Cool fade popup

Cool fade popup wordpress plugin create a popup message to the WordPress website with customizable html content. Sometimes it’s useful to add a pop up to your website to show your ads, special announcement and for offers. Using this plug-in you can creates unblockable, dynamic and fully configurable popups for your blog.

This popup ads are very effective advertising tools for your website since they won’t get automatically blocked by popup blocking tool.

Refresh this page to see the pop-up again.

Features of this plugin

  • Easy installation.
  • Easy configuration.
  • Unblockable.
  • Session option to show the popup only first time.
  • Option to display random content.
  • Show popup window based on timeout after page load.
  • Supports localization.

Installation instruction

Option 1

  • Download the plugin from download link.
  • Unpack the file
  • Extract the /cool-fade-popup/ folder.
  • Drop the ‘cool-fade-popup’ folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new ‘cool fade popup’ plug-in listed under Inactive plug-in tab.
  • To turn the word presses plug-in on, click activate.

Option 2

  • Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  • Search ‘cool fade popup’ plugin using search option.
  • Find the plugin and click ‘Install Now’ link.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Option 3

  • Download the plugin from download link.
  • Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  • Select upload link (top link menu).
  • Upload the available ‘’ file and click install now
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Plugin configuration

Method : 1

Go to widget menu and drag and drop the “cool-fade-popup” widget to your sidebar location.

To configure the plug-in go to : Administration (Dashboard) → Settings → cool fade popup

This method will create the popup on all the pages (In the above link option available to configure this)

Method : 2

Add the give short code in page/post to open the pop-up into that particular page/post.

Short code (from version 1.0 to 5.0) : [PopUpFad=GROUP=widget:RANDOM=YES:SESSION=NO]

In the above short code:
GROUP=widget ( “widget” is the name of the group )
RANDOM=YES ( Display random content from the group name “widget”)
SESSION=NO (Session option not enabled so all time it show the popup)

Short code (from version 6.0 onwards) :

[cool-fade-popup group="widget" random="YES" session="NO"]

Version history

Version 1.0 : First version

Version 2.0 : The user raised problem “After closed the popup; not able to click the links under the popup” is solved in this version.

Version 3.0 : This version is completely different from version 2.0. please take your existing HTML file for backup. In this version separate content management page is available for popup content. We can add the N number of content in to db and can display one at a time with random option.

Version 6.0 : Tested up to 3.4.2. Slight change in the short code, Please find the new short code for your popup

Frequently asked questions

Q1. How to enable popup on all the website pages?

Drag and drop the “cool fade popup” widget to your sidebar location. and go to configuration page to update the setting.

To configure the plug-in go to : Administration (Dashboard) → Settings → cool fade popup

Q2. How to enable popup on particular page?

Use given short code in to the particular page.

Q3. What is group name in the form?

Group name is to group the content. for example if u want to display one random content from some set of content. That content will fetch based on this group.

Q4. Suppose if i have more then one content can we display any one random?

Yes, This is possible. In the popup setting form, enter the “group name” and set “random order” is to YES. In the front end one random content will fetch based on the group to display.

In the short code we have same option.

Q5. Is possible to add HTML content?

Yes, you can HTML content in the content management form.

Q6. How to arrange the popup style?

You can update the above CSS file for style.

Q7. Can make this pop-up only for the first time visit ?

Yes, This is possible, In the popup setting form set “Enable Popup Session” value to YES. and the same option available in the short code.

Q8. My theme does not support widgets. How to enable popup on all the pages?

Add the below PHP code in the php file to generate the popup for all the pages.
<?php if (function_exists (PopUpFad)) PopUpFad(); ?>

Q9. Is possible to set the expiration date for popup?

