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How do I use the Welcome Gate option with the Leadpages WordPress plugin?

The Welcome Gate™ feature allows you to target first-time visitors specifically. When you set up a Leadpage using this option, anyone who visits your site for the first time (regardless of which page that may be) will be presented with that Leadpage. On subsequent visits, they'll be able to access your site normally.

PLEASE NOTE: This functionality is controlled by browser cookies. When a viewer sees your Welcome Gate, their browser will cache that information, and your viewer will not see the page again unless they clear their browser cache and cookies, or use a different browser. 

To set up your Welcome Gate Leadpage within WordPress, please check out our article here: Publishing Leadpages to WordPress.

FAQs and Troubleshooting Tips

How can I test out my Welcome Gate?

To view your Welcome Gate as a first-time visitor might, you’ll just need to trick your browser into thinking you’ve never been to your site before. One way to do this is to use your browser’s private or incognito mode—or, use another browser that you haven’t visited your site with.

Can my visitors skip over the Welcome Gate?

Your visitors can re-visit your site to bypass the Welcome Gate. If you’d like to give your first-time visitors the option to access your normal site, you can include a link on your Welcome Gate page. You’ll just need to edit the original Leadpage and add a link to it. It could be a button or text that says something like “Take me to the normal site.” 

When a first-time visitor clicks that link, they’ll be brought to its destination, effectively bypassing the Welcome Gate. 

If your Welcome Gate won’t turn off on mobile devices…

It’s likely you have a WordPress plugin or script that is redirecting the page on mobile devices. 

This is not something controlled by Leadpages—you will need to find the plugin or script on your site that is causing this and disable it to resolve the issue. To find the plugin that may be causing this, you can deactivate any plugins you know you’re not using. If you continue to encounter the issue, we recommend deactivating each plugin on your site one at a time to narrow down the one that is causing the issue. 

Once you’ve identified the plugin that is redirecting your pages to a mobile site and deactivate it, your Welcome Gate should turn off for mobile devices. 


(Updated 5/25/16)

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You can always file a support ticket if you have additional questions by clicking the Support button in your dashboard shown here or clicking here to file a support ticket.


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