Create Your First Popup

To create your first popup: 
1)   Add a popup name (slug-name) to your popup (required). This input is added to a class attribute 'popmake-{slug-name}' and assigned to the name of your popup. In the WP Admin, you'll find the new class at 'Popup Maker' >> 'All Popups' >> 'CSS Classes (column)'. The class can be used to set a Click Open trigger that links to a page element. 
Note: The permalink below the popup name will not display a popup preview, and should not be added to the site navigation menu.  Preview popups on the front end with the Popup Maker Admin Toolbar.
2)   Add a popup title (optional). The title input is added at the top of the popup container displayed on the front end.
3)   Set a content-based condition to activate the popup (optional). [See the 'Conditions' box in the Popup Admin]. If you don't set a condition, the popup will activate on every page of your site. 
We recommend setting a content-based condition using the 'Page Selected' >> {exact-name-of-page} option whenever possible. It's easier to read, maintain, and troubleshoot. 
Activation preloads the popup in the footer on page load in the browser. It is a 'potential state', necessary to prepare a popup to display, but not sufficient to actually show it in the browser. 
Related article:  Conditions Introduction.

4)  Set a popup trigger to display a popup in the browser (required). By default, Popup Maker includes two popup triggers; Auto Open / Time Delay and Click Open. 

Related article:  What Is A Popup Trigger? 

5)  Select a popup theme (optional). By default, each popup is assigned the Popup Maker 'Default Theme'. You can customize and rename this theme, or select any of the other 5 popup themes included with Popup Maker [see 'Popup Themes' submenu in the WP Admin].
Related article:   Popup Theme Editor Introduction

6)   Set a popup cookie (optional). Cookies control the repeated display of popups in the browser. By default, they remain active for 1 month. Plugin users can change the term of cookie activation, with accepted values ranging from minutes to years. The plugin automatically generates a cookie ID (e.g. 'pum-{XXXXX}'). For a cookie to work, it must be linked to a trigger via the trigger 'Edit' feature. For popups with 'close' buttons, we recommend settings a cookie 'On Popup Close'. 
Related article:  Cookies Introduction and Setup
Forms added to the popup editor require setting an additional, specialized cookie that refers to 'form submit success'. Popup Maker provides cookies to integrate with the following form plugins: Ninja Forms, GravityForms, and Contact Form 7.  
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All other form plugins require setting a cookie via 'Manual JavaScript' and passing in a custom PHP and jQuery script to your site theme to submit and close a form. 
Note: Our  MailChimp Integration plugin extension incorporates a 'form submit success' cookie. The plugin extension eliminates the need to set a cookie when submitting MailChimp forms. 

Refer to our documentation index page regarding 'On Form Submit Actions' for details. 

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