No, At present this option is not available in the version 3.0

Download links


1. Tamil (ta) – Gopi
2. Spanish (es_ES) – [Maria Ramos, mariar[at]webhostinghub[.]com]

127 Responses to“Cool fade popup”

  1. Gopi R
    January 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Add this code into pages/posts :


    In the above short code:
    GROUP=widget ( “widget” is the name of the group )
    RANDOM=YES ( Display random content from the group name “widget”)
    SESSION=NO (Session option not enabled so all time it show the popup)

    • Gopi Ramasamy
      November 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

      Short code (from version 6.0 onwards) :

      [cool-fade-popup group=”widget” random=”YES” session=”NO”]

  2. Realodix
    January 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Thx, I like your plugin..

  3. izue
    January 15, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    i’m very like this plug in. please visit my site to see your plug in working on

    by the way, i have 1 suggestion, how to make this plugin scrollable. i mean, when user scroll my site, this plugin will follow the page until the user close the plugin windows by self.

  4. RisTyDotUs
    January 26, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Hi Gopi, Greate and Nice Plugin ever round.
    I recommend to others to use this plugin.


  5. Trish
    January 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi Gopi – this is the only plugin that has worked for my purposes so far but I can’t figure out where to set it so that it only pops once. So, if someone “x”‘s out of it, it won’t come up again.

    Can you help? Thanks!

  6. Praveen
    February 3, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    Nice plugin. But can you make this one pop-up only for the first time visit ??

  7. Diane
    February 6, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    I am interested in changing the timing it appears. How do you adjust the code to allow more time before it pops up? Also interested in it only showing one time as others above commented.

  8. 4udak
    February 7, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    In my theme does not support widgets.
    What code to insert into sidebar.php example, to plugin worked?
    Thank you!

  9. Jos Velasco
    February 15, 2011 at 1:30 am #


    For some reason your plugin is not showing up on homepage. Is there a way you could force it to?

    The website I’m trying to insert the popup is

    The plugin is already activated and works in all areas except home.

  10. LeAnne
    February 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    I would like the pop up to appear on a page only when the link to it is clicked so they can see more information regarding that paragraph. How do I do that?

  11. Jos Velasco
    February 21, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    LeAnne, I used a plugin called bubble tool tips to do something that.

  12. Willem
    March 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Is it possible to change the opacity of the popup, make it see-through?

  13. April
    March 28, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    I don’t see how to configure what the pop up says or how to get it to be a subscription button or to change the message at all.

    All I’ve got in the Admin/Settings are fields that ask yes or no.

    There’s no where to write or to put a link.

    What am I supposed to do with it?

    • Admin
      March 30, 2011 at 1:39 am #

      Administration → Plugins → Editor → Select “cool fade popup” → Select “popup.html” and update this HTML page.

  14. rita
    March 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    how can i change the position of the popup!? it actually comes up on the right :S thanks!

    • Admin
      April 1, 2011 at 1:22 am #

      Option available in the CSS code..

  15. rita
    April 1, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    hi! thanks,
    i actually tried but without any positive response…
    can you tell me where and what to write please?

    • Admin
      April 1, 2011 at 8:44 am #


      in this file, update the value for the property TOP.

      • rita
        April 1, 2011 at 8:59 am #

        yeah i know that stuff, but i meant : Center horizontally.
        if i change the TOP value it will only center the popup vertically . any guess?

        • Nigel
          April 6, 2011 at 2:25 am #

          I’m having the same problem. the popup box won’t align left or right, even using the right: 0px, or left: 0px CSS elements.

          • Nigel
            April 6, 2011 at 2:41 am #

            Nevermind, it’s all in the position element. Put in position: relative; in the CSS file

    • Antonio
      April 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

      Hallo Gopi, i have the same problem.
      I didn’t find any way to center the message box.
      Do you have any suggestion?

  16. amit
    April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    this plugin doesnot work I have edited the html page, but still the popup doesnot appear

  17. luchosar
    April 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    You can keep the pop-up on every page …? The idea is to mount a radio script on line

  18. luchosar
    April 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    can minimize the window? that is, not reduce it closes. thanks.

  19. Radyation
    April 4, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    I am trying to use it with WP 3.1.
    It doesn’t show anywhere nor on homepage, pages or posts.
    It is installed using add new plugins function and activated. When I go to the editor it says – inactive.

