The Countries Rule

The Countries Rule lets you choose the countries from which your visitors should be able to see your popup. You can select one or more countries out of a list containing all the countries of the world.


In the table below you can see which options are available to setup the Countries Rule.

SelectionStart typing the name of the country you are interested in to filter the country or countries that you’d like to select.

Once you select one you can continue typing to find the next one and so forth.

Use Case

The most common use case for the Countries Rule is when your popup contains content that is targeted towards people visiting from a certain country. It has been widely used for copyright reasons which affect only a certain country or more.

Useful Notes

Normally, upon new installs, you will be greeted with a notice from within the Publishing Rules > Geolocating that you need to update the GeoIP Database so that the Countries and the Continents Rules would work with the latest data as you can see below.

In that case, just click the button “Update Database” and within a few seconds the notice will disappear until the next time it needs updating.

Alternatively, you can go the plugin’s settings page > Geolocation, and update the database from there anytime you see fit as you can see from the screenshot below.

On top of that, you can also check directly the data which is related to a certain IP Address to check if everything works as it should be.

Read our full guide on how to set up GeoIP plugin here: How to enable Geolocation features

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