How Do I Add a Modal in Webflow?

A modal is a popular feature in web design that allows you to display content or information on top of the current page without navigating away. It provides a clean and intuitive way to present additional details, forms, or media to your users. In this tutorial, we will learn how to add a modal in Webflow, a powerful visual web design tool.

Step 1: Create a Modal Container

To begin, open your Webflow project and navigate to the desired page where you want to add the modal. Start by creating a new div element that will act as the container for your modal. Give it a unique class name like “modal-container”.

<div class="modal-container">

Step 2: Design Your Modal

Now, let’s design the actual content of your modal. Inside the .modal-container, you can add any elements you want such as text, images, forms, or even videos.

<div class="modal-container">
  <h3>Welcome to My Modal!</h3>
  <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.</p>
  <img src="modal-image.jpg" alt="Modal Image">
  <form action="#" method="post">
    <input type="text" name="name" placeholder="Your Name">
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>

Step 3: Hide Your Modal by Default

By default, your modal should be hidden when the page loads. To achieve this, add some CSS code to hide the .modal-container using the display property. You can do this by adding a <style> tag within the <head> section of your HTML document.

  .modal-container {
    display: none;

Step 4: Trigger the Modal with a Button

To make your modal appear when a user clicks a button, you need to add an interaction. In Webflow, interactions allow you to create dynamic effects and animations without writing any code.

  1. Add a button element anywhere on your page by dragging and dropping it from the Webflow toolbar or using HTML code:
<button class="modal-trigger">Open Modal</button>
  1. Select the button and click on the “Interactions” tab in the right sidebar.
  2. Click on “Add new Interaction” and choose “Mouse Click” as the trigger.
  3. In the “Affect different element(s)” section, select your .modal-container.
  4. Choose the “Show” action from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click “Done” to save your interaction.

Step 5: Test Your Modal

Congratulations! You have successfully added a modal to your Webflow project. Now it’s time to preview and test it in action.

  • Click the “Preview” button in the top-right corner of the Webflow Designer.
  • Interact with your button, and you should see your modal appear on the screen.

Remember, you can customize the design and behavior of your modal further by adjusting CSS properties or adding more interactions. Explore Webflow’s documentation to learn about advanced techniques and possibilities.

In Conclusion

Adding a modal in Webflow is a straightforward process that combines HTML, CSS, and Webflow’s powerful interaction system. With a little bit of creativity, you can create stunning modals to enhance user experience on your website. So go ahead, experiment with different designs and enjoy building beautiful web experiences!