How to create a nice sticky footer bar and get more conversions

Introduction

A sticky footer is a footer that stays below your webpage and it stays there even if the user scrolls down the page. A sticky footer helps create clicks and conversion. You can use this to create more attention to your posts, email optins, or whatever post that you feel will be a great way to earn conversions.

In this post, we’ll show you how to add a sticky footer bar in WordPress. To make things easier, we will be using a WordPress plugin. We will guide you from the plugin setup until you have generated your first sticky footer.
Let’s Get Started

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First, you’ll need to download and install Webloggerz WP Floating footer bar. We’ve chosen Webloggerz because it is an easy-to-use, fully customizable sticky footer plugin. What is great about this plugin is that you can add your social media profiles to your sticky footer.

Step 1: Activate
Once installed, activate the plugin right away so we can start using it. Once activated, a new menu will appear on the dashboard pane called Floating Bar.

dashboard menu

Step 2: Setup
Click the Floating Bar menu so you can configure the floating bar to your liking. You’ll see a page similar to this:

floatingbar

There are two methods available: manual and automatic. In automatic mode, just enter the category ID of your choice and this plugin will display the posts one at a time.

In manual mode, you can use your HTML skills to add a form, embed a video, add a nifty music player and even embed a website in it.

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In the example below, we used basic HTML forms to create a signup page and embed a YouTube video in the sticky footer.

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The social links section lets you add your social media profiles in the sticky footer. Here’s how it will look like:

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Step 3: Save and Enjoy!
Once you are satisfied with your sticky footer, click Save to save your changes. To fine tune your sticky footer, you might need to save and view the your progress from time to time. Which means, every change you do will affect the actual website itself. To avoid confusion from your visitors, it’s best to tune your sticky footer in a test site before using it on your live site especially if you’ll be using the manual method.

Here’s what the finished product will look like:

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What To Expect
Webloggerz Sticky Footer bar is a quick and easy to use sticky footer plugin for your WordPress blog or website. This plugin sits below your page regardless if the visitor scrolls down a page or go to another page.

A sticky footer like this is great for showcasing your featured post, helps in generating clicks for those unpopular posts, or making signups easier for your visitors. Keep the bar as thin and as unobtrusive as possible otherwise, visitors will find in intrusive and annoying than useful. So don’t try to embed a video or add another website in this sticky footer bar even if you can.

Use it for optin forms and expect higher conversion rates. Why not give it a try?

How to Update WordPress Releases, Plugins and Themes automatically

So, what do you do if you see an update message (“ xx.x is available! Please update now”) in your WordPress Admin Screens? Never ignore that message. There are enormous variety of Scams and other malicious activities circulating around the internet. When wordpress notice a new malicious activity, they add updates to defend against them. WordPress constantly add new features, improvements and release ‘updates’ at regular intervals. Well, not just the WordPress core, but also plugins and themes providers also release ‘updates’ at regular intervals.

Check current site for updates
To check your website for WordPress Core, plugin, or theme updates, log into your wordpress admin and click Dashboard>>Updates.

Updates menu

Updates menu

You can see list of updates there.

updates available

updates available

Note: If a WordPress Plugin update is available, it also will be shown on the Plugin’s menu title, and on the Plugin List Page. If a WordPress theme update is available, it also will be shown on the theme List Page(Appearance>>Themes). You should always update WordPress Releases, Plugins and Themes to the latest version to make sure your website is also up-to-date with new features and security updates.

Version 3.7 onwards WordPress introduced automatic updates for minor releases (For example, it will automatically update itself from WordPress 3.7 to 3.7.1.). But this Auto update is not enabled for major releases like 3.7 to 3.8.

Update/upgrade your WordPress core, themes and plugins easily

Sure, updating can be a pain, but now you are able to update/upgrade your WordPress and plugins to a newer version easily and users never even realize that WordPress has updated. If your site is hosted with a managed WordPress hosting, the host usually takes care of automatic updates. For other users, you can enable automatic updates in 2 different ways.

Method1: Using Advanced Automatic Updates plugin

Method2: Edit your wp-config.php file

  • Login to the Cpanel and then click on the File Manager icon in the Files section.

    click on the File Manager icon

    click on the File Manager icon

  • You’ll see a pop-up window. Select your site and click on GO in order to proceed.

    click Go

    click Go

  • The wp-config.php is the file contained in the root of your WordPress file directory. Click on it and from the top menu choose “Edit”.

    Open file to edit

    Open file to edit

  • Add the following to enable major WordPress Releases updates
    Add the following line of code in your site’s wp-config.php file.
    automatic-update4
    Add the following to enable plugins updates
    Add the following line of code in your site’s wp-config.php file.

