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Use Simple PopUp to show a message, as a image gallery, add any content to it from the Joomla Article editor.
Pop-it up on page load (or not), pop-up only once for each user using cookies, add links through the Article as well. No need for menu items to pop-up the box! (version 1.1 only, see below).

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Simple PopUp will let you add a FancyBox Pop-up on any page. The message is written in the Article as "hidden" text.

It will use the styling you give it when creating it in the Article complete with text styling, images, lines and/or tables.

How to use:

1) Install the plugin package.
2) Enable it in the PlugIn Manager!
3) In any article add the popup brackets {simplepopup}


Tons of new stuff packed into this one!

The most exciting is that I have added support for Youtube videos and put in a lot more flexibility into the settings through a bunch of new parameters.

Here is a list of all the added parameters: name, textalign, width, height, autodimensions, scrolling, cookie, popup, link, url, gallery, cssclass, articleid, title, titleposition, hideonoverlayclick, hideoncontentclick, closebutton, transitionin/transitionout, speedin/speedout, overlayshow, overlayopacity, overlaycolor, video, autoplay

See the users guide for version 2.0 for a more detailed explanation.


I am quite excited about my new version...


- Simple PopUp, regular PopUp like the one demo:ed on the previous page.
- Multiple PopUp's on the same page using links to open them.
- Prevent the PopUp at page load (like on this page), but not on the previous page where the PopUp opens at page load.
- Use external content through URL, e.g. adding
- Use image in PopUp, also using title (description) for images.
- Use it as a Image Gallery, open the first image and then have "next" and "previous" navigation buttons to change image.
- Cookie support added (2011-07-30)! You can chose to only show the pop-up once to each visitor. See the manual for more information.

Added support for using Joomla Login Form in the PopUp, sample here:
See the manual for details!


If you use Simple PopUp, please post a rating and a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Take care!



Would be great if this would work with the default custom html module.

Ease of use

I emailed dev about custom html module - his reply: I can't tell you if it works for you or not, sorry.





I used this to: Not using it anymore. I asked the dev if it works with protostar template and his reply was "Sorry, no, I am not familiar with that... "

No thanks...moving on to other modules with developers who care.
Owner's reply: And I just tried using it in a module myself... It works fine. Head over here for instructions and demo:

Contact me (using the form) if you can't get it working!


Unfortunately I have the same problems that I read. The plug in doesn't work with an external link and nobody answered from support. I could even register to the forum because it didn't work too.

Owner's reply: Please make sure to check your spam-filter in your e-mail as the registration e-mail might have gotten stuck there.
I have had several users registering to the forum these last days and I also tested myself a few minutes ago...

Normally when external links don't work it is because your PHP and/or server settings prevent the loading of external content into a webpage. You need to allow the PHP setting "allow_url_fopen".
Also make sure the URL is complete with "http://" and is valid (of course).

Please don't hesitate to contact me at "Contact" at for further assitance!


This is an AWESOME extension. It does everything it says it does, and MORE!! And, with very thorough documentation, it was easy to figure out how to take full advantage of its potential... even the advanced features were clearly and concisely explained. This has added a whole new level of functionality and flair to my website, and I am so grateful to the developer!!

Nice little plugin

Posted on 11 February 2014

I downloaded the free version of this and tried it out on one of my sites. It works really nicely; no time at all to set up or use. I had a couple of questions in the beginning and Anders responded immediately. Since it was only a few bucks, I purchased the pro version to remove the freeware notice on the bottom, although the notice is quite unobstrusive and I didn't even see it until I'd been playing around with the plugin for a while. Very reasonable for a nice little extension.

Not working and no support

Posted on 30 December 2013

I can't get this plugin to work so I tried to get some support. Registration on the support forum doesn't work so no questions can be asked. Contact form doesn't work either - it gives a message "Sending failed. Error: ???" with no actual error written.

If you can't get it to work by yourself, disable it and find another plugin, don't loose your time trying to get some help.

Owner's reply: Sorry you couldn't get it working, and me not being there to support you.
I was not aware that the contact form or forum registration was not working but it should be fixed now.
My hosting service had altered some settings rendering my settings for e-mail server faulty so my site has not been sending out registration e-mails or e-mails to me from the contacts page.

