As business owners, our businesses have been turned upside down in the matter of only a couple weeks. None of knows how long this could last.
Having a notification on your website letting your customers know your current procedures can help to keep them informed and trusting your business.
Setting up a notification on your website is a simple way to communicate your customers
Best of all, these notifications can be setup within minutes with a simple WordPress plugin, for Free!
Using a Cookie Notice Plugin for Every Notice
Over the last few years many plugins have been created to support European GDRP laws around website tracking and cookies.
These plugins are lightweight and can be used for any type of notification you want. In this current environment… we’re going to show you how to use them as a COVID-19 notice.
This site you’re on now uses the Cookie Notice Plugin which has many customization options. Notice we set this one up to match our Brand colors and with a customized message.
Here are the Key Plugin Features
- Ability to display notifications on top or bottom of website.
- Ability to link to supporting pages.
- Let’s you customize colors.
- Free to use
Downloading Cookie Notice for WordPress
Login to your WordPress dashboard, click “plugins”, click “add-new”.
On the following screen type in “cookie notice” in the search bar. Then select the plugin the following plugin “Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA”. You’ll notice it has more than 1 million active downloads and over 2,400 five-star reviews.
Click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
Customizing Your Notifications
From the WordPress Dashboard click on “Settings” and then “Cookie Notice”.
Adding Your Custom Notification Message
Next to “Message” you can write whatever notification you deem appropriate for your area and market.
Add Button Text
You can customize the text on the button that will make your notification disappear.
Many local businesses have created new pages on their websites which go into detail explaining what they have done in response to the COVID-19 threat (more on that below).
On the bottom of the plugin you’ll see options to change the Text Color and Bar Color of your notification.
Click “Save Changes” and you’re done!
Please note it sometimes takes a minute or two for the plugin to refresh. You will need to use a new browser, with no cookies, in order for you to see the notification live on your website.
Your “Learn More” Page
The page you are on now is an example of what you’re able to do on your Learn More page.
Of course, your notification of your current and changing COVID-19 operating procedures will be customized to your business. Showing you how to add an additional page in WordPress and how to design is beyond the scope of this Free Tutorial.
However, we would be more than happy to help you get this set up for an incredibly low price.
If you need help setting up the Plugin on your WordPress website, Netzone Digital developers can do it for you for Only $47.
If you need us to also add a Learn More page, we can do that for an additional $47.
Contact us today if you need any assistance
Best COVID-19 Helpful Resource: https://www.coronavirus.gov/