    Plugin update

    Plugin update

    Add the following to enable themes updates
    Add the following line of code in your site’s wp-config.php file.

    theme update

    theme update

  • Once you’ve finished editing the file click on SAVE CHANGES in the top right hand corner.

 

How to Duplicate / Copy a Post or Page in WordPress

There are times you like content elements on a blog post (perhaps a table design, some styling, or some layout which remains consistent) and you want to create another post with same configuration including all its widgets, template settings ect. Well, an easy way to do this, without having to know how to format anything, is by duplicating the post and making changes.

You can easily create a by using a plugin called  duplicate post.

 Duplicate Post plug-in

Duplicate Post plug-in

  1. Install and activate Duplicate Post plug-in (refer the article >> How to install a WordPress Plugin)
  2. Duplicate Post plug-in Settings
    The plugin comes with a number of settings. Avoid this step if you want to use default settings.Go to Settings >> Duplicate Post. There you can decide whether you’d like to do things like copy the original date, the original status (draft, published, pending), the original excerpt, the original attachments, children of the original page, and taxonomies and more.

    Duplicate Post Settings

    Duplicate Post Settings

  3. Create Duplicate
    There are two ways to duplicate a post or a page.
    Method 1:
    Go to Posts > All Posts (or Pages > All Pages). Mouse over the title of the post(page) you want to duplicate. You will see two new links there – Clone or New Draft.

    Duplicate Post

    Duplicate Post

    Clicking “Clone” will copy the post/page without opening it. Clicking “New Draft” will copy the post/page and also open it in the editor for you.
    Method 2:
    Open the post you can to duplicate in edit mode.

    Open post in edit mode

    Open post in edit mode

    On the post writing screen, you can click the link that says, “Copy to a new draft.” This will open a duplicate of the post or page in a new edit screen.

    Duplicate post

    Duplicate post

How To Insert Images into WordPress Posts and Pages

Including images in an article is the best way to illustrate your ideas. Adding Images make your content interesting and make readers more engaging. WordPress makes it really easy to add images to your posts. In this article we will discuss how to insert images into WordPress posts (or) pages.

  1. Create a New Post/(Page), or Open an existing Post/(Page)

    To create new Post, from your wordpress Dashboard go to Posts>>Add New (To create new page, go to Pages>>Add New ).

    Add New

    Add New

    Note: If you want to add image to an existing post, open your  post. Go to  Posts>>All Posts>>click on the post’s title to view the edit page.

    Edit Post

    Edit Post

  2. Click the Add Media button

    Now you are in the post-write screen. Place your cursor where you want the image to appear and click the ‘Add Media’ button.

    Add Media

    Add Media

    Now you will see insert media screen. To insert image, you have following 3 options.

    insert image

    insert image

  3. Insert Your Image

    • Upload From Computer
      First let us see how to upload images that are already saved on your computer. Click on upload files>> Click on the ‘Select Files’ button.

      Select files

      Find image file from your PC and click on Open button. Wait for WordPress to upload and crunch  the image. Click on the blue Insert into post button to add the image to your post.

      Insert

      Insert

      Note: After uploading an image from your PC, You will see a number of options(attachment details and attachment display settings) on the right hand side. You can either use the default setting displayed there >> Click on the blue Insert into post button or see how to use these settings .

    • Insert from Media Library – If you already have uploaded images and have a Media Library in your blog, select from any  images in the media library by clicking on it, click on the blue Insert into post button to add the image to your post.
      Insert from Media Library

      Insert from Media Library

      Note: After selecting an image from media library, you will see a number of options(attachment details and attachment display settings) on the right hand side. You can either use the default setting displayed there >> Click on the blue Insert into post button or see how to use these settings.

    • Insert from URL

      Insert from URL

      Insert from URL

  4. Different settings for uploaded image – after uploading an image from your PC (or selecting an image from media library), You will see attachment details and display settings on the right hand side of the media up loader interface.
    Attachment details:
    Attachment Details section displays:

    • A small thumbnail of the image
    • File details
    • A links that allow you to Edit Image
    • A links that allow you to Delete image from your site.
    • Enter the title of this media.
    • Enter a caption that will be displayed below the image.
    • Enter the Alt text for the image to describe the media.
    • A description for this particular media.
    Image details

    Image details

    Attachment Display settings

    Display settings

    Display settings

    Alignment

    The Alignment setting controls where your image will be displayed and how it interacts with content on the page.

    Align

    Align

    Link To You can create different types of image links here.

