Schedules Introduction

Description

Scheduled popups are great for delivering time sensitive content. For example, flash sales lasting limited amounts of time, as we see in this popup: 

We can't be there to shut our popup down in exactly 7 hours 16 minutes and 14 seconds, so we just use this extension that will do it automatically for us!

You can even add multiple schedules and use one popup for similar events throughout time.

Setting Up Your First Schedule

Once you create your popup, you can find the Schedule Pane in the Popup Editor.

Clicking "Add New Schedule" will bring up the schedule creation interface:

You can choose from three Schedule Creation Events: Start Date, End Date and Date Range.

Start Date

Having a Start Date for a popup means that the popup won't be active until your specified date and time. Clicking the Add Button will then display the General Settings tab for the Schedule Creation Event.

Schedule Label

This is the name of your schedule that will appear in the Schedule Pane in the Popup Editor after it is added to the popup:

Local Time

Local time means that your popup schedule will run according to local time of the current user browsing your site.

If you have sales, marketing or promotion popups that are using time sensitive information, this can be a great option for your users, especially if you're doing business globally.

Check the Local Time box in the General Settings tab to enable this feature.

Start Date

Click the calendar icon to choose your Start Date. This will bring up our date picker interface:

Choosing your date and clicking "Save" will add the Start Date Schedule to your popup.

End Date

Using the End Date Schedule Creation Event means that your popup will stop triggering on the date and time specified by you. The popup will be active as soon as you Publish it.

Clicking End Date brings up the General Settings for this creation event:

Schedule Label

This is the name of your schedule that will appear in the Schedule Pane in the Popup Editor after it is added to the popup.

Local Time

Local time means that your popup schedule will run according to local time of the current user browsing your site.

If you have sales, marketing or promotion popups that are using time sensitive information, this can be a great option for your users, especially if you're doing business globally.

Check the Local Time box in the General Settings tab to enable this feature.

End Date

Click the calendar icon to choose your End Date and bring up the date picker interface.

Choosing your date and clicking "Save" will add the End Date Schedule to your popup.

Date Range

Using the Date Range Schedule Creation Event means that your popup will trigger only within the date range specified by you. The popup will be active as soon as the Start Date occurs and will automatically deactivate as soon as the End Date passes.

Clicking Date Range brings up the General Settings for this creation event:

Schedule Label

This is the name of your schedule that will appear in the Schedule Pane in the Popup Editor after it is added to the popup.

Local Time

Local time means that your popup schedule will run according to local time of the current user browsing your site.

If you have sales, marketing or promotion popups that are using time sensitive information, this can be a great option for your users, especially if you're doing business globally.

Check the Local Time box in the General Settings tab to enable this feature.

Date Range

Click the calendar icon to choose your Date Range and bring up the date picker interface:

Choosing your Date Range end points and clicking "Save" will add the Date Range Schedule to your popup.

Pick Your Time of Day

Don't forget you can pick your time of day by using the bottom section of the date picker dedicated to picking the appropriate time of day for your Schedule Popup.

Adding Multiple Schedules

You can add multiple Schedules to a single popup so as have your special popup triggered throughout those important times of the year (Summer Sales, Black Friday, Christmas Sales, Holiday Promotions, etc.)

You could even use different Popup Themes for the same popup, giving you a quick, go-to solution for quickly switching your popups depending on what sale or promotion you're focusing on.

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