General Settings

August 18, 2010

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Configuration of the General settings in WordPress Optin Crusher.

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Mike September 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

I recently downloaded the optin crusher and have a quick question: is there anyway when you click on the message instead of the light box coming up to be directed to a page I created? thanks.

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admin September 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

the redirection was the original approach but it gave way to the lightbox, so in he current version you can’t do that. I think that might be a good item to add back in though. I’ll make a note about it.

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Mike September 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

great thanks.

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David October 13, 2010 at 10:36 am

Hi Daniel, thanks for the great plugin. I have installed it and everything works great with the exception that the text and boxes for the optin are about 80% hidden or pushed below the bottom. I have played with the setting with no avail.

I am using the latest version of Wordpress and of your plugin.

Thanks.

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Daniel October 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm

David,

I think it has to do with your image submit button. Either change it to a text button or shrink your image down.

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Rudy Labordus October 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I have the same problem as David. Would love to fix this. Please see onevote.com.au for the symptom. Maybe if it enough people are doing something they shouldn’t be doing, it can be disabled or maybe a big warning box not to tick a box in the setup or something? Hope to hear your fix for this.

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kurt October 21, 2010 at 5:00 am

Hi Rudy,

Daniel is right. Either you change your image submit button to a text button or shrink your image down. If you insist in using your image submit button as it is, you can add a style for the image submit button.
You can add this style in the image submit button: style=”float: right; margin: -30px 0 0 10px;”

The code should look like this after you’ve included the style:

Just a heads up, if you will add the style, the image submit button will not display correctly on the lightbox.

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Lawrence Bland December 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Hello Daniel,

Just wanted to compliment you on a fine tool. I will be installing it on many of my sites. Any additional pointers you might suggest would be appreciated. Thanks!

Lawrence

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Robert Simpson February 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Hi Daniel,

I just installed the optincrusher on my blog and just wanted to say thanks very much for giving this away totally free of charge. I know you could easily be selling this amazing plugin so I just want express my appreciation and gratitude.

There are a few free plugins which do the same but nowhere near as good in quality or added features which you have incorporated into yours.

Anyway Daniel thanks again,
Robert ๐Ÿ™‚

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Daniel February 24, 2011 at 6:58 am

Thanks Robert. I’m glad that you like it!

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Kai Hock June 28, 2011 at 2:56 am

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for being so generous in sharing out this fine tool for FREE!

I have my own website, http://www.workfromhomemalaysia.biz. Then, I installed Wordpress and found your tool. Can I also have the slide up shown on my main page and other pages rather than just the blog page?

Cheers

Kai Hock
Singapore

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Ian November 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Daniel, sweet job. But I can’t find your instructions for customising the image/thumbnail.

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Daniel December 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm
Andreas March 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hi Daniel

Thank you very much for this amazing slide-up. It is hard to find something comparable. After going through all the guidance you gave, I was able to bring it to life. There is only one thing missing and that is the Submit buttom. When I put in the code from my autoresponder CleverReach in the according field below optin details and click on “Process Form” the code for the submit buttom gets taken off and as a matter of that it is not displayed in the optincrusher when it pomps up. What can I do?

Thank you
Andreas

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Daniel March 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

Andreas, it looks like you got it working. Great job.

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kera March 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

love this plugin – Thank you so much for providing it free!
i am using it for a couple clients… had no problems at all…
but now, all of a sudden… installing for a new client, and getting no joy.
any suggestions what to look for when it’s NOT working??
i’ve used the identical settings as on the site where it IS working… and they’re both hosted at the same server co (sep. accts) with the same version of WP… different themes tho.

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kera March 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

never mind ๐Ÿ˜€ fixed it…. it was a combination of things, i think – theme was missing hook *(don’t know if that’s necessary for your plugin), and had it set to “no” on view when logged in…

just want to point out, tho… that i have it set to “no” on the other site too, and it still shows up when i’m logged in… ? i dont’ care one way or the other, but some might…

thanks again!

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chris April 7, 2012 at 7:43 am

how do i get the HTML form code from my email service provider.
I cant find it anywhere and didnt get anything.. i just need the code so i can start using this..
thanks

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Daniel April 9, 2012 at 8:05 am

You’ll have to ask your email service provider how to generate an optin form. It’s a little different for each one.

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Mary Sloane April 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Hi Daniel

For some reason I am not getting any of the configuration videos but I got the Customize videos any ideas?

