Here is a Modal / Lighbox / Popup module for Kohana 3

August 9, 2012

We needed modal functionality for a Kohana 3 app we have. I could see how this could be reusable in our future applications and for everyone else developing on Kohana 3, so I put it in a module to share with you. This module is used to created a lightbox style modal window.

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REQUIREMENTS:

-Kohana 3.0+. This will not work on Kohana V2.
-JQuery needs to be loaded before Modal is displayed.

HOW TO USE:

This Modal module is very easy to use. Put the modal folder in the modules directory of your Kohana application. Include it

in your bootstrap.php file:

'modal'        => MODPATH.'modal',        // Modal/Lightbox style Windows

Put the following code right under the tag:

 echo Modal::display(); 

Change the config file in the module directory to better suit your model window size and traits.

Congrats, the module is installed! Set a modal by:

Modal::Set($message(message or a loaded view), $locked( optional boolean defaulted to false));

If $locked is set to true, the screen will be locked, not allowing the user to exit the modal.

You may also add the class “modal-close” to any element. If that element is clicked it will exit the modal unless locked.

If any questions or requests, be sure to comment.

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