Is there a way in magento to make a pop-up newsletter which will not close until there is an email supplied? How can I do this?

Example. http://www.peopleperhour.com/hourlies the grey area is not clickable and I don't want to put close button.

    function setCookie(cname,cvalue,exdays) {
        var d = new Date();
        var expires = "expires="+d.toGMTString();
        document.cookie = cname+"="+cvalue+"; "+expires;

    function getCookie(cname) {
        var name = cname + "=";
        var ca = document.cookie.split(';');
        for (var i=0; i<ca.length; i++) {
            var c = ca[i].trim();
            if (c.indexOf(name)==0) return c.substring(name.length,c.length);
        return "";

     jQuery(document).ready(function() {
        if (getCookie("shownewsletter") != 1){
                modalClose: false,
                position: ['auto', <?php if(Mage::getStoreConfig('newsletterpopup/general/top') != '') echo Mage::getStoreConfig('newsletterpopup/general/top'); else echo '120'; ?>],
                easing: 'easeOutBack', //uses jQuery easing plugin
                speed: <?php if(Mage::getStoreConfig('newsletterpopup/general/speed') != '') echo Mage::getStoreConfig('newsletterpopup/general/speed'); else echo '450' ?>,
                transition: 'slideDown',
                onClose: function() { setCookie("shownewsletter",'1',<?php if(Mage::getStoreConfig('newsletterpopup/general/cookietimeout')!='') echo Mage::getStoreConfig('newsletterpopup/general/cookietimeout');else echo '1' ?>);

        jQuery( "#newsletter_pop_up form" ).submit(function( event ) {
            var email = jQuery('#newsletter_subscribe').val();
            var testEmail = /^[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@([A-Z0-9-]+\.)+[A-Z]{2,4}$/i;
            if (testEmail.test(email)) {
                return true;
            } else{
                return false;
  • What code you are using for open this pop-up???
    – Asish Hira
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 11:25
  • I am using the popup from this template demo.saharathemes.com/ma_sahara_fashion1415/index.php/…
    – KiD Cajes
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 11:44
  • That is not matter what you are using.. I need to know the code for edit it like you want.
    – Asish Hira
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 11:47
  • I actually don't have idea what to edit. What I want is that, they cannot click anywhere or skip the popup or close the popup until they supply email and click submit. After the submission, then they got to view the site. Like this one peopleperhour.com/hourlies but without closing button.
    – KiD Cajes
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 11:49

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In case someone wants to know the answer for this. I bumped into the solution. Just right after the jQuery('#newsletter_pop_up').bPopup({ I added the code modalClose: false, And that answered my query. Thanks for the help everyone.

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