    • Media File: This is default option.This will automatically link to full-size version of the file.
    • Attachment Page: Links your inserted image to its WordPress media attachment page.
    • Custom URL: Allows you to set a custom link URL for your inserted image
    • None: This setting will remove the link completely.

    Image size – The Size settings determine the size of the image you are adding to your site.

    Image Size

    Image Size

How to edit Image Attributes in an existing WordPress Post

You can always edit different image attributes such as the alignment of an image or alt/title/caption/description text of an image that already inserted in a post. Open the post in the post-write screen(follow step 1 on this page). Make sure that visual editor tab is selected. Click on the image you want to edit. You can see two icons over the image. The left icon (pencil Image) allows you to edit the image properties and the right icon (X Image) will delete the image from your content.

edit image

edit image

Click the edit image icon to edit the image properties. A  pop-up window will appear and you can edit the various image  properties there. The Edit Original button allows you to do some simple manipulations such as Crop, Rotate, Scale, and Flip Images. The Replace button allows you to replace the image entirely.

edit attributes

edit attributes

After making changes, click the Update button to save your changes. If you do not want to make any changes, click the small ‘x’ in the top-right of the pop-up window to close the pop-up.

Best PDF Viewer WordPress Plugins

PDF is an open standard for electronic exchange documents. Unlike a MSWord file, PDF ensures that your printed or viewed file retains the original formatting as intended. Like Word, PDF also supports interactive functions like hyperlink, markups, file attachments, movies, text notes, etc. It allows file compression and supports high level of encryption and security.

If you want your readers to save your page for later, let them save it as PDF to retain the original appearance of the page. Here are some nifty PDF plugins for your WordPress site.

Google Doc Embedder
This plugin lets you embed PDF and Slides that are stored in Google Doc and directly to your blog post. It allows inline viewing with the option to download files – no Flash or browser plugin needed.

This plugin will allow you to embed these files directly to your page or post without requiring the users to have a software installed to view the contents. The file doesn’t need to be uploaded to Google Docs, it can exist anywhere publicly accessible on your site or the internet.

googledocembedder

Google Doc Embedder

Download Google Doc Embedder.


WordPress PDF
WordPress PDF is a way to embed your PDF file into your post in a form of .swf file. The plugin uses zviewer interface – an iPaper like interface to display the PDF documents and convert to a .swf format.

WordPress PDF Viewer

WordPress PDF Viewer

Download WordPress PDF.


PrintFriendly
PrintFriendly lets you add a button to your blog and let the readers print out your page in text only version, or PDF.

printfriendly

PrintFriendly

Download PrintFriendly.


PDF24 Article to PDF
This plugin lets your visitors download your articles as PDF files. You can place this plugin above or below the article, in the sidebar, on the top or on the bottom of the page by just inserting a piece of code in your template.

The plugin lets you create two modes to create PDF files. You can create PDF files in email mode in which your visitor can send the article via email and a direct download mode in which no email is required and the users can directly download the PDF file.

pdf24

PDF24 Article to PDF

Download PDF24 Article to PDF.


PDF & Print
PDF & Print lets you add a PDF and Print page by adding the appropriate buttons to the content. It is one of the easiest and most flexible way to create PDF and Print page using mpdf library under GPLv2 license.

pdfandprint

PDF & Print

Download PDF & Print.


WooCommerce PDF Invoices
This plugin generates a PDF invoice that is based on your customer’s order and attaches it to the email type of your choice.

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WooCommerce PDF Invoices

Download WooCommerce PDF Invoices.


RV Embed PDF
This WordPress plugin lets you embed a PDF page to your page or post when you insert using the Add Media button.

If you wish to include PDFs on your website, here are some of the free WordPress plugins which can handle most tasks. You can either let them save your page or article and download it, send it via email, or attach the PDF to your blog.

rvembedpdf

Download RV Embed PDF.


Summary

PDF nowadays is the standard of viewing documents. If you are a blog or website that relies on documents a lot, you’ll need these plugins.

14 Best WordPress Store Themes

Starting your own online store is your gateway to making money online. Depending on what you are offering, whether a product or a service, your eCommerce business, the process should not only cheap but also easy to setup and use.

Thanks to WordPress, this is possible. WordPress is the easiest way you can get started selling products and services online. You don’t have to be a genius to setup an online shop, all you need is WordPress, some eCommerce plugins. To make it look more of an eCommerce store than a blog, here are some themes to get you started.


FlatStop
Price: $49
FlatStop is a modern, responsive, parallax-powered WordPress theme designed for eCommerce websites. This theme is optimized to work with WooCommerce plugin.

The shop and the products are the center focus of FlatShop. Each product can be customized to bring the uniqueness of each product. The theme comes with plenty of features like the Themify Builder, sliders, galleries, videos, accordion, tabs, and many more.