Thanks

Mary

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Mary Sloane April 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

HI Daniel

Not to worry i found the videos that I couldn’t see on YouTube so far they seem easy and clear

Thanks so much for a great plugin and useful tool

I want to collect emails but it is nice not to pi_ _ your visitors off too

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Kenneth Holland May 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hi Daniel,

Is there a way to configure this so the lightbox pop up can be disabled? I have adsense running on my site and it’s against their TOS to have a lightbox.

Thanks!

Ken

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Daniel May 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Ken,

It’s not possible to disable. In your case I doubt adsense would have a problem with optincrusher, though I could be wrong. I think it’s forced lightboxes that they don’t like. That’s the whole reason I created this. The only time a lightbox would every show up is if a user clicked for it.

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Kenneth Holland May 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Hi Daniel,

Hey thanks for your response. I really like the look of your plugin. I’ll have to delve in to this deeper to make sure. If I have a problem getting it working for any reason id this where I contact you?

Ken

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Daniel May 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

It’s fine if you ask questions here. You may also want to read through existing comments on this site since many questions have already been answered.

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Kenneth Holland May 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Hi Daniel,

The Remember Show/Hide state selection doesn’t work. I need it not to come back up after someone hides it.

Ken

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Daniel May 10, 2012 at 6:31 am

Ken, you’ll have to double check that the cookie code is there and working.

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Kenneth Holland May 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Hi Daniel,

How would I do that?

ken

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Daniel May 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

The best way is to use a tool like firebug or chrome developer tools and verify that the cookie code is present and the cookie is set. Unfortunately I don’t have bandwidth to help you troubleshoot it further right now.

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Mona May 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

Daniel,

Quick question. Is there are updated version of this? When I’m looking at the videos vs. what I have installed my general settings have no mention of iphone, etc. I had installed this a while back and I’m reinstalling…how to I get the most updated version? I tried signing up again, but it’s not dispatching the email so I went searching for my old ones.
Thank you!

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Daniel May 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Mona,

You do have the most current copy. The iphone edition wasn’t working right so I removed that feature. It won’t show up on any mobile devices on purpose.

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Regina October 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

The new version works great, thanks!Two things that I need are a link to each users author page somewhere in their respective rows and the ability to merge fields, i.e. last_name, fimrn_tase.

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Linda July 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

Great way to get optins, I appreciate you offering it for free. I want to ask, and I see someone asked previously, if I can have viewers be directed to a certain page instead of the Lightbox?
Thank you,
Linda

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Daniel July 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

That’s not an option in the plugin currently, but you can modify the plugin on your site.

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Adam July 16, 2012 at 9:44 am

Daniel,

All I see in the form down below is the fields for first name, last name and email but there is no ‘submit’ button. Not on the banner below nor on the light box. Is this an issue with my email service provider code? We use Madmimi and I generated a ‘web-form’ to get the html. Like I said it works to show the fields but I don’t see a ‘submit’ button of any kind.

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Daniel July 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Looks like you got it. Nice work.

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wiki July 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

hi Daniel;
i have configured my plugin…. but its not showing on my website {wallpapersfunda dot com]
so i need ur help in this regard.

looking forward to ur voice

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Daniel July 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm

it does show up on subsequent page loads, but it’s not very useful since the facebook popover nags on every page load. You might want to choose one or the other.

Good luck.

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juan August 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hello Daniel!

Thanks a lot for the plugin, Iยดve been lookinf for something like this for a while now.

I do have one doubt, Is there a way I could change the “First name”, “email and “submit” to spanish?

Thanks, other than that the plugin works as expected

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Daniel August 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Juan, si, es posible. It doesn’t have anything to do with my plugin though. It has to do with your optin form.

by the way, I clicked through to your site and you have three optin boxes on the one page. I suggest getting rid of the pop-over and optincrusher and go with your video optin format. For your blog content, you can make use of the optincrusher.

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Andrew October 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Hey Daniel…

I stumbled across OptinCrusher and was blown away by the quality and the fact you’re not charging anything.

I create digital training products — Could not contact you directly as you appear busy (that’s a good thing). I regularly see things that are pathetic in comparison to the quality of OC.

My real email has been left, contact me when you have a free minute.

Talk soon – Andrew

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Daniel October 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Andrew,

I’m glad you like it. I did put in a lot of time making it just right, and it’s been fantastic on my own sites.

Unfortunately I am swamped right now and not doing any client work or consultation.

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simon shakespeare November 3, 2012 at 5:33 am

Hi I love the plugin and think it could really help with my conversion rate so thank you for offering it as a free download.

I have tried configuring it & have gone through all of the steps however i still cannot see the optincrusher on my footer wether logged in or out. Am i supposed to paste the processed form somewhere on one of my pages?

