5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2018 4:39 AM by TheBCMan

    Multiple Modal Boxes




      I have a very good understanding of html and css but I am a beginner when it comes to javascript.


      I'm trying to create multiple modal boxes on one page and I'm unsure how to do it, right now I can only get one to open.

      Here is an example of the code I have:



      <!-- Trigger/Open The Modal -->

      <button id="myBtn">Open Modal</button>


      <!-- The Modal -->

      <div id="myModal" class="modal">


        <!-- Modal content -->

        <div class="modal-content">

          <span class="close">&times;</span>

          <p>Some text in the Modal..</p>






      /* The Modal (background) */

      .modal {
          display: none; /* Hidden by default */
          position: fixed; /* Stay in place */
          z-index: 1; /* Sit on top */
          left: 0;
          top: 0;
          width: 100%; /* Full width */
          height: 100%; /* Full height */
          overflow: auto; /* Enable scroll if needed */
          background-color: rgb(0,0,0); /* Fallback color */
          background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.4); /* Black w/ opacity */


      /* Modal Content/Box */

      .modal-content {
          background-color: #fefefe;
          margin: 15% auto; /* 15% from the top and centered */
          padding: 20px;
          border: 1px solid #888;
          width: 80%; /* Could be more or less, depending on screen size */


      /* The Close Button */

      .close {
          color: #aaa;
          float: right;
          font-size: 28px;
          font-weight: bold;



      .close:focus {
          color: black;
          text-decoration: none;
          cursor: pointer;



      // Get the modal
      var modal = document.getElementById('myModal');


      // Get the button that opens the modal
      var btn = document.getElementById("myBtn");


      // Get the <span> element that closes the modal
      var span = document.getElementsByClassName("close")[0];


      // When the user clicks on the button, open the modal
      btn.onclick = function() {

          modal.style.display = "block";



      // When the user clicks on <span> (x), close the modal
      span.onclick = function() {

          modal.style.display = "none";



      // When the user clicks anywhere outside of the modal, close it
      window.onclick = function(event) {

          if (event.target == modal) {

              modal.style.display = "none";




      I appreciate any help with this!!

        • 1. Re: Multiple Modal Boxes
          TheBCMan Adobe Community Professional

          You don't need to create multiple boxes, just re-write the contents inside the one box for each different "window" you might want.

          • 2. Re: Multiple Modal Boxes
            spicone11 Level 1

            But when I create another modal button the second will not open. How do I get more than one modal to open on the same page?

            • 3. Re: Multiple Modal Boxes
              osgood_ Level 8

              Your best bet is to use jQuery as its much simpler to write than vanilla javascript.


              If you use the built in jQuery load function you can load different files into the one modal window. As an example there are 2 buttons on the page (see code below) - Monday, Tuesday - create 2 html files in your site folder named monday.html and tuesday.html and populate them with the code you want to appear in the modal window when the reciprocal button, Monday or Tuesday is clicked.


              All you need to do is make sure data="monday", data="tuesday' attached to the buttons (see code below) are the same as your file names monday.html, tuesday.html - you can name the data anything you like of course.


              <!DOCTYPE html>

              <html lang="en">


              <meta charset="UTF-8">

              <title>Modal Load</title>

              <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js" integrity="sha256-hwg4gsxgFZhOsEEamdOYGBf13FyQuiTwlAQgxVSNgt4="





              $('.open-modal').css('cursor' , 'pointer').click(function(){

              var file = $(this).attr('data');

              $(".modal-content").load(file + ".html");



              $('.close-modal').css('cursor' , 'pointer').click(function(){






              body {

              margin: 0;


              .modal-overlay {

              display: flex;

              justify-content: center;

              align-items: center;

              position: fixed;

              top: 0;

              height: 100vh;

              width: 100vw;

              background-color: rgba(0,0,0, 0.5)


              .modal {

              position: relative;

              width: 75%;

              background-color: #fff;


              .modal-content {

              padding: 25px;


              .close-modal {

              position: absolute;

              right: 0;

              top: -45px;

              background-color: #000;

              color: #fff;

              padding: 10px 13px;

              font-size: 18px;





              <button class="open-modal" data="monday">Monday</button>

              <button class="open-modal" data="tuesday">Tuesday</button>

              <div class="modal-overlay">

              <div class="modal">

              <div class="close-modal">&times;</div>

              <div class="modal-content">


              <!-- end modal-content -->


              <!-- end modal -->


              <!-- end modal-overlay -->



              • 4. Re: Multiple Modal Boxes
                Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Make an image gallery with one Bootstrap Modal + Carousel component.


                • 5. Re: Multiple Modal Boxes
                  TheBCMan Adobe Community Professional

                  You don't want to make more than one, you want to make one and re-write the contents in the window using jquery or javascript.