  20. amania
    April 11, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    can seem to affect the position of the pop-up on my homepage. tried changing ‘position’, ‘top’, ‘left’ and ‘right’, but only ‘top’ seems to be working…please help.

  21. Michelle
    April 18, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    A weird problem which exists on this site also. After you click the close link, any links that were under the popup are now no longer clickable. Note that any part of the link that was visible outside the popup is clickable, but for that same link, any part of it under the popup is now not clickable. Any idea what’s going on there? I’m viewing both my test site and your site in Firefox and Chrome, same problem. In IE8, there is no close link (for the popup on this page), so I can’t test it.

    • Admin
      April 18, 2011 at 3:45 am #

      i ll check and let u know.

    • Admin
      April 24, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      This problem solved in the version 2.0

  22. Michelle
    April 18, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Just adding that your WordPress Popup plugin on this site doesn’t stop the clickability of links on Firefox. Hope that helps track it down.

  23. Michelle
    April 18, 2011 at 3:40 am #

    Sorry – the close box does work in IE – I was testing it on a machine with blockers on it.

  24. Michelle
    April 18, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    OK, just did more testing of this page in IE. IE7 pops up a blank window when you click the close link, IE9 throws up an Internet Explorer Script Error dialog:

    An error has occurred in the script on this page.
    Line: 34
    Char: 15
    Error: Object expected
    Code: 0
    Do you want to continue running scripts on this page? Yes/No

    Please make no mistake, I love this plugin and it has the most options and does almost everything I want. It just has that weird link behaviour and minor problem with the close link in IE.

    Cheers and thanks!

  25. Admin
    April 24, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    This problem is solved in the version 2.0 “any part of it under the popup is now not clickable”

  26. Romil Dhakar
    April 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    Something very strange happed to me. I activated your plugin and placed the widget on my homepage and since then all my jQuery stuff seem to have disturbed. My slideshow and news ticker (running with jQuery started malfunctioning.)

    Please help me as it is very imp for me to fix this asap

  27. Emerson
    April 27, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    Great plugin! Well done, I owe a big thanks, I’ll see if I can use a piad plugin where possible.

    See it used and styled here>

    Only thing it needs is a cookie to make it visible only once per session. I tried to make it work like that and failed with my poor js skill (I have none).


    • admin
      April 27, 2011 at 1:19 am #

      i will try this cookie one time option and let u know.. thanks

  28. Rotem Ayalon
    April 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    is there a way to change the fade in time? meaning that it will fade in slower or faster?
    same goes for fade out?


  29. Rotem Ayalon
    May 1, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    also, is there a way to put an image in the background instead of a plain html color?
    and if so, what code and where should I put it?


    • Admin
      May 1, 2011 at 3:52 am #

      Its fully based on the HTML file.. whatever u have in the HTML file that ll display in the popup.

  30. Theresa Sheridan
    May 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    I am doing a site for a client and have used your pop up which I think is excellent! As with others on here, I wish it would just open once per session. I went online to try and find a solution and found this page: and wondered if this could help to solve the problem and also wondered if admin aka Gopi would try this out first to ensure that it works. If it does, would you mind letting us know how we can implement this code into the plugin and where etc. Many thanks.

  31. Admin
    May 15, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    In the HTML file u can add the google javascrip code. best as per google terms and condition popup is wrong way to publish the ads.

  32. Admin
    May 16, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    New version 3.0 available with separate content management page. in the we can add html content and multilingual content.

    • Patty
      July 13, 2011 at 3:57 am #

      It’s really great that people are sharing this inofmrtaion.

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      July 14, 2011 at 11:34 am #

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  33. ps3turk
    May 25, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    doesnt work :( how to find 2.0 ?

  34. Ivan
    May 28, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    The plugin is interesting but does not fit exactly my needs. I’ve looked all the WP plugin repository without luck. The most similar plugin is your own.
    I need different popups for hinting users what o how to do things in the my web, like a contextual help.
    I need it to be activaded via a link, for example : [gopi-popup id=”thecontentid” title=”Click here to see a nice popup” class=”mylinkclass” ] and then it generates a link.
    If you could add this feature, and let disable the page-load-popup, I think it will be very good, because there is no one popup in the entire repository which is nice, clean, and easy to use (with content management as your own).

