Customizing plugins

While there are many plugins to customize, we will choose two that we have already come across in the previous chapters:

  • Bootstrap's jQuery alert plugin
  • Bootstrap's jQuery carousel plugin

Customizing Bootstrap's jQuery alert plugin

The alert plugin, as we have seen, is exceedingly simple. The alert is rendered on the page, displaying a message, and the only functionality it has is the ability to close and disappear when a user clicks on a certain element.

To demonstrate how to customize or extend a plugin, in this case alert, we are going to keep it very simple. We are going to add an extra bit of functionality, when a user clicks on a certain element, the alert will minimize. We also, obviously, want to give the user the ability ...

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