Flat Stop

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The Retailer

Price: $55

The retailer is a retina-ready, fully responsive WordPress eCommerce theme that comes with plenty of features to setup your eCommerce store with ease. The theme offers unlimited customization options with custom e-commerce features like user accounts, catalog mode, My Account section, and built-in order tracking. The theme is also touch enabled and search engine optimized.

The Retailer

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MayaShop

Price: $60

MayaShop is a fully customizable eCommerce theme compatible with JigoShop and WooCommerce. The theme comes with multiple layouts, 50 custom backgrounds and 8 sliders. You can also upload your own background and fully customize your MayaShop based on what you want with it.

Maya Shop

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Bellissima

Price: $55

Belissima is a WordPress eCommere theme that has several brightly-colored skins, floral background patterns, and much more. The design of Belissima is ideal for online boutiques or cosmetic shops. The theme features a custom Ajax-powered contact form, multiple JQuery sliders and carousels, and thirty two shortcodes.

Belissima

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eStore
Price: $69

eStore is an excellent solution to those looking to sell products online. The theme is a super sleek online shop theme for WordPress. It is very dynamic and can be used for all kinds of shops including a clothing store. The theme is easy to configure and offers integration with some of the most popular eCommerce plugins like PayPal Shopping Cart, eShop, and many more. eStore offers an open-ended design; therefore, adding more shopping carts won’t cause you any headache.

eStore

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ShopperPress

Price: $79

ShopperPress is a clean and easy to install shopping cart theme for WordPress. The theme features a built in shopping cart, tax and shipping options, multi language and multi currency, coupon codes, payment gateway integration, drag and drop page layouts, order manager and invoices, and many more.

ShopperPress

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Opulence

Price: $39.5

Opulence is an elegant and clean eCommerce theme suitable for selling bags, jewelry pieces, and other high class fashion store. Its monochromatic color scheme radiates elegance and luxury that only Opulence can provide. The well structured design stands out to bring visitor’s rush for fashion.

Opulence is a responsive theme that works on any device or screen size may it be desktop or mobile phones. It is designed to work with popular eCommerce plugins and payment gateways.

Opulence

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Boutique

Price: $69

Boutique is a WordPress eCommerce theme that is perfect for small shops. The theme has plenty of customization options, offers unlimited color selection, automated thumbnail resizing, shortcodes support, page template, and other features you would expect from Elegant Themes.

Boutique

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Minishop
Price: $49

Minishop is a minimalist WordPress theme which is developed to support the WooCommerce toolkit. The theme has a massive product slider to showcase your best selling product, and comes with an Ajax shopping cart where buyers can add or remove items with just a single click without reloading or redirecting the page. This simplifies the shopping experience, therefore, a more user-friendly interface.

 

MiniShop

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Hudson

Hudson is s premium WordPress eCommerce theme that features a minimalist, clean, and modern design. This theme comes with a complete set of eCommerce features to help you manage your online store. You don’t need additional tools and services to get started selling products as this theme comes with it already. The theme is also compatible with WooCommerce and is packed with advanced features to facilitate the process of setting up and managing an eCommerce website.

Hudson is best for online catalog, eCommerce website, or any related eCommerce projects.

Hudson

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WP Store

Price: $49

WP Store encourages you to push your business offline to the online market. You can easily create an online store from scratch that can directly handle payments, manage inventory, create coupons, and the like. This theme comes with plenty of features to get you started selling products almost instantly.

WP Store is compatible with WooCommerce, is completely widgetized, and accepts multiple payment gateways like PayPal, 2Checkout, Google Wallet, and can also offer cash and bank transfer.

WP Store

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Enfinity

Price: $55

Enfinity is a modern WordPress eCommerce theme that features adaptive layout. The theme supports almost every popular plugin in the market like BBPress, WooCommerce, WP Super Cache, and WordPress Multi-User. It comes with plenty of customization options. You can create a full-fledged eCommerce site with just a few clicks. You can select from the ready-made skins from the admin panel or you can design one yourself. Another great thing about Enfinity is that it comes with video tutorials.

Enfinity

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WooStore for WordPress

Price: $79

Another elegant and highly customizable theme for WordPress is WooStore. WooStore is WooCommerce’s first eCommerce theme for WordPress. It is designed in-house by Magnus Jepson and is brought to life with WooCommerce.

WooStore makes use of all the WooCommerce features from theme, plugin, to widgets for a seamless frontend experience. WooStore comes with a featured slider powered by JQuery, a customizable homepage, custom post types, custom widgets, and many more.

