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  • WPBeginner Staff

    Not right now, but may be in the future.

  • WPBeginner Staff

    Here is how to get support for OptinMonster.

  • Syed Balkhi

    Yes, OptinMonster does have click to open functionality. We’re calling it MonsterLink, and it will be highlighted a bit better in the new redesign.

    Here’s the tutorial on how to do it:

  • WPBeginner Staff

    OM can accommodate additional fields only with custom HTML form option or Canvas. If you use the default integration, it will only work with 2 fields (Name / Email).

    You can use Canvas and integrate with Gravity Forms and add as many fields as you like (note you will have to customize the design yourself).

  • WPBeginner Staff

    If they have HTML form then yes

  • WPBeginner Staff

    Yes, OptinMonster now has an After Post Add-on which allows you to add an optin at the end of the article.

  • WPBeginner Staff

    Actually the lighbox popup will not appear on mobile devices.

  • WPBeginner Staff

    No it does not work with Jetpack’s subscription service. OptinMonster uses cookies to detect returning users. You can choose to hide an optin from logged in users.

  • WPBeginner Staff

    We tried multiple different ways of comment lead-gen, but none to very much success.

    – We added a checkbox below the comment submit button that was automatically checked “Subscribe to WPBeginner Weekly Newsletter”. This worked to an extent, but it confused users. We put a cookie setting in place, but people clear cookies, use different browsers, etc. Regular users started complaining that they had to uncheck the box every time they leave a comment because they’re already subscribed. Essentially it created a bad UX, and we don’t want that.

    – We changed the checkbox from auto-checked to giving users an option to check it. This had negligible optin rate compared to the amounts of comments we got.

    The reasons for switching to Disqus has been outlined in our article (which far outweighs the lead-gen benefits)

    P.S. I’m sure if you were to go 100% blackhat and optin everybody without their permissions, then comments would be huge lead-gen source… but we don’t believe in doing that.


  • Dhiraj

    Totally agree. :)

  • Olly


    Plugin looks great, will it work with DotMailer?



    • WPBeginner Support

      If the DotMailer provides an HTML email form embed code then it would work with DotMailer as well.

  • Dario

    Is it possible to let the user to download a file after the subsciption?

  • abdullah

    i need plugin which show popup up at the end of page saying (thanks you for reading the artical ) is there any pliugin which remove on scroll up with out disturbing the whole page .hlep me getting this.
    thanks in advance.

  • Michael


    I was wondering how OptinMonster compares to PopUp Domination?

    For instance, if I want to put an email collection form on my 1 site with the exit intent what benefit do I get paying $199 for the pro version of OptinMonster versus the $47 I’d pay for the standard version of PopUp Domination?

    I can’t see how a WYSIWYG customizer and some extra fonts is worth $152, so maybe there is something I’m missing?


    • WPBeginner Support

      Speed // Code Quality is what makes us better. We also offer other add-on types such as Footer Bar, Slide-ins, Sidebar Optins, After Post Optins, and more to come. OptinMonster offers much better support as well.

  • John Matras

    When I saw the exit intent technology, I was really blown away. I can’t help thinking that you’d get a lot more buyers–more than enough to make up the reduced revenue per sale–with a lower price. Exit intent I’d buy, but I can’t afford that price.

    • WPBeginner Support

      John, it’s our signature feature and we’d like to keep it at the Pro level or higher.

  • Vitaly

    Have you tested this plugin for speed, server requests? Does it affect page load times much?

    • WPBeginner Support

      Page load times and site speed are very important for us at WPBeginner, and OptinMonster is highly optimized for page speed.

  • Sarah

    Does this work on mobile devices since there is no mouse movement to detect?
    I usually browse the web from my iPad.


    • WPBeginner Support

      No, currently it does not.

  • Ankur


    Thanks for your wonderful blog.

    I just wanted to know, how is your experience with normal popups (the ones that pop-up after ‘n’ seconds of page load) vs exit pop-ups? Which you found providing better conversions?

    • Editorial Staff

      Hey Ankur,

      The popups that are triggered after X seconds can work as long as you can nail down the perfect time setting. So it’s not as simple as plug and play. You really have to test out the settings to get the best results. Whereas exit-intent is plug and play. A friend of mine recently tried exit-intent vs timed popup. The time popup for him didn’t convert as well when compared to exit-intent. My reasoning there was because he didn’t experiment with the time setting. I think you can get it right if you try hard enough, however exit-intent is just so much easier.


      • Ankur

        For me, personally, the in-content targeted opt-in works best. Though I keep experimenting with the pop-ups, I don’t like their invasive nature.

        Also, a humble suggestion, you may want to have a ‘Subscribe to comments’ feature enabled in your blog. It becomes easy for the commentor to track responses on the comments made.

  • Mayank

    $49 look expensive. But what %age of the total number of visitors can we convert as subscribers

    • Brad

      $49 for a 600% lift? You can’t beat that. It is the EXACT opposite of expensive.

  • Janine

    Opt-in Cookie Duration for an email signup pop-up on a website home page… Does anyone know the recommended optimal cookie duration for an email signup pop-up? Is “30 days” the accepted time frame before an email signup pop-up is displayed again to a repeat visitor?

