Push Notification is the latest trend and a great idea to increase your website visitors. If you are a blogger, then it is very important to enable push notification to increase activities on your website.
After push notification setup, your visitors can opt-in to receive desktop push notifications when you publish a new post, and visitors receive these notifications even after they’ve left your website.
You will find many plugins to enable this feature for different website platforms such WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Most of them are available as a freemium service, which means. After a certain number of subscribers, you will have to pay to gain extra subscribers.
But here, I will teach you about One Signal, which is a completely free push notification service. Not only free but also the best and the most popular one. All you have to do is to follow me; it will take hardly 15 minutes to setup push notification for your website. Let’s start!
If you are wondering, why OneSignal? Here are some awesome features, which works very well and all without spending a dollar.
• Automatic Notifications
• Targeting Segments
• Opt-In Customization
• Real Time
• A/B Testing
• Scheduled Notifications
Notifications on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
Now, here is the detailed setup instructions to get you started. Another shot of our detailed setup instructions with images.
Step 1: SignUp on OneSignal.com. After you complete signup process and confirm your email, you will find “Add a New App” option. Hit “+” button.
Step 2: Name your new app whatever you want. In my case, I put the name of my website.
Step 3: Here you have to choose a platform. Select “Website Push.”
Step 4: Select “ Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox.” If you want to show notifications on Safari too, you’ll have to configure again using the same steps.
Step 6: Now, select your target SDK. As I am using WordPress, I go for the same. Select according to your website CMS.
Step 7: Search for “OneSignal” plugin the WordPress Plugin Repository and install it. Activate and paste the generated API key on the setup page.
Done. Now you and your website visitors will see a bell icon when they visit your website.
Please share your experiences of Onesignal and push notification service. It will be helpful to many of us for sure.