But if you want to dip your toes into the world of popups, you’re going to need a popup plugin to help you do it.
To help you find the plugin that’s right for your needs, I gathered some of the best free and premium popup plugins for WordPress.
Give the list a read, find the tool that looks best for your use and budget, and start seeing if popups can help you more effectively grow your email list or promote other offers on your site!
The team at Elementor built one of the most robust Popup Builders around, included in Elementor Pro, that offers an all-in-one solution for designing and managing popups in WordPress. Popups are the best way to get leads, conversions and sales. Just because most popups are ugly, doesn’t mean yours have to be the same!
Build Popups in the same place you build your website, so your site design remains consistent and you are able to get more conversions. We do this ourselves on WP Mayor and have found it incredibly easy to use.
This solution enables you to create all types of popups:
You can use the popups in many ways too, including:
Email subscriptions to gather new leads
Login forms for your users to log in without leaving the current page
Promotion and sale banners
Content lock and upgrades for premium content or age restrictions
Notify site visitors about maintenance, news or updates that are important
Create a full-screen “welcome mat” for people the second they land on your site
…and much more.
You get the power of Elementor to create the popups that you need. You may even show popups on pages that are not built using Elementor. That’s right, all you need is to have Elementor Pro installed & activated on your site and you can use the full power of Elementor Popups.
MailOptin is a popular list building tool that can help you grow your email lists in a lot of different ways, including popups. You can also create other types of optins such as slide-ins, notification bar, sidebar and widget forms and lots more.
To create your forms, you’ll choose from the included templates and then customize your opt-in using the real-time WordPress Customizer (yes – the same type of interface that you use when you customize your WordPress theme).
There are many display triggers available which you can take advantage of to show your popup, such as:
Number of page views
Time on site
New vs returning visitors
MailOptin integrates with all the popular email marketing services including Mailchimp, AWeber, ActiveCampaign, MailerLite, Drip, Constant Contact, and ConvertKit.
MailOptin stores all of your leads in an in-dashboard “lead bank”. And it can also help you set up email automation in conjunction with your third-party email marketing service. For example, you can have MailOptin send out new emails via Mailchimp whenever you publish new content.
With over 30,000 sales and a ~4.4-star rating, Ninja Popups is one of the most popular WordPress popup plugins available at Code Canyon.
In addition to a huge array of pre-built templates for a variety of uses, it’s also packed with features like:
Visual drag and drop popup builder
10 different popup positions
74 different animation effects
Anti-adblock technology to get around ad blockers
A variety of targeting options, like page-level, exit-intent, timing, and more
Content locker for email opt-in or social shares
Tons of email marketing service integrations
Popup Maker is the most popular popup plugin listed at WordPress.org with over 300,000 active installs.
It helps you create a wide variety of popups like:
The popup editor tool helps you build your popups using the familiar WordPress interface, though it’s not a drag and drop builder like OptinMonster or Ninja Popups.
As for targeting, Popup Maker sets you up with a bunch of conditions to target specific content on your site, though most of the more advanced targeting options are locked behind a premium add-on.
And you can also choose from plenty of triggers, though once again most of the more advanced triggers are locked behind a paid add-on.
Popup Domination is one of the oldest popup tools out there, which is a big part of why its tagline is “the world famous popup software that Pioneered an Industry.”
And while it has been around for a while, Popup Domination has made plenty of updates to stay competitive.
Not only does it come with a bunch of pre-built popup themes to help you get started, it also includes:
Analytics so that you can see how your popups are doing