    • WPBeginner Support

      Yes 30 – 90 days is a good time.

  • Sascha

    Wow great. I first saw your video in the interview with Jame Tardy.
    You really walk the talke. This optin form is a great idea. Actually I do not even get 1 subscriber from 200 visitors. I get only very few….

    So, but I am using Wysija for my Email Newsletter and I do not want to change it, as I am not so keen to changing it….

    Is it possible to use your Plugin with Wysija?
    If not, kindly implement that :p


    • WPBeginner Support

      Sascha, Thanks for watching the interview. As for OptinMonster, yes you can use Wysija with OptinMonster.

  • Junior

    Hi, I use a delayed buy button in my video sales page. To avoid losing returning customers that don’t want to wait for the button show up, I’ve placed a pop with exit intent bringing the visitor to the text version of the sales page, which shows the buy button right away. This way at least returning visitors know that they have this possibility to reach buy button instead of waiting for the button loads below video. Then I’d like to know if there is a way to disable cookies on exit intent feature only for visitors who have closed the pop, and not for those who have already subscribed to the mailing list (and consequently accessed the buy button into the text version of the sales. Thanks!

  • George

    Although it seems that it will be annoying for some visitors, i really want to try it! I just need to know how the plugin will work without the exit intent. Can you describe it please?

    • WPBeginner Support

      Please check out OptinMonster‘s website for demonstration video and details about each feature.

  • Rina

    Hi guys,
    So the pop up webform that I just got before leaving your site is Optinmonster? It must really work becaue I just signed up!

    • WPBeginner Support

      Yes, it is OptinMonster. Thanks for joining us.

      • Zeeshan

        It is a wonderful plugin and the first time i noticed a Exit Intent technology on the blog. I signed up right away because i knew this blog is something special and it really is.

        I have a wordpress website with mailchimp mailing list, i will invest in this plugin very soon.

        Thanks for the knowledge.

    • Igor

      Hello, I would like to promote the Optin Monster, but Shareasale is probably one of the worst afiiliate tracking software I’ve ever worked with)
      There is one called and it is much more flexible in terms of affiliate management from one side, and affiliate link tracking from another, and it is standalone, so you don’t depend on any external website…

      • WPBeginner Support

        We find shareasale to be very good for our needs.

  • Michael

    I have purchased the pro version of this plugin thinking I had full control over the pop-up. I want to include my own text, image and a link to another site in the exit intent pop-up.

    I can’t for the life of me work out how to do this with Optin Monster.

    Is it possible?

    • WPBeginner Support

      You can definitely add your own text and image on the Design tab when creating or modifying an optin.

  • Casey

    Hey Guys~~ Loving this, I am seriously looking at adding this across my site portfolio. Quick question, does it allow people to sing up using either their facebook or twitter login??

    Thanks so much!! Just found your site last night and am loving the content!!

    Have an awesome day!


    • WPBeginner Support

      No, currently it does not support signing up using Facebook or Twitter.

  • Abhishek

    So, I finally bought Optin Monster during the Cyber Monday sale. It cost me $130 for the Exit Intent version but it is totally worth it. In one month I got more than 650 email subscriber. Good work.

    • Mayank

      As you said, you got 650 subscribers in a month, thats from how many visitors or pageviews

  • Rick

    Congrats on the launch Syed! I’m not a user but hope to be in the near future. By the way, your floating social bar plugin rocks!

  • Charlotte

    So is this OptinMonster a sign up service to allow visitors to directly subscribe to a blog, and will it automatically alert them once a new post is up?

  • Enstine Muki

    Impressive plugin. I’m interested in that it’s well optimized for global site performance. I’m surely going to grab a copy

  • georgina lewis

    I am wondering if I can use this product to popup a registrations / login screen to the wordpress site AND with the email registration into constant contact? or is it just an email subscription registration plugin

    • WPBeginner Support

      Currently OptinMonster does not display a login or registration form for your WordPress site. However, it connects well with Constant Contact and can be used to boost your email subscriptions.

  • Carissa Carr

    How does this work with the site on mobile devices. I currently have the issue that my popup continues to follow the user to every single page and I have therefore had to disable it completely. Does this program fix or help my problem?

    • WPBeginner Support

      OptinMonster focuses on providing a better user experience for your users. This is why currently OptinMonster’s lightbox popup only appears on devices with screen sizes larger than 700px. We are currently in the process of creating new mobile specific optins.

      OptinMonster offers you full control on how your lightbox popup appears. You can choose to display the popup only once, and set a cookie duration. The user will not see the lightbox popup until the cookie duration expires. You can also choose to display the lightbox popup on the second page.

  • Igor Pisov

    First of all would like to mention that you’re tracking all the outgoing links to Optinmonster, so I guess there is a certain partnership/deal behind this article, which is a great one, and the case study is a useful one. However, I personally think that popups are annoying, and are not a good long term investment. WPbeginner increased their subscriber base, because they provide valuable content, engagement, usefulness and they implemented this plugin in a smart way. It’s not only about asking politely the users to join your newsletter and provide smth. for free, it’s about understanding your users and providing them the data/value they need or are searching for. Keep up the good work (your Newsletter subscriber, who closed the popup :) )

    • Editorial Staff

      Thank you so much for the comment Igor.

