Lightbox Popup Final Weekend Sale

29 September 2011

Offer Closed


This is a special sale for new subscribers and people who may have missed this plugin when it was released in April.

Tomorrow (Friday 30th September) I’ll be releasing a plugin called LightBox Popup that was customer requested.

Now before you go “*yawn* Oh Frank there’s lots of these types of scripts available”, I’d like you to stop and consider that I always go that extra little bit further when coming up with plugin ideas.

And I don’t embark on a project until I’ve had a good look round to see what alternatives there out there.

The plugin took over a month to develop going through various prototype stages and adding in more and more features until we were ready to release it, and I hope you’ll appreciate how much thought has gone into it.

The original request (from James Dunn) was for a method to create a lightbox popup that could have HTML pasted into it. It seems that it wasn’t as easy for James to find what he was after, and after having a look round myself I agree with him.

James said (shortened form):-

“I’d like a pop-up, lightbox, overlay, modal…  In that box (for this specific application) I need to put some HTML for a 1SC form where the visitor can enter their name, email address, and a question/comment…  I need to be able to put the HTML in for the 1SC form so it will send the input to the 1SC system.

I found tons of lightboxes that will allow me to put photos, videos, iFrames, etc, but only one or two that would allow me to put just straight HTML in the box. I found one that would allow me to put a widget in the box… but the setup menu on it doesn’t work… I think it’s just another buggy plugin).”

I decided that yes this would be quite a useful plugin to create and I’d certainly find it very handy on some of my own sites. So, putting my thinking cap on I came up with the initial spec and then started building on it.

It now does a LOT of other stuff that wasn’t in James’ request. ;-)

Now you can paste your HTML in there as requested, and then there are a few “Extra Settings” that we thought would be very useful for you too.


#1 – You can enable or disable the plugin without deactivating it.

#2 – You can reset the visitor cookie if you change the nature of the lightbox and want them to see it again if using it in “Trigger” mode. The triggers are time delay from the visitor arriving, or if the visitor is about to close the page, and also optionally if the visitor clicks on an external link.

#3 – You can change the colour of the lightbox backgound using either pre-selected colours from a drop-down or use the custom colour picker. You can even set the lightbox background to transparent to make it seem like a regular DHTML popup.


#4 – The rules for displaying the popup are the same as we created for the Slide Up Ads plugin. “Normal”, “Nth View”, “Nth view with initial” and “Nth day”.

#5 – You can choose from some pre-set sizes or set it to your own custom size.

#6 – You can set the position of the popup according to the most commonly used options.

#7 – You can set a custom (HTML) “Thank You Message” which optionally replaces the contents of the lightbox if using it as a sign up box, or alternatively set a “Thank You URL” to redirect your visitor to.


This weekend I’m having the final pre-launch sale for it before placing it officially on its own page at full price.  ;-)

The sale price for the Lightbox Popup plugin starts tomorrow at 6.00pm for just $10.00.  When the sale is over, it will be placed on its own page at a full price of somewhere between $27-$47 TBD.

Save yourself a chunk of cash and get it for just $10.00 tomorrow.

-Frank Haywood

P.S.  While we’re all waiting, don’t forget the Lazy SEO plugin from yesterday.  The high PR page finder module alone is worth five times what’s being asked for all FOUR modules.

You can get it from here:-


12 Responses to “Lightbox Popup Final Weekend Sale”

  1. Jeff says:

    Sounds good. Do you have a live demo we can look at?

  2. Matt Schmidt says:

    Hi Frank

    Is there a demo for this lightbox tool?

    Cheers, MS

  3. Dan V says:

    Hi Frank – Ive read this page twice now trying to find somewhere to buy but I give up. I thought you might like to know that and point me in the right direction ? ;-)

  4. bruce cat says:

    Is there a demo?

  5. Michael says:

    Live demo pls

  6. Frank Haywood says:

    Hey everybody,

    I’ve gone one better than a live demo which would only show off one feature of the plugin, and I’ve created a video instead, now at the top of this post.



  7. Julia says:

    What are the rights for the plugin? Do we have developer rights? Multiple site license?

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Julia,

      You can install on as many sites as you personally own. If you need a client/flipper licence, I’ll put something together for you – let’s say $10 in line with previous specials I’ve run. :-)


  8. Rich says:

    so the cookie ID is to prevent a visitor that already opted into the form to see the pop up again?

    Can it be use for Aweber form?

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Yes, and the form code I use in the video is for Aweber that I modified as I don’t like all the junk that Aweber put in their forms now. (Which is why I’m gradually moving to ImnicaMail.)


  9. richard says:


    Is there a feature that will select a certain post(s) or page(s) that a certain pop-up will appear. Let say I want to show a particular pop-up message to those visitors who reach a certain post/page of my website.



    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Richard,

      No it’s a global pop-up, but I’ll see if we can’t get that added. I’ve put it on the todo list.