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Callout Bar by ContactUs

The Callout Bar is a customizable toolbar that floats at the top or bottom of a website and makes it easy to get a visitors attention.

The Callout Bar is a customizable toolbar that floats at the top of a website and makes it easy to get a visitors attention, increase email opt-ins, and drive traffic to specific pages on your site.

This bar makes it simple to direct users to a visible call-to-action that you define. In less than five minutes, you can be up and running with the Callout Bar on your WordPress website. The Callout Bar is a customizable toolbar that floats at the top or bottom of a website and makes it easy to get a visitors attention, generate opt-ins, and drive traffic to specific pages on your site. Our plugin is easy to setup, it’s highly customizable (font style, font color, bar color, bar height, etc.), and we have three actions so you can easily change how your Callout Bar functions.

By default, the Callout Bar will load upon visitor click a modern and effective JavaScript opt-in pop-up form built by ContactUs.com. (If you’re new to ContactUs.com, this is what we specialize in as a company.) Our forms are highly customizable, mobile optimized, and we sync with 21 popular email and database applications. It’s also free to create unlimited forms with our tool, and users get unlimited form submissions.

If you’re not looking to generate a contact submission, email sign-up or capture a lead, the Callout Bar can also be used for simple messaging or navigation. By changing the default setting, you can customize your Callout Bar to either provide new action (so that it’s text only), or direct it to navigate to a specific URL.

When customizing the Callout Bar action, it’s also easy to load your own form code to deliver a custom experience for your site.

When you use the Callout Bar form built by ContactUs.com, you can also get alerts via SMS (for premium users), email or direct the signups to 3rd party apps like MailChimp, Constant Contact, Google Docs, Zoho, SugarCRM, and many more (21 in all!).

In short, the Callout Bar can supercharge the engagement process with your users, increase opt-ins, and more effectively drive traffic to specific pages on your website.

When you download and install our plugin, you’ll be prompted to create an account, which will give you free access to our integrated contact management app hosted by ContactUs.com. Our web app also has additional customization options for admins who are creating forms, and we’re always adding new features to make your lead generation and contact management efforts easier and more effective.

We have premium (paid) plans with advanced features, but our standard features are always free, and they include unlimited form submissions.

WP Shortcode implementation

  • Default Inline Contact Form Shortcode:

    [show-callout-bar]

  • Specific Inline Contact Form Shortcode:

    [show-callout-bar formkey="FORM KEY HERE" version="inline"]

  • Specific Tab Contact Form Shortcode:

    [show-callout-bar formkey="FORM KEY HERE" version="tab"]

  • Add Contact Form directly on your template with php snippet

    echo do_shortcode('[show-callout-bar formkey="FORM KEY HERE" version="tab"]');

Note: ContactUs.com has a simple html snippet that does not require a plugin, you can use both in WP templates as well as plain HTML. More information on this here.

User Support:

We try to provide the best user support we can for our users and their contact forms.

  • View some of our Frequently-Asked Questions for contact forms on ContactUs.com here.
  • View our contact form user support forum here.
  • Submit a support ticket here. If you have any contact form questions we're here to help!
  • Find tutorials on our YouTube channel.

We built the Callout Bar so it’s simple and effective. At ContactUs.com, we model best practices from dozens of companies and hundreds of influential bloggers and marketers across the world. We’ve seen and used similar floating bars on websites, and wanted to make this tool available for free for all WordPress users.

The Callout Bar also includes features that we built into our Contact Form by ContactUs.com plugin that has been downloaded over 60,000 times. This plugin makes it easy to create contact forms, opt-in newsletter forms, and is easily customizable.

Some of the features our users have come to expect with our plugins include...

Flexible Contact Forms for Every Occasion - Our contact forms can be used for multiple uses such as: simple “Contact Us” contact form, Support contact form, a Price Quote Contact Form, Demo Request contact form, Newsletter signup form, “Advertise with Us” contact form, a Customer Feedback contact form, Request a Consultation contact form, and a Suggestion form. Using a custom form field template, you’ll be able to add or modify the form fields you need using our drag-and-drop editor.

A Sophisticated Admin Panel to Further Customize Your Forms - You can manage even more customizations for your contact form from inside your ContactUs.com account admin panel, which is easy to navigate to from inside your plugin. The customization options include form content such as the header, sub-header, button text and website info. Also, from your ContactUs.com account admin panel, you’ll be able to manage your delivery options for your contact form, whether to direct form signups to an email address, receive an SMS alert, or post inquiry information to over twenty 3rd party software tools like MailChimp, Zoho, Hubspot and Google Docs.

Additional Details About Our Contact Forms

Our Contact Forms offer these options:

  • Contact Form with choice of contact form designs
  • Name, Email and Message fields for your contact form
  • Instant notification emails upon contact form submission
  • Auto-responder email with default text *
  • Confirmation page with default text *

Note: The asterisk (*) Signifies that this contact form feature can be further customized (outside of the plugin) from within your free ContactUs.com account

Additional Customization for Contact Forms and Contact Management within the ContactUs.com web app

From within your ContactUs.com account integrated with the contact form plugin, you’ll be able to further customize your form with advanced functionality:

  • Choose the placement of the callout contact form tab within a page (right, left, top, bottom or each corner)
  • Customize the tooltip text that appears upon hovering over the callout tab
  • Create or upload a custom callout tab (so you can use alternative text besides “Contact Us”, and in the language of your choice)
  • Run A/B optimization experiments of callout contact form tabs and form templates
  • Create, add or remove custom form fields (which requires you to choose a form template designated as compatible with “Custom Fields”)
  • Customize form fields labels in a “Custom Field” form
  • Modify text in the email auto responder for each contact form
  • Modify text in the confirmation page each contact form
  • Modify the headline and call-to-action each contact form
  • Modify the button text each contact form
  • Add CAPTCHA protection to any of your contact forms
  • Add your Google Analytics code onto the contact form and confirmation page
  • Send your contact form submission data to 3rd party tools you already use, such as Google Docs, Zoho CRM, Constant Contact, MailChimp, Vertical Response, SendGrid, Emma, Sendy, GetResponse, ActiveCampaign, SugarCRM, Hubspot, Tactile CRM, Highrise, Capsule, and others (see http://www.contactus.com/3rd-party-software-integrations/ for a list of supported tools)
  • Modify your contact form mobile settings to automatically show a mobile-optimized contact form to mobile visitors
  • Extend your contact form to Facebook with our Facebook app
  • Include social media links and icons

Finally, Powerful Contact Management Tools

ContactUs.com provides more than just a form to capture website inquiries. Your integrated ContactUs.com account gives you the tools needed to track and communicate with your new contact form submissions, such as:

  • Track contact form submissions inside of your secure, cloud-based contact management database
  • Take notes on individual submissions
  • View overall submission stats (form views, submissions, segmentation by devices)
  • Gain detailed contact form analytics on each submission (referral source, pages visited, time on site, new/existing visitor)
  • Add our lead qualification API
  • Receive retargeting alerts when people who previously submitted your contact form come back to your website

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Please note: This plugin from ContactUs.com includes JavaScript code used to connect the plugin to the ContactUs.com servers, when enabled. This JavaScript is used to connect to live chat support so that questions can be asked and answered directly from within the plugin.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-21
Downloads: 1,464

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