Let’s start growing your traffic using a web notifications WordPress plugin. Push notifications are a great way to get repeat traffic, engagement, and sales from your website visitors.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can install web push notifications on your WordPress website in less than 10 minutes.
And we’re going to do this using the PushEngage WordPress plugin. PushEngage is the #1 push notification software in the world and today, we’ll help you get started with push notifications using PushEngage.
Spoiler Alert: We’ll also show you how to send a test notification so that you know for sure that everything’s working as it should.
Very cool! Let’s dive right in.
NOTE: If your website isn’t built using WordPress, you can install push notifications using other methods. We don’t cover those methods in this article, but if you’re interested, check out our installation guide.
How to Install the PushEngage Web Notifications WordPress Plugin
Well, we’ve already hyped up PushEngage as a web notifications WordPress plugin. The setup process is super easy. So, let’s get this show on the road. And before you know it, you’ll be sending a notification yourself.
Step #1: Create a Free PushEngage Account
Head over to PushEngage and click on Get Started for Free Now:
You can get started with the free plan. But if you’re looking for the most powerful browser notifications, you should select a paid plan based on your business needs:
Once you know which plan you want, click on Get Started to create your PushEngage account.
Step #2: Sign Up for PushEngage
Now, it’s time to create your PushEngage account. Start by signing up with an email address or a Gmail ID:
Then, fill out your account details:
And add your credit card information to buy your plan:
If you selected the free plan, then your credit card will never be charged any money until you choose to upgrade your plan.
And now, you’re all set to get access to your PushEngage dashboard. Just click on Complete Registration and Get Instant Access.
Step #3: Install the Web Notifications WordPress Plugin
You’re done creating your account. So, head over to the PushEngage dashboard and follow along.
This is what you should see in front of you:
Click on Site Settings » Site Details and click the Click Here For Setup Instruction button:
Click on the WordPress tab and click on the Install PushEngage WordPress Plugin button to install the plugin on your website.
Here’s the cool part: When you created your PushEngage account, you already synced your website with your PushEngage account. So, clicking on the installation link in the PushEngage dashboard will automatically install the PushEngage WordPress plugin to your website.
Step #4: Verify Your WordPress Website
Once the WordPress plugin is installed, go back to your PushEngage dashboard and copy your API key from the WordPress installation guide.
Then, paste it into the PushEngage plugin in your WordPress dashboard under the Setup tab:
And you’re done! You have successfully set up a web notifications WordPress plugin on your website.
Step #5: Configuring the PushEngage Opt-In
Now, head back to your PushEngage dashboard. Go to Design » Popup Modals and select the optin of your choice:
The idea here is to give your visitors a solid reason to subscribe. If you need some help with that check out our article on how to create a custom push notification opt-in.
And if you’d like some templates with a high click-through rate to get started, you should check out this article on high-converting push notification opt-ins.
How to Test Your Web Push Notifications On WordPress
You’ve now set up web notifications on your WordPress site. It’s time to implement push notifications. But how do you know if your push notifications are working properly?
We recommend that you create a welcome push notification to test if your setup went smoothly. A welcome notification is a push notification you send a new subscriber to confirm their subscription and welcome them on board.
Here is how to Enable Welcome Notifications in PushEngage. Go to PushEngage dashboard and head over to Campaign » Drip Autoresponders and click on Create New Drip Autoresponder:
Then, name your campaign (we suggest something like Welcome Drip), and under Content, select the option that says, “Send notification immediately after user subscribes“):
At this point, you can click on the arrow next to the notification to edit the content of your notification. If you have a Premium or Enterprise plan with PushEngage, you’ll be able to add more than one notification to create a sequence of automatic push notification welcome messages. Just click on Add New Notification and edit the content.
Once you’re done, click on Drip Settings and select the option to send your welcome campaign to all subscribers:
Then, scroll down to set your own UTM parameters to track the push notifications:
And when you’re done, scroll back up and click the Activate Autoresponder button:
And that’s all there is to it! You have successfully set up web push notifications on your website.
It’s time to head back to your PushEngage dashboard and start creating your push notification campaigns. You can also get started with RSS push notifications every time you publish a new post. Just remember that custom post types send out automatic push notifications as well.
Pro-Tip: We don’t recommend using the default notification. Check out our article on creative push notification ideas to start growing your traffic and sales on autopilot.
What to do After You Install a Web Notifications WordPress Plugin
A WordPress push notifications plugin can bring in some quick and easy traffic to your content. But that doesn’t mean that your notifications will always be 100% effective.
We suggest that you take some time to read our articles and learn how to supercharge your automated push notifications. Start with our article on push notification best practices.
If you’re new to push notifications, you should follow a full-blown push notification testing process before you go live. It’ll help you troubleshoot common issues before your visitors see them and start complaining about a broken user experience.
You should also check out some more automated push notification campaigns such as:
If you’re already familiar with email marketing, you could also start reading how to create Drip campaigns with PushEngage. It should be right up your alley.
And if you haven’t already, go ahead and give PushEngage a try. PushEngage is the #1 push notification service in the world. So, if you’re serious about growing your business, PushEngage is the right option for you.