React Modal Popup Tutorial Using Hooks

Written by Brian

Learn how I built a Popup Modal using React JS in this tutorial. You will be able to close the modal by clicking outside of it and by pressing the ESC key on your keyboard.

You can access the complete source code down below.

Modals popup windows are very popular for capturing user information, such as emails. There are plenty of websites that utilize this to build their email list or collect leads for their newsletter or product.

If you have purchased something online from an e-commerce website, then you've most likely encountered a popup offering you a discount or special offer. There are plenty of ways to utilize popup modals in your website,

I used React Hooks and styled components to create this modal. You can using regular CSS or any method to style the modal.

In order to get started, simply create a React app in your terminal

npx create-react-app react-modal

Then, you can cd into your project.

cd react-modal

If you are using VS code and have the auto open set up, then you can type this to automatically open your code editor

code .

Now you're ready to start coding.

I created a full step by step tutorial showing how I created everything on Youtube.

Watch the full tutorial on Youtube here

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