This sound like a really dumb question, but for the life of me I cannot find something that works.

I want to trigger a modal/dialog box for some basic content. Its just HTML, not the login page or password reset or webform, or an image. I just want to pop some content into the modal box.

Whats the best way to do this? I ideally I would be able to control the dimensions of the window.


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You can use lightbox module to achieve that, but note if you want to open a modal content you need to use rel="lightframe" as an attribute for the <a> tag.

Also don't forget the Library of the module.


Try the Overlay Paths module

This is a simple module that enables site builders to use the built-in Overlay for non-admin pages.

This means that you can use the overlay for doing popups without adding yet more javascript libraries to your site.

This module provides a simple UI for defining paths to appear in the overlay, but developers can use it to define paths too, see the overlay_paths.api.php file in the module for details.

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