Over the last 6 months, I selectively asked a group of our users: If you could improve one thing in OptinMonster, what would it be?
All responses were along the line of making OptinMonster more customizable. Some folks wanted to add multiple fields while others wanted to completely avoid email optins and use the popups to show coupon codes, buy now buttons, facebook like boxes, etc.
Well, today I’m really proud to announce the launch of our Canvas Addon along with several other improvements to OptinMonster in version 1.2.5.
Canvas is a dream come true for all DIY users and developers. It allows you to create completely custom popups in WordPress by simply inserting your own HTML and CSS while enjoying the page-level targeting, A/B testing, exit-intent, cookie configuration, and everything else that you have come to love about OptinMonster.
This addon allows us to truly extend OptinMonster and add integrations with eCommerce plugins, social plugins, and basically anything else that you like.
Below are quick examples of what you can create with Canvas:
Canvas allows you to basically customize every aspect of the popup. It’s a dream come true for developers and DIY users.
Canvas Addon is a Pro level addon. If you have a Pro or Ultimate account of OptinMonster, then you will see this added on the addon’s screen. If you are on Basic or Plus package, then I highly recommend you to upgrade.
Here’s a guide on how to track conversions with the Canvas Addon.
Improved Exit Intent
In this release, we improved our exit-intent technology to avoid false positives. Since we added exit-intent, several users reported odd false-positive behaviors on various browsers.
After thorough testing across multiple different browsers and operating systems, we were able to detect and improve our technology.
Unlike other plugins that simply gives you a HTML form to paste your form code, OptinMonster offers built-in integration with major email marketing providers like MailChimp, AWeber, Campaign Monitor, ConstnatContact, InfusionSoft, iContact, GetResponse, MailPoet, and MadMimi.
In this release, we went through and updated all integrations to follow the recent API changes of respective email providers.
Fully Translation Ready
OptinMonster is completely translation ready. Yes all 1400+ strings of it.
If you’re interested in contributing to OptinMonster by helping us translate OptinMonster in your language, then please get in touch with us.
Make Money with OptinMonster
Did you know that we have an affiliate program that allows you to earn up to $70 for every sale that you refer.
We’ve added the ability for you to show “Powered By OptinMonster” link on your optins and earn affiliate commission. Some of our users are earning $1000+ per month by recommending OptinMonster.
First thing you need to do is join our affiliate program.
Next login to your WordPress admin and go to OptinMonster screen. On the Misc tab, you’ll see the Affiliate Link field.
Simply add your affiliate link that you got from ShareASale, and then you can enable/disable the powered by link on your individual optins configure page.
Enjoy earning some extra cash from your OptinMonster optins.
Aside from all these awesome updates, we’ve done a lot of minor bug fixes and enhancements that you can read on our changelog.