Nope! Motivator Basic works out of the box, requiring no coding. CSS code can be added to change the display, but that's optional.
However, if you install the Full version of Motivator, there is some code installation required if you would like to offer a free item to your customer when they reach a certain cart total.
There are many pages in our FAQ section that provide instructions on how to do this, specifically catered to which Theme your store uses.
See link below:
For those less familiar with liquid installation, we do have a handy dandy Install Team available to you.