Popup Maker Glossary of Terms

A glossary of alphabetical terms used throughout the Popup Maker Admin and our documentation. Includes links to our documentation or web site where the term is used in context.

! (Not) Operator

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The exclamation point ( ! ) added before a condition sets it to a negative value. See the instructions for the use of this operator in the Editor’s Popup Settings Box — Targeting (option tab). 

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Activation


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A required initial step to allow a popup to display. Activation preloads a popup’s HTML into the browser on page load.  Popup display is then controlled by selection of one or more popup triggers. In the Editor’s Popup Settings Box -- Targeting (option tab), select specific conditions to limit when a popup will activate for display.

Addons and Integrations

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A general group of plugins that includes both free and premium (paid) plugins.   Premium extensions refer to the 16 premium extensions to the free version of Popup Maker.  

Integrations refer to the 3rd party form plugins that Popup Maker integrates with including: Ninja Forms (NF); Contact Form 7 (CF7); Quiz & Survey Master; and Gravity Forms (GF). 

All add-on and integration plugins can be viewed from the WordPress Admin at: Popup Maker (menu) >> Extend (submenu) >> Addons and Integrations (tab). 

Admin / WP Admin / WordPress Admin


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The management area for a WordPress web site. Refers to the area accessible only to people with administrative (‘admin’) level permission, and proper login credentials. The Popup Maker Admin menu is accessible from inside the WordPress Admin. The terms ‘Admin’ and ‘WP Admin’ are used interchangeably throughout our documentation. ---

Advanced Targeting Conditions

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A set of  non-content based conditions set to control when a popup is activated to display. Can be used interchangeably with the free standard targeting conditions included with the plugin. Access to these conditions requires a premium plugin license active on a site. 

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Conditions

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Code that prepares a popup to display by preloading it in the browser when the page loads ( see  Activation above ).  When a popup is activated, it can be evaluated by a popup trigger, which along with site visitor behavior controls the popup display. By default, every new popup will activate on each page and post of a site until it is specifically targeted with standard or advanced targeting conditions.


Cookies


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Code to control the repeat display of popups in the browser. To work, they must be set and linked to a popup trigger.  Cookies are assigned an identification (ID) number formatted as  'pum-{integer}'. The use of one or more cookies with a trigger is optional, but often recommended. When cookies are not set and linked to a trigger, a popup will be activated to redisplay even after it is closed. 

CSS Selectors

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A group of HTML attributes ( class, ID, and URL links ) typically added to the opening tag of most HTML elements. Popup Maker’s  Click Open and Scroll triggers can target any selected attribute to display a popup either ‘on click’ or when they appear on screen while scrolling.

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Debug Mode / Debug Tools

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Popup Maker contains a set of debug tools that provide detailed information about plugin settings for each popup. The toolset can be activated either from the plugin Admin or within the browser.  Refer to the related article to enable the debug tools, and learn about the type of information they provide.

Docs / Documentation

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The set of documentation articles for the Popup Maker plugin. Articles are organized into  collections and categories. Collections are the highest-order article grouping organized around a central theme or idea. Categories are small groupings of articles contained in a collection. 

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Extensions / Extend It / Plugin Extensions

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Popup Maker provides specialized features through 16 different premium plugin extensions. View the list from the WordPress Admin at:
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Integrations

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This refers to the 3rd party form plugins that Popup Maker integrates with, including: Ninja Forms (NF), Contact Form 7 (CF7), Quiz & Survey Master, and Gravity Forms (GF). 

All integration plugins can be viewed from the WordPress Admin at: Popup Maker (menu) >> Extend (submenu) >> Addons and Integrations (tab). Select the Forms category link at the top of the page.
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Newsletter Provider

Definition Related Articles
Popup Maker sells premium plugin extensions to integrate with the  MailChimp and AWeber email marketing apps. Other 3rd party email marketing providers can register their app with Popup Maker via the API properties and methods contained in the class PUM_Newsletter_Providers. 

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Overlay Layer

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A browser layer inserted between the content displayed on a screen and a popup. By default, this layer is styled to display the Default Theme with a white background color ( hex: #ffffff ). The layer is managed from the Editor’s Popup Setting Box -- Display (option tab) >> Advanced (category).

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Popup Maker Admin / Plugin Admin


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The management area for Popup Maker within the WordPress Admin.  See Admin above.  ---

Popup 


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A responsively-sized container to display content to a site visitor. Popups are designed to appear in front of screen content. 

Popup Editor / Editor

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The primary area within the Popup Admin where popups are edited. In the plugin Admin, the Editor is accessed from the All Popups submenu screen. 


Popup Maker Admin Toolbar


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A Popup Maker button added to the WordPress Toolbar on the front of each site. Access to the the toolbar (and button) requires administrator login.  Use the button to preview popups on the front end, find CSS selectors, and debug popups. 


Popup Themes

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A plugin submenu and option tab viewable in the Popup Maker Admin. The page displays 6 popup themes preloaded with the plugin. By default, each new popup is installed with the  Default Theme

Popup Theme Editor

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The editor screen where each popup theme is managed and previewed. 

Popup Z-Index / Z-Index


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A CSS property that positions a popup in front of all other content on a screen. The popup z-index is managed from the Editor's Popup Settings Box >> Display (option tab) >> Advanced (category) >> Popup Z-Index (field).

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Responsive Sizes / Responsive Popups


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Popups are designed to display responsively and will adjust according to screen size. The plugin includes 8 responsive display options. Manager popup size in the Editor’s   Popup Settings Box >> Display (option tab) >> Size (category). 


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Shortcode

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Custom WordPress tags wrapped in square brackets ( [ ] ) that can be added to the post, page, or popup editor. They are used extensively in Popup Maker to provide users with added features in both the free and premium versions of the plugin. 

Shortcode Button

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A button in the Popup Editor menu that allows users to add a Popup Maker shortcode to the popup editor.

Standard Conditions / Standard Targeting Conditions

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The set of conditions included with the free version of Popup Maker.

Subscribers

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A table that contains the data submitted using the Popup Maker Subscription Form shortcode. All subscriber data is stored in custom database table named ‘wp_pum_subscribers’. The table is access through the Admin at ‘Popup Maker’(menu) >> ‘Subscribers’ (submenu).

System Info


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Popup Maker detects system information about the site on which it’s installed. The data is available as a downloadable text file from the plugin Admin at ‘Popup Maker’ (menu) >> ‘Tools’ (submenu) >> ‘System Info’ (tab).  ---

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Targeting

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Limits the activation of a popup for display based either on content (post, page) or non-content conditions. The name of an options tab in the Editor’s  Popup Settings Box. 

Targeting Conditions

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Theme Settings Box

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The popup theme option settings box in the Popup  Theme Editor. Access in the Admin from ‘Popup Maker’ (menu) >> ‘Popup Themes’ (submenu) >> {name-of-theme} >> Edit (link). 

Theme Preview Box

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Found in the Popup  Theme Editor,  the preview box is located to the right of the Editor.  Each element of the preview box links to the option setting in the Popup Theme Editor. 

Triggers


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Code that manages how and when a popup will display. Each popup can have multiple triggers. Popups must be  activated in the browser before they are triggered to display. In order to display, a popup must be set with at least one trigger.

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