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jQuery NiftyModals

This is a jQuery plugin version of the Codrops ModalWindowEffects.

Getting Started

  • Install with bower: bower install foxythemes-niftymodals
  • Or download the latest release zip file

Add script and style

Include css & js file in your html head:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="[your path]/dist/jquery.niftymodals.css">
<script src="[your path]/dist/jquery.niftymodals.js"></script>

Modal Markup

Modals have a required markup in order to apply the necessary styles:

<div class="md-container md-effect-1" id="your-modal-id">
    <div class="md-content">
        <!-- your content -->
<div class="md-overlay"></div>

You'll need to create the modal overlay just after the modal element: <div class="md-overlay"></div>

Calling modal by tag attribute

You can use this option by adding the md-trigger class to an element, for example a button or link. You also need to specify the modal id using the data-modal="modal-id" data attribute like this:

<a class="md-trigger" data-modal="modal-id">Show Modal</a>

Show modal using JavaScript

This option only requires the basic modal markup and the you can show the modal like this:


To use this method you'll be able to set some additional options and apply them to the modal:

    overlaySelector: '.md-overlay',//Modal overlay class 
    closeSelector: '.md-close',//Modal close element class 
    classAddAfterOpen: 'md-show',//Body control class 
    //This object will be available in the modal events 
    data: {
      some_data: ''
    //This option allow to attach a callback to a button with the class 'md-close' 
    buttons: [
        class: 'btn-ok',
        callback: function ( btn, modal, event ) {
          //You can cancel the modal hide event by returning false 
          alert("You need to check your info!");
          return false;
        class: 'btn-cancel',
        callback: function ( btn, modal, event ) {
          //You can access to the mocal data here 
          var modal_data =;
    beforeOpen: function( modal ){
      //You can cancel the modal show event by returning false 
    afterOpen: function( modal ){
      //Executed after show event 
    beforeClose: function( modal ){
      //You can cancel the hide event by returning false 
    afterClose: function( modal ){
      //Executed after hide event 

Setting defaults

You can set the default options like this:

    overlaySelector: '.modal-overlay',
    closeSelector: '.modal-close',
    classAddAfterOpen: 'modal-show',

Integrate with bootstrap modals style

In order to integrate with bs modals style you'll need to load the css bootstrap adapter instead of the default one:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="[your path]/dist/jquery.niftymodals.bootstrap.css">

This file contains only the essential css, this way you can use the bs classes like modal-header, modal-content & modal-footer.


  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D


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