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Add push notifications to your Wordpress blog

Wordpress plugin

You can add push notifications to your blog using the official plugin. There are also third party plugins available which are listed in the Libraries and plugins section.

The official plugin supports both Pushpad Express and Pushpad Pro.

It is modular and you can use it for sending push notifications and collecting subscriptions. If you need more customization on the collection of subscriptions you can use it just for sending push notifications and implement the other feature manually.

Manual installation of Pushpad Pro

If you have coding skills and you want to add push notifications manually to your blog you can use Pushpad Pro.

Manual installation of Pushpad Express

First create a new project for your blog on Pushpad. Then go to project settings and add your RSS feed for generating push notifications automatically when you publish a new post. The RSS feed URL should be something like http://www.example.com/feed.

After creation, you will see 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 Pushpad and click your project name 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 Pushpad and click your project name to find this link.
  6. Click Save and you're done!