IDs and Classes

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    • May 11, 2015 at 6:01 pm #4986

      Hi Rolf,

      Can you clarify this statement for me? This is from the settings page on the Easy Fancybox Pro screen:

      To make inline content open in an overlay, wrap that content in a div with a unique ID, create a link with target “#uniqueID” and give it a class “fancybox-inline” attribute.

      I don’t understand the unique ID part.

      An example would be great.



    • May 11, 2015 at 6:01 pm #4987

      Hi William,

      The ID attribute of any HTML element needs to be unique. It can be whatever you like (as long as it starts with a letter, not a number, and has no special characters) but that same ID it must not be used for other elements. This is a general principle in HTML but it is also important to the FancyBox script because else the script will confuse the two elements with that same ID.

      In the example I used “uniqueID” but you could use “popupform-1” and “popupform-2” for two different quote request forms on your Request a Quote page. For example…

      In such a case, you’d edit your page in the Text tab and enter this code:

      <a href="#popupform-1" class="button fancybox-inline">Personal Quote</a>
      <div class="fancybox-hidden">
        <div id="popupform-1" style="width:400px;height:300px">
          [contact-form id="220"]
      <a href="#popupform-2" class="button fancybox-inline">Business Quote</a>
      <div class="fancybox-hidden">
        <div id="popupform-2" style="width:400px;height:300px">
          [contact-form id="223"]

      If in such a case the same ID would be used for both divs, both links would open the same (first) form popup instead of each opening a different one.

      Hope that explains it a bit 🙂

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