This guide will get you started with Exit Modals and on the road to delivering powerful messages to your audience.
Exit popups use our Soft Exit Detection technology to open a modal when a user is about to leave your site. If a user’s cursor exits the body of your website at the top, it’s because they are either clicking the back button, entering another URL or closing the browser. Soft Exit Detection predicts this behavior, and it will trigger your Exit Popup to open immediately.
In this guide, we’re going to show you how you can get some Exit Popups on your website in minutes.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed this addon, you will now have the Exit Modals Menu available for use.
Notice the only tab displayed states Site Wide, so selecting one of your modals from the drop down now enables that modal to popup automatically throughout your website. Before we get into the specifics of settings, let’s cover Exit Modals Per Page/Post.
For enabling an Exit Modal on a per page/post basis, you’ll want to edit the page/post itself.
At the bottom of your WordPress Page/Post you’ll find the EasyModal Page/Page Editor. Maximizing it will display a list of your existing modals, which you can pick and choose from which to load.
Selecting one of your popups from the Exit Modal Drop Down will Load and Call it automatically either Per Page/Post or Site Wide depending on your preference. You don’t have to check any boxes or use any code – it happens automatically.
Set the cookie time to your preference in plain English. For example, “364 days 23 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds” will reset just before 1 year exactly. Leaving this setting blank will default the cookie time to 0 seconds.
If you’re applying Site Wide, generally, you’ll want to check this so people don’t continuously get flooded by your popups (especially if you set the cookie time to a small value.)
For example, if you don’t check this box and a user views your Exit Modal on the Home Page, then they come back 5 minutes later, this time entering a different page, the popup will be viewed again if triggered by Soft Exit Technology (even though the cookie didn’t expire) because they entered on a different page.
Or, if your cookie time is low, leaving this unchecked could cause users to see your popup numerous times in a session. Of course, if this is what you want, then you’re welcome.
In the end, checking this box will prevent these scenarios from happening by preventing the modal from auto opening on any page until the cookie expires.