Popover Edit

Popover renders its content in a floating modal. If no explicit anchor is passed via props, it anchors to its parent element by default.

The behavior of the popover when it exceeds the viewport’s edges can be controlled via its props.

Usage

Render a Popover within the parent to which it should anchor.

If a Popover is returned by your component, it will be shown. To hide the popover, simply omit it from your component’s render value.

import { Button, Popover } from '@wordpress/components';
import { useState } from '@wordpress/element';

const MyPopover = () => {
    const [ isVisible, setIsVisible ] = useState( false );
    const toggleVisible = () => {
        setIsVisible( ( state ) => ! state );
    };

    return (
        <Button variant="secondary" onClick={ toggleVisible }>
            Toggle Popover!
            { isVisible && <Popover>Popover is toggled!</Popover> }
        </Button>
    );
};

In order to pass an explicit anchor, you can use the anchor prop. When doing so, the anchor element should be stored in local state rather than a plain React ref to ensure reactive updating when it changes.

import { Button, Popover } from '@wordpress/components';
import { useState } from '@wordpress/element';

const MyPopover = () => {
    // Use internal state instead of a ref to make sure that the component
    // re-renders when the popover's anchor updates.
    const [ popoverAnchor, setPopoverAnchor ] = useState();
    const [ isVisible, setIsVisible ] = useState( false );
    const toggleVisible = () => {
        setIsVisible( ( state ) => ! state );
    };

    return (
        <p ref={ setPopoverAnchor }>Popover s anchor</p>
        <Button variant="secondary" onClick={ toggleVisible }>
            Toggle Popover!
        </Button>
        { isVisible && (
            <Popover
                anchor={ popoverAnchor }
            >
                Popover is toggled!
            </Popover>
        ) }
    );
};

If you want Popover elements to render to a specific location on the page to allow style cascade to take effect, you must render a Popover.Slot further up the element tree:

import { render } from '@wordpress/element';
import { Popover } from '@wordpress/components';
import Content from './Content';

const app = document.getElementById( 'app' );

render(
    <div>
        <Content />
        <Popover.Slot />
    </div>,
    app
);

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Props

The component accepts the following props. Props not included in this set will be applied to the element wrapping Popover content.

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anchor: Element | VirtualElement | null

The element that should be used by the Popover as its anchor. It can either be an Element or, alternatively, a VirtualElement — ie. an object with the getBoundingClientRect() and the ownerDocument properties defined.

The element should be stored in state rather than a plain ref to ensure reactive updating when it changes.

  • Required: No

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anchorRect: DomRectWithOwnerDocument

Note: this prop is deprecated and will be removed in WordPress 6.3. Please use the anchor prop instead.

An object extending a DOMRect with an additional optional ownerDocument property, used to specify a fixed popover position.

  • Required: No

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anchorRef: Element | PopoverAnchorRefReference | PopoverAnchorRefTopBottom | Range

Note: this prop is deprecated and will be removed in WordPress 6.3. Please use the anchor prop instead.

Used to specify a fixed popover position. It can be an Element, a React reference to an element, an object with a top and a bottom properties (both pointing to elements), or a range.

  • Required: No

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animate: boolean

Whether the popover should animate when opening.

  • Required: No
  • Default: true

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children: ReactNode

The children elements rendered as the popover’s content.

  • Required: Yes

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expandOnMobile: boolean

Show the popover fullscreen on mobile viewports.

  • Required: No

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flip: boolean

Specifies whether the popover should flip across its axis if there isn’t space for it in the normal placement.

When the using a ‘top’ placement, the popover will switch to a ‘bottom’ placement. When using a ‘left’ placement, the popover will switch to a `right’ placement.

The popover will retain its alignment of ‘start’ or ‘end’ when flipping.

  • Required: No
  • Default: true

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focusOnMount: 'firstElement' | boolean

By default, the first tabbable element in the popover will receive focus when it mounts. This is the same as setting this prop to "firstElement".

Specifying a true value will focus the container instead.

Specifying a false value disables the focus handling entirely (this should only be done when an appropriately accessible substitute behavior exists).

  • Required: No
  • Default: "firstElement"

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onFocusOutside: ( event: SyntheticEvent ) => void

A callback invoked when the focus leaves the opened popover. This should only be provided in advanced use-cases when a popover should close under specific circumstances (for example, if the new document.activeElement is content of or otherwise controlling popover visibility).

When not provided, the onClose callback will be called instead.

  • Required: No

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getAnchorRect: ( fallbackReferenceElement: Element | null ) => DomRectWithOwnerDocument

Note: this prop is deprecated and will be removed in WordPress 6.3. Please use the anchor prop instead.

A function returning the same value as the one expected by the anchorRect prop, used to specify a dynamic popover position.

  • Required: No

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headerTitle: string

Used to customize the header text shown when the popover is toggled to fullscreen on mobile viewports (see the expandOnMobile prop).

  • Required: No

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isAlternate: boolean

Used to enable a different visual style for the popover.

  • Required: No

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noArrow: boolean

Used to show/hide the arrow that points at the popover’s anchor.

  • Required: No
  • Default: true

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offset: number

The distance (in px) between the anchor and the popover.

  • Required: No

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onClose: () => void

A callback invoked when the popover should be closed.

  • Required: No

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placement: 'top' | 'top-start' | 'top-end' | 'right' | 'right-start' | 'right-end' | 'bottom' | 'bottom-start' | 'bottom-end' | 'left' | 'left-start' | 'left-end'

Used to specify the popover’s position with respect to its anchor.

  • Required: No
  • Default: "bottom-start"

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position: [yAxis] [xAxis] [optionalCorner]

Note: use the placement prop instead when possible.

Legacy way to specify the popover’s position with respect to its anchor.

Possible values:

  • yAxis: 'top' | 'middle' | 'bottom'
  • xAxis: 'left' | 'center' | 'right'
  • corner: 'top' | 'right' | 'bottom' | 'left'

  • Required: No

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resize: boolean

Adjusts the size of the popover to prevent its contents from going out of view when meeting the viewport edges.

  • Required: No
  • Default: true

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range: unknown

Note: this prop is deprecated and will be removed in WordPress 6.3. It has no effect on the component.

  • Required: No