I hate unexpected pop-up windows. So recently when a client wanted some sort of pop up on their site to highlight a product, after discussing options and my views, we decided to trial the free Pageear PagePeel Banner, a slick sort of pop up window plugin that opens when your visitor hovers over the ‘peel’ at the top right of this page, for instance.
NOTE – While it’s cool – I don’t use this plugin any more….
Installation Of Pageear Plugin
Pageear Plugin easy to install with few problems – and here are English instructions. First download the plugin, and upload it into your WordPress 2.5 plugins folder. Activate it. Then in the Admin > Plugins > Pageear-config (at the top of the page!) specify the configuration you want.
Our PageEar Configuration
|Mirror image (Mirror Image Your Advert) – Yes Or No|
|Fade in pageear if image completely loaded (off, 1=slow, 5=fast )|
|Movement speed of small pageear (1=fast, 4=slow )|
|Color of pagecorner in RGB (e.g. white=ffffff,black=000000)|
|URL to open on pageear click|
|Browser target (new) or self (self)|
|Opens pageear automaticly in x seconds|
|Seconds until pageear close after openOnLoad|
|Set direction of pageear in left or right top browser corner (lt: left | rt: right )
|Small pageear image (jpg, 100×100 pixel)|
|Big pageear image (jpg, 500×500 pixel)|
|Resize images to correct width (100px and 500px)|
|I like the pageear and want to support it with a backlink|
Yes, you’ll need to make two images, a small one, and a large one, with your advert. You can see we’re plugging the upcoming Edinburgh SEO Class in ours. :)
WordPress Template Modifications
To activate, you’ll need to insert the following in the <head>:
and you’ll also need to include the following in the body tag somewhere;
….. and that’s it. A page peel pop up banner for your wordpress theme, a corner ad, that is activated when a visitor hovers over the page peel – we thought we’d trial it for a while.