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Gediminas3 min readNew Features & UpdatesAugust 17, 2017

Introducing new Popup form types

Introducing new Popup form types

Popups. These days they’re used everywhere. From the smallest notification popups to the giant full-screen right-in-your-face welcome mats. You can hate them, but you can’t ignore them.

While looking rather intrusive at first sight, popup forms can be a great way to boost your signups! We have just recently launched some cool new Popup form types and I’m happy to share with you some tips on how to use them effectively.

What’s new?

new popup form types - MailerLite

When creating a new Popup form or editing an old one, you’ll see new popup form type options available. Just below the Design tab we’ve added an option to choose form type. You can choose from 3 form types where 2 types are totally new.

Bar

new popup form bar - MailerLite

Show a bar that sticks to the bottom or to the top of your page. This type of Popup form is the least intrusive one. It appears quietly and lurks at the top or bottom of your page, politely asking the visitor to subscribe.

With MailerLite, you can choose whether you want the Bar form to be displayed on top or at the bottom of your page. Select the Bar type form and click the Settings tab to switch the form’s position between top/bottom.

The bottom Bar form will attach itself to the bottom of your website and stay there while scrolling. This makes it always visible and the user can subscribe at will. The top Bar form has an option to remain at the top or be hidden while scrolling.

Recommendation: Show Bar form a few seconds after a user visits your page.

Slidebox

new popup form - slidebox - MailerLite

The Slidebox form shows a popup box that sticks to the corner of your page. This type of form can slide in when a visitor is about to finish reading your page.

In MailerLite, you can choose to display the Slidebox popup on the left or right side of your page via the Settings tab.

Recommendation: Show the Slidebox form when a visitor scrolls to 50% of your page.

How does it work?

The new form types work the same way as our regular Popup forms – you can choose when you want to show the form to your visitors.

new popup forms - how does it work - MailerLite

Once you finished to design your new Popup form click Done Editing. In the Behaviour page, choose when you want to show the Popup, set the Frequency and adjust the Visibility settings.

Finally, add the Javascript tracking snippet into your website, install it on every page of your website. If you are using WordPress or Shopify, you can install our official WordPress or Shopify plugin to add snippet automatically.


Hope you will enjoy trying out these new popup form types! Which type do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comments!