How to Create a Lightbox Popup Optin

With OptinMonster, you can create a Lightbox popup optin in just a few easy steps.

  1. Create a New Optin Campaign
  2. Design your Optin
  3. Start the Campaign
  4. Embed your Optin

If you haven’t reviewed the general process for creating an optin, we encourage you to check out Creating Your First Optin.

Step 1 – Create a New Optin Campaign

From your OptinMonster Dashboard, select the Create New Optin button.

Select the Create New Optin button from your OptinMonster Dashboard to begin creating your optin.

On the next screen, you’ll be prompted to do the following:

  1. Optin Campaign Title: Give your Optin Campaign a Title.
  2. Website: Select the Website you’re creating your optin for or add a new website.
  3. Select Your Design: Select your optin type. In this case, select the Lightbox design.
  4. Select the Template you wish to use.

Create New Lightbox Optin

As time goes on, more templates for the Lightbox optin will be developed. For now, select the Balance Template.

Note: you can change the template for your optin in the builder at any time from inside the Optin panel.

Step 2 – Design Your Lightbox Popup

The next step is to customize your popup according to the steps in Creating Your First Optin.

Design Your Lightbox Optin

When you are finished, be sure to save your optin and congratulations, you’re all done building your optin!

Step 3 – Start the Campaign

When you create a new optin, it’s Paused by default.

Once you’ve finished configuring your optin and it’s ready to be displayed on your site, hover over the status bar in the top menu and choose Start Campaign.

You can toggle the optin's status from Paused to Live in the optin builder by selecting the Start Campaign button from the top toolbar.

Once your campaign is live you’ll see this status reflected in the top menu bar.

The status of your optin is displayed in the top toolbar of the optin builder as either Live or Paused.

Need to pause your campaign again? You can do that in the optin builder too; simply hover over the status bar again and this time choose Pause Campaign.

You can Pause your optin campaign within the builder by selecting the Pause Campaign button from the top toolbar.

Step 4 – Embed Your Lightbox Optin on Your Website

The final step is to embed your optin on your site. We provide a number of guides for the most popular platforms, check out our Platform Docs to get started.


Can I display my Lightbox optin to mobile visitors?

A: Lightbox optins do not automatically load on mobile devices. To show a popup optin on mobile devices you’ll need a Pro subscription and to create a Mobile optin. Also with a Pro subscription you can configure the following optins to load on any (or all) devices: