Displaying A Popup Message on A WordPress Website

During the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic, businesses may need to find an easy way to communicate with their clients. 

A simple way of doing this is to display a popup message on their website. Generally, we are not fans of popups as they can be overused. However, this is one scenario where popups actually works. 

We have together a simple tutorial on how to add a popup message to your WordPress website using the Popup Maker plugin.

Install Plugin

First step is to add the Popup Maker plugin, navigate to Plugins > Add New and then search for “Popup Maker”.
Popup Maker Plugin
The install process has two steps; the first step installs it and then second activates it. Click “Install Now”, then “Activate”. You should now see the plugin in the Plugins > Installed Plugins menu option;
Popup Maker - Install Plugin

It will also add a new Popup Maker plugin to the left hand menu.

Create Popup Message

From the left hand menu, click Popup Maker > Add Popup. This will take you to the Add New Popup screen;

Create Popup

Firstly, give your popup a meaningful name, this can be anything as it is not displayed to the user. Then give your popup a title and enter the appropriate message in the text box. The text box has the usual styling option available.

The next stage is to setup the conditions for when the popup is displayed. This can be done via the Popup Settings section further down the page;

Popup Settings

Click “Add New Trigger” to bring up the dialog;

Popup Trigger

Change the dropdown to “Time Delay / Auto Open” and then click Add followed by Add again.

Select Targeting within Popup Settings to decide where the popup is displayed;

Popup Maker

From this dropdown, you can set the conditions on which the popup is displayed. This can be on certain pages or posts or perhaps all pages. It also enables you to decide whether to display the popup on mobile devices.

Once you have done all of the above, click Publish and your popup is now live.

This is a very simple guide. If you have any specific questions / issues, let us know and we will update the guide.