The benefits of a notification plugin on your website are many. However, many complain that it is annoying, and distracts visitors on your website. That will only happen if not used correctly.
Notification bars are effective and can help display important messages across your site and also convert your visitors into customers.
Google will penalise websites with intrusive mobile popups. To avoid Google wrath, notification bars are one of the best ways to circumvent this and convert mobile visitors instead of intrusive popups on mobile.
In this post, I have listed 6 best notification bar plugins for WordPress that are easy to use and effective. Using a notification plugin on your site can help your visitors know about your special offers, deals, announcement, etc. with a call to action.
MailOptin is more than a notification bar plugin, it is a form, lead generation, autoresponder and email newsletter plugin that will grow and engage your email list.
It displays targeted messages and “calls to action” across your website with popups (also known as lightbox or modal), before/after post subscription form, notification bar, slide-in (or scroll box), sidebar/widget optin forms as well as send automated / event-triggered newsletters such as automatic new post notification.
MailOptin comes with an easy to use form builder that allows you to create beautiful notification bars and optin forms and that are optimized for the highest of conversions.
OTHER FEATURES OF MAILOPTIN
- Lightbox/Popup optin forms – Overlays above your content to grab your visitor’s attention.
- Before & After Post optin forms – Optimal for converting your blog readers and website page viewers.
- Sidebar/Widget optin forms – Arguably the most popular method of building an email list.
- Calls to Action – Display targeted messages to your website visitors with a call-to-action button included urging them to act.
- Spam Protection – MailOptin utilizes smart Honeypot method to stop spam contact form submissions. Additionally, there is reCAPTCHA protection.
- Page-level Targeting – lets you display optin or email signup forms in specific posts and pages of your WordPress site.
NotificationX helps you to grab the attention of your website visitors and gain their trust instantly by showing real-time sales and engagement notifications. It creates urgency among your visitors in order to purchase your products right now. No one wants to be left out, after all.
It brings one of the best notification bar solutions for WordPress, and it’s free. You can provide count-down offers by using the start time and end time feature. Not forgetting, you can get detail analytics on how your notification bar performed as well.
Some of its features include:
- A simple interface and easy to set up the notifications alert
- Supports WooCommerce, Easy Digital Download, Freemius, Envato
- Customization option to the display across the site, on specific posts, pages or exclude from the specific location
- Advanced 9+ integrations to power up your social proof marketing strategies
- Connect NotificationX with Zapier to build absolutely anything
- Check the results from Analytics tool [PRO] and see how many times a certain notification popup has been viewed, clicked or even its Click-through Rate
- Option to deactivate unnecessary integrations to keep the site lite
Apex Notification Bar Lite is a FREE WordPress plugin that enables you to display an attractive and effective notification bar in a different position on your website.
You can notify your website visitors about your new releases, offers, messages, news etc. through a notification in your website at the most effective way. The plugin is fully responsive and feature-rich which is built up to simplify the user needs.
This plugin allows you to create a single notification bar with different components in the middle section with 5 pre available templates as well as custom design options which can be customized.
Besides, it allows you to add various bar components such as social icons, email subscription form (opt-in form), search form, static or multiple texts with slider, ticker or scroller effects and many more.
- Notification Bar Layout: 5 pre-designed ready templates.
- Single Notification Bar
- Notification Bar Position
- Notification bars With Different Components: Choose Any One
- Notification Bar Effects : Slider/ Ticker /Scroller
And much more…
HashBar is a WordPress Notification / Alert / Offer Bar plugin which allows you to create unlimited notification bars to notify your customers. This plugin has the option to show an email subscription form and has the options to add unlimited background colours and images to make your notification bar more professional.
- Set how many times show notification
- Enable / Disable On Mobile Device
- Enable / Disable Close Button
- Open Button Text
- Show notification on certain URL visit (URL parameter)
The Easy Notification Bar plugin, according to its author, makes use of the newer “wp_body_open” action hook introduced in WordPress 5.2.0 which allows the plugin to work better with any theme that has been updated to support the tag.
Contrary to other notice bar solutions which rely on absolute positioning, this plugin inserts the notice bar right after the body tag so it should display perfectly without any conflicts on any well-coded theme.
This is a “static” notification bar at the top of your site. When you scroll down the page it will become hidden which is generally better for usability and SEO.
The plugin allows you to enter your custom notification bar text as well as an optional button to display next to your text. Perfect for notifying visitors of a current sale or hot product.
- Easy setup via the WordPress customizer
- Custom background, colour, text alignment and font size settings
- Optional callout button
- Responsive design so it looks good on mobile
And lots more.
WP Notification Bars is a custom notification and alert bar plugin for WordPress which is perfect for marketing promotions, alerts, increasing click-throughs to other pages and so much more.
- Easy to Use
- Create Unlimited Notification Bars
- Unlimited Colors
- Fixed or Absolute Position
- Add CTA Button
- Add Custom Code
- Control Font Size
- Show on HomePage / Posts / Pages
- Show only to Google Visitors
- Show only to Facebook Visitors
- Translation Ready
- 24/7/365 Support
There are so many notification bar plugins which make choosing the right one for your site a difficult task. I have given you a list of some of the best that you can use on your websites and blogs. If you have to choose any, I highly recommend MailOptin.
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