    Let me know your anwers, since your comment form has no ‘subscribe to comments’, i’m very interested.

    I can help if needed, but I have never developed a plugin for wp.

  35. Ivan
    May 28, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Also is very important to have the posibility to insert more than one link with popup in the same page

    • Admin
      May 28, 2011 at 9:24 am #

      Already we have short code option for this plugin.

      Create the content with unique group name and use the short in each page.

      For ex: [PopUpFad=GROUP=widget:RANDOM=YES:SESSION=NO]

      If the above is your short code, u should have at-lest one content for the group widget.

  36. Reynald
    May 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    hello is it possible that someone tell me or show me how to center the popup and make it over the amazon carrousel ?

    thx for youe great help.

  37. Adonai S. Canez
    June 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi, I really liked your plugin, but I would like he had time to close automatically.

  38. Adonai S. Canez
    June 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Hi, I’m using the plugin with the widget, but this option is not displaying it in a randon order.

  39. alexkhr
    June 11, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi , just can not make it run no matter what I do. Followed all instructions. It just does not appear. Placed Widget on a side bar, created group, updated text….nothing. Any ideas what is wrong? Thanks

  40. Admin
    June 15, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Steps to set popup only on Home page

    1. Activate the plugin
    2. Drag and drop the cool fade widget
    3. Ggo to plugin management area. (Cool fade popup link under setting menu)
    4. In that make On Home is YES and all other to NO
    5. Open your front end and check the plugin.

  41. Shafi
    June 18, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Cool plugin!!! Thumbs up

  42. Saxamo
    June 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Hello there,

    Would like to ask for some help. I am currently using your plugin on my site. However, there are two small issues I am having.

    1. It will not run on the home page
    2. I don’t know how to center it on the page. I looked at the css page, but I cannot find anything in there to change the

    element style It is currently at left: 791.5px and I need it at 591.5px or in that area.

    Just not sure how to center it.

    Can you please take a look.

    you can see the popup on the Tickets and Showtime page

    But I cannot get it to work on the home page and that is really where I prefer it to be… Thanks!!!

    Kind regards,

    I could really use your help asap. This ad is over come Friday.. Thanks!

    • Admin
      July 13, 2011 at 4:58 am #

      There is option available in the setting page. in that set “YES” for home page display…

  43. Ruth Maude
    July 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Thanks for this plugin.

    I don’t see a way to adjust the fade in time. I’m using it here and it come in too quickly as the page loads.

    Is it possible to have a different effect? Instead of a fade in could it slide down as done here ??

  44. Happy
    July 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Heck yeah this is ecatxly what I needed.

  45. Clyde
    July 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Is it possible to change the width and height of pop-up window?

    • Admin
      July 28, 2011 at 1:21 am #

      Check the css

  46. Terry Vaughan
    August 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Great Popup.

    One problem. I can’t get it to pop up with Internet Explorer ver 9.

    It does work fine on your page (this page), but not on mine.
    FireFox works fine on my page and yours.

    Is there a setting I’m missing?

  47. Rasyid
    August 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    Hi Gopi… its very iteresting pop up…thanks

  48. Orwell
    August 19, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    nice plugin, but i need one thats show the popup “on click”, not automatically. Means, the user click on a banner or link, and then the popup will be open first.

    Is this possible?


  49. Vinita
    August 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    I tried to use your powerful Cool fade popup plugin but my theme is not supported widget, so i just added one link in main header,

    This is working , but this is not considering any thing related to session and group.

    How i should use this per session, via html code
    Thanks Gopi.

    • Gopi R
      August 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

      Add the above PHP code in the footer or header..

  50. Vinita
    August 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Hi Gopi;

    I have added this line

    in index.php and footer.php, do i need to remove from index.php and add in header.php

    Please help, I am not a techie.


  51. Vinita
    August 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    sorry my line is “”
    is this correct syntex, i placed before body.

