This is the documentation for the Joomla 3 version of Modals.
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Modals is a powerful plugin that allows you to easily create cool modal popups on your site, like this!.

Modal popup windows are fancy popups also known as Lightboxes.

You can make modals / lightboxes for whatever you want: text, articles, other internal pages, external pages, images, videos, and even full-blown Modal Image Galleries & Slideshows with thumbnail creation.

Full control

Modals is packed with options to control the modal popups:

  • Full control over styling (via styling options and CSS)
  • Define dimensions
  • Create image popups quickly and easily
  • Make modal image galleries and slideshows automatically PRO
  • Make popups open on pageload, or with a delay PRO
  • Open Menu Items in modals
  • And much more...

How to use it:

With Modals you can create your custom modals, and you can also automatically convert certain links or images to modal popups.

Here are all the ways you can activate Modals:

  • Via the special Modal tags {modal ...}...{/modal}
  • By class names (all links with defined class names)
  • All external links PRO
  • By target="_blank" (all links with a target. Internal and/or external) PRO
  • By filetypes (all links to given filetypes) PRO
  • By url matches (also supports regular expressions) PRO

Modals also comes with a handy editor button to help you insert the code you need.