Developing a user-friendly website that receives an adequate amount of traffic is just not enough, one needs to see whether it is bringing you towards your desired goal or not? Why do you want end users to do on your site? Do you aim to grow your mailing list or increase your social media presence or get someone to fill out the contact form- this is the time where call-to-actions come in the picture. And you know what, WordPress is such a platform that offers a ton of great call to action plugins and most of them are free.
The following post comprises of some of the best call-to-action plugins that not only run the gamut of goals and types but can even be installed on a self-hosted WordPress site. If you don’t have experience to add plugins, then hire WordPress Developers to do the same.
Top Call To Action Plugins
Scroll Triggered Boxes – FREE
The plugin allows you to create the call to action boxes with the help of content created by shortcodes, links, custom HTML. In addition to this, you can position boxes on any corner of the page or in the center.
Dreamgrow Scroll Triggered Boxes – FREE
You can call it another scroll triggered box. The fully customized plugin has the potential to capture newsletter sign-up, Facebook likes social bookmarking or anything else you want to draw attention.
Click to Tweet – FREE
As the name itself implies, the plugin allows one to create custom tweets that visitors can send to twitter with a simple click!
Hello Bar – FREE & PREMIUM
Hello Bar is one of the earliest tools or you can say the most popular FREE call-to-action action tool currently available across the globe. It lets you create not only a top bar, modal pop-up, full page call-to-action or triggered slider boxes but even offers incredible options like driving traffic to a page (text and a link), newsletter subscriptions (integration with MailChimp and others) and social media links. It may even interest to know that the plugin also provides with simple A/B testing.
All one needs to do is just sign up on their site, create your call-to-action then download the WordPress plugin and simply upload it to your site.
MailChimp Top Bar – FREE
Another interesting plugin is the MailChimp Top Bar, an extension for the popular MailChimp for WP plugin that integrates WordPress with MailChimp. The bar can be added to the top or bottom of your site with numerous options for background color and button color.
Top Bar – FREE
This plugin, in particular, lets you add text and linked button to the top of your page in order to drive adequate amount of visitors to the page. The premium version allows you to choose the timing, user restrictions, and several other colors.
Mango Buttons – FREE
As the name suggests, the plugins enable WordPress developers to add buttons to your pages or posts with text and icon to grab attention and get visitors to take action.
Easy Responsive Shortcodes – FREE
This is a call-to-action shortcode that allows one to create a bounding box with text and a link that you can add to your post content or sidebar.
Snippets WordPress Plugin – $13
The plugin is ideal for testimonials, call-to-actions, common forms, signatures, contact information and so more. Moreover, this plugin can also be used to create ‘snippets.’
Share Buttons by Add to Any – FREE
Do you know what is the best part of using this plugin? It has one of the most extensive lists of social media share functions with over 100 services. Simply activating the plugin on your WordPress site lets you choose where you’d like to place your share function.
Simple Share Buttons Adder – FREE
The highly rated social share plugin gives you tons of options especially in terms with designing. With this WordPress social share plugin, one can easily customize the share buttons with your own color, text and even upload your own kind of icons.
IMAGE WIDGET – FREE
Is this a call-to-action plugin? Well, don’t count on the effectiveness of great design but choosing a linked banner images on your sidebar can be a great way to lead visitors to take action. With the help of Photoshop, PicMonkey, Canva or text on photo app (Quipo or Over), the banner can be easily created.
All you need to do is link the image to a page or even your newsletter subscribe page hosted by MailChimp, Constant Contact or others.
Subscriptions – FREE
Subscribe via email is one of the oldest features available on WordPress. Currently available with the JetPack plugin, you can add a widget to your sidebar for visitors to be notified via email of new blog posts.
PopupAlly – FREE or $97
This is a WordPress newsletter subscribe plugin that brings you great reviews on the WordPress plugin because PopupAlly is very easy with customizable templates. The free version lets you create popup forms with exit intent and lets you embed your newsletter subscribe form at the bottom of your posts. It also works well with Aweber, MailChimp, MadMimi, iContact, GetResponse, Infusionsoft, Ontraport, and any other email marketing systems that provide HTML opt-in code. Whereas the PRO version gives you much more control over design, analytics and gives you 9 different types of call-to-actions.