WooStore

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Walleto

Price: $55
StorePress is a flexible eCommerce theme for WordPress that lets you add items easily, so you can start making money right away. StorePress promises to turn your regular website into a fully-featured marketplace website with just a few clicks.

Each user can have its own shop and sell the products to other people. The theme can even support digital downloads.

Walleto

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Create popups that convert using Pippity – Detailed Pippity Review

People don’t like popups appearing on a website. They often see it as intrusive, particularly when they can’t get rid of it once an action is done. Email list is very important in a blog so letting your visitors know that you have a newsletter page right away is a great marketing effort as we all know, earning people’s trust is as hard as you expect it to be.

So when I learned about popups to use as a sign-up page for my newsletter, I had my doubts. Popups are the worst thing you can do to urge people to sign up, so why bother?
But then again, I recognized that many reputable sites are already using popups, I just didn’t realize it back then until I learned about Pippity.

What is Pippity
Pippity is a WordPress plugin that lets you create popups to invite people to sign up to your newsletter. Just like any other plugin, what you can do is install it to your WordPress blog, then configure it based on your needs.

Features
The plugin allows you to create lightbox popups for your WordPress site. Here are some of the best features of Pippity:

Lets you have multiple popups.
Allows you to do split A/B testing.
Lets you show the popup only to logged out users.
Comes with analytics.
Allows custom cookies.
Has a popup bar feature

Design
Design wise, Pippity has 8 pre-built themes. The themes have plenty of color choices, so you can choose the combination you like or select your own color. You can also do the following:

Enter the text for each selection you want to use.
Set the appearance of the popup.
Show how long the popup appears.
Set how many days before to show it again and how many days before it shows again to the same person.

Setup
Installing Pippity is basically the same process as installing a WordPress plugin, except that you need to connect your email newsletter service like Aweber to the plugin. Connecting the Aweber to Pippity is simply done by using the Automagic feature. This feature gives you clear instructions on how to connect to Aweber.

To setup your popup is pretty straightforward. Pippity will guide you through the 5 step process from choosing themes to connecting to your email newsletter service.

Themes
You have 16 themes to choose from and each of these themes are customizable. This is great if you don’t have the time or technical knowledge to create your own theme.

pippityThemes

Customization
Once you’ve chosen your own theme, you can then tweak the design to your liking. You can do almost anything to change the look and feel of your popup. You can change the font style, font size, color of the popup, buttons, design elements, change its opacity, etc. For advanced users, do a complete overhaul of the selected theme using CSS.

customizePippity

Settings
After theme customization, you can tweak the theme to behave the way you want it like how man seconds before the popup appears, page views before it appears, submit behavior, and do basic filters like only show the popup to logged out users.

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Advanced Settings
What I like about Pippity is that you can tweak it further. The power filter lets you further filter the popup to your liking and the events tab lets you do more advanced settings.

Connecting to a newsletter email service

Once you’ve tinkered with the settings, you can now connect this popup to your newsletter service. All you have to do is copy the webform HTML and Pippity will do the rest. You can also do custom form where you have the option to completely replace the standard form.

Screenshot from 2014-09-27 23:11:35

Analytics
It doesn’t stop there, Pippity comes with a built in analytics feature. Here you’ll see real time analytics of how the plugin is working on your site. In this way, you can see what works out and what you need to focus in your popup.

Screenshot from 2014-09-27 23:15:02

Performance
For a opt-in popup with so many features, you’ll be surprised to know that this plugin only runs less than 1kb – it will not slow down your site. What’s more, the popup will only load after the rest of the site is loaded and only for the users who are about to see it.

Compatibility
Pippity is compatible with most mobile and desktop browsers and is even backwards compatible to IE6.

Pippity works with the following email newsletter services:
1ShoppingCart
Campaign Monitor
Aweber
iContact
Poet
Vertical Response
GetResponse
Silverpop
Interspire
Feedburner
Active Campaign
Email Broadcast
Gravity Forms
Tribulant
Ymip
DedaMail
Constant Contact
MyEmma

They are adding more services as we speak. If there is a service you’d like to have added to their list, don’t hesitate to contact them.

Pricing
Pippity isn’t free, but you can do a test of their features at demo.pippity.com. In the demo page, you’ll be able to use all of the features and functions of the plugin only that you won’t be able to use it to your site. The plugin comes with three pricing options:

Personal
The personal plan gives you 1 year access to support and product updates, but is only limited to one website. This is great for personal blogs and website and to do a test run to see how it can add subscribers to your website. The price for personal is $49.

Business
The business plan gives you 1 year access to support and updates for up to 5 websites. If you are managing 2 or more sites, this is a great deal as compared to $49 for a personal plan, the business plan only costs $87.

