I'm looking for a way to display entries from a channel as a message on the homepage that are able to be hidden once the visitor has read it. Anyone know of a simple way to achieve this or an add-on that would help? Thanks!

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This really is a questions about HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

From the EE side, in the past I've used a global variable to allow the admins to set a message to be displayed.

Then in the template you just have a conditional surrounding the appropriate markup.

{if gv_important_message != ""}
<div class="message">

Obviously the markup would be dependent on the design of the site and your CSS, but this is the general idea.

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    Indeed, this is a front-end question, not a backend/EE question. Modals / pop-up box libraries abound, google should get you pointed in the right direction. Mar 27, 2014 at 22:11

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