'Targeting' option settings
The Popup Settings -- Targeting option allows plugin users to accept or change the conditions when a popup will display.
How Targeting Conditions Work with Triggers
Targeting conditions prepare a popup to display by preloading them in the browser on page load (a process known as activation). A popup trigger checks the popup’s activation state. If the popup is present in the browser, the trigger proceeds to fire, and the popup displays.
User Options to Set Targeting Conditions
Each list item links to it's a description block located below the horizontal line.
- Do nothing. Accept the plugin default settings.
- Target the popup to display based on content (Standard Targeting Conditions).
- Target the popup to display based on conditions other than content (Advanced Targeting Conditions).
- Target pages using WooCommerce conditions.
- Target pages using BuddyPress conditions.
1) Do nothing. Accept the plugin default settings. By default, Popup Maker activates each popup to display on every page of your site. This ensures that the two default triggers included with the free version of Popup Maker ( ‘Auto Open / Time Delay’, and ‘Click Open’ ) always work to display a popup.
The choice of trigger affects whether or not a popup will display immediately. An ‘Auto Open / Time Delay’ trigger will automatically display a popup on each page when the ‘Targeting’ default option is ‘on’. By comparison, a ‘Click Open’ trigger will display a popup only if a trigger is set on a page element, and a visitor clicks on that element.
When setting up the ‘Targeting’ option tab, the simplest choice is to do nothing and accept the plugin’s default option setting. See the related article below to review the initial popup settings preset to every popup. When you know these settings and what they do, you can customize your popup to achieve the result you want.
Related article: Popup Settings Box -- Initial Popup Settings
Troubleshooting Tip for a Slow Site with Multiple Popups
To improve your web site's page load speed, set targeted conditions (options 2 - 5 below) to activate each popup. This will limit the pages on which a popup is preloaded.
If you need to activate 10 or more popup on a single page, we recommend the purchase and installation of our Remote Content plugin extension to Popup Maker. This will improve site page load speed, and management of your popups.
2) Target the popup to display based on content. Standard targeting conditions target a popup to display on a page or post, or by post category or tag. Actively choose which page or post to target a popup, and limit where the popup can potentially appear on your site.
Choose from among the post and page options provided in the custom field labeled with the placeholder 'Choose a condition'. Only one condition may be selected from the drop-down menu at a time. Two or more conditions can be set together, and combined using either an OR or AND operator.
Related article: Standard Targeting Conditions overview. This article describes each page and post option available from among the plugin’s standard targeting conditions.
3) Target the popup to display based on conditions other than content . The premium Advanced Targeting Conditions plugin extension provides additional, non-content-based options to activate a popup.
Content-based and non-content-based conditions may be set together on the same popup.
Related article: Advanced Targeting Conditions Introduction. This article lists all the non-content-based conditions available from our plugin extension, and links to detailed information on each one.
4) Target pages using WooCommerce conditions. When the WooCommerce and Popup Maker plugins are both activated, Popup Maker provides a free set of conditions to target WooCommerce:
- product categories, or
- product tags.
Please refer to the related article link below for details.
Related article: WooCommerce Conditions.
5) Target pages using BuddyPress conditions. When BuddyPress and Popup Maker plugins are both activated, Popup Maker provides a free set of conditions to target BuddyPress. Please refer to the related article link below for a list of all the conditions available.
Related article: BuddyPress Conditions
To learn more about how to set conditions, view the related article 'Conditions Introduction'.