Make modal popups in Joomla!

  • Last updated: 24 Oct 2020
  • Version: 11.7.0
  • Type: System plugin
  • Joomla rating: 100%

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 only
  • Make popups open on pageload, or with a delay Pro only
  • 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 only
  • By target="_blank" (all links with a target. Internal and/or external) Pro only
  • By filetypes (all links to given filetypes) Pro only
  • By url matches (also supports regular expressions) Pro only

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

See the full documentation and watch the videos to find out more...


Modals utilizes the fabulous modal script Colorbox by Jack Moore. Kudos to him!