Developer
For serious developers or bloggers with plenty of sites to mange, this is perfect for you. Like the Personal and Business plan, the Developer plan has 1 year support and updates but what sets this apart is that you’ll have access to early beta releases and this version lets you use it for unlimited sites for 1 year.

Summary
Pippity is a WordPress popup plugin made for increasing positive sign ups. It is a powerful tool for designers and developers that wants a custom popup for their clients. Creating a simple popup is as easy as clicking a few elements in the page. You can also do custom popup with full functionality if you have CSS and HTML knowledge.

If you are serious about building your opt-in list, then go grab yourself Pippity.

 

 

 

Boost your Internet Marketing Campaigns Using PopUp Domination 3.0

is one of the most effective marketing strategies. It has been used to send ads, request business contracts, solicit sales and even request for donations for a given non-profit cause. Whether its referral marketing, content marketing or simply the native advertising, almost all internet marketers that use these strategies agree that the value of a good email address list cannot be emphasized enough. Great news for all you Internet marketers and site owners!  Popup domination will help you grow your email subscriptions list. This is one of the Internet marketing web apps has been generating a lot of buzz lately.

Grow Your Email List by Using the World’s Leading Email Capture Software and join over 23,000 customers who have seen their subscriber rate grow by up to 500%… overnight! Double or Triple Your Subscriber Rate!” –popupdomination.com

Famous Internet Marketers that use Popup Domination

Some of the famous Internet Marketers that use Popup Domination

We just could not  let all this excitement pass without satisfying our curiosity as well! Enough with the praise, let’s dig into Popup domination.

The Brains behind this great app

As the word suggests, this app pops up to users when they visit your site. This is one of the most effective ways to capture the attention of your site visitors. Well you may have a graphically appealing ad on your landing page or an animation that you are using for your campaigns, but a site visitor can miss those since he or she does not need to interact or input anything to continue using the site. A pop up is guaranteed to be seen by all your visitors, unless of course it’s someone who was aimlessly surfing the net. A few years ago, Michael Dunlop, a young Internet business entrepreneur and his friends toyed with the idea of having a pop up to request site visitors for email subscriptions. Fast forward to today and pop up domination is much more than just getting email sign ups. Users are merging it with their favorite email listing software, enjoying a variety of themes as well as viewing analytics (a feature of Popup Domination as of version 3.0 ). These are just teaser features-we will take a detailed look at these later.

To show its popularity, the official site, popupdomination.com has a counter of websites that are using this great piece of code. As of September 2014, the site was claiming it has over 48,000 Pop up Domination users. Who would have known that a basic concept could be developed into a great app with thousands of users? An Internet savvy Business entrepreneur of course.

How much do you have to part with?

There are 3 main licenses that you can choose from.

Pricing Structure

Pricing Structure

  • The Standard package: It goes for only $47 and is limited to one website and 24 different pop up designs. However you are not allowed share that license on any other site.
  • The Plus package: This offers you rights to install the app on 3 websites each with a variety of 24 popup designs and as many pop ups as you want. All this for only $77.
  • The Pro package: For a developer who intends to share the license to his or her clients, then the pro license is the definitely best choice. A pro license goes for $97 and you can use it on as many websites as you please.

The beauty of this pricing plan is that all the packages that pop up domination offers you have close to similar features. You will enjoy A/B testing, analytics and deploy the exit pop ups regardless of the license that you buy. The only major difference is the permissions on the number of websites the 3 different licenses offer. Choose a license that best suits your needs. Popup Domination team is so sure you will love their app that they are willing to offer you a 60 day money back guarantee. Now that you have purchased Popup Domination, let’s go to the fun part of setting it up.

Installation and Configuration.

Popup Domination comes both as wordpress plugin and a standalone software.

WordPress installation

5-step-plugin-installation-procedureThe wordpress installation is pretty much a typical plugin installation. First download a zip file from the download page after purchasing your license. Go to your wordpress dashboard under the plugins section, you will find the “Add new” option(highlighted in the screenshot).Select the upload section and you will be given an option to choose a local zipped folder, the hit the install now button.

If all goes well at this point, you will receive a message:”plug-in installed successfully”. Don’t close your browser yet, the plug-in will not be loaded by wordpress until you click the “activate plug-in” option. Finally, enter your order number in the plugin settings area. The order number is usually given to users at the point of purchase.

Standalone Installation

Step 1: Navigate your browser to where popup dominations are installed. Trail that URL with “install/”

Step 2: You will be provided with a form to enter the database user and password. Please make sure the user you input has CREATE TABLE privileges on the destination database.

