Friday, 5 April 2013

7+ free jQuery modal popup plugins similar to facebook


A collection of more than 7 best free jquery modal popup plugins collected from various resources lashed with features and easy to customize.  These modal popups utilizes the space available in a webpage very intelligently  Probably the best example is facebook.


  • A UI dialog widget written in JavaScript.
  • Featues as one of the top plugin at jQuery library. 
  • Capable of  showing a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content as well as content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.



  • ColorBox is one of the top jQuery plugins.
  • Supports photos, grouping, slideshow, ajax, inline, and iframed content.
  • Lightweight: 10KB of JavaScript (less than 5KBs gzipped).
  • Appearance is controlled through CSS so it can be restyled.
  • Can be extended with callbacks & event-hooks without altering the source files.
  • Completely unobtrusive, options are set in the JS and require no changes to existing HTML.
  • Preloads upcoming images in a photo group.


  • Boxy is a flexible modal popup. Its style remembers that of facebook dialog box. Created using jQuery with support for dragging and size tweeking.
  • Provides an object interface to control dialogs after they've been created. 
  • Simple usage methods. 
  • Also provides a jQuery plugin for automatically hooking up links and forms.
  • Provides an ask() helper for presenting multiple choices to the user.

Simple Modal

  • A lightweight jQuery Plugin which provides a powerful interface for modal dialog development. 
  • SimpleModal gives us the flexibility to build whatever you can envision
  • Cross-browser compliant.


  • Ajax call with targeting content
  • Supports single image and image gallery with arrow navigating and any kind of content.
  • Form with file upload with targeting content and iframe
  • Dom Element
  • Manual Call
  • Stacked Modals
  • Many embed element through API / Demos
  • Error handling
  • Esc key to close the window
  • Customizable animation
  • Modal title


  • As the name says, litebox is a minimized, light weight modal box plugin created using jQuery.
  • Litebox utilizes the 3kb javascript library moo.fx in association with prototype.lite, giving us the basic tools we need to make this work and you the ability to expand.


  • MultiBox is a reworked version of Phatfusion's brilliant multibox so that it will work with MooTools 1.2. 
  • There are many extra options including the option to group elements!


  • Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on top of the current page. 
  • Developed to setup and works on all modern browsers.