wBounce is the free exit popup software for WordPress, evolved by Kevin Weber. This plugin bases on Ouibounce by Carl Sednaoui.

Exit popups are not only in vogue, they are provably increasing conversions and therefore boost marketing, signups and sales. wBounce displays an inline popup before the user leaves your site. (Inline popup means that this is NOT one of those out-dated, annoying popups windows.) Inline popups catch the visitors attention even if they are in the process of leaving your site.

wBounce is the free alternative to charged services like Bounce Exchange or OptinMonster that are often used for landing page optimisation. wBounce is lightweight and renounces unnecessary scripts. You decide which features will be developed and implemented next.

One concern in everyones interest: Make sure to provide VALUE when you use wBounce and dont spam your visitors.

This plugin makes it extremely easy to implement exit popups. You dont have to manually hack your WordPress theme. Just activate and modify it via your admin backend. It works with WordPress Multisite so that you can define a wBounce template for each site in your network.

Demo and more information on the developers website:

You want to enhance this plugin? Please contribute on Github.


  • Display inline popup before the user leaves the site
  • Alternatively display popup on enter or after a certain time period (self-acting fire)
  • Set custom content via backend
  • Define custom content for pages and posts individually using a flexible template engine which uses so-called magic shortcodes
  • Lots of open/exit animation styles
  • Shortcodes from other plugins are also supported
  • Determine sensitivity, cookie expiration, hesitation, and more
  • Add custom CSS
  • Set default status: Define if wBounce should be fired on posts and/or pages by default. You can override the default setting on every post and page individually.
  • Event tracking with Google Analytics and Piwik



  1. Upload wBounce into your plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins/) and activate it through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  2. Configure the plugin via the admin backend and define your template. You can even insert shortcodes that are provided by your other plugins.
  3. Optionally: Sign up to the wBounce newsletter to get notified about major updates.

Important: wBounce does not collect and store e-mail addresses itself. Therefore, you can insert any HTML. For example, you can copy the form code thats provided by MailChimp (or any other newsletter service) and the signups will be stored using your newsletter service.


Yes! You can use any form from every newsletter service since you can insert HTML code into the wBounce content text field. Simply copy the form code thats provided by MailChimp (or any other newsletter service) into the wBounce content text field.

Additionally, you can add CSS using the Custom CSS text field.

You can actually insert any shortcode that is provided by other plugins, such as GravityForms or SendPress Newsletters. For example, t
o use MailPoet with wBounce, simply insert the provided shortcode that contains the forms ID, as follows:
[wysija_form id=1?]

By the way, MailPoet allows to set up autoresponders, so give it a try.

Another well-known newsletter plugin, SendPress, offers shortcodes that look like this:
[sp-form formid=18547]

Notice: If a plugin or service doesnt offer such a shortcode, you can still insert any HTML code. Im pretty sure that every useful newsletter service offers at least a piece of HTML code that works with wBounce

Probably your theme does not implement the wp_footer() function in the appropriate position, if at all. Always have it just before the closing tag of your theme. #support

You must have installed WPML Translation Management. Then you can do the following in the menu:

1) Go to WPML > Translation Management > Multilingual Content Setup > Edit translatable admin strings
2) Context: admin_texts_plugin_wbounce-master > Translate

As soon as you save, the popup will appear in the appropriate language.
(Thanks to Jan Sass for providing this answer.)

Use Jetpacks shortcode within the wBounce content field:
[jetpack_subscription_form] You can even extend the shortcode using modifiers as explained by Jetpack.

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