Does the WordPress API have a Modal Dialog like BootStrap does?

In my WordPress Plugin admin page - the plugin settings page accessed through the Dashboard - I would like to have modal dialogs appear and allow the user to edit settings.

WordPress has the classes button, wp-list-table, tablenav, etc. I was thinking that there might also be a modal dialog class with some associated Javascript API functions to make it appear and disappear?

  • No, it does not.
    – Trang
    Jul 23, 2015 at 6:12

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Yes, WordPress has modal dialog and it is called as Thickbox, but I am not sure how flexible it is to implement what you want to. Here is the code -

<?php add_thickbox(); ?>
<div id="my-content-id" style="display:none;">
          This is my hidden content! It will appear in ThickBox when the link is clicked.

<a href="#TB_inline?width=600&height=550&inlineId=my-content-id" class="thickbox">View my inline content!</a>   

Refer for more details - https://codex.wordpress.org/Javascript_Reference/ThickBox

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