Step 3: You are now set if you see the “Success” message. As a security measure you know what to do with the install folder. Get rid of it!!Go to the root directory you installed popup domination and login using the credentials you set up.

Server Requirements

  • PHP: At least version 5.
  • Mysql: Version 5.0 and above. The standalone version requires a database while the WordPress version will simply create tables on the existing WP database.
  • FTP or a file manager service.
  • WordPress 3.8 (optional).

As you can see from the specifications, unless you have a lazy server admin who is not keeping up with the times, the standalone version does not need much. The wordpress version requirement applies to popup domination version 3.0.

Uninstallation    In case you have had enough fun playing with popup domination, or you may have had a hitch on your site and you want to uninstall it, simply de-activate the plug-in if you had installed it on wordpress. After that, navigate to your database and remove 3 tables namely: Popdom_campaigns,Popdom_analytics and popdom_ab. It’s easy to identify the tables since they have the same ‘Popdom_ ‘ prefix. Pop-up domination developers recommend you to use Wp_optimize plugin to remove the tables as an alternative to manually dropping the tables. The standalone uninstallation requires that you delete the whole directory and drop the database that you had set up earlier. We hope you won’t need to do this because you would be forgoing a great opportunity to leverage your email  marketing campaigns.

Unique Features of the app.

  1. A/B Testing

Pop up domination can let you set up two different templates for the same campaign. You get to give your site visitors two different layouts at different times and observe which is having a greater impact. The A/B testing is a great feature for deciding what layout and popup features are more effective.

  1. Variety of themes and colour templates

Version 3.0 comes with many preloaded theme templates for your choosing. What’s more is that you can have as many as 14 colour schemes. Website owners who are very particular about uniformity will be able to customize pop-up domination such that it gives visitors a feel that the pop-up is part of the website.

  1. Content Customization
Sample Pop up Design

Sample Pop up Design

You can set a creative title for your popup. A brief introductory paragraph (in some themes) as well as a few easy to read points can be added to convince users to sign up. A picture is worth a thousand words, if you put an eye-catching photo at the popup, then you are probably going to get high conversions. The photos can either be uploaded or fetched from another web address. You can give the action button a unique name. Rather than the normal “submit” text, why not name it “sign me up!” or “join now”?

  1. Security Notification

You will all agree with me that it’s so annoying to login to your email and find spam. It could be a “rich” heir of a great inheritance requesting you for your bank details so that she can share her wealth with you. At times its some non-existent lottery, which you never signed up for, claiming you have just won a million dollars (how lame!!). Well, nowadays internet users will not do signups to newsletters for fear of being spammed. It’s up to you the site owner to assure them of no spamming. Popup domination developers know this too well. They have set up an area at the bottom of the popup for you to give your site visitors a security note. Use this space to declare to your site visitors that you respect their privacy, will not share this data with third parties and that you won’t be spamming them. It is also wise to notify them the period and frequency you will be sending them emails.

  1. Analytics

The analytics will show you which pages have more sign ups and conversions. This feature along with the A/B testing option can help you to determine which popup design converts the most.

  1. Intergration with Mailing software

Pop up domination can easily link with popular mailing software. You can set up and template of the email that you will be sending and also declare a frequency for sending the emails. Pop up currently supports Aweber, icontact, Mailchimp, CampaignMonitor and many others.

7. Affiliate Marketing

Did you know that you can earn extra income by becoming a pop up domination affiliate. If you have a click back account head over to the affiliates section on your settings page. You will prompted for your clickbank user name. All affiliaates are given an affliate link and in this case it will be a subdomain of clickbank.net. You can then place the link along with a banner at a place of your choice on your web site.

With all these amazing features, where in the world would you get a email marketing tool  than this?

Popup Domination Vs Pippity

Pippity is another signup web application that basically does what pop domination offers. If you are torn in between making a decision on which app to choose, we give you two main reasons to go for Pop up domination :

  • Popup Domination has exit pop-ups and pippity does not. Popup can be configured such that if a user clicks the exit button on the browser a pop up will appear.
  • Pop up domination has mouse hover pop ups: If you prefer that the pop up doesn’t appear on page load, Pop up domination allows you to set an option that the pop up will appear after the user hovers the mouse over your site.

Limitations of Popup Domination 3.0.

  • Popup domination does not work on wordpress that are less than 3.8.0.Maybe this is a good incentive for you to upgrade your core wordpress version.
  • Popup domination refuses to install on wordpress sites hosted at wordpress.com. Let’s wait and see if future versions will solve this.
  • Tedious upgrade steps. The upgrade process to newer versions of popup domination is quite a mile. You have to download specific files and then replace them on the server.
  • Not everyone will rejoice at the sight of a popup on a site. If its not creatively implemented you may fail to sustain the interest of site visitors. Thankfully the A/B testing will help you design an pop up that is both eye catching and also generates conversions.