Again sorry, and please reach out to me again if you want to give it another shot!

Although it's a very simple plugin to use, it has wisely considered additional settings as well, thus room for advanced usage.

I easily found the required codes by reading the Documentation.

Great Help!

Posted on 04 October 2013

I used this in several projects. I even got in touch with the developer and he helped add new custom features. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into the making of modules and plugins like this. If you need a Popup option in Joomla - USE THIS ONE! And donate to developers every now and again!

Amazing Documentation

Posted on 30 July 2013

Great piece of work with excellent manual. Spot on.


Posted on 24 July 2013

Do not use this for Youtube popup unless you want to waste your time! There is no documentation at all on this feature. Nothing in their forum at all - except for the claim that it works for Youtube videos.

Owner's reply: I am sorry you couldn't get it working. I am always available for questions (or try to be as I am providing this extension for free and on my free time).

I guess you missed the manual that is available for download and you can also ask in the forum. There is also a working sample of a YouTube video on the "advanced" page (if one bother to look).

Next time take your time to find the manual and at least ask for help before posting a one star review!


very nice

Posted on 24 July 2013

This is a good plugin which is simple to use.

The only problem I had is to make the cookie working to make only one pop load per day.

I had to write cookie="1" between the brackets after the name of my popup.

(and it works with IE8.)


Simple File Upload

Simple File Upload

Free | File Management | Anders Wasen
2.5 3
66 reviews
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Simple PopUp

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1 review
Use it to show a message, age verification, add any content to it from the Joomla Article editor. Pop-it up on page load or exit, pop-up only once for each user using cookies, add links through the Article as well. No need for menu items to pop-up the box! Simple PopUp will let you add a FancyBox Pop-up on any page. It will use the styling you give it when creating it in the Article complete with text styling, images, lines and/or tables.
Simple File Lister

Simple File Lister

Free | File Management | Anders Wasen
2.5 3
26 reviews
The idea behind Simple File Lister is to use it in combination with Simple File Upload ( to list the files in a directory. Version 1.0 is tested and verified on Joomla 2.5! (2012-01-14) Use download for version 1.6/1.7! It can also be used to list any directory with files beside an article. Imagine you have a F.A.Q. and some PDF files that goes with it, then have your F.A.Q. article and add Simple File Lister as a module on that page and provide the directory for the directory with PDF's and Simple File Lister will automatically provide a list of URL's for each PDF. Another use is to use it for a user so that they can keep track, and use, the files they have uploaded through Simple File Upload. I have now worked a bit on the design and changed from using a UL/LI list which seemed to cause problems on several templates to instead use DIV's for the list. Added the possibility to add icons and thumbnails. Also added support to list directories. Update 2011-02-13: - Joomla 1.6 now also supported as parallel package. - Swedish added to languages. Update 2011-02-13: - Added support for Ajax when stepping through directory list, i.e. the whole page don't need reloading if using Next/Previous buttons. - Added jQuery conflict support between "Simple File Upload" and "Simple File Lister" (Technical: $app->set('jquery', 'true')) Update 2011-02-17: - Added functionality to browse sub-directories. - Added setting for allowing browse of sub-directories. - Added breadcrumb when browsing through sub-directories. Update 2011-03-05: - Added support for sorting files by name. - Added setting for "user sort" and "default" sort order. - Added Module Class Suffix property. Update 2011-03-24: - Bug fix, relative paths, like "./../tmp/" was not showing the correct links. Update 2011-05-21: - Bug fix, paths gone wrong if using a sub-domain like "" instead of "". Server base path must be set under advanced parameters! EDIT 2011-05-22: Delete function added! You can now set Simple File Lister to allow the user to delete files in the list. You can set it to allow delete for any user, even not logged in (NOT RECOMMENDED!) or on registered and logged in users or only those users who are set as "Editors" in your Joomla site. I also fixed a bug that threw you back to default directory if changing the sort order inside a sub-directory. Please use the delete function with care! Joomla 3.0 version released in separate package! Take Care! Regards, Anders
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Simple Pop-Up

Anders Wasen
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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