Announcer – Notification & message bars

Description

Announcer plugin allows to add beautiful and professional looking notification bars to your website. You can display any custom message you want like promotions, cookie usage notes, welcome notes, privacy policy note etc. You can use this to increase user engagement in your website or boost sales and services.

You can add Call-To-Action buttons easily to the announcement bar and assign roles to them like opening a link or closing the announcement itself.

Live demo of the plugin.

⭐ Features

  • Create multiple announcements.
  • Supports stacking if there are more than one announcements in one page.
  • Schedule announcements for a time range.
  • Supports both fixed and sticky bars.
  • Call-To-Action buttons.
  • Add messages to both top and bottom positions.
  • Re-display messages or hide permanently using cookies.
  • Insert any content into announcement message like forms, images, shortcodes.
  • Can use shortcodes in messages.
  • Create rules and Conditionally display announcements based on page.
  • Responsive first design and works well on smaller/mobile screens.
  • Multiple layout options, colors to choose and customize the announcements.
  • Automatic display based on time/page scroll.
  • Open/close animations.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • No coding knowledge required.
  • Translation ready.
  • Clean and lightweight plugin.
  • GDPR complaint.

🚛 Use cases & ideas

  • Promotions like coupons, during season sales.
  • Cookie consent message.
  • Welcome message.
  • Privacy policy notes.
  • Terms and conditions changes.
  • Site wide important announcements.
  • News.
  • Forms like “email newsletter” using shortcodes of subscription plugins, wpforms, mailchimp etc.
  • Launch of new products.
  • New blog post.
  • Feedback messages.
  • Sharing icons, links.
  • Offers on products.
  • Messages like COVID-19 updates to visitors.

👋 Feedback

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If you have any issues or have any idea to share please post them in the support forum.

Screenshots

  • An example announcement added to the top of the page.
  • Multiple announcements in one page. An example of automatic stacking.
  • Sticky/floating bar.
  • An example on mobile/smaller screen.
  • Admin screen - Manage announcements created.
  • Admin screen - Editing announcements.
  • Admin screen - A collage of settings available.

Installation

  1. Extract the zipped file and upload the folder Announcer to to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Announcer –> All announcements menu on the left navigation pane to manage all the announcements.
  4. Click “Add announcement” to add an announcement.
  5. Customize the announcement and publish it.

FAQ

How many announcements can we create ?

We can add unlimited announcements to the site, there are no restrictions.

Can I add multiple announcements to one page ?

Yes, multiple announcements can be added. The announcements will stack over automatically.

Can I add shortcodes to the announcement ?

Yes, any kind of content, formatting which are regularly added to posts/pages can be done to announcement content.

Can I hide the announcements in certain pages ?

Yes, the plugin allows to create custom rules to decide where the announcements have to be displayed.

Can I display the announcement after some time ?

Yes, you can configure time to display the announcement after page load in certain time.

Can I schedule announcements for the future ?

Yes, a time range can be configured for every announcement which will display the announcement within that range.

Will caching plugins affect this ?

No, the announcements are not affected by caching plugins. You need to clear the cache after a new announcement is created.

Who can created/edit announcements ?

Out of the box only administrators can create announcements. You can use other plugins to add capability to other users to create/edit announcements on your own.

Can I place the announcement using shortcodes on my own ?

No, right now the announcements will be displayed automatically on the page and it cannot be placed manually using shortcodes.

For more FAQs, please visit the plugin homepage

Reviews

July 17, 2020
Thanks for your plugin! It works like a charm and its for free. Thanks a lot!
July 1, 2020
The new version (4.0) is quite different from the previous version that I had been using for a few years, and from the outset, I was disappointed that I would probably have to downgrade back to ver. 3 to keep using it on our intranet site. But Aakash's support that I was able to get was so prompt and super-helpful; with a PHP widget, I would be able to keep using the new version pretty much the same way I was using ver. 3! Great plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Announcer – Notification & message bars” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

4.1

  • New: Added support to set gradients as background color.

4.0

  • New: Plugin is rewritten from scratch with modern design, new interface and features.
  • Note: Announcements from v3 will not be automatically migrated. Announcement positions like above loop is not available in this version. Please make a note of the announcements when in v3 and create them in v4.