How it works
Before getting started with Bootstrap’s modal component, be sure to read the following as our menu options have recently changed.
<body>so that modal content scrolls instead.
- Clicking on the modal “backdrop” will automatically close the modal.
- Bootstrap only supports one modal window at a time. Nested modals aren’t supported as we believe them to be poor user experiences.
- Modals use
position: fixed, which can sometimes be a bit particular about its rendering. Whenever possible, place your modal HTML in a top-level position to avoid potential interference from other elements. You’ll likely run into issues when nesting a
.modalwithin another fixed element.
- Once again, due to
position: fixed, there are some caveats with using modals on mobile devices. See our browser support docs for details.
- Due to how HTML5 defines its semantics, the
Below is a static modal example (meaning its
display have been overridden). Included are the modal header, modal body (required for
padding), and modal footer (optional). We ask that you include modal headers with dismiss actions whenever possible, or provide another explicit dismiss action.