I know this has been asked repeatedly and answered even more times, but none of those worked for me. I’ve installed 4 plugins and none work… I’ve tried all of the code suggested and none work. Sorry for being blunt, but reading through all of those posts (and there were a lot!) people started getting rude because the same question was being repeated. I’m scared to keep downloading plugins because I do not want to mess up my page! My question is:
How do I have a link on my WordPress page open up into a smaller window? Not a new tab. I’ve tried all of the “target=…..” and NONE work!!
If you scroll down just a tad, under the video is a heading: User-Friendly CP
There is a link in the first sentence: Control Panel
Say, just for example, I would like that link to open up into a smaller window with my original page behind it. How can I do this?
If you suggest a plugin, please check to see if it compatible with WP 3.6.1 because the ones that were suggested in other posts were only compatible with 3.5.2 and the ones that claimed to be compatible with 3.6.1 did not work and I would rather not install any more plugins that do not work.
I would GREATLY appreciate any suggestions or any code that you have to offer. Please understand that I am not very good at coding, I only know what I have researched and am self-taught. I beg you to forgive my ignorance.
Anyone who provides a working solution, I will gladly wrestle an alligator diagnosed with lockjaw for your amusement! 🙂
THAT IS AMAZING!!! It worked EXACTLY as you instructed! I am forever in your debt, Kind Sir!! I only hope that my page doesn’t get all messed up when I uninstall all of those plugins that wouldn’t work…
To achieve this, the code could be put into a plugin & extended to use a WordPress shortcode with some parameters to allow the dimensions to be set for each link. It shouldn’t be a complicated plugin to create.
That is EXACTLY what I was hoping to accomplish! To be honest, when I read your last post, my jaw dropped! I was thinking: “It would take me a thousand years to write a plugin. And even then, it still probably wouldn’t work.” And when I got the email this morning that you had already written one, I was like: “Are you kidding me? That fast???” I thought writing a plugin would take months to do…
I don’t mean for this to sound greedy, although it will, but is there a way to set X and Y coordinates for positioning? It defaults to the upper-left corner, which is fine as wine. But if there was a way to also set the X and Y values (or have a default that could be set that would apply to all) that would be AWESOME!
Thank you so much for this! I’m still in shock that this was done so fast! You ROCK!! 🙂
Ok, I’ve added something to make the popup appear in the centre of the screen now.
I’ve submitted the plugin to the WordPress.org plugin directory. It may take a short while to get reviewed and passed by the lovely people of the plugins review team.
I’ll post back once the plugin is available to install. You’ll need to remove the stuff you added earlier before installing it as I’ve reused some of the same code in the plugin so it might crash your site to have both.