How do I add a Pop-Up Window in WordPress

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  • #41911

    I wanted to know:

    If I am using wordpress for my website, how do I add a popup window in WordPress?

    Sincerely,

    Fernando Spindola

    #42181

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Having a link open up a new window? I just learned this yesterday. Just read what drmike says:

    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=5076&replies=40#post-32770

    #42187

    Thank you for the information.

    I want my visitors to visit my website and then a popup window appears.

    How is this possible?

    #42188

    raincoaster
    Member

    I think the answer is in the thread nosy gave you. If you mean a popup window like in an ad instead, I don’t know the answer. What, exactly, do you have in mind? We can help you better if we know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, because sometimes there are workarounds that aren’t obvious.

    #42190

    nosysnoop
    Member

    If it’s a pop-up ad, someone asked me on my old blog if I wanted to be part of this affiliate thing but the code I would have to put in my template had pop-ups added. I turned it down.

    pokerspindola, if it’s a pop-up ad, we can’t have ads on WordPress.com because it’s against the TOS rules.

    #42191

    Thank you for the support.

    I want to create my website like the one below with a popup window:

    http://www.getitgoing.com

    How can I have a popup on my wordpress website just like the website above.

    #42194

    The popup would not be an advertisement.

    The popup will allow visitors to subscribe to my Real Estate Newsletter.

    #42196

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s not actually a pop-up. It’s an image designed to look like one.

    I don’t think we can have fill-in forms on WordPress.com blogs for security reasons, but what you can do is make a page about your newsletter or a text widget with your email address in it so that people can email you to subscribe (you may want to start a brand-new email just for subscription applications). If I were you, I’d obscure the address by writing it out, like “emailme at gmail dot com” or something, so bots can’t grab it and subscribe you to spam lists.

    #42197

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Oh wait. I see it now. Raincoaster, wait a second or two and this thing will pop up:

    #42200

    Thank you for your response.

    The popup window is an html webpage.

    How can I have an html webpage popup in my real estate website?

    #42201

    raincoaster
    Member

    Just make a regular page and put a link to it on your main page, setting it to “Open in New Window.” I don’t think you can get an automatic pop-up window in WordPress.com blogs. People have to choose to click on it. Otherwise, it’s WAY too spammy.

    If you want to have things like automatic pop-ups and a commercial, revenue-generating blog, you might consider hosting your own blog and downloading the free WordPress software from WordPress.org, rather than hosting it at WordPress.com. Here we have far more restrictions on what you can have on your blog, because it’s primarily noncommercial and the #1 priority is security, so things like pop-ups aren’t likely to be enabled.

    #42202

    Okay, great.

    My website is hosted by my own hosting company, and I am using WordPress as my plug-in. There should be a way to have a popup window. If anyone knows how, please let me know. thank you.

    If this is not usable, then I will provide a link.

    #42203

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you’re providing your own hosting, you need to be at WordPress.org, not WordPress.com. We’re running completely different software here and cannot help you. This is covered in the Read Me First thread at the top of the forum.

    #42214

    unfortunately, we can only support your wordpress.com blog itself. there are many forums for html and javascript, which you will need to accomplish what you’re trying to do.

    #42266

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Could he get the code for that pop up thing, if it’s html, and buy the CSS upgrade and place it there? Don’t know though.

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