  52. Vinita
    August 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm #
  53. Vinita
    August 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    Do i put this code

    this php portion of code. I am confused. Tried both but did not worked either of.

  54. Alex
    August 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    hi i love this plugin,

    but how to center it?

    please add some info here.



  55. Magda
    September 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    here’s the solution to change the with and then center the popup box. First change the width in PopUpFad.css file and then open PopUpFad.js file and find a line:

    “function PopUpFadLft() {
    var w = 160; // set this to 1/2 the width of the PopUpFad div defined in the style sheet
    // there’s not a reliable way to retrieve an element’s width via javascript!!”

    and change the 160 value to about a half of what you set in width in css file. It works for me!

  56. Rahat
    September 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    cool…. its really a nice plugin ..i like it too much

  57. Rian
    October 15, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I tired to enter popup message, select a display status and a group but it would always return “No data available, use form below to create!” What’s wrong with this? Thanks for your help!

  58. Sasha
    November 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I want the pop up to appear when you click on a link. The popup would then appear letting you know you are going to be leaving the site. It would then need a continue button to continue following the outside link. How do I make this happen?

    • Admin
      November 9, 2011 at 1:20 am #

      Working on this…

  59. Veronica
    November 29, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    Hi : )
    Thanks for your plugin!

    Is it possible to make the background transparent? I’d like just a pop up image but it’s round and I want to be able to see the page content behind it.

    Thanks for your help!

  60. Moon
    December 19, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Hi 😉

    Great plugin

    My theme didnt support widget, u already mentioned how to embed the code

    But how can we customize it, if we want to display different group in the theme…


  61. Dheeraj Singh
    December 20, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    Hi Gopi,

    I am using this plugin on, using the template code in the footer. Everything except the session part is working fine and the popup is being displayed on every page view.

    How can I solve this issue.

  62. Milt
    January 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Worked first time – perfect! Thanks for saving me a ton of work.

    • Gabriele
      February 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

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  63. Collin
    January 9, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Is there any way I can make the popup float left or center rather than right?

  64. Anne Koolman
    February 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Really one of a way to organize the jewellery. Jeweleries are quite delicate and one tend to keep them messy.

  65. Nik
    February 19, 2012 at 3:35 am #

    is there a way to make x box bigger?

  66. Peterson Breve
    February 23, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    There is a way to put some color behind the box? I mean between the box and the website… Because I want to put for example white 50% opacity, how can I do that?

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  68. Florin
    March 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Can you make a set for this plugin “once per day per ip” ? Thank you

  69. CB
    March 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Is there a way to have a delay on the pop up? I want the user to be able to read some of the content before the lightbox fades in.

    Also, is there a way to darken the site itself so the popup is more noticeable?

  70. Capucine
    April 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Hello, I’m so happy this plugin works with my blog ! But I have a problem yet : when I clic the “close x”, my index page is loading on a new window… how to six it ?

  71. Haris
    April 10, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    First of all thanks for this great plugin,
    I Want to de register popup css and scripts on other pages and posts where I’m not using coolfadepopup. Currently I’ve only using it on one page but the script and style sheets loading all over site. Can you give me the handle to do this.
    thanks in advance, Haris

  72. antoine
    April 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm #


    How I can change the position?


  73. GadGeTiT
    April 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    WOW!! Thx for popUP!

  74. Monica
    April 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I have been looking for smthng like this since a long time!Thanks so much buddy.Wud use it..!

  75. imran
    April 25, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    hi i am using your plugin , i have set every thing for the plugin as your given steps but there is problem i am facing the Enable Popup Session option i have set yes but i does not work at all can you tell me how to set it up i am using template code ?

  76. Adrian
    May 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Hello Goppi, would you tell me how can I insert in html text 2 buttons: I agree, Not agree. The first would close the popup, the second will redirect to the home page’ to close the popup, because redirecting I understang by my self.

