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 AccessAlly. We’re “allies in business and life” and we had fun coming up with the new 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.

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 Comments

  1. Stephanie on April 19, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Thank you so much Nathalie. You and your husband are amazing. This plugin is excellent.



    • Nathalie Lussier on April 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie! It means a lot, and we’re having a blast working on these new projects, so we’re happy they’re being so well received. :)



  2. lisa | renovatingitaly on April 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    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



    • Nathalie Lussier on April 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      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.



      • lisa | renovatingitaly on April 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

        Nathalie thanks for all your help and my husband is doing this right now so I should be up and going with your popup soon. Thanks again for your swift help you are a STAR!
        ciao lisa x



  3. Jennifer on May 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm

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



    • Nathalie Lussier on May 8, 2014 at 3:37 am

      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: http://nathalielussier.com/online-business-resources

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



  4. Simeia on May 16, 2014 at 10:54 am

    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.
    Cheers!
    Simeia.



    • Nathalie Lussier on May 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

      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! :)



      • Simeia on May 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

        Thanks Nathalie,
        I’ll be waiting for the realeses..
        =)



      • Lorraine on May 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

        That sounds fabulous, I’ve been wondering how you did the 30 Day List Building Challenge! I am on several of your lists so I look forward to hearing more about ProgressAlly. :)



  5. Alex on May 21, 2014 at 4:38 am

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



    • Nathalie Lussier on May 21, 2014 at 11:14 am

      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! :)



  6. Kimberly Gypsy LoSavio on May 25, 2014 at 1:47 am

    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!!!



  7. Linda on June 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    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!



  8. Lola on July 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    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



    • Nathalie Lussier on July 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Yay that makes me so happy to hear Lola! Welcome to our little corner of the web. :)



  9. Gary on July 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    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!



  10. Heather on August 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    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!



    • Nathalie Lussier on August 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      PopupAlly does work with Mailchimp, but unfortunately it’s built using the WordPress framework so it’s not compatible with Weebly at the moment.



  11. Cathy on August 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    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.



    • Nathalie Lussier on August 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Hi Cathy! Take a look at our premium version of PopupAlly – we have many more ways to “trigger” the popup and you could have it tied to a click or a scroll position and I think that could work out beautifully! http://ambitionally.com/popupally-pro/



  12. mark on August 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

    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

    Mark



    • Nathalie Lussier on August 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      It really depends on how your audience responds – but the more polite option is on exit intent. :)



      • Nate on December 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        Hi there!

        I’m loving this plugin, but can’t see how to manage analytics. Do I need another plugin?

        Thanks so much :)
        Nate



  13. karsten on September 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

    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??

    Thanks,

    der Karsten



    • Nathalie Lussier on September 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

      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.



  14. Joao on December 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Hello!
    I love this plugin so much, thank you for share this with us.
    Thank you very much.
    :)



  15. elaine on December 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm

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

    thanks



    • Nathalie Lussier on December 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Hey Elaine! You add in the code for your email marketing company (Aweber, Mailchimp, etc.) and it gets added to your email list that way. :)



  16. Gordon White on January 28, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this plugin Nathalie, I installed it a week ago and I managed to get just over 200 subscribers to my mailing list. Great share!



  17. Yugioh on January 28, 2015 at 6:49 am

    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.



  18. KarSho on February 6, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Hi, I’m having one button. If I click that button, then only popup should come. Otherwise won’t. Any option here?



  19. Jill on March 4, 2015 at 12:02 am

    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!

    Jill



  20. Lyssa on March 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    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…
    Thanks!



    • Nathalie Lussier on March 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      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. :)



  21. Beth Schmit on March 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    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!



  22. Junior Cipriano on April 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Hello Nathalie Lussier,

    Thank you for sharing this plugin is exactly what I was looking for, thank you excellent plugin…



  23. Harry on May 7, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Is this plugin responsive, as for mobile phones?



    • Nathalie Lussier on May 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Yes the Pro version has a ton of responsive features for each screen size. :)



  24. Fernando on May 10, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Nathalie your popup works great. I’ve been using it for over a year =)



  25. michelle on May 17, 2015 at 5:46 am

    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?
    thanks
    Michelle :)



    • Nathalie Lussier on May 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

      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! :)



  26. Paula Santos on July 25, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Hello, This is a great pop-up! So tired of downloading plugins that are a nightmare to actually use.

    Thanks =) !



  27. Cristiano Costa on August 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Hello Nathalie!

    This plugin is wonderful. I like him very much. I’m getting great results.

    Thanks!



  28. Dr Rocha on September 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Nathalie. Thank you very much for sharing this plugin! :)



  29. Bia on September 15, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    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



  30. John Wenes on November 25, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Enjoyed the plugin is easy to use and so far have had no problems!
    Thank you



  31. henrique on December 2, 2015 at 7:37 am

    very good and easy to configure plugin



  32. Helen Araujo on December 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Awesome plugin. Thanks for sharing!



  33. Daniele Mendes on January 17, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Hi Nathalie

    Congrats for you plugin, it comes really in handy when it comes to list building.

    I can’t wait to start exploring its features.

    Thanks



  34. Lucas on January 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you Nathalie!

    This plugin gonna help me so much!
    With my blog!

    Now It’s time to work hard!

    Tks.



  35. Augusto Colibri on February 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you Nathalie!

    This plugin gonna help me so much!



  36. Tim Mushey on February 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    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



  37. Fabiula on February 19, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Natalie.
    I love popupally! I’ve been using it for over a year and very happy with the results.



  38. Carol on March 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Natalie, thank you for sharing this plugin, I installed it two weeks ago and I loved it. Great share! Carol



  39. Greg on April 1, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Hi Natalie,

    Is there anyway to have an exit-intent function on mobile device?



  40. Juliano Fontes on April 3, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    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.



  41. Eduardo on May 2, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    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.



  42. Ale Silva on May 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I love this plugin! Thank you so much



  43. james rodrigues on May 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you. Is very important.
    This plugin looks fantastic.
    Thanks Natalie!



  44. Alisson on June 6, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    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.



    • Nathalie Lussier on June 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Contact your hosting provider and ask them to upgrade their version of PHP and that will take care of the issue.



  45. empregador web on June 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Plugin very good and easy to configure



  46. Patrizia on June 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    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!



  47. Marcel Kume on September 5, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I’ve been using it for a week and have already seen a little bit of a difference in signups.



  48. Carolina on September 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    This plugin looks fantastic thanks Natalie!



  49. Ricardo on September 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Thank you so much Nathalie. You and your husband are amazing. This plugin is excellent.



  50. Saude on September 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Very good plugin easy to configure



  51. Lyssa on October 11, 2016 at 6:16 am

    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!



    • mariamyre on October 12, 2016 at 11:57 am

      That’s really odd, Lyssa! The only thing I can think of is that somehow the HTML code isn’t correct from MailChimp and it’s redirecting you automatically. Check the tutorial here for how to grab the right code! https://ambitionally.com/popupally/tutorials/mailchimp/



  52. Nívea Solene on October 20, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Excellent plugin, certainly a good option and even free, thanks!



  53. Natália on November 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Natalie for sharing. This plugin is simply wonderful.
    Congratulations for the initiative.



  54. Lucas de Moura on January 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Hi, Nathalie
    Your plugin is great, it fits perfectly to my needs !!! Continue with this incredible work.