Light Modal Block


A simple yet robust solution for creating modals within the WordPress block editor.

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  • Fully customizable using the native block editor style controls
  • Trigger modal on click for any element via CSS selector
  • Trigger modal on page load after X milliseconds
    • Set cookie to not show modal again on page load until X minutes have elapsed
  • Custom modal width
  • Optional close button
  • API enabled
  • Only 2kb gzipped
  • Accessibility enabled


The Light Modal block uses a modified version of the Micromodal library.


  • Block editor modal settings
  • Show Modal block control enabled under the Advanced panel for various blocks
  • Native block styling enabled for modals
  • Custom panel reveals all modals enabled on page
  • Modal in list view


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Light Modal Block Lightweight, customizable modal block for the WordPress block editor


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/light-modal-block directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


How can I programatically open or close a modal?

Each modal is given a unique ID, which can be found inside the inspector controls of the block settings. It will look something like: Mk6I8L4haJB

To open a modal:



To close a modal:




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Contributors & Developers

“Light Modal Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log

= 1.2.1=

  • Fix: Modal blocks not showing in sidebar or advanced controls if a nested block


  • Enhancement: Add typography style controls


  • Fix: Block editor toolbar crash


  • Fix: Add backdrop color control
  • Enhancement: Set cookie to not display modal again until X minutes have elapsed
  • Enhancement: API to programatically open and close modal


  • Fix: Update CSS styling


  • Initial release