SimpleModal 1.4.3 Released

SimpleModal 1.4.3 is now available for download.

I never created a post for the 1.4.2 release (back in December 2011), so the following is a summary of changes since 1.4.1:

Changes in 1.4.2
  • Added a new 'fixed' option for fixed or absolute positioning
  • Changed overlay to use the document dimensions instead of window
  • Removed opera work-around for close() that was causing issues
  • Added AMD support (thanks to
Changes in 1.4.3
  • Changed $.boxModel to $.support.boxModel (requires jQuery 1.3+)
  • Fixed potential noConflict bug. Thanks to Erik Westra

If you have any questions regarding SimpleModal, I strongly suggest using stackoverflow. If you find any bugs, please report them on the issues page.

Thanks for using SimpleModal!

Links: Project Page | GitHub Page



  1. September 9, 2012 @ 5:46 pm #


    Your plugin is conflicting with All In One Calendar..

    Please contact me for more details!


  2. September 10, 2012 @ 11:31 am #


    I have installed your plugin in my wordpress site and it is working fine if I enter my credentials correctly. If I put wrong password, the modal window return saying wrong credentions, that´s ok, but then I cannot close the modal window.

    I can click on Cancel, or in the 'x' but nothing happen...

    And I can see in console error:

    TypeError: jQuery.easing[jQuery.easing.def] is not a function...

    Do you know how to solve it ?

    Thank you !

  3. September 10, 2012 @ 4:34 pm #

    Is it a way to chain 2 modal box via javascript ?
    I tried something like:

    $("#another_nice_div") won't show up...

  4. September 14, 2012 @ 11:46 am #

    Thanks Eric, on behalf of the thousands of people that have come to benefit from this awesome plugin.

    We heart Eric for making the web a better place

  5. September 23, 2012 @ 7:27 pm #

    Hello Martin,

    Thanks for great plugin. I have been using it even before i knew what jQuery could turn out to be in future.

    Probably, your AMD support in 1.4.3 has a conflict with require.js which is widely used. I had to continue with 1.4.1.

  6. September 24, 2012 @ 10:12 am #

    Hi Eric, big thanks for creating such a great plugin.

    just wanted to let you know that 1.4.3 still has the "Access is denied" issue in IE9 when using JQuery 1.8.1

  7. October 3, 2012 @ 12:59 pm #

    your simplemodel plugin for wordpress. Does it pop up in new window when you click on a link?

  8. October 12, 2012 @ 12:18 am #

    Thanks for great plugin. I have been using it even before i knew what Query could turn out to be in future. Thank you for sharing.

  9. October 16, 2012 @ 5:26 am #

    I have the error "all fields must be filled". I think this is a problem because i am using it with S2Member any ideas what the solution might be as im loving your plugin.

  10. October 17, 2012 @ 12:11 pm #

    Any plans on creating a nuget package? It wil greatly help to keep up to date with the latest version...

  11. October 18, 2012 @ 12:42 pm #

    I just want to thank Eric for this great plugin. I absolutely love it and use it on my site with no problem whatsoever. Thanks for your great work.

  12. November 20, 2012 @ 7:47 am #

    I would like to use your simplemodal library, but I have got problem with showing on IE9. Problem is, that I am loading data via ajax still from another source and data comes as div withou any width and height option. So I set width and height of simplemodal to auto via jquery css option: $('#simplemodal-container').css({'height' : 'auto', 'width' : 'auto' , 'position' : 'absolute'});

    Every works fine in Mozilla, Opera, Chrome, IE 7, IE 8, but not in IE 9. In IE 9 has simplemodal width from start position (middle of page) to the right bottom of page. Still is making so bad effect.

    Please could you help me how to repair it?

    Thanks, best regards, michal

  13. December 7, 2012 @ 3:11 pm #

    Hello...I'm having the same problem as Michal, but my modal window is thrown into the bottom left. Could you help me to fix it?

  14. December 10, 2012 @ 4:21 am #


    I'm using simple modal and I want my modal window will close anywhere I clicked. Is this possible? Thanks in advance.

  15. December 19, 2012 @ 3:14 am #

    Thx for a great simple contact form plugin. I've been using it since 1.4.1. Please advise, is it possible to use this function on more than one link but activating the same form? Eg in your main navigation as well as in the bottom site links of a website. I know a class 'contact' is used but not sure on the activation scripting being repeated.

    Your help in this regard will be much appreciated.

  16. January 2, 2013 @ 9:43 pm #

    Simple modal doesn't work into IE 10, Can you help me to fix it ?

  17. January 3, 2013 @ 5:25 am #

    Simple modal is not supported in Blackberry OS 7 ??
    I tried opening the simple modal demo through the Blackberry browser .But the popup is not coming
    Any help would be really appreciated.

  18. January 9, 2013 @ 11:07 am #


    how can i say that the plugin have to load the all the styles, form codes and so on in one specific page and not in all pages of my site?


  19. January 18, 2013 @ 1:51 am #


    is it possible to load the modal box with an onload funtion in the Body tag?

  20. January 25, 2013 @ 4:35 am #


    here a bug that can crash sometime IE (at least IE7 and IE8).

    On line 362, you don't use the configuration for appendTo but directly 'body'. By changing the line it fixed the problem.
    before: .appendTo('body');
    after: .appendTo(s.o.appendTo);

    thx for the plugin.

  21. February 11, 2013 @ 4:52 am #

    Hi again, sorry it was done to not duplicate the container wrapper in case of multi form page.

  22. May 14, 2013 @ 5:59 am #

    Can you tell me when a version which supports IE 10 will be released?

  23. August 21, 2013 @ 4:25 am #

    Very awesome post, thanks for sharing this.

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