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


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