Adding a notification bar to your WordPress website is a smart way to grab visitors attention to what ever you want. Some site owners use this feature to add email opt-in forms at the top of their websites. Some use it to get more followers on their Facebook page and other social media pages. There are so many things you could do with the notification bar.
If you have not seen the notification bar in action before, here is what it looks like;
You can add any of these and many others to the top or bottom of your website.
The beauty of WordPress is; to add such an important feature on your website, you do not need to know any single line of code. You can add a notification bar to your website with the help of WordPress Notification bar plugins.
Adding a notification bar to your website is a good idea as the notification is visible to everyone that comes to your website. It helps you achieve whatever goal it is you want to achieve.
There are free and premium plugins that help you add notification bars to your WordPress website. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to add the notification bar plugin to your WordPress site.
How to Add Notification Bar to Your Website for Free
In this tutorial, I will be using Wp Notification Bars as an example; It is really easy to use.
Wp Notification Bars is an Alert bar plugin by Mythemeshop. It is responsive, light weight and can be used to build unlimited notification bars. This plugin has a free and premium access; the free plugin has all the basic things you will need.
Download Wp Notification Bar from the WordPress plugin repository. Install the plugin on your WordPress blog and activate.
Once activated, you will get a “Notification bars” tab on your WordPress Dashboard. Click on it to start creating your first Notification Bar.
Click on Add new.
Enter the title of the Notification Bar. You should enter a name that will help differentiate from the other bars you will create in the future.
Now, on the creation of the bar, there are four different tabs namely; General, Content, Style, and Conditions.
Set each of the tabs according to your specification and click on publish at the right-hand side. You could preview it before publishing. It is as easy as that.
The premium version of this plugin costs $29. It allows you add the following types of Notification bars to your WordPress website;
You can purchase the premium plugin from here.
There are various other Notification bars for WordPress you could also check out;
There are lots of WordPress Notification Bars out there; just pick any that picks your fancy and work with it.