So I was trying to loop all the post from wordpress with the_excerpt. Then I was stuck on how to get and pass the data from a single post by clicking a link or button to appear the_content() on a modal div.

<?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

<div class="post">
    <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>

    <p><?php the_time('F jS, Y'); ?> by <?php the_author(); ?></p>
    <div class="blog-content">
        <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
 <?php endwhile; else : ?>
 <p><?php esc_html_e( 'Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.' ); ?></p>

this is how my modal look like..

<div id="myModal" class="modal fade" role="dialog">
  <div class="modal-dialog">

    <div class="modal-content">
      <div class="modal-header">
        <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal">&times;</button>
        <h4 class="modal-title">Modal Header</h4>
      <div class="modal-body">

      <!-- the_content() in here-->

      <div class="modal-footer">
        <button type="button" class="btn btn-default" data-dismiss="modal">Close</button>


not sure this will work

<button class="btn btn-primary tag_cnt" onclick="showModal('data')" type="button" value="<?php $post->post_content;?>"></button>

then use a function like this

function showModal(data)

   $("#myModal .modal-body").html(data)

but how do i transfer multiple values like the_content and the_title?

  • what is the JavaScript code that you use to display the modal ? is it jQuery UI ? jqueryui.com/dialog/#modal-confirmation
    – mmm
    Nov 22, 2017 at 20:12
  • using a bootstrap, was thinking on putting the value on a button like this..<button class="btn btn-primary tag_cnt" style="top:144px; left:510px" onclick="showModal('data')" type="button" value="<?php $post->post_content?>"></button> Nov 22, 2017 at 20:20

1 Answer 1


You can do it in different ways:

Json Encode

This is my favorite way of passing data/settings/etc to the front-end.


    'content' => $post->post_content,
    'title' => esc_html( get_the_title() )

Now the button output will be like this:


<button class='btn btn-primary tag_cnt get_button_more_info' type='button' value='<?=json_encode($obj)?>'></button>


(function($) {

  $('.get_button_more_info').on('click',function() {
    var obj = $(this).val();
    obj = JSON.parse(obj);

    $("#myModal .modal-body").html(obj.content)
    $("#myModal .modal-title").html(obj.title)

})( jQuery );
  • sweet!, looks good, gotta try this when I got home. Nov 22, 2017 at 21:13
  • Yes, the php works great however for some reasons the script is not. Am i missing a librabry using this script? Nov 23, 2017 at 11:10
  • Only jQuery it needs. In the console will show the error. Nov 23, 2017 at 11:26
  • There is an unexpected error end of json input JSON.parse Nov 23, 2017 at 11:54
  • 1
    Perfect! You saved me. Trying to learn. Will defintely used this technique in the future. GOOD answer man! Nov 23, 2017 at 13:09

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