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Daniel November 3, 2012 at 8:43 am

You don’t have to copy anything in particular, but you can follow the troubleshooter:
http://helpdesk.danielwatrous.com/index.php?/Troubleshooter/Step/View/2

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simon shakespeare November 9, 2012 at 3:33 am

Thanks daniel

i have gone through the troubleshooter & added the code to my footer page that was missing however the option crusher still hasn’t appeared. Iv been able to add this to another of my sites with no difficulty however im really struggling to get it onto my blog which is where it would be of most use to me.

Is there any other reasons this could not be working?

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Daniel November 9, 2012 at 6:41 am

I may not be compatible with your theme. You can use the chrome developer tools to debug further, but you’ll need to know a little bit about javascript. Sorry I can’t give you more help.

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Alvin Grier December 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I’ve installed and activated the plugin, but when I go to pages, or even the homepage, nothing happens.

Should I assume this is happening because the plugin isn’t compatible with my theme?

I don’t know anything about javascript, so is my only option to uninstall the plugin?

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Alvin Grier December 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Actually, I normally use Chrome, and when I went to my site from IE and Firefox it worked.

Any idea why I’m having the issue specifically with Chrome?

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Daniel December 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

You probably have it set to not show for admin and you’re logged in with that browser.

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Grant March 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Really great stuff Daniel, looking forward to what this plugin brings.

I’m having a similar problem to some of the others; name and email fields stretched and the submit button nowhere to be found.

Please help

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Daniel March 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

Grant, I have found that using Chrome developer tools is a fantastic way to work through display issues. Firebug in firefox is also a great option.

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Lynne March 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

Hi Daniel – don’t know if you got this question from me already…sorry if duplicated…

I’ve successfully installed your great plugin on http://www.dr-concorde-trusted-voice.com. Looks great at the foot of the page. BUT, the layout and spacing of the copy on the lightbox is wrong and I can’t see how to change it. Can you advise me please?

Thanks Daniel…

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Daniel March 18, 2013 at 5:42 am

Lynne,

It looks like you might have H1 tags or something around that text. There may be a style change you can make in my plugin to override line spacing or you could try adjusting the style on your site. Either would help.

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David Ginn March 18, 2013 at 5:47 am

Hi Daniel,

I really like this approach and the plugin. Thank you!

Everything is working fine, except it unsuccessfully tries to activate on my mobile theme also, which is Pagelines. Ideas?

Thanks, David

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Daniel March 18, 2013 at 6:34 am

David,

I programmed it to not render on mobile devices. If you’re viewing your mobile version from your desktop, I would expect it to try and render. Try it from a mobile device.

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toniann andujar March 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

When I downloaded and placed on my blog, it doesn’t show the boxes for the person to insert their name and email.. Also, what is an optin form or the html code? I am a little confused.

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Daniel March 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm

toniann, the raw html for the optin form is provided by your email vendor, like aweber or mailchimp. optincrusher simply provides a novel and attractive way of displaying the form to your users.

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Rene April 12, 2013 at 1:33 am

Great plugin!
Finaly working with your advice’s.

One more thing though.
The fields and text in the popup doenst align propper.
I tried to find out where to make those changes but cnt figure it out.
Can you help me out?

thnks!

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Daniel April 12, 2013 at 5:58 am

Rene, it looks good to me. I guess you figured it out.

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shabrawy April 12, 2013 at 5:40 am

hey Daniel , i i have problem in name field and e mail field they are not showen ,,evry thing good till the red arrow …but (name,mail feilds is hidding …how to get them ? thank you

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Michel June 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Hi Daniel,
I use Infusionsoft webform as the HTML code. It seemed to process t OK, and the opt in slides in from the bottom as designed. However, the “Submit” button on both the bottom slide in and the light box are nowhere to be found. Is this button size and shape hard coded into your plugin?

I see from the above comments that others have had this problem, but there is no indication how they fixed it, apart from a comment from you saying they had fixed it.

What do I need to do to get this to work properly?

Best regards
Michel
p.s. Put onto this plugin by Jermaine Griggs.

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Daniel June 14, 2013 at 7:52 am

Hi Michel, The submit button is part of your form, not the plugin. I just looked at your site and it appears to be working. The best thing is to make it a regular submit button, not an image.

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Thomas June 20, 2013 at 3:10 am

Hi Daniel,

I have installed the OptinCrusher plugin onto my website and I must say I like it so far, its really awesome.

However, I do have a question about the Exclude post/page option under the General settings section. Is there a video to show how it works because I want to exclude the OptinCrusher from appearing in my Videos, Contact Us, Privacy Policy page and posts but I have no idea how to do it.

