I would like to render an admin page in a popup, I thought I'd use the ctools api to render the popup and drupal_http_request to get the data for the page, however even when logged in all I get is an 'unauthorized' error. Looking deeper, I think there might be a way, as the function is reputed to support basic authentication, but I can't figure out how to make it work. This is for Drupal 7.x Or if there's a different way to render an admin page in a popup that'd be nice too. It's for a client who doesn't want to go back and forth between admin pages so the popup would solve the problem.


The Overlay module in the core is built to do exactly this, to open admin pages in an overlay popup. You can enable it directly from /admin/modules.

  • Thanks, but actually the request was to render an admin page on a popup that takes place within the context of a different admin page. Like a popup that took place on the node edit page for example, so there would be like an option to do something on a different admin page within a popup on the node edit page itself. – Benjamin Thvedt Jul 18 '16 at 11:30

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