Adding a Colorbox Popup to Magento Category or Product Pages

We recently had a request to add a popup to certain category or product pages in Magento. The administrator wanted the ability to control the content and turn this feature on for individual products.

A jQuery library called Colorbox is quite useful for this sort of thing. This brief video walks through the theory and provides an overview of how to add a colorbox popup for category and product pages.

Due to the fact that Magento currently (as of CE version 1.7) uses Prototype as the stock Javascript library, adding jQuery libraries will frequently conflict with Prototype.

This video doesn’t cover all the steps or theory, that would take quite some time. But here is the video that might give you an idea of where to start on adding this feature.

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