With the help of Promo Banner add-on you can create nice-looking banners for your site in a smooth and easy way.
First of all, you need to go to the Dashboard section of the Promo Banner add-on:
Then, click 'Create Banner' to get started:
First of all, you need to give your banner a name (Banner #1, for example) and type your text that will be displayed:
Then, you need to setup Action. There are three available options:
'None' option means that the banner will contain only some information and it will not be clickable (no Action). Such banners are usually used to provide your clients with some notifications.
'Link Banner' option is applying the Action to the whole banner body - it means that by clicking your banner in any place, your client will be directed to a page you connect to this banner.
'Link Button' option allows you to create a Button with a text on your Banner and apply an Action to it, instead of applying it to the whole Banner body.
Let's select 'Link Banner' option:
We've also enabled 'Open in new tab' and 'Add the close button' functions on our banner. You can always enable/disable these functions if you need.
Let's also check, what if the difference if we choose 'Link Button' option:
As you may see, the only difference here is a field 'Button text', where we can enter text for our Button.
Let's move forward:
Now, we need to select positioning, page to display on and schedule for our banner.
'Staying at the top' option won't fix your banner on the top, like in previous case. So, when your client scrolls a page with the banner to the bottom, the banner will eventually scroll out.
'Staying at the top and scrolling off the screen' option means that your client will also see your Banner on the top, no matter how he scrolls your site.
You can also choose between two options - to display you Banner on 'All pages' or on 'Home page only'.
Here you can setup a schedule for your Banner. You can also publish your Banner right away, but if you want to launch it on a particular date, you need to choose 'Schedule' option:
Using this tool, you can select a date and even hours, when you want to publish your Banner. The same approach is applied to an end date:
Also, you can combine 'Display immediately/indefinitely' option with 'Schedule' option. Let's say, you may have a start date, but not have an end day, or vice versa.
Don't forget to click 'Save'.
After it, you can start customizing your Banner design:
There are several background templates for your Banners, which you can use for most occasions, such as seasonal marketing campaigns, or special events, like Black Friday e.t.c.
You can use your own background for your Banner. We recommend using images only 1920x200 or 100x100 dimensions.
Also, you can customize colors for Text and Button background as well as with Banner size - Small, Medium or Large.
Click 'Save' to complete customization.
Now, you can see your Banner in the Dashboard:
You can see the Name of the Banner an on/off switcher (that allows you to enable or disable your Banner), 'Edit' button (if you need to edit your Banner), 'Duplicate' button (if you need to copy your Banner) and a 'Move to trash' button (if you need to delete your Banner).