How to Use OptinMonster’s Smart Success Feature

Do you want to replace your optin form with a message or special content for viewers who have already opted in? OptinMonster makes this easy with our Smart Success feature. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set your success messages to automatically display to visitors who have already subscribed.

NOTE: Smart Success is only available for After Post / Inline and Sidebar optin campaign types.
  1. Create or Modify an After Post / Inline Optin or Sidebar Optin
  2. Configure a Success Theme
  3. Style Your Success Theme
  4. Enable Smart Success

Step 1 – Create or Modify an After Post / Inline Optin or Sidebar Optin

To start, create a new After Post / Inline optin or Sidebar optin, or modify an existing optin from the OptinMonster dashboard. Open the OptinMonster Builder by selecting the Edit link.

Select the edit button from your Dashboard to edit an optin you've already created.

Step 2 – Configure a Success Theme

In the optin builder, select the Success tab.

You can control the Success action of your optin in the Success panel of the optin builder.

Set the Success Action to Display a Success Theme.

Choose the Success Theme in the Success panel.

Step 3 – Style Your Success Theme (Optional)

Click Switch Theme to browse and change your success theme.


You can modify the success theme the same way you modify the optin theme. Additionally, you can use custom CSS to style the success message overlay.

Step 4 – Enable Smart Success

Change Enable Smart Success to On.

smart success enabled

IMPORTANT: Remember to add the optin to your website.
Looking for ways to make your success message stand out? Check out our guide to Leverage the Full Power of Success Themes.