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Attract new customers with special promotions and convert one-off visitors into loyal followers and customers with PopUp Pro.
With its customizeable templates, intuitive design approach and smart exit intent technology, PopUp Pro provides an effective way for you to advertise in the right place, at the right time.
Create Beautiful Pop-ups in Minutes
Build trust and credibility in your brand with a thoughtfully designed pop-up that is a natural extension of your website. PopUp Pro comes with an exhaustive list of design options, allowing you to customize every last detail of how your pop-up looks and acts.
Get started with one of three pre-made templates, each of which can be fully customized to look exactly how you want.
Each template features its own header styles and layouts for quick text and image placement so you can display pop-ups on your site in minutes.
Tweak exactly how your pop-up looks. Add custom colors, set display size and even add rounded corners.
If you want users to focus on your pop-up without distraction, turn off scrolling while your pop-up is visible.
Choose one of the 37 pop-up display and closing animations, including bounce, zoom, fade flip, wobble and slipping, just to name a few and inject some personality into your pop-ups
Or, if you prefer, simply turn off animations altogether.
Preview Edits – Live
As you make edits to your pop-ups, PopUp Pro lets you quickly preview them live without the need to hit “Save.”
And if you like what you see, you can duplicate your pop-up to save time creating a new campaign.
Take control of how your pop-ups look so you can precisely match their appearance with your branding.
The custom color picker lets you choose from a palette, or if you know exactly what you want you can enter a hexadecimal code.
Responsive and Retina Ready
Create responsive pop-ups that not only look fantastic but are readable and accessible on any device.
While retina images look great on large screens, you can choose to hide them on mobile devices so users see the best version of your campaign tailored to their device.
Timing is Everything
When you display a pop-up can be just as important as the content itself. That’s why we have included advanced options for triggering pop-ups with precision based on time, location on the page, and even on CSS selectors and clicks.
Smart Exit-Intent Technology
PopUp Pro’s exit intent technology detects user behavior and prompts them with a carefully timed pop-up when they are about to leave your site.
Research shows 10%-15% of visitors who are about to abandon your site can be “saved” with a well-crafted message.
Unlike regular pop-ups, ones using exit intent don’t interrupt users while they are browsing your site, providing a more customer-friendly way to communicate your message.
Hide Pop-Ups – Cookie Magic
If your visitors don’t want to see your pop-ups, you can let them choose to hide them for future visits.
Then you can decide how many days before the user will see the pop-up again.
Highly Targeted Display Settings
Choose from hundreds of display condition combinations for exact control over who sees your pop-ups. With PopUp Pro, you can create unlimited pop-ups and tailor them to suit specific visitors. Here are just a few examples:
When visitors reach the bottom of a post, give them a friendly reminder to sign up to your newsletter.
Offer an introductory rate to new subscribers who have been referred to your site by an affiliate.
Display a targeted ad to users in specific countries inviting them to attend your local events.
Encourage visitors who are about to leave your site to claim a 10% discount by signing up to your mailing list.
Invite members who access your site on their mobile devices to fill in a quick survey.
Reward loyal members who regularly comment on your site with special one-off promotions.
Making small changes – or even big ones – is easy with PopUp Pro’s custom CSS editor.
If you’re comfortable making customizations with CSS, the editor allows you to hone in on specific elements of your pop-ups and make specific changes.
Integration With WPMU DEV Plugins
Make full use of your WPMU DEV membership and integrate PopUp Pro with our 140+ collection of plugins.
PopUp Pro includes special integration with ProSites, Membership and Protected Content.
Our Members Love PopUp Pro
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The Most Popular WordPress Pop-Up Plugin
With more than 40,000 active installs, the free version of PopUp Pro is the most popular pop-up plugin for WordPress.
PopUp Pro takes WordPress Pop Up to another level, adding more templates, greater design control, and an unlimited number of pop-ups with extended powerful behaviors for setting specific times, locations and even who sees your pop-ups.
For help with installing plugins please see our Plugin installation guide
Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:
- On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
- For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it site-by-site (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.
Once activated, you’ll see a new menu item in your dashboard: PopUp
Adding a PopUp
Click on PopUp > Add New to open up the PopUp Editor.
Here you will see a number of sub-sections for creating PopUps.
Let’s start by giving the popup a name, this will help to keep organized if you have lots of popups.
Here you provide the contents of the popup.
- Heading – you can optionally add a heading and subheading, nothing will display if these are both left blank.
- Subheading – optional, as with the heading.
