Alligator Menu Popup


This is a fork of my similarly named Alligator Popup Plugin. Unlike the original plugin, this one enables you to open the target of a menu item of your WordPress custom menu in a popup window.

Add the ‘mpopup’ class to a menu item in a custom menu to open the target in a popup Window.

Enables you to specify that a menu item on your WordPress custom menu will open in a new popup window. An admin page allows you can control the size of the popup window and whether it has scrollbars.


You will find the Menu Popup Settings Page at Settings => Menu Popup

  • Set the dimensions of the popup window and whether you want the popup window to be scrollable

Then edit your custom menu at Appearance => Menus
* Enable the CSS Classes option in the Screen Options pull-down panel on the menu editor page.

  • Add the mpopup class to any menu item where you want the target page to open in a popup window.

When the menu item is clicked, the link should now open in a popup window.


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Install the same as any other plugin


Installation Instructions

Install the same as any other plugin

Where is the admin page?

You’ll find it at settings => Menu Popup

How do I get a link to popup if it is not a menu item?

You can use my Alligator Popup plugin for that

Why doesn’t it work for me?

It works for me, but all sites are different. Post a support request and I’ll try to help you get it working


Excellent Plugin backed by an Expert Developer

I’m using this plugin on my site and it works perfectly fine.

However, I’m writing this review to share a very pleasant experience regarding a custom solution. I wanted to open the Read More links on my site in a popup. I tried a well-known plugin with its premium extensions; went through a nightmare of support tickets and correspondence for more than ten days but it didn’t work.

Since I was already using the Alligator Menu Popup plugin therefore I decided to approach its author. It wasn’t hard to find and contact Michael Atkins. After a very brief communication Michael delivered an excellent solution very efficiently and for a price that was better than fair.

I’m sharing my experience with a view to save the readers of my review from the nightmare that I went through.

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Khalid Mian

Great Plugin

Thank you for this. Is it possible to have the PU appear in the top left corner? Got this to happen with your regular PU plugin but don’t see how with this menu version.

many thanks, Rob

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  • Tooltips added to links in the plugins table
  • Used new heart icon in dashicons WP 3.9
  • added ‘resizable=yes’ for IE to enable maximise button on popped up window


  • Initial Version