How to Boost Sales with Countdown Timer Popups

Do you want to create countdown timer popups to boost your website sales? Countdown timers are a great way to build anticipation and excitement about an upcoming sale, a webinar, release, or next project on your website. It encourages users to take action before they miss out on the offer. However, this feature doesn’t come with WordPress. Therefore, the best way to add a countdown timer in WordPress is to use a plugin.

There are plenty of countdown timer plugins out there that let you add create a countdown timer popup, so which one to choose?

In this article, we’ll show you how to easily add a countdown timer popup with Optinmonster on your WordPress website.

Step 1: Install and Activate OptinMonster Plugin

To get started, you’ll need to install and activate the Optinmonster plugin on your WordPress website.

Optinmonster plugin

Once you successfully installed the plugin, it’s time to connect your Optinmonster account.

connect your Optinmonster account

Remember, you’ll need to buy the Pro Plan of Optinmonster for access to the Countdown Timers feature.

Step 2: Create a New Campaign

Once you’ve connected Optinmonster to your WordPress website, it’s time to create a Countdown campaign.

For this, click on the “Create New Campaign” button on the top right corner of your Optinmonster account.

Create New Campaign

To create the campaign, choose the Floating Bar option.

Optinmonster new campaign

On the next page, you’ll see more than 50 campaign templates. Simply select the “Countdown” template that you’ll need to create your campaign and click on the “Use Template” button to select it.

choose Countdown template

Once you have selected a template, give your campaign a name and choose what site you want to load this campaign on. Then, click the Start Building button.


set name for your campaign

Once you’re done, click on the “Start Building” button to proceed further.

Step 3: Customize Your Campaign

Now, you’ll be redirected to the Optinmonster campaign builder interface along with the default Countdown campaign.

optinmonster campaign builder

The first thing you’ll do here is to change the position of your notification bar to the top of your screen. To do this, click ‘Floating Settings’ on the left-hand side editor.

Floating Settings

Next, click the toggle switch to move the floating bar to the top of the screen.

change the position of the Floating Bar

Once the position is updated, it’s time to customize the floating bar to look the way you want. Editing the campaigns is an easy process as it integrates the visual editor interface.

For this, simply click on the text you want to modify and the editor will open on the left-hand side.

Here’s how it looks:

Editing countdown timer campaign

Here, you can set your end date and time and can also customize the text, font styles, and color of your campaign.

Once you are done with the editing, click on the “Save” button and proceed further.

Step 4: Choose Display Settings

The next step is to set up display rules for your countdown timer campaign.

By default, the display rule is set at 5 seconds to display after the visitor has been on the page.

Set display rules

Once you’re done with display rules, click on the ‘Next step’ button.

Step 5: Choose Email Integration

In order to collect email addresses, you need to connect your campaign to your email service provider.

To add your email integration, click the Integrations tab on the top menu. Then click the Add New Integration button in the left-hand side panel and connect your preferred service provider with it.

Connect an Email Service Provider

Don’t forget to Save your campaign!

Step 6: Add and Publish Countdown Timer Popup to Your Website

After configuring your countdown timer campaign, it’s time to add it to your website. For this, click on the “Publish” tab and toggle the Status option to Live.

Publish your campaign


You have successfully created your countdown timer popup campaign.

Final Word

We hope this article helped you to add a countdown timer popup to your WordPress website. So start using this amazing plugin now and boost your conversions and email list fast. If you have any questions or suggestions about this article, let us know in the comments!

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