Free WordPress Popup Plugin PopupAlly Video

Free wordpress popup plugin

If you’re looking to download a free WordPress popup plugin, then look no further because we’ve just released the PopupAlly plugin!

We looked at the popup plugins that were out there already, we saw that they were either too complicated to set up, or that they didn’t have the functionality that we were looking for. So we decided to code our own!

Why Create a Free WordPress Popup Plugin?

In University I studied to be a Software Engineer. During internships I worked at various software companies, and realized that I didn’t want to be a programmer for the rest of my career (for many reasons). But at the same time, I still felt like my love of technology was a key ingredient of my mission on this planet.

So when my husband (who happens to be an incredible software developer) quit his job and joined my company at the end of last year, I had a feeling that we’d be diving into some software projects together in no time.

We decided to just pick one small doable project, to test out how we work together, and build something useful that we wanted to use ourselves that would be useful for other business owners, too.

If you’ve spent any time visiting marketing websites, you’ve probably seen lightbox popups and you might even have heard how powerful they are, too.

Our WordPress plugin is called PopupAlly, and it’s being released under our new software brand called AmbitionAlly. We’re “allies in business and life” and we had fun coming up with the new “Ambitionally” word, too. We’ll be rolling out new plugins and software as we create it and we’d love to have you along for the ride!

The Benefits Of Using a WordPress Popup Plugin To Capture Lost Subscribers

If you’ve never installed a popup plugin on your website before, then might not appreciate how much of a difference it can make to your list building efforts.

Most people have become blind to opt-in offers, and as such we as website creators and business owners need to continue to innovate. It’s not just a matter of making sure people don’t miss your opt-in incentives, but it’s also about timing your offer so it’s not annoying to your visitors.

One way of doing that is by using an exit-intent popup, like our free WordPress popup plugin PopupAlly.

How This Free Exit Intent Popup Works

Now PopupAlly allows you to have a popup appear after a set number of seconds, just like most of the popups out there. But what sets it apart is that you can set it to display only as someone is about to exit.

This is different from the really annoying dialogue windows that appear after you’ve tried to leave the site that say something like “WAIT! Don’t click away now…”

With exit intent, we can tell when someone is about to hit the back button on their browser, or when they’re about to close the tab or window.

This allows us to display a non-intrusive lightbox popup with an opt-in offer. These types of popups are awesome because they allow your visitors to consume your content, and to decide if they want to take you up on your email offer… or click away for good.

Free WordPress Popup Plugin Demonstration

Don’t just take my written explanations into consideration, take a look at our demonstration of this free WordPress lightbox popup in action:

So why are we giving this plugin away for free? Because I believe being generous in business leads to the best results in the long run. We’d love to get your feedback and testimonials after you’ve used the plugin for awhile on your site… and we also have a premium version of the plugin called PopupAlly Pro, which has more features and flexibility, too.

WordPress Popup Plugin Features

Now if you’re wondering what this WordPress popup plugin download will do for your website, we need to look under the hood to the features you can look forward to.

The first is the ability to add a simple and elegant popup to any of your website’s pages, and also to decide how often the popup should display. If the visitor clicks the little “x” button to close the popup, should it reappear the next time they visit? Or two weeks later? It’s totally up to you.

You can also customize the colors and text of the simple popup, so you can make it match your website’s design. You can also upload a small image to show a visual of your opt-in offer.

There’s an optional “thank you page” setting that lets you decide which page is shown after someone opts in. This allows you to stop showing the popup to those who have already opted into your email list, and keeps people from feeling hounded when they’re already subscribers.

This free WordPress plugin allows you to install two different popups, and you get to decide how to use them. They can’t both be shown on the same page, but you can decide which pages or posts should display which popup. This was a conscious design decision on our part, because we don’t want people to feel attacked by too many popups on one page.

The other features were briefly mentioned earlier: you can decide if you want the popups to appear after a set number of seconds, or on exit intent when it looks like someone is about to leave your website.

