What you'll find in this guide:
- What are the HTML pop-ups?
- How to set up the feature in settings
- How to set up the feature in shortcode editor
What are the HTML pop-ups?
The HTML pop-up is a useful feature that allows you to show a box with predefined content after a video ends. And since it's called HTML popup, you don't have to stick to plain text only. You can add clickable links, images, customize the styling with CSS and much more.
This is a great way to get creative, and for instance promote other content on your website, bring in some more conversions, or maybe raise the number of followers on your social media channels.
The feature needed to be set up for every video individually in the shortcode editor, but since the version 18.104.22.168 of the free FV Player plugin, you can create unlimited amount of pop-ups with several options of selecting which will be shown and when.
How to set up the feature in settings
Turning the feature on is very simple, just prepare the individual pop-ups in the settings and select which ones should appear globally. To do that, go to Settings > FV Player and switch to the Actions tab.
Now you can name the pop-up, enter the content you want in the HTML field and add styling in the CSS field. We've added two pop-ups in the example below.
If you want to add more than one pop-up, click the Add more Popups button (1.). When you are finished, don't forget to click Save All Changes (2.).
The last step is to decide if you want to turn on the pop-ups globally or set them up for each video individually. If you want to set a default pop-up, you can pick one from the pool or turn on the random rotation. Just click the drop-down list and select what you need.
In the example above we've created two pop-ups. In the one named 'Ad #2', we've added a simple text with a link to our Twitter profile. This is how it will look like, when the video ends:
How to set up the feature in shortcode editor
As mentioned before, you can adjust the pop-up settings for each video individually. That means you can "override" the default pop-up setting for any video you want. To turn on the option of editing the end pop-ups in the shortcode editor, go to Settings > FV Player > Setup tab > Post Interface Options and activate the Video Actions. As you can see, this will also allow you to pick from several actions that will happen after the video ends:
- End popup
- End splashscreen
When the Video Actions are active, you can find them in the Actions tab in the shortcode editor as a drop down list called "End of Video". There you can pick the "Show popup" option.
Now you can pick one of the pop-ups from the list of those prepared in the global settings (see previous step).
Finally, here's how the HTML pop-up feature looks like.