How to Trigger a Joomla Pop-up Window With a Link

How to Display a Popup via a Link with Shack Toolbox

With Shack Toolbox you can display a Joomla pop-up window via a link. This allows you to trigger a pop-up from anywhere in your Joomla site. Also, the information loads more quickly and your visitors don't have to leave the page.

Some ways you can use this feature include showing a YouTube video, a Vimeo video, and a donation form.

In this tutorial, we'll show you to use a link to load a Shack Toolbox pop-up with any of these 19 different integrations.

In tthis example, I will set my pop-up to display a Joomla article.

  • Go to "Extensions" > "Modules".
  • Click "New" and create a Shack Toolbox module.
  • Click "Joomla Article" for your integration choice. This is shown in the image below.
  • Under "Select article", choose your preferred Joomla article.

click joomla article

  • Your module should be assigned to the module position "debug".
  • As with any Joomla module, you can also assign this module to the required pages.

assign your popup the debug position

Our next step will to hide the button that Shack Toolbox produces by default.

  • Click the "Location & Effects" tab:

click location and effects tab

  • Go to the "Before opening" section:

click before opening

  • Click the "Hidden" radio button option:

click hidden

Good job! Now let's give our pop-up a small opening effect. It will have a "fade-in" effect as it loads.

  • Go to the "After opening" section:

How to Trigger a Joomla Pop-up Window With a Link

  • Click "Lightbox - Fade-in":

click lightbox fade in

Excellent! You are one step away from creating a link to open this module from within your Joomla article. You just need to get the module's link itself.

  • Go to the area called "How to Display Shack Toolbox via Menu item, HTML and JavaScript":

click how to display shack toolbox via menu item

  • Under "HTML code" you locate the "Open by link" setting and copy the link.
  • Click "Save & Close" to saev your module.

find this link

Good job! At this point, you have set your Joomla pop-up. You also have its link. You are ready to paste the pop-up's link in your required Joomla article.

Once done with pasting, you are ready to test the final result.

Go to your Joomla site frontend, open your Joomla article and click the link. This GIF below shows you the pop-up in action:

final result

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