- PopUp Feature Image – optionally, you can add a feature image as well. When using a feature image, you’ll see a few more options for customizing the appearance or for hiding it on mobile devices.
- PopUp Content – use the power of the visual editor to add practically any content you want.
- Call To Action Button Label – another optional element, you can easily add a button to link to a call to action URL.
- Call To Action Button Link – the URL to link to when the button is pressed.
How these elements display will depend on the settings you provide below as well your theme or any custom CSS you may have added.
This section will provide a number of settings for customizing the popup’s look and feel.
You can always use custom CSS to full customize the appearance of the popup as well. We’ll gladly assist with that through the support forums!
Select a Style from the following:
Tick the ‘No rounded corners‘ option to turn off rounded corners.
Tick the ‘Use custom colors‘ option to specify custom colors. Doing so will allow you to select colors using a color dialog.
Tick the ‘Use custom size‘ option to specify a custom width and height, otherwise, the popup will be responsive (it will adapt in width based on the browser and viewing device).
The ‘Allow page to be scrolled‘ option will allow users to still scroll the page when the popup is displayed.
Customize how you want the popup to behave using settings in this section.
- Enter a value for ‘Appear after x seconds’ and the popup will display after that number of seconds has passed.
- Enter a percentage value and select either percentage or px for the ‘Appear after x%/px of the page has been scrolled‘ setting and the popup will display once that portion of the page has been scrolled.
- Specify a CSS element for the ‘Appear after user scrolled until CSS selector’ option and the popup will be displayed until the user scrolls up to that element. It will then close automatically.
- Easily add a “Never see this message again” link. Users can click the link and never see the popup again.
- Tick the ‘Close button acts as “Never see this message again” link‘ in order to have the popup’s close button act as that link.
- By default, popups will be closed when the user clicks anywhere in the background outside of the popup. The ‘Click on the background does not close PopUp‘ option turns that off.
- Specify a CSS element in the ‘Appear after user scrolled until CSS selector‘ field in order to show the popup after the user scrolls to the specified element on the page.
- The ‘Appear when the mouse leaves the browser window‘ option lets you show the popup only when the mouse leaves the window on desktop computers. This provides a great sort of exit-intent functionality.
- Specify a CSS elements in the ‘Appear when user clicks on a CSS selector‘ to show the popup when the specified element is clicked.
This section will show a list of options you can use to display popups based on certain conditions. The conditions available here will depend on the conditions you select from the settings page at PopUp > Settings.
To activate a condition, simply select it from the Available Conditions list. You’ll then be able to interact with any additional settings it provides in the opposite pane.
The available conditions are based on the conditions you select at PopUp > Settings > Available Conditions.
The following tips can be helpful when specifying your conditions:
- Try not to use too many or you may set a condition that cancels itself, causing the pop up to not display when you want it to.
- When adding URLs to conditions, be sure to include the http:// part at the beginning, and a trailing slash (/) at the end.
- However, as an exception, when using the “approximate URL” & “specific URL” conditions, any URLs entered should not include “http://” or “https://” at the beginning.
Preview and Save
While editing a PopUp, you’ll always see options for previewing, saving and activating it.
- Click the Preview PopUp button to see a quick preview right in your admin area.
- Use the Status switch to Activate or Deactivate the popup. If it is Inactive, it will not be displayed in your site’s front-end.
- Click the ‘Move to Trash‘ link if you wish to delete it.
- Click the Save button to save any changes.
Here’s an example of how the popup can look:
Editing a PopUp
You can easily edit PopUps by going to PopUp > PopUps.
You’ll see a list of them along with various details and options.
The Conditions column shows you all the conditions in use for the popup.
The Order column shows you the order, helpful for display purposes since you can have multiple popups in one page. The order will designate which is displayed first. The order can be changed by hovering over a popup and dragging the bar icon.
The Active column lets you know if the popup is Active or Inactive.
Hover your mouse over the title of a PopUp and you’ll see a number of options to interact with that specific PopUp:
- Bar icon – click and drag this icon to change the order of the popup in the list.
- Edit – go to the edit page for this popup.
- Activate/Deactivate – Turn the popup on/off.
- Preview – easily preview the popup right from here.
- Trash – delete the popup.
On larger viewing devices such as desktops, you’ll see a Bulk Actions drop-down with the following options:
- Move to Trash
- Toggle activation
Simply select any items you’d like to use those bulk actions on, select the bulk action you want and click the Apply button.
Add another popup by clicking the Add New button.
Let’s check out the settings at PopUp > Settings.
