I've created a login/registration/reset password modal. Go here: www.bringtheharvest.com and click on the login button in the sidebar to see it.
(1) I want to be able to call up the modal with a standard text link, one of which will be placed in my footer, and several of which will be placed in the body of various pages throughout the site.
(2) I want to be able to call up the modal with a custom rollover image designed to match my top-level nav, which I'll then hook up there next to them, and create a conditional: if logged in, then don't show.
James has been helping me try to figure this out. One of the things he suggested was just to copy and paste the modal's full html, but I tried that in the footer and I can't figure out how to create an actual link to it.
Another thing I did in the footer, which I'll have up there now for you to see, is to just do another standard button shortcode in the footer, then remove the button type, leaving just the text link behind. This worked, but then when I called up the modal with the text link, some of my css customizations were quite awry and also the login/register/reset password tabs were inoperable, so they could only see the login tab. It's not a problem with the footer widget, because it's an enhanced text widget, which accepts all kinds of code.
Any ideas? So I think I can achieve (1) just by removing "type=btn" from the shortcode, but in my footer, the modal doesn't function properly. I may end up having the same problem when I move the one that works from the sidebar (where it currently is) up to the nav section with a hook.