Rotating Calls to Action

Last Update: September 08, 2015

I came across a great way to rotate calls to action this morning and I wanted to share this.

I have the Wordpress Calls To Action Plugin installed on my website onlineincomescamfree.com

I had been looking for away on how I could rotate the WA long narrow banners in my Sidebar, well I think I found the ideal way this can be done. You don't need to specifically use the WA banners, this could be done with any call to action that you wish to display.

The way it works s that you create 3 new CTAs, now I'll take you through the process I took.

Once you have Wordpress Calls to Action (https://wordpress.org/plugins/cta/) installed you can follow through these steps.

1. Create a new CTA
a. Select the CTA Template you want to use, I just used the Blank CTA Template for what I was wanting to achieve.
b. Name your new CTA and create CTA
c. Add your CTA content, now as I was using the WA Banners (long ones) I copied the HTML code and pasted it into the message area of the new CTA (Make sure you are in the Text mode and not the Visual Mode when doing this.
d. Publish

2. Repeat Step 1 as many times as you require, depends on how many different CTAs you may have.

3. Once you have all the CTAs created go to your Widgets, here you will find the "Call to Action Static Widget" drag that across to your Side bar area to the location you want it to appear.

4. Select the CTAs you just created, when multiple CTAs are selected it will randomly rotate the CTAs, but there will only ever be 1 displayed.

Now every time someone lands on your website a different CTA will appear.

With this process I have been able to achieve what I was looking for over the last few months, and I hope it may help others to, or even provide an idea for them.

The Plugin Wordpress Calls to Action is from Inbound now, I was also able to find a video they had done for this plugin too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qaYgwV7p-8

Cheers

Paul





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Dmorrow Premium
Good info Paul. Thanks for sharing.
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PaulDG Premium
Thanks Debbie, always happy to pass on info when I think it will assist others.
the way I used the CTA was really to allow for a change of banner, but there are many other ways it can be used too.
Paul
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Martstervt Premium
Very good Paul,I will file this as I have other problems I'm dealing with at this time.Thanks, Marty
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PaulDG Premium
Not a problem Marty, hope you get your other problems sorted soon.
Cheers
Paul
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Annick Premium
Thank you Paul
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PaulDG Premium
You are most welcome Annick.
Paul
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RonAlderman Premium
Thanks for the training. this will help when it comes time for me to do that.
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PaulDG Premium
Your welcome Ron, I was looking for a way to achieve a change of banner and with the use of this CTA I could make it work.
Cheers
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bstreet57 Premium
Thats cool :) thanks Paul
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PaulDG Premium
Your welcome Robert :-)
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