We have full PopupAlly tutorials here, and also some of the frequently asked questions covered.

What Popup Plugin Results Can You Expect?

Now that we’ve talked about the technical side of things, can we show you what kinds of results you might be able to expect with the right opt-in offer after installing this WordPress lightbox plugin?

Take a look at one of our websites before installing PopupAlly and after.

WordPress lightbox popup

Pretty astounding conversion rates, as much as 5 to 10 times the original numbers.

So if you’re looking for a free WordPress popup plugin, you’ve just hit the jackpot with PopupAlly

(We’ve also got a premium version of the plugin available here: PopupAlly Pro.)


77 Responses to Free WordPress Popup Plugin PopupAlly Video

  1. Hi Nathalie, I’m doing B-School and trying to install Popupally but getting this message.

    The server is currently running PHP Version 5.2.17. PopupAlly needs at least PHP 5.3 to function properly. Please ask your host to upgrade.
    Any clues……I updated all my plugins but no idea what this means and what I need to do now before going ahead.

    thanks so much lisa x

    • Hey Lisa, you’ll need to send in a support request with your hosting provider (bluehost, godaddy, etc) to get them to upgrade your PHP version – just copy and paste the message and they’ll know what to do.

  2. Hi Nathalie,
    Can this be integrated with Constant Contact? I’m running into trouble finding code for their forms.
    Thank you kindly,

    • Hi Jennifer!

      Unfortunately, Constant Contact does not provide the necessary HTML to integrate with PopupAlly. Of all the email systems we have used, Constant Contact is the least flexible, and we highly recommend you to consider another option before you are too invested in Constant Contact. You can check out the systems we recommend under the Email Marketing section here:

      It’s not that it can’t be done, but like you mentioned getting the code for Constant Contact is far from straightforward.

  3. Hi Nathalie,
    I Just love this plugin, thank you for share this precious with us.
    Do you have any other plugin which you give away or sell?
    You used the Progress Ally on “30 Day List Building Challenge”, this plugin is what makes the user only get access to 1 more page a day?
    I’m very interested on it, but I didn’t find this plugin to sell anywhere and by the name I presume that you’ve created, so do you sell it in somewhere?

    Thank you very much.

    • Thanks Simeia!

      We’ve got a few other plugins in the works that we’ll be releasing for sale in the next few months – we’re working as fast as we can to get these ready for the public. If you’re on our email list you’ll be notified when we release them! :)

  4. Hi Nathalie, one great plugin you have here, could this possibly work with feedburner? I would really like to use this.

    • Hi Alex! We’re working on the premium version of the plugin right now, and we’re taking all the feedback and comments here into account. So thank you for jumping in with your ideas! :)

  5. I LOVE this plugin! Thank you so much for sharing it with the world!!! I’ve been using it for a week and have already seen a little bit of a difference in signups. YAY! Again, thank you so much!!!

  6. Wow! Thanks so much for this plugin. I’ve been struggling with Hello Bar and other opt-in tools (including OptimizePress). This works like a charm. I use Mailchimp and your plugin is easy to install and customize. Thanks so much!

  7. Nathalie your popup works great. So tired of downloading plugins that are a nightmare to actually use. Thank you so much. Subscribing to your newsletter now

  8. Hey Nathalie, glad I found your website. The 30-day list building challenge was very informative – learned a lot and need to go through it again. I’m going to try your pop-up. Thanks, you the BOSS!

  9. Hey Nathalie,
    I built my website on Weebly and am trying desperately to find a way to integrate a pop-up plugin for newsletter sign-ups, thank yous, etc. My first question is does PopUpAlly Pro work with MailChimp/Weebly? Thanks!

  10. I need to have two sign up options and a link below those to show up after a person has watched a video. Will this plug in do that? I don’t want people to skip the video and click on the sign ups.