Our take

Click here to get Popup Domination

Click here to get Popup Domination

We highly recommend this tool for your internet marketing campaigns. The features show the developers have really done their homework in researching on how best to give user friendly  signups. There is no doubt that WordPress is by far the most popular content management platform in the world. The wordpress plugin is bound to be successful and we hope that future versions of popup domination will offer more Internet marketing features. We know that software performance just like wine gets better with time. That said, a big thumbs up to the developers!

 

Latest Offer: PopupDomination is now offering a 60 day money back guarantee.

How to Add a New Post in WordPress

WordPress blog comes with a great visual editor to mixed with images, links, and other html elements. Here is a step-by-step process for writing a new post in WordPress.  Log into your WordPress administration panel(e.g. use URL: http://www.yoursitename.org/wp-admin). From your sidebar on left side, go to Posts > Add New

Add new Post

Add new Post


Now you can see Add New Post screen –  following fig illustrate 6 simple steps to write a post.

Write a Post

Write a Post

  1. Write your title

    Enter a title in the first line of the form. Always choose titles that will interest people and indicate what your article is about.

  2. Write your article

    Start writing your post in the wordpress text editor. The WordPress text editor can be used in 2 forms – the Visual Editor and the HTML Editor.  The visual editor is the default editing mode for WordPress. Click the “text” tab at the top of the text editor box to go to text editor mode and “Visual” tab to go to visual editor mode .

    Visual Tab

    Visual Tab

    Visual editor allows you to easily create, edit, and format your blog content similar to that of a word processor. Let us see some editing icons contained within the visual editor. Make yourself familiar with the options available. Pass your mouse over the icon and a small tooltip will appear describing the icon and its purpose.

     editing icons

    editing icons

    • Create bold, underlined, italic, strike-through  text: Highlight the text and click on bold, underlined, italic, strike-through icon.

      bold, underlined, italic, strike-through text

      highlight the text and click on bold, underlined, italic, strike-through icon

    • Add, Edit & Remove Links
      To add a link, highlight the text you want to add link and then click on insert/edit  link icon. To edit a link, highlight the link you want to edit  and then click on insert/edit  link icon.

      Click on icon

      Click on icon

      A pop-up box will appear. Enter the fields and click on Add link button.

      Insert link

      Insert link

      To Remove Links, select the link text and click on ‘Remove link’ icon.

      Remove link

      Remove link

    • Lists and Block quotes
      Lists and Blockquotes

      Lists and Blockquotes

      To create ordered list or unordered list, click on icon as shown in figure. Type your fist entry and hitting enter will create another list element.

    • Headings & Paragraph
      Headings

      Headings

      Click on the drop down box labelled “Paragraph.” to view different headings and paragraph formatting

    • To change text color

      text color

      text color

    • Adding images

      Add images

      Add images

    • Text Alignment

      Text Alignment

      Text Alignment

    • Insert More tag
      Instead of displaying entire post on your home page, it is a good idea to extract the first part of your post followed by a “more…” link. This will give visitors a good overview of your content without making them scroll forever and they can read full content by clicking on the ‘ more..’ link.

      more..

      more..

      You can accomplish this by using insert more tag. See the fig below. Insert your cursor in the place where you want to display ‘more..’ link and click on “Insert read More tag” icon.

      insert more tag

      insert more tag

    • Write your posts in HTML – If you’re ready to write your posts in HTML, click on text tab and write your article in the post content area.

    text tab

    text tab

  3. Select Categories

    Now select in which category your article belongs to. Categories tie related posts. Categories help the search engines and readers find related articles on your blog. If you do not see relevant category there, you can add a category by clicking on “Add New Category” link.

    There are two ways to add Categories. They can be added while adding/ editing your Post or they can be added via the Categories menu option.

    categories

    categories

  4. Add Tags.

    Tags are another way to tie related posts. While categories are general, tags are specific.

    tags

    tags

  5. Preview your article.

    Preview

    Preview

  6. Publish your article.

    See the fig above. WordPress offers additional option while publishing a post.

    Publish

    Publish

    Click on the Edit link next to “Visibility: Public”:You can make your post public and make it a sticky on the front page or you can choose to password protect it or make it completely invisible to people that are not logged in to your blog.

    Click on the Edit link next to “Publish immediately“. You can also setup your post to be published in the future. Just set the date/time you want your post to be published.