I'm trying to make all my custom php pages into modules so they fit in the proper windows and are responsive. So I do not want to use Iframes (as I've done previously).

So I have a module that will read from a database and present the results on a page. I need to pass this page a parameter (value used in the SQL statement).

I know that I can create Joomla modals using:


If it was a static page, I could simply link to it with something like this:

<a href="http://www.example.com/somepage.html" 
class="modal" rel="{size: {x: 700, y: 500}, handler:'iframe'}" 
Click here to see this interesting page</a>

But I need to know how to do that to have the modal have a Joomla Custom Module in it. I can create an article with the module embedded in it with Modules Anywhere (that is how I've done the Module itself).

What I'm trying to do is have a form. When you select a user from a drop down list, you would get an icon that you could click on that would popup the module with all the user info (which is a separate module).

If I wanted to simplify this, I could simply create a div and use a jQuery load to fill the div. However, I want this as a modal instead because I may have a use for the same thing on other pages. It will also save real estate on the page if it is a modal instead of a populated div.

Any help would be appreciated.

  • The pro version of module anywhere alows you to pass parameters, maybe that will sort your problem.
    – jackJoe
    Apr 7, 2016 at 8:27


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