Scroll Triggered Box displays a pop-up box with customizable content. This content can be any call-to action for your site or blog.
I read the 3 reviews here that weren't 5 stars - one of them from Joost who carries a lot of weight in SEO land - and so initially installed another scroll triggered box plugin instead of this one.
That was a mistake. It cost me a lot of time and troubleshooting before I circled back to this one. I was blown away when I finally tried it that the plugin was so insanely easy to install and get running - under 5 minutes in my case - and it came styled beautifully out of the box. I'm a front end developer who styles for a living - but this plugin saved me that time.
This is a free plugin with no premium version that I can see, so what you get is what you have. There's no integration to the typical email solutions: aweber, constant contact, mailchimp and emails aren't saved in the database. Also, there hasn't been a new release in some time.
In case you're interested in what happened with the other plugin - the one I gave up on... First there were conflicts with some other plugins on the install, which was causing the scroll triggered boxes (stb) config settings not to save. A workaround was to disable all other plugins, configure stb, then reactivate the others again. That works ok in a development environment, but not so well in production.
The other issue with stb was this "Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in .../plugins/scroll-triggered-boxes/includes/class-public.php on line 38". The dev, Danny Van Kooten, is a cool guy and responsive considering its a free plugin, but in this case it just wasn't an important enough part of the scope to continue working through all the issues.
The install I'm working on is hosted by WPEngine - which uses both Apache and nginx - and maybe if it were running on nginx I'd have had a problem like the others, but less than 15% of sites use nginx, so most won't need to worry about it.
Simple and works.
If it had the ability to make a few different popups show in random order, this plugin would get 6 stars!
I should have listened to Joost, this plugin didn't work and on the top of that it broke my website. Gave 502 bad gateway error.
I had to manually login to my server, delete the plugin folder and then restart the server to regain the website. I lost visitors.
Fit it, plugin author.
I think this is a better alternative: http://wordpress.org/plugins/scroll-triggered-boxes/
There are no instructions for how to integrate this with my subscription service (Feedblitz). I've read in the forums to "add your code" but that's not helpful if code is not your thing. I have no idea where the email addresses are going when readers use the box. It would be helpful if there were better instructions to get it functional.
Works great, it's easy to set up, boosts newsletter subscribers.
It's a great plug-in, thank you very much for this.
Does what it says on the box.
Very simple to install and get it working.
Super easy to use out of the box. This is what earned the 5 stars. Not too hard to style. Future upgrades could use more theme choices but that's about all. I plan to donate as I do with the "good" plugins.
The code breaks in numerous places when the plugin is running on an NGINX install and makes all sorts of assumptions about where certain files are. Also, the developer should turn WP_DEBUG on while developing and fix all those notices...
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