Search Over 30,000 FREE Plugins from the Official WordPress Plugin Directory Repository

Exit Notifier

Provides a way to notify site users they are leaving your site.

Some compliance recommendations suggest that a notice be presented anytime someone leaves your site. I searched for a plugin to do this, and came up empty, so here you go! The plugin provides generic defaults, but you can edit both the title and the body of the exit box. There are also options for providing a visual indication on external links, and for opening external links in a new window/tab. In version 1.2, I've added visual customization options. You can choose a theme, size, and show and hide animation.

Credit where credit is due

I have made liberal use of the excellent Wordpress Plugin Template by Hugh Lashbrooke found at Thanks, Hugh! Also, to Versatility Werks, the makers of jAlert. Great "werk", guys! Thanks!

Author Curtis V. Schleich
Tags compliance, exit link, external link, Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX, speed bump
  1. exit-notifier screenshot 1

    A sample notice in action.

  2. exit-notifier screenshot 2

    Default exit box closeup.

  3. exit-notifier screenshot 3

    Content settings.

  4. exit-notifier screenshot 4

    Behavior settings.

  5. exit-notifier screenshot 5

    Display settings.

Installing "Exit Notifier" can be done either by searching for "Exit Notifier" via the "Plugins > Add New" screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:

  1. Download the plugin via
  2. Upload the ZIP file through the 'Plugins > Add New > Upload' screen in your WordPress dashboard
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress


  • 2017-02-11
  • Fixed CSS defining width for text fields affecting more than intended


  • 2015-12-17
  • Verified compatibility with WordPress 4.4. Updated Behavior tab in settings to clear up how the jQuery selector gets used.


  • 2015-09-25
  • Rearranged settings into tabs for readability and to reduce the need to scroll. Added backgroundColor option.


  • 2015-09-24
  • Visual controls added to the admin page


  • 2015-09-14
  • Minor terminology updates.


  • 2015-09-14
  • Added option to change the jQuery selector, allowing you to affect what links are notified.


  • 2015-09-13
  • Updated default body text to better match compliance suggestions.


  • 2015-08-16
  • Added options for visual indication of an external link and whether or not to open external links in a new window/tab.


  • 2015-08-15
  • Initial release

What is the plugin for?

This plugin is designed to provide a mechanism for notifying users of your site that they are leaving for another server. This is recommended in some cases for compliance reasons.

Can I edit the text in the box?

Yes. The plugin provides generic defaults, but the settings page allows you to edit the title and body of the exit box.

Version 1.2.3

Requires WordPress version: 3.9 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 14 Feb 2017

Date Added: 16 Aug 2015

Plugin Homepage


5 stars
7 ratings


Not Enough Data

Works: 0
Broken: 0