Open Modal Popup from another Modal

Open Modal Popup from another Modal Popup jQuery Modally
Code Snippet:Modally
Author: Nikola Stamatovic
Published: January 11, 2024
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Downloads: 10,832
License: MIT
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The Modally is a well-designed and lightweight jQuery plugin that helps you to create nested modals (open modal popup from another modal popup). It comes with some configuration options to customize the working of the plugin. You can set custom width & CSS styles. Moreover, this plugin doesn’t require any other external library except jQuery.

How To Create Modal Popup that Open from another Modal

1. Load jQuery JavaScript library and Modally’s CSS and JavaScript files in your web project.

<!-- jQuery -->
<script src=""></script>

<!-- Modally CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/jquery.modally.css">

<!-- Modally JS -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.modally.js"></script>

2. After loading all assets, create some modals (with unique id) as the following HTML structure.

<div id="lorem" modally-max_width="1000">
   <h1 class="modal-title serif">Hey there!</h1>
   <p>Content of modal one. </p>
   <div class="button-wrap">
      <a target="_modal:close" class="button small">Close me!</a><a href="#ipsum" target="_modal" class="button gradient small">Open 2nd one!</a>
<div id="ipsum">
   <h1 class="modal-title serif">You still here?!</h1>
   <p>Content of modal two. </p>
   <div class="button-wrap">
      <a class="button small modally-close">Close me!</a><a href="#dolor" target="_modal:open" class="button gradient small">Open 3rd one!</a>
<div id="dolor" modally-max_width="500">
   <h1 class="modal-title serif">I'm the last one.</h1>
   <p>Content of Modal three. </p>
   <div class="button-wrap">
      <a href="#dolor" target="_modal:close" class="button gradient small">Close me!</a>

3. In the final step, initialize all modals in the jQuery document ready function.

jQuery(document).ready(function () {
	$('#ipsum').modally('ipsum', {
		max_width: 800

Advance Configuration Options for Nested Popup Modal

The following are some advanced configuration options to create/customize “modal popup from another modal popup”.

Option Description, Default, Type
max_width This option defines the CSS max-width property for the modal window. Default: ‘none’, Type: String | Number.
Possible Options are: any valid value of CSS max-width.

   max_width: 600,
vertical_align Define CSS vertical-align property. Default: ‘middle’, Type: String.

   vertical_align: 'middle'
close_parent Decide whether to close parent modal when opening a new one. Default: false, Type: Boolean.
Possible Options are: true | false.

   close_parent: false,
close_other This option is useful to close other opened modals. Default: false, Type: Boolean.
Possible Options are: true | false.

   close_other: false,

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