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PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact Me

Filed in Technology, Tutorial by on June 6, 2013 2 Comments

Would you like to make the “Contact Me” link on your WordPress Sites’s navigation bar a popup menu link instead.  Well, here is a pretty cool way to to accomplish that task.

You will need 2 plugins and optional 3rd.

  1. Popup Contact Form from gopiplus
  2. Jin Menu by Buffernow
  3. Configure SMTP by Coffee 2 Code (optional I use because I run WordPress on Windows server and php mail is funky)

I strongly suggest you create a Child Theme because you will need to modify header.php.  Here are a few tutorials for that:

“POPUP CONTACT FORM”
CONFIGURATION

1.  Under Settings > Popup contact form – Configure the plugin as you desire but be sure to remove the image link form “Link Button/Text”  If you don’t this then the button will show up at the top of all your pages, and we don’t need that to happen.

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2.  Click “Update Settings”

3.  Past the following into your header.php file

PopupContact(); ?>

“CONTACT ME MENU LINK”
CONFIGURATION

1.  Open Appearance > Menus and be sure to select the menu you want to add the popup to.

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2. In “Custom Links” configure as shown below “Contact Me” or  “Contact Us” whatever your desired link name is.

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3. Click “Add To Menu”

4.  You will notice your menu link is added under the select menu.  Click on the down arrow next to “Custom”

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5.  Now you will add the following code to “OnClick Javascript Code”:

PopupContact_OpenForm(
'PopupContact_BoxContainer','
PopupContact_BoxContainerBody',
'PopupContact_BoxContainerFooter');

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6.  Now click “Save Menu”

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7.  Go to your site and presto…

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***Popup Contact Form doesn’t come exactly with that look I did some styling.  You can also!

   

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