    Tank you very much”

  77. Al
    July 5, 2012 at 5:14 am #


    Thank you for this plugin, but the session doesnt work. How can I make it work using this

    Please help

  78. Luis
    July 30, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Hi Gopi,
    first of all, amazing the work u have done, congratulations.
    Now a question i do not know how to improve, and hopefully u could help me with any tip`,
    i am trying to adpat this super plugin just to show the popup when a user read a post which has been marked in an specific category, i mean, an editor creates and categorized a post and afterthat a user reads this post, so teh popup should appear if an specific category (for example, the category special deal) has been selected. Is there any way to put it into the code?
    I have just checked the possibility of selecting the “pages” but manually, and i am wondering how to programm it to be done automatically.
    tnx in advanced,

    • Gopi R
      July 30, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      U mean u want to set delay time for the popup?

  79. Argos
    August 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm #


    I know I’m doing something wrong, but in the last 3 weeks of trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong, I still cannot figure it out – maybe you can point me in the right direction.

    I have a list of chat sites (we call them homes) that should rotate through your popup in RANDOM order – but they don’t.

    Set up:
    On Home Page = YES
    On Posts = YES
    On Pages = YES
    On Search = NO
    On Archives = NO
    Group name = homes (came in with the group name = widget, and when it did not work, I changed it)
    Enable Popup Session = NO
    Enable Random Option = YES

    The popup works in the sense that I get a banner that pups up just fine. The problem is that I have RANDOM = YES and it is not Random – it is always the same banner.

    I looked at your code and it is correct, you check to see if the $PopUpFad_random is not blank and since the RANDOM is set to YES, I’m assuming the popup is getting the message to grab a random entry in the database, and display it.

    if(@$PopUpFad_random “”)
    $sSql = $sSql . ” Order by rand()”;

    I don’t know how you are passing the flag but I take it is part of the form to set the session variable and that lets’ the Cool Fade Popup know it’s getting a random database entry.

    So far I have that figured out; what I can’t figure out is: Why does it not work?

    I’m getting the hits I want, I’m driving people to the “home” that I have active, but I cannot get it to rotate through the list. Right now it’s not a problem because only 3 homes have sent me banners, but in the next month I expect to get about 20 of them, and I need the RANDOM action to work.

    Can you tell what I’m doing wrong from what I listed? Can you help me out – this is a great plug-in, but the best feature (the RANDOM) for my application is not working.

    Help!!! If you can


    • Gopi Ramasamy
      November 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Hi Argos,

      Thanks for your details. i found a issue on the random function. now this has been fixed on the plugin version 6.0

  80. Mick
    August 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm #


    This plugin is great! I want to ask is it possible to make popup window disappear automatically after 2 or 3 seconds?


  81. Jincy John
    August 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    I like your plug in and using the same with some customizations.

    One error I found is sharing here. In the line, split(‘[=.-]’, $PopUpFad_session_main);, [=] is enough. [=.-] is giving an option between the three characters.

    Many thanks,

    • Gopi Ramasamy
      November 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Hi Jincy John,

      I have updated the plugin. please try with the latest version.

  82. Maurice Almas
    August 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Really good blog, thank you very much for your effort in writing the posts.

  83. Mike
    September 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    This plugin seems to work but when I put a link in the content it shows the link in a very small font. The font looks right in the plugin options but in the actual website popup it’s small. Is this a bug?

    • Mike
      September 3, 2012 at 12:16 am #

      I fixed the problem by changing the CSS. I’m wondering why the CSS is set up this way.

  84. Zonterapi
    September 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I love this! Thank you..

  85. Collin Vierra
    September 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Just updated WordPress and now popups are showing up at far bottom of any given page–any idea why? Thanks.

  86. Catalepton
    September 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I also like very much this plugin but I also, like Argos (see above), have a problem with the RANDOM function.
    It doesn’t work and I’m not able to figure why.
    Perhaps the option LIMIT in cool-fade-popup.php?
    I’ve tried to set it on
    $sSql = $sSql . ” LIMIT 1,2″;
    instead of the original
    $sSql = $sSql . ” LIMIT 0,1″;
    and in other ways, but it changes nothing :(
    Can you help us?

