9 Ways to Open a Joomla Popup with Shack Toolbox

9 Ways to Open a Joomla Popup with Shack Toolbox

Shack Toolbox is the best Joomla extension to display content in a popup. In the previous post, you learned 5 ways to set a Shack Toolbox popup before it opens.

But with Shack Toolbox you also have control over how your popup opens. In this blog post, I will show you 9 ways to open your Joomla popup with Shack Toolbox.

To control how Shack Toolbox will open your Joomla popup, you go to the "Location & Effects" tab > "After opening":

after opening

Once you click "After opening", you will be able to select with what effect your Joomla popup will open. Let's take a look at them one by one.


#1. Slidebox

slidebox slide in

With this option, your Joomla popup box will open sliding out of the page edge:

slidebox slide in

With this option, you will have 32 transition effects for your sliding popup:

32 transition effects


#2. Slide-in sidebar

slide in sidebar

With this option, Shack Toolbox will open your Joomla popup as a sliding out sidebar. As you can see in my animation below, your popup will also take up the whole height of its page:

slidebox taking up whole page


#3. Lightbox - Fade-in

lightbox fade in

With this setting, your Joomla popup will fly out as a lightbox to the middle of its page with fading effect:

lightbox fading


#4. Lightbox - Move from toggler, rotate, enlarge and fade-in

lightbox move from toggler rotate enlarge fadein

When you select this option, Shack Toolbox will add to your opening Joomla popup rotating effect:

lightbox rotating


#5. Lightbox - Move from toggler, enlarge and fade-in

lightbox move from toggler enlarge fadein

With this option, your Joomla popup will open up similar to the previous but without the rotating effect.

lightbox nonrotating


#6. Lightbox - Move from toggler, change height and fade-in

move from toggler change height fadein

This option will add to your Joomla popup lightbox an effect of changing height:

lightbox changing height


#7. Accordion - Slide-down inside page content or sidebar

accordion slide down

 Select this option when you would like to open your Joomla popup with an accordion effect at the bottom of the page:

accordion slide down


#8. Static popup box inside page content or sidebar

static popup

With this option, Shack Toolbox will display your Joomla popup as a static module within a sidebar or a Joomla article. 

static popup frontend


#9. Bottom Bar

bottom bar

Use this option when you would like your Joomla popup to be open as a bottom bar:

bottom bar frontend


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About the author

Alex is a based in England self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping beginners and web site administrators make the most of it.