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Rocket Message

A message module.

Getting Started

Install via NPM.

npm install rocket-message

NOTE that this module has a dependency Rocket Tools (21kb) which will automatically be installed as well.

Start by including the necessary files.

   <link href="node_modules/rocket-message/css/message.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
   /* Your content goes here */
   <script src="node_modules/rocket-tools/js/tools.min.js"></script>
   <script src="node_modules/rocket-message/js/message.min.js"></script>

Basic Example

See the setup of the HTML and Javascript call below.

<a href id="example">Show Message</a>

document.getElementById('example').onclick = function(event) {
      body: 'This is an example message.',
      parseEvent: event


See the different options you have available on module call as well as the methods.


Name Default Options Description
type false error false success warning NOTE that the false value is equivalent to no type.
heading You can make the heading whatever you would like. An empty value will not display the heading.
body You can make the body whatever you would like. An empty value will not display the body.
buttons none true false both none Display the various buttons on the message.
buttonFalse Cancel Set the button false text. A false value will not display this button.
buttonTrue Ok Set the button true text. A false value will not display this button.
close close Set the text or inner HTML of the close link.
onFalse Assign a callback when the buttonFalse is clicked.
onTrue Assign a callback when the buttonTrue is clicked.
overlay true true false Set whether or not you want the overlay to display on message open.
parseEvent Parse the event of a click to prevent the default link behavior.


For now the only post initialization method available is the close method used to manually close a message.

// Initialise a message
var message = Rocket.message({
   body: 'This is a test.'

// Close the message right away


You can also overwrite the module options globally by altering the defaults. To do so reference the defaults object property. For example:

Rocket.defaults.message.buttonFalse = 'Close It';
Rocket.defaults.message.buttonTrue = 'Go Ahead';

You can set the defaults for buttons, buttonFalse, buttonTrue, close and overlay.

Advanced Example

See an advanced example below with options as per the above.

<a href id="example">Show Message</a>

document.getElementById('example').onclick = function(event) {
   var message = Rocket.message({
      type: 'warning',
      heading: 'Test Message'
      body: 'Are you testing this module?',
      buttons: 'both',
      buttonTrue: 'Yes',
      buttonFalse: 'No',
      onTrue: function() {
         alert('This is awesome.');
      parseEvent: event

Messageplate Deprecated

The original library, Messageplate, has been deprecated. The entire Webplate project is being refactored and rebranded with a new development philosophy. Messageplate will be maintained only with bug fixes under the messageplate branch.


Created and maintained by Chris Humboldt
Website: chrishumboldt.com
Twitter: twitter.com/chrishumboldt
GitHub github.com/chrishumboldt

Copyright and License

Copyright 2017 Rocket Project

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.