

You need to download the Colorbox plugin and extract the entire contents of the archive into the sites/all/libraries/colorbox folder of your server.

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is a bugreport for module that verifies colorbox plugin version improperly, and should be posted in module's issue queue. – Mołot Nov 13 '14 at 14:45

Sometimes what happens with these libraries is that the download you get from the library site (colorbox in this case) packages its code in a folder itself. For the master download of colorbox, for example, the code comes in a folder called colorbox-master. If you unpack it into


then the code ends up in


What you may need to do is unpack it into


and then rename


to be


  • Your answer does not solve the problem. I do have the plugin in the proper directory. – SpartyDan Nov 13 '14 at 18:05

Drupal needs to have a v in front of the version number:

Original code in jquery-colorbox-min.js

    Colorbox 1.5.14
    license: MIT

Changed to:

    Colorbox v1.5.14
    license: MIT

jedsmith13 https://www.drupal.org/node/1074474#comment-9138455

  • Hacking modules and libraries is a quick way for trouble. If anyone will use this answer, then forget it or leave site to another maintainer, site will fail after next colorbox library update - not good. – Mołot Nov 13 '14 at 14:46
  • What is your fix for the situation? I understand that this answer is a work-around (hack) but I don't see the alternative in the short term. Yes, the best answer is for Drupal to recognize the library without the "v" but that means getting a patch approved for core. Right now I need the site to work. – SpartyDan Nov 13 '14 at 18:01

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