  11. Hi Nathalie

    Well firstly thanks for the free pop up. Secondly I have implemented it on a website that gets daily traffic. I control the analytics so lets see what it does. I have it on exit mode. What test results show the best from your analysis? exit intent or pop up on entry? thanks so much for your time. Warm regards


  12. Hi Nathalie,

    I installed the plugin and it works fine. :-)

    But I don’t get emails with the data from the subscribers… I think, thats the way it should be?!

    Do I have to do anything else to get the data? Isn’t my wordpress working well? Any ideas??


    der Karsten

    • Hi there! You should get emails from your email management company – so that would be your Mailchimp, Aweber, Madmimi. If you haven’t hooked it up to this company yet, then it’s not gathering data.

  13. I don’t see a place to define where the results are sent to. Once they submit their information, where does it go?


  14. Hi Nathalie,

    I would like to say thank you very much for this plugin. You don’t know how long I’ve been looking for a plugin like this. All the other ones are no good. Your plugin really helped me boost my subscription rate.

    I really appreciate your help.

  15. Hello, This is a great pop-up! I am wondering if it is possible or if you could make it possible to customize the feedback you collect. In addition to email info., I would like to find out if the user wanted a class (I teach Pilates) on a different day/time – in other words, what other availability they want. I would love to add a little survey that they could just click – other type of class, more night class, early morning class, etc. Do you offer this or would you consider this?
    Thanks for the great work you have done in creating this and I look forward to hearing back from you!


  16. Hi Natalie.
    I love popupally! I’ve been using it for over a year and very happy with the results.
    I just went in to update my popups with my new lead magnet and see this message:
    “The server is currently running PHP Version 5.2.17. PopupAlly needs at least PHP 5.3 to function properly. Please ask your host to upgrade.”
    I’d be very grateful if you’d let me know what this means and what I need to do. A google search didn’t yield anything helpful. I’m working on a ma, hosted on GoDaddy, and up to date on WordPress, Yosemite, and all my plugins…

    • Hi Lyssa! It’s pretty simple, just submit a ticket with GoDaddy and let them know you want them to upgrade their version of PHP to 5.3 and they’ll care of the rest. :)

  17. I have built my website using Weebly, but would love to try your PopupAlly. Are you possibly working on a version for non-Wordpress folks? Thanks for all your wonderful work. I am getting so much out of your 30 day challenge!

  18. Hi Nathalie, i was wondering if pop up Ally allows you to provide an instant download for those that sign up? if so I am not sure how to do this and wondered if you had a tutorial?
    Michelle :)

    • Yes, you can do that on the thank you page that you set up through your email marketing provider. You just add your download on that page, and it’s good to go! :)

  19. Hi Natalie.

    I love popupally!

    I’ve been using it for over a year and very happy with the results =)

    Thank you for sharing this plugin Nathalie

  20. This plugin looks fantastic thanks Natalie! Do you know if it is compatible with Michael Hyatt’s Get Noticed Theme for WordPress? I am building my website on that platform. Thanks, Tim

  21. I love this plugin! Thank you so much for sharing it with the world!!! I’ve been using it for a week and have already seen a little bit of a difference in signups.

  22. Hello, Nathalie.
    I’ve been long looking for a plugin that was simple, easy to set up and had a nice look.
    I really enjoyed this and I will try.
    Then I go back to share my results
    Thank you.

  23. I just went in to update my popups with my new lead magnet and see this message:
    “The server is currently running PHP Version 5.2.17. PopupAlly needs at least PHP 5.3 to function properly. Please ask your host to upgrade.”
    I’d be very grateful if you’d let me know what this means and what I need to do.

  24. Nathalie, thanks for sharing this with us. I’m gonna try your Plugin. It is really time consuming to discover what works for WordPress ina a simple and useful way and what does not. Congrats!

  25. I’m at my wit’s end! :(
    I have tried desperately to get the PopupAlly to work with mailchimp, but it won’t let anyone fill out the opt-in pop up! I don’t know if it is a problem with your popup or with mailchimp or somewhere in between? When someone fills out the form and goes to submit, there’s an error and it redirects to my regular mailchimp sign up. I am so disappointed because I really wanted to use your plugin!