You’ll see a number of sub-sections here, we’ll go through each.
PopUp Loading Method
In this section, you’ll be able to select the method used to load popups as well as the method used for country lookups.
From the Load PopUp Using drop-down, you’ll be able to select from the following:
- Page Footer: Include PopUp as part of your site’s HTML (no AJAX call).
- WordPress AJAX: Load PopUp separately from the page via a WordPress AJAX call. This is the best option if you use caching.
- Custom AJAX: Load PopUp separately from the page via a custom front-end AJAX call.
If you have difficulty getting your popup to display, try changing the loading method here.
And from the Country Lookup drop-down, you can select from the following:
- Host IP – Uses the hostip.info web service.
- Telize – Uses the telize.com web service.
- Free Geo IP – Uses the freegeoip.net web service.
- Local IP Lookup Table – Uses a local lookup table. Please refer to the “Using a Local Geo-Database” below for details on using this option.
Click the Test my Location button to test your location using the selected service. You’ll see a message displayed showing your IP and location details.
In this section, you will see a list of all the shortcodes the plugin detects, using the Shortcode API.
Some plugins or themes might provide shortcodes that only work with certain loading methods, some may be designed to work only under certain conditions and may not work. This list explains which shortcodes can be used with each loading method and which shortcodes will not work.
In this section, you will find a list of all the conditions available for showing popups.
The conditions you select here will activate certain rules and possibly other settings with the PopUp editing screen. The conditions currently available, along with the rules that are activated when using them, are as follows:
Adds advanced URL matching with regex support.
Simple and fast URL matching.
Conditions that check browser details.
New Behavior Options: Show PopUp when the mouse leaves the browser window or when the user clicks somewhere.
Conditions based on the user’s Membership details.
Test for PopUp specific values.
Adds post category related rules.
Adds post type-related rules.
Examine how the visitor arrived on the current page.
Conditions based on the user role of the current user.
Adds a condition that can limit PopUps to certain screen sizes.
Conditions based on the current user.
Conditions based on the location of the visitor.
BuddyPress: Examine values in the users extended profile.
Save All Changes
When you’re done adjusting the settings, be sure you click the Save All Changes button!
Using a Local Geo-Database
To use the Local IP Lookup Table option in the settings (PopUp > Settings > Country Lookup), you must first add the required table to your database.
Go to https://github.com/shrkey/countrylookupfromip and download the zip file by clicking the “Download Zip” button in the sidebar. Then unzip that file on your computer. Inside the folder, you will find a file called countrylookupip.sql.
Import countrylookupip.sql to your database. In phpmyadmin, be sure you are in the root of your database. Click the “Import” tab, then the “Browse” button and browse to the countrylookupip.sql file you just unzipped. Leave all other settings as they are, and click the “Go” button at the bottom.
Once the new table has been added to your database, you can enable the Local IP Lookup Table option.
IMPORTANT: Always make a backup of your database before performing operations like this, just to be safe.
We hope you enjoy using PopUp Pro! If you have trouble with any aspect of configuration, code or general usage, or if you have a cool feature suggestion to make, please head on over to the community forums where support staff and other helpful members are waiting to lend a hand.
PopUp Pro Feature Set
Feature rich for precision display.
- Simple styling
- Optional header
- Optional subheader
- Embed images
- Video embed
- Embed forms
- Email subscribe
- Squared off or Rounded
- Custom colors
- Set reveal animation
- Set close animation
- Set a custom size
- Preview on demand
- Never see this message again
- Set expression
- Click on background closes PopUp
- Drag-n-drop PopUp ordering
- One-click activate status
- Preview PopUps
- Control color style
- Custom button label
- Point URL
- CTA Target
- 3 themes or custom styling
- Style using custom css
- Build your own templates
- Upfront integration
- Load from Footer
- Load using WordPress AJAX
- Load using Custom AJAX
- Load using Anonymous Script
- Country Lookup
- Use Host IP
- Use Telize
- Free Geo IP
- PopUp Pro fully supports shortcodes
- Toggle Display Conditions
- User arrive from referrer
- User arrives from specific link
- On specific URL
- User arrives from specific search engine
- Basic URL matching
- Taxonomy based triggers
- Behavior based PopUp triggers
- User role
- Trigger by category
- Post type rules
- Restrict to mobile devices
- Block from mobile devices
- Trigger by screen size
- Delay trigger
- Page scroll trigger
- Trigger with CSS selector
- Membership level
- Pro Sites
- Protected content
- BuddyPress extended profiles