Appreciate your help on this matter. Thank you.

Regards
Thomas

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Daniel June 20, 2013 at 7:12 am

When you edit a page, you can look at the URL and find the ID for that page. It’s a number, like 34 or 529. You’ll need to gather those numbers for all of the pages you want to exclude and put them into the field for excluded pages. They should be separated by commas, like this “34,529”. That would exclude page 34 and 529. The same goes for posts.

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Thomas June 21, 2013 at 1:25 am

Hi Daniel,

I managed to do it. Thank you for your help.

Will there be any more new added features or updates for the Optincrusher plugin in the near future?

Regards
Thomas

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Daniel June 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

We don’t have a scheduled release, but there will be an updated version of optincrusher at some point.

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Tony August 27, 2013 at 2:13 am

Hi there.

I don’t suppose a user can’t rotate different bars/popups for split-testing? Also, could someone use a different bar/popup on a page/post basis?

Thanks.

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Daniel August 27, 2013 at 7:05 am

Tony, those are good feature ideas, but not possible at this time. I’ll keep them in mind for future versions.

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Michael October 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Hey Daniel, let me just say this is a fine piec of work you’ve done here.

I’ve just started messing around with it at the moment, but have discovered something that I was hoping you’d be able to shed some light on.

I’ve noticed that it doesn’t work on my iPad when open up my we page. Any clues?

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Daniel October 7, 2013 at 6:36 am

Michael, it is disabled on mobile devices. The small screen size and panning method of rendering the page make it more complicated to show. I’m still working on a fit for the mobile devices…

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Michael October 9, 2013 at 1:55 am

Bugger! That’s a shame. Any hInts as to when the mobile version will be available? It’s just that so many people are using mobile devices these days it’s a shame not to be capitalising on them.

Thanks anyway Daniel.

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Daniel October 17, 2013 at 1:12 am

I actually had an awesome idea for it just a few days ago. I think I know how to do it now. I hope to have something out within the next few months, but I’m also swamped with my MBA coursework…

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Karla October 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Hi, Daniel!

I love this plugin. You have excellent tutorials! I am using this plugin for another website and it works great. But, I am having a problem with this website. As you can see, the place for someone to enter their name, email address, and the submit button cannot be seen. My eNewsletter image is 360×92, so I am uncertain as to what is the problem. Finally, the “name” box in the lightbox is off. I know you are swamped with your MBA coursework, but anytime you can lend to help me resolve this issue much appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

Karla

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Rashid Rupani October 18, 2013 at 1:10 am

Hi Karla,

To fix your issue, you need to paste the following code in your stylesheet.
http://codepad.org/FwfNTpen

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Diego February 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Hi Daniel! id like to Hide from subscribed visitors. But it says that I need a Thank you page to insert the [optincrusher_thankyou] code. However, if Im using feedburner, how can I configurate this? Thanks!

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Daniel February 15, 2014 at 9:38 am

I’m not sure how to manage that with feedburner. It’s possible that feedburner will allow you to specify a page where the user is forwarded after signing up…Other than that, feedburner doesn’t allow you to send auto responses or general messages.

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Dan Sacapano June 27, 2014 at 12:20 am

Hello Daniel, I like your plugin and am trying to successfully install it but am having issues. Please take a look at this and scroll to the bottom of the page to see your plugin and the missing fields…here==> http://screencast.com/t/omcwRUedM

I have tried over and over again to remedy this issue but have not been able to. I went ahead and completed all of the configuration steps hoping that the ‘Name’ and ‘Email’ fields would display but to no avail. They will not display on my page.

I even downloaded the plugin a second time after of course, first removing it. I have tried emptying my cache too.

Please advise.

Thank you,
-Dan Sacapano

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Rashid Rupani June 27, 2014 at 1:01 am

It looks like your optin form issue but please create a support ticket so we can help you in fixing this issue.

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Dan Sacapano June 27, 2014 at 1:12 am

Hi Rashid, okay, I did look for a support portal for Daniel’s site and plugin but couldn’t find it. Please send me the url where I can create a support request ticket.

Thank you,
-Dan Sacapano

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Dan Sacapano June 27, 2014 at 1:21 am

Hello Rashid, I found your support desk site. Thanks and please look for my ticket.
You are appreciated!
-Dan

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Chinenye Bakare February 4, 2016 at 7:54 am

Hi Daniel,
please my admin page goes blank and refuses to load once I installed optin crusher. Is there any reason for this?

Thank you.

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Rashid Rupani February 13, 2016 at 6:35 am

Kindly create a support ticket for this issue.

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