Client Area Popup For Blesta
|Client Area Popup For Blesta is an extension which allows you to design fully tailored pop-ups that will be seen by your clients in their panel.|
Choosing from different formats: an image, raw or HTML text, create a pop-up that will reach your clients directly.
- Admin Area Features:
|✔ Create Pop-ups Using Predefined Styles|
|✔ Preview Pop-up With Single Click|
|✔ Archive Pop-ups For Latter Use|
|✔ View Pop-up Restrictions|
|✔ View Number of Pop-up Displays|
|✔ Create Styles To Be Used By Pop-up|
- Client Area Features:
|✔ View Pop-up If Restrictions Are Met|
|✔ Close Pop-up Permanently|
- Pop-up Features:
|✔ Define Pop-up Restrictions:|
|✔ Display Frequency - How Often Pop-up Should Be Displayed|
|✔ Hide - Client Can Close Pop-up Permanently|
|✔ Pages - Define Pages Where Pop-up Is Displayed|
|✔ Required Languages|
|✔ Required User Groups|
|✔ Required Active Services|
|✔ Required Active Products In Groups|
|✔ Required Active Services In Groups|
|✔ Define Time Frames For Pop-up To Be Shown|
|✔ Define Pop-up Size|
|✔ Assign Style To Pop-up|
|✔ Choose Type And Provide Pop-up Content:|
- General Info:
|✔ Supports Default Bootstrap And Custom Blesta Templates|
|✔ Multi-Language Support|
|✔ Supports PHP 5.4 Up To PHP 7|
|✔ Supports Blesta V3 and V4|
|This tutorial will show you how to successfully install and activate Client Area Popup For Blesta. |
We will guide you step by step through the whole installation process.
|1. Log in to your client area and download the plugin.|
|2. In the downloaded file you will find two packages that support different PHP versions.|
As presented on the screen below, the first one is dedicated to PHP 7, while the second one is aimed at PHP 5.4 up to PHP 5.6.
It does not apply to open source versions.
|3. Extract the downloaded file and choose the one with the right PHP version. Upload and extract the PHP file into the main Blesta directory.|
The content of PHP version files should look like this.
|4. When you install Client Area Popup For Blesta for the first time you have to rename 'license_RENAME.php' file.|
File is located in 'plugins/popup_module/license_RENAME.php'. Rename it from 'license_RENAME.php' to 'license.php'.
|5. In order to configure your license key, you have to edit the previously renamed 'license.php' file.|
Enter your license key between quotation marks as presented on the following screen. You can find your license key in your client area → 'My Products'.
|6. Set permissions to folders: 'plugins/popup_module/templates_c/' and 'plugins/popup_module/uploads/' to '0777'.|
|Now, you have to install the extension in your Blesta system.|
Log in to your Blesta staff panel and proceed to 'Settings' → 'Plugins' → 'Available'.
|You have just successfully installed Client Area Popup For Blesta!|
A new tab should now appear in your Blesta.
Configuration and Management
|Client Area Popup For Blesta is an extension which enables you to inform your clients by showing them ready-made and tailored pop-ups directly in their panel.|
Below, you will find instructions on how to draft and customize such pop-ups.
|The plugin does not require advanced configuration.|
That is why, we will immediately proceed to the most crucial aspect, which is creating a pop-up.
|To add a new pop-up simply press an appropriate button.|
|Start with naming the pop-up.|
Note: the title will not be displayed in any way on the final pop-up.
|If you have already other pop-ups created, you may copy their settings to the newly created one to save a lot of time.|
Finally, select the initial status:
Look And Feel
|The next part of creating a pop-up process concerns its interface, layout and general design.|
Auto - it automatically adjusts to the content.
Select style from the list of available and previously defined styles.
The pop-up may have a simple, formated text form or use WYSWIYG editor for more advanced effect.
- Type HTML
|Provide ready code snippet that you want to insert into the pop-up content.|
- Type Image
|Upload an 'Image'. |
See the visualization here.
|Restrictions - this is the place where a pop-up is conditioned. Please set up the rules according to which the pop-up will be displayed to clients.|
Only clients who meet all the restriction rules will see the pop-up.
If any of the above options is left blank, it will not be taken into consideration when creating a final list of clients to see the pop-up.
|You will also find there an explanation of the checking process:|
|In the last section define time period within which the pop-up shall be active - when it will be displayed with the set up previously established.|
Choose a specific day and hour to schedule the pop-up activation or select option 'Immediately' - then the pop-up will be active once you save the changes.
|Press 'Save' button once you have finished the configuration.|
|The first and main section of the extension is called 'Pop-ups'. |
You will find there all the most important information on existing pop-ups together with any possible action that can be performed on them.
1. Preview the pop-up - a sample page with a visible pop-up will appear. This is the final look a client will receive.
|There are three types of pop-ups in the system:
|Inactive pop-ups are those for which the end date has been crossed and they are no longer displayed to clients.|
Just like in case of active pop-ups all actions are available. You may edit it to change the end date and at the same time activate it again.
|Pop-ups in archive are moved there manually, these can be the previously active or inactive pop-ups (use action button to move entry to 'Archive').
You may restore archived pop-ups any time and, depending on the end date of the resorted pop-up, it will be moved either to 'Active' or 'Inactive' group.
| 'Styles' section contains a list of all predefined styles, that position your pop-ups.|
There are 14 types of different styles, that vary from one another with up or down position, right/left/center, overlay option etc.
|If non of the predefined styles perfectly matches your needs, you may edit the styles.|
Press the icon as marked on the screen.
|You are moved to the style edition page with CSS and HTML details. You may edit them as you need to adjust the style to your preferences.|
|In case the predefined styles are not sufficient and you do not want to lose any by editing its content, you may always add a new style.|
Press the button as on the screen to do so.
|Provide your customized content or copy and modify a predefined style content.|
Save the changes in the end.
|The last position in your navigation menu, when clicked, redirects to the article you are currently reading.|
|Now, let's take a look at what Client Area Popup For Blesta may give you in practice.|
Below, you will find several examples of pup-ups, each in a different style and of a different type.
|Type: 'Text' |
|Type: 'Image' |
'Overlay' means there is a gray background behind the pop-up text or image.
|2. The module is ad blocker resistant unless in the tool your clients block the popup class deliberately.|
|1. When you have problems with connection, check whether your SELinux or firewall does not block ports.|