Turn Links into Email opt-in Box with Popup Ninja Plugin

I was playing with Popup Ninja plugin, that time I noticed that we can use this plugin to turn any links into beautiful opt-in box. This is really one of the cool feature, here how we can implement this feature.

Links into Email opt-in box:

Collecting leads is one of the most important steps in every business. We must collect our visitors Email address to convert them into loyal readers, buyers or whatever your website goal is about. For this purpose everyone use an opt-in box, popup and many other different strategies to collect leads.

If you visit some popular IM blogs then you will notice-when you click on links it shows popup box. That means, if any user click on your links, then a pop box should show up instead of opening other page to collect email leads. If you want to implement such function on your blog as well, then follow this guide.

To implement such function you need to have Popup Ninja plugin. You see the link popup demo here.

You can use this feature in many ways, for example you can add call to action link at the end of the post or you use this to show the contact form without leaving current page.

How to implement Links to Popup box Feature?

links to opt-in box

Popup box opened after clicking on link

To implement this function, just go to Ninja Popups >>Add New Popup and create the popup that need to open when any users clicks on your links.

Once you done that, go to Ninja Popups>> Popups and note down the ID of the popup that you have created and replace the below ID (3585) with your ID and place this code on your webpage.
Syntax:  optin-links-wp

Demo: [ninja-popup ID=4134]Click Here for demo[/ninja-popup]

Now when any visitor click on the link, a beautiful popup box will displayed.


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Viki Stanley-Hutchison - May 30, 2014

Does this work only on wordpress or can it be used on other sites?

    ARUN KUMAR - May 30, 2014

    Works only on wordpress sites.

Doctor_Joy - December 10, 2014

Is it works? Writing error (

Doctor_Joy - December 10, 2014

And don’t open in popup((

    ARUN KUMAR - December 12, 2014

    Article is little old so popup which I created was deleted..Now updated with another popup. You can try now…

Tammy - January 6, 2015

Thanks for the instructions. How would you link the popup short code to an image?

    ARUN KUMAR - January 6, 2015

    I think it is also possible but I never tried. Please check the product page or demo page you will get to know how to open popup when you click a image.

SugarsBeach - May 15, 2015

I hear you, but “Add New Popup and create the popup that need to open when any users clicks on your links.”

Where might that be?

I see how to do an Exit popup or Scroll or Inactivity…but not for links or graphics.


    SugarsBeach - May 16, 2015

    No answer, huh?

    I even tried asking Ninja Popup’s via email but ne answer 3 days later.


      ARUN KUMAR - May 16, 2015

      I’m sorry. In this post only i clearly explained how to setup any links to popup box. I guess you didn’t went through it properly. Please re-read and understand it.

SugarsBeach - May 18, 2015


Of course I went thru it.. several times.

But as I stated, when you say “Add New Popup and create the popup that need to open when any users clicks on your links.” …I can’t find WHERE in the backend of Ninja popup that is.

If there was a spot that said “for links or “for graphics” I wouldn’t have left this message.

    ARUN KUMAR - May 18, 2015

    Yes, You don’t see that option. You have to create it like a normal popup then you need to take that ID and use the syntax which is mentioned in this post to create clickable link popup.

SugarsBeach - May 18, 2015

Maybe YOU didn’t read my message! hehe 🙂

SugarsBeach - May 18, 2015

My guess is your readers are more tech sophisticated than me… because this post is of no help (to me) whatsoever.

I don’t even know what you’re talking about with syntax.

When you said “Add New Popup and create the popup that need to open when any users clicks on your links.” I thought that meant there was actually a popup that “need to open when any users clicks on your links.”

I took what you said literally whereas a more tech savvy person can apparently read between the lines and figure out what you really mean.

oh well..

Bob - May 29, 2015

I set it up [ninja-popup ID=10] click here [/ninja-popup] (10 is the ID of the popup I want)

but the [ninja-popup ID=10] and [/ninja-popup] show up on the page and nothing happens. I included my website so you can see for yourself. I put the code in an html block.

Nikhil Ganotra - June 30, 2015

Great tips Arun.

I have bought Ninja Popups since a long time ago but I never knew about this trick. If I had known this trick earlier, I would have gained many subscribers.

But.. still I will setups links optin popups from now for profitable email marketing.

Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Jean-David Abramowicz - September 29, 2016

I would like to have a click to call on the action button.
how could I script it?


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