Keep readers in the loop with WordPress push notifications

As a leader among content management systems, WordPress involves thousands of publishers and millions of readers every day. Due to the vast variety of tools, it became a one-stop shop for everyone who has something to say out loud and wants to be heard.

Whether you have a website or a blog, you are constantly looking for new ways to communicate with your audience and keep users posted. It’s no secret that great content is only half the work. The other half is making the readers know there is something new and worth reading.

Push notifications are the best way to get the latest news from the platform you signed up for. The strongest point is that users get notified on what’s new even when their browser is closed, and mobile devices are locked. By using WordPress push notifications plugin, you can communicate with your readers through desktop and mobile devices.

Pushwoosh

PRICE: Free

Pushwoosh

This easy-to-use widget fosters better user engagement by sending timely alerts from your WordPress website when a page or post is published or updated. But there is much more in it.

Reasons to try Pushwoosh for WordPress

  1. Audience – You can reach your audience across 21 platforms. Safari, Chrome, and Firefox push address to your web audience. And there are still 18 platforms for better outreach.
  2. Targeted push notifications – Send alerts to specific users based on their language, age, and behavior on your website.
  3. Geo-targeting – Notify users who enter a particular area.
  4. Advanced stats – Watch detailed statistics for every push notification you send.
  5. Scheduling – Set the time in future to send push notifications and address users when they are more responsive. You can send automatic push messages when a scheduled post goes live and then return users to the website using timely mobile alerts.

How to enable WordPress Push Notifications plugin

First things first. To start using the plugin, you will need to create an app in the Pushwoosh control panel. This app will send push notifications to the desktop or mobile devices of your users. Follow these steps to enable WordPress push notifications:

  1. Register an account
  2. Follow the guidelines to configure the application
  3. Download the plugin
  4. Unzip and upload to your plugins directory.

How to configure the plugin

Configure the plugin on the settings page in your WordPress admin dashboard.

Pushwoosh Configuration

  1. Set your Pushwoosh Application Code. You can find one in Pushwoosh Control Panel
  2. Pushwoosh Application Code

  3. Copy and paste your Remote API authorization token from the Pushwoosh Control Panel

Pushwoosh API

How to use the plugin

To notify users automatically when you publish a post or a scheduled post goes live, make sure to check the “Send a push notification when the post is updated.” You can also set a custom title and a message body of a push notification. To send alerts to a specific group of users, specify the filter name in the field below.

Pushwoosh Notification

You are now all set to communicate with your readers! How do you like Pushwoosh? If you are interested in other push notification solutions for WordPress, please check out some of the best push notification plugins.

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3 thoughts on “Keep readers in the loop with WordPress push notifications

  1. Hi, this one is a nice article, but i have one question, can i put ad in the message box and will it show like the full screen ad or the small little window at the bottom.

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