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Creating a menu item to pop-out window with external content

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    Creating a menu item to pop-out window with external content

    Posted 3 years 9 months ago
    • Hi DanG, you look like the man to be talking to on this issue!
      (referring to existing post www.rockettheme.com/forum/joomla-extensi...ternal-link?start=60 and following your advise on how to get help quicker by posting a new topic)

      So nothing new it seems - like most people out there I just want to create a link item that opens in a popup fashion; link to external site... Almost want to ask why this hasn't been made a standard option yet, but I'm sure you have your reasons ;-p

      Latest template downloaded earlier in the week so:
      Joomla version: 3.4.8
      Theme: Galatea (v1.0.0 / rt_galatea)

      I tried deciphering the thread from the beginning where it tells about how the new Joomla strips the quotes"" (learned that the hard way).

      So then I entered the code into DB directly (this is code I used in an earlier install version and had to create a module, link the menu item to the module and insert the code in the module):
      http://the.external.url/" data-rokbox="" data-rokbox-caption="<span style="font-size:20px;;">some text</span> :: <span style="font-size:20px;text-decoration:underline;">some more text</span>"

      I'm doing something wrong cause it aint working 0_o
      I don't need anything fancy - just a default looking link to the external site will be fine without descriptions and what not in the popup window.

      Any ideas??

      Thank you!!
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    Re: Creating a menu item to pop-out window with external content

    Posted 3 years 9 months ago
    • Okay your the first one to spot this issue - I wrote than when only Gantry 4 was unavailable so it's not applicable to Gantry 5 ;)

      Actually we have made this super-easy, as you've requested, in Gantry 5. Please see our Xenon template to see how to setup the " Popup Module (Particle) "
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    Re: Creating a menu item to pop-out window with external content

    Posted 3 years 9 months ago
    • Hi DanG and thank you for the prompt responses...

      I've had a nap in the mean time so can almost think again!!

      Thogh I have to admit, looking at that content on the link supplied is still confusing 0_o

      lol ;-p

      However, I think what it describes is "how to create a pop-up login link"

      So you will have a button "inside your website" that you can click, and a pop-up screen will appear asking your cridentials.

      If so then great... But what I'm wanting to do is add a simple link to my already existing menu. Then when you click the link, a pop-up appears with external site content.

      Like so:

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      Any shortcut for that?
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    Re: Creating a menu item to pop-out window with external content

    Posted 3 years 9 months ago
    • I've installed the "modal" joomla extension for now (free version).

      With it installed, all you need to do is:
      1 - under menu, create link to external URL (or whatever)
      2 - change the menu title by adding the modal syntax to the title: ex {modal}Menu Tile{/modal}

      Hows that for quick and easy? :D

      It would be nice though if one doesn't need to install other extensions for this. I mean, I'm a Rocket fan!! And there is RockBox.... right??
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    Re: Creating a menu item to pop-out window with external content

    Posted 3 years 9 months ago
    • DVS wrote:
      Hi DanG and thank you for the prompt responses...

      I've had a nap in the mean time so can almost think again!!

      Thogh I have to admit, looking at that content on the link supplied is still confusing 0_o

      lol ;-p

      However, I think what it describes is "how to create a pop-up login link"

      So you will have a button "inside your website" that you can click, and a pop-up screen will appear asking your cridentials.

      If so then great... But what I'm wanting to do is add a simple link to my already existing menu. Then when you click the link, a pop-up appears with external site content.

      Like so:

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      Any shortcut for that?

      The Login is only an example of the Popup module. For my test I chose the custom HTML SiteMap module for my popup and this is what I got:

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