      We actually created OptinMonster as stated in the first paragraph.

      I entirely agree with your point about adding value. Without building content that adds value, no plugin or tool can help you get the subscribers (at least real ones anyway).

      However there are many business owners and bloggers who work tirelessly in creating quality content, but they don’t have the technical skills to add a clear call-to-action. For those folks, OptinMonster is perfect.

      P.S. Thanks for being a subscriber and keep up the good work at Tesla Themes :)


  • Greg

    Does it have the ability to activate at the end of an article?

    • Editorial Staff


      Currently it does not have that ability, but it is one of the requested features by our users and we’re working on getting it added :)


  • James Torvin

    Is this a shameless piece of self-promotion? I just checked and saw that the same person who registered also registered Hhhmmmm….

    If you own optinmonster why has the article been written as if you don’t? It looks good and will buy the enterprise package once this is cleared up. If it was self-promotion and you’re trying to hide it then I’m sure you readers wont be happy to know that your treating them as fools.

    Can we really trust any of the reviews on anymore?

    • Editorial Staff

      Hey James,

      Thank you for leaving a comment. If you read the first paragraph, it clearly states, we created the perfect solution.

      Also we’ve been very upfront about the product through our twitter, our email newsletter, and even our blog. See this article:

      or this article:

      In all 3 articles that we have on the site about the product, we’ve stated that we created OptinMonster. Even if you scroll to the bottom and see the footer link that we have for OptinMonster… it has the title saying it is created by the same folks as WPBeginner.

      At WPBeginner, we believe in being honest with our community. I appreciate you raising your concerns, and I hope I’ve clarified any and all doubts.

      Syed Balkhi
      Founder of WPBeginner

  • Dr. Erika

    Are you using this instead of Pippity now?

    • Editorial Staff

      Hi Erika,

      Yes we’re using this instead of Pippity. We built this mainly because we found all other solutions to be buggy and not meeting the feature requirements.

  • Jackson

    I just visited their site, and here’s what it said.

    Will OptinMonster work with

    No. The hosted platform is closed and you’re not allowed to install additional plugins, so you would not be able to install OptinMonster.
    See this chart: vs self-hosted

    • Liz

      Why would you expect it to work with

  • Kerwin


    This looks pretty cool. I will try it out and see what it does. I like your angle with the plugin.

    • Editorial Staff

      Thanks Kerwin :)

  • Angel Costa

    I hate these lightbox newsletter plugins. They ARE annoying. Most people don’t mind because they go away with a click.

    Even HostGator is using this thing.

    • Editorial Staff

      A lot of larger sites are using these things now mainly because they tend to work and most people don’t mind them.

    • Kerwin

      It’s all about your users Angel. I use them and 63% of my subscribers come from it and there is no significant difference between the unsubscribe rates.

  • Jr R Nahan

    This looks like a great plugin to have for any blogger.
    Thanks Syed for sharing.

  • Dave Cearley

    I actually don’t mind pop up boxes all that much, but it is irritating to get one when I’m already a subscriber. I don’t know if it’s possible, but it would be great if the pop up had a button that says I’m already a subscriber and could remember that fact. Some of my subscription deliver popups every time I visit, even whn I’m signed in!

    • Editorial Staff

      Dave I see your point. Unfortunately the technology goes by cookies, so if an existing subscriber visits the site on a different browser or clears their cookies, then they will see the lightbox.

      The only way around it would be user registration and check if the user is logged in.


  • Krishna

    Can I integrate with my feedburner email subscription?

    • Editorial Staff

      No this does not work with FeedBurner. Quite honestly, you should switch away because feedburner is not a real newsletter. Also we’ve heard reports from users that the email version is very inconsistent.

      • Krish

        Can you suggest me good newsletter for cheap price? I would like to start with low budget and will increase later if I can attract more sign ups.

        Also, Can i convert the existing feedburner subscriber to newsletter?

        • Editorial Staff

          Start with MailChimp and work your way up.

  • Ian Cleary

    Hey Syed,

    I’ve tested this and it’s a great plugin.

    If you only want to use the exit intent option and you don’t want it to appear after 30 seconds, 60 seconds etc do you specify a really high value on ‘Optin loading delay’ option?


    • Editorial Staff

      Thanks Ian. To answer your question:

      When you have exit-intent checked, it automatically overrides whatever setting you have in the optin delay. So it doesn’t matter what you have in there.


  • Abhishek

    Too expensive! $49 for one site.

    • Editorial Staff

      You can use it on as many sites as you like. The updates and support will only work for one site.

      Also the value you will get with the amount of new subscribers, you should be able to make that $49 back in no time.

      • Dave Cearley

        Great, but you don’t get the exit activation unless you pay for the pro account. (unless “exit intent” doesn’t mean what I think it does)

        • Editorial Staff

          You’re correct. Exit-intent is a pro feature.