Settings submenu

Overview

The Settings submenu offers a set of options on four (4) tabs. The option tab in the table below links to the article section of the same name. 

Item Option tab Summary of Options
1 General Set a default popup theme, enable the popup block editor, and set an API key for Google Fonts.
2 Subscriptions Enable a default newsletter provider.  The admin page provides a settings stub for the MailChimp Integration and Aweber Integration extensions to Popup Maker. It also allows for integration with a 3rd-party newsletter provider using the Popup Maker Provider API
3 Privacy Disable popup analytics tracking. Manage label options using the Popup Maker Subscription Form shortcode
4 Misc

(miscellaneous)
A variety of option settings to manage:
  • browser ad blocking, 
  • admin and editor features, 
  • caching, 
  • styling (plugin CSS, Google Fonts), and
  • plugin uninstallation.

General option

The General option manages the default popup theme, and popup editor interface settings. Set an alternate popup theme from the drop-down menu. Enable the WordPress block editor on the popup editor when the checkbox is checked.  Users may enter a Google Fonts API key to display the latest set of Google fonts in a popup. 

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Subscriptions option

The Subscriptions option provides an options interface for the Popup Maker Subscription Form shortcode, and the MailChimp Integration or AWeber Integration plugin extensions to Popup Maker.  It also provides an options interface for any 3rd-party newsletter application that integrates with Popup Maker.  See the related article for details on the plugin's Provider API for newsletter integration.

Related article:  Email Marketing Integration with Popup Maker

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Privacy option

The  Privacy option includes 2 categories: General and Subscription Forms

General category

This admin page includes one option setting;  the ability to disable popup open tracking. This feature is located in the popup editor Analytics box (classic editor) or Analytics advanced panel in the editor sidebar (block editor). 

By default, Popup Maker tracks the number of times that a popup opens in the browser ( checkbox = 'unchecked' ). When the checkbox is checked, popup open tracking is turned off. 

Subscription Forms category

This admin page controls the default settings for all forms created with the Popup Maker Subscription Form shortcode. Users can override the default settings for a single subscription form while editing the form in the popup editor. 

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Misc (miscellaneous) option

The Misc (miscellaneous) option includes 2 categories; Misc and Assets

Misc category ( 10 option settings)

1)  Try to bypass ad blockers

Web browsers set to block popup ads may prevent popups created with Popup Maker from loading or displaying. Select and save this option to attempt to bypass ad blocking programs.

2) Disable Popups Admin Bar  

Popup Maker adds an element to the WordPress Admin toolbar labeled Popup Maker (screenshot above). This button element allows plugin users to preview and test published popups on the front end of their site.  By default, the feature is set to 'on'.  Selecting this option (checkbox="checked") removes the Popup Maker toolbar element from the WordPress Admin toolbar.

Related article:   The Popup Maker Admin Toolbar

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3)  Enable Debug Mode

Popup Maker includes a robust set of debugging tools that can be used to evaluate plugin settings on any popup.  By default, this feature is set to 'off'.  Selecting this option (checkbox="checked") allows users to inspect the settings of each popup on the Console tab within any set of website inspection tools.  

Note: Users can also temporarily activate the plugin's debug tools in the browser by adding the query string '?pum_debug' after a domain name (item 1 above). 
In the above example (items 2 and 3), the Console tab is open in Google Chrome Developer Tools to inspect the popup settings for a published popup.

Related article:  Enable and Use Popup Maker Debug Tools

4)  Enable Easy Modal v2 Compatibility Mode

The Easy Modal plugin preceded the development of Popup Maker.  Users of Easy Modal who export their plugin settings to Popup Maker can enable 'compatibility mode'.   This allows Popup Maker to launch a popup  imported from Easy Modal with the latter plugin's popup CSS classes.

5)  Disable categories & tags?

Popup Maker is registered with WordPress as a 'popup' custom post type.  Categories and tags within this post type are typically not needed by users.  By default, Popup Maker removes categories and tags from popups. The option setting is set to 'on' (checkbox="checked"). 

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6)  Disable object caching

Enable this option if you have a problem saving plugin or theme settings, or rendering a change to a popup on your site.

7)  Disable asset caching

By default, Popup Maker loads its asset files one time and then saves ( caches ) them for later use within the plugin. Some servers running Popup Maker do not allow these script files to load properly.  This option setting allows plugin users to turn off the plugin's caching system. 

8)  Disable the Popup Maker shortcode button

The popup classic editor includes a shortcode button that allows users to add a trigger, close button, or subscription form to their popup. By default, the shortcode button is enabled within the plugin.  Selecting this option (checkbox="checked") removes the shortcode button from the Editor. 

The shortcode button is not currently available in the popup block editor. In the block editor, add a Popup Maker shortcode to a shortcode block. Or continue to use the popup classic editor until Popup Maker fully integrates with the block editor.

Related article: Shortcode button

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9)  Disable Popups Menu Editor

Popup Maker allows plugin users to set a popup trigger on a navigation element from the WordPress Menu editor ( open 'Appearance' -> 'Menu' ).  The plugin adds a drop-down menu of published popups to each menu settings box (see screenshot above).

Related article:  Open a Popup from a WordPress Nav Menu

Some plugins or themes modify the menu editor by targeting the same PHP class in WordPress used by Popup Maker. This code conflict removes Popup Maker's Menu Editor custom field from view, which interferes with a user's ability to select popups set on a nav menu element.  The related article below explains the problem and how to fix it. 

Related article:  Popup Maker Is Overwriting My Menu Editor Functions - How Can I Fix This?

In some situations, users may need to remove the popup trigger setting from the menu editor in order to restore other functionality within their theme.  Selecting this option setting (checkbox="checked") turns off the plugin trigger setting from the menu editor. 

10)  Complete Uninstall?

By default, when Popup Maker is deactivated and uninstalled from a site, all popup data stored in the database is preserved. If the plugin is installed and activated again on the same site, the data from the previous plugin installation is reusable. 

To remove all Popup Maker data from the database on plugin removal, select and save this option. Then proceed with plugin uninstall in the Plugin admin. All popup, popup theme, and popup subscription form data will be removed from the database during the plugin uninstall. 

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Assets category (3 option settings & 1 button)

1)  Don't Load Google Fonts 

By default, Popup Maker loads and stores Google Fonts to use in the popup themes.   Select this option (checkbox="checked") to turn off the loading of Google Fonts.  This is useful if the fonts you chose are already loaded with your theme.

2)  Don't load Popup Maker core stylesheet 

Users that choose to copy and paste the Popup Maker core styles into their theme stylesheet can disable those plugin styles from loading.   Select this option (checkbox="checked") to stop the Popup Maker from loading it's core styles. 

3)  Don't load popup theme styles to the head 

Users that choose to copy and paste the Popup Maker theme styles into their theme stylesheet can disable those plugin styles from loading.  Select this option (checkbox="checked") to stop the plugin from loading it's popup theme styles. 

4) Button: Show Popup Maker CSS 

Plugin users who wish to manage unused popup themes styles can do so using this button. When selected, the button displays the Popup Maker core and theme styles.  

The plugin styles can be copied and pasted into a user's stylesheet.  Unused Popup Maker theme styles can be left out from the site theme stylesheet.

Use this feature in combination with checkbox options (b) and (c) listed above.

Related article:  How to Find the Popup Maker Core and Popup Theme CSS

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