    • Gopi Ramasamy
      November 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

      I have tested this plugin with latest wp 3.4.2 and found no issue on the random function. Please check the latest plugin version and let me know if any issue.

      • Gopi Ramasamy
        November 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

        I found a issue on the random function. now this has been fixed on the plugin version 6.0

        • Catalepton
          November 6, 2012 at 7:16 am #

          Now installed the new version. What a mess, it cancelled all data :(
          So much the worse for me… I didn’t think to backup BEFORE upgrading :)

          • Catalepton
            November 6, 2012 at 7:32 am #

            And now I’ve tried to insert new contents… I’m sorry, but now the plugin isn’t able to save data :(
            I can’t see any data in “Content management”, and the plugin displays this awful message: “No content available in the db with the group name . Please check the plugin page or in the admin to find more info. ”
            Not a good upgrade :(

          • Catalepton
            November 6, 2012 at 7:48 am #

            How did I work out the problem?
            Disinstalled and deleted the new version, reinstalled the version 5.0… all tables were there! I’ve just lost all changes to style. Nevermind 😉

        • Catalepton
          November 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

          I’m sorry to point out that the issue with the RND option is still there… :(

  87. Argos
    November 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm #


    I have a number for pop-ups that I wish to come up randomly; however even though I see where you as for Rand() it still does not come up – I’m running the latest version of Word Press and your latest version and it still does not work

    Any help / suggestions / ideas (helpful prayers, lol)


  88. paul
    December 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    sameissue as catalepton – no content can be saved after update ….

  89. Marlon
    December 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Gopi R congratulation, this is magnificent pluggins, the fade in effect is amazing, but I suggest for improvement and next automatic update of pluggins That has to fade out after spending 3 seconds or more, this is amazing pluggins and With This incorporation will be better . will be a guaranteed success.

    Once again congratulation and hope that get my suggestion.

  90. Raul Elenes
    December 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    This is a very simple but awesome plugin and I started figure out how to customize it to my needs, but it would be great include these capabilities in future versions (or please post here a hack to do it right now if possible):

    1.- Dimmed faded full background (black, white or any color)
    2.- Load once for session.
    3.- That´s enough ;.)

    Thanks again.

  91. Raul Elenes
    December 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    By the way, I just figured out how to configure this plugin to show any image or html content box properly aligned:

    1.- Edit the PopUpFad.css file to desired splash box width and top distance in pixels

    width: xxx;
    top: xxx;

    2.- Edit PopUpFad.js file in order to configure the horizontal position of full splash box:

    function PopUpFadLft() {
    var w = 160; <== (change this value to the half of desired width box as entered in .css file, i.e. if the width of splash image is 600px change this value to 300px)

    Thats it! You get a proper centered splash image with top distance you defined.

  92. Christine
    April 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    I’m not getting the popup on my home page….I did the following;

    1. Followed Option 2 for the installation process (the plugin is active)
    2. Used Method 2 for the rest of the process
    3. When I drag the widget to the sidebar is states there is no options for the widget
    4. I have enabled the popup up settings; popup sessions=yes, homepage=yes and all others=no, group name is “widget”, and I have a new title of “I’m changing my website address!”
    5. My content is “I’m changing my website address!”I am planning a move to my new domain name, sometime in the next month. Please make note of this new address so you will be able to access my website during the changeover. The old domain name will be forwarded to our new name but that process does sometimes take a few days to complete, the old domain name will be retired after a year, RIP”. “. The display=yes, and group name=widget.


  93. bijoy
    May 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    RADIOVOICE24 is a popular internet live radio station in Bangladesh, is broadcasting 24 hours program on Internet. RADIO VOICE 24 is the sister concern of KRISH MEDIA CENTER.

  94. Heidi Little
    July 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    We had this plugin installed and it worked fine – now – it no longer pops up and I do not have a menu item in the admin panel to make adjustments. Please help! Site is above.


  95. Seann
    July 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    I was wondering if it is possible to set the popup to a time delay so it pops up after 30 seconds instead of immediately when the page is loaded?


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