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Add push notifications to your Wordpress blog

Wordpress plugin (recommended)

You can add push notifications to your blog using the official plugin.

The official plugin supports both Pushpad Express and Pushpad Pro. It allows you to collect subscriptions and send a notification when you publish something new.

It is also pretty easy to install Pushpad from scratch without plugins: you can read the sections below if you prefer a manual installation.

Install Pushpad Pro without plugins

You can read the Getting started to install Pushpad Pro on your blog.

Install Pushpad Express without plugins

You can read the Getting started to install Pushpad Express on your blog.

After the project is created, you will get a link: just add it anywhere on your blog. By clicking it your visitors will be able to subscribe to your push notifications.

There are many ways to add a link to your Wordpress blog.

Method 1: HTML
  1. Go to WP Admin
  2. Click Widgets under Appearance section
  3. Find a widget called Text and click it
  4. Select Sidebar (for example) and click Add widget
  5. A configuration dialog will appear. You can use the following settings:
    Title
    e.g. "Receive Latest News" or "Push Notifications"
    Content
    <a href="https://pushpad.xyz/projects/project_id/subscription/edit">Push Notifications</a>
    <p>We'll send you a notification when we publish something new.</p>
    Remember to replace project_id with the actual id of your project: go to the Pushpad dashboard and open your project to find the link with the correct project id.
  6. Click Save and you're done!
Method 2: Image Widget
  1. Go to WP Admin
  2. Click Widgets under Appearance section
  3. Find a widget called Image and click it
  4. Select Sidebar (for example) and click Add widget
  5. A configuration dialog will appear. You can use the following settings:
    Widget Title
    e.g. "Receive Latest News" or "Push Notifications"
    Image URL
    You can use any image with a writing like "Push Notifications". We've already made some images that you can use: choose the image, right click png and copy the link to the image.
    Link URL
    The link to your Pushpad project: go to the Pushpad dashboard and open your project to find this link.
  6. Click Save and you're done!

Sending the notifications without plugins

The easiest way is to send the notifications manually from the Pushpad dashboard.

Otherwise you can also send the notifications automatically using the RSS feed integration: go to project settings and add your RSS feed for sending the notifications automatically when you publish a new post. The RSS feed URL is something like http://www.example.com/feed.