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Roost Web Push for Safari

Drive traffic to your website with Safari Mavericks push notifications and Roost.

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit 'Plugins > Add New'
  2. Search for 'Roost'
  3. Activate Roost from your Plugins page
  4. (a) Create your Free Roost for Bloggers account - (Click on "sign up for free") OR (b) Log In an Existing Account - Click "Log In" and enter your username and password

From WordPress.org

  1. Download Roost For Bloggers WordPress Plugin.
  2. Upload the 'Roost' directory to your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.
  3. Activate Roost For Bloggers from your Plugins page.
  4. (a) Create your Free Roost for Bloggers account - (Click on "sign up for free") OR (b) Log In an Existing Account - Click "Log In" and enter your username and password

Using Features

Safari Web Push To use Safari Web Push, simply activate the Roost for Bloggers plugin. When your site is viewed in a push-enabled browser, the browser will prompt for permission. No additional setup is needed.

Notification Prompt Control Control how and when you display the subscription prompt to your site visitors. From the settings tab, you can set a minimum number of visits, or create a link or button to trigger the prompt. When a button or link is used, if the browser is not able to receive push notifications, we will automatically hide the link or button.

Custom Notification Headlines Use custom text for your notification headline by setting it underneath the standard post title when creating your content. If you set a custom headline, it will be used for your notification. Not setting a headline will default to your post title.

bbPress With the bbPress extension for Roost, an additional subscribe option will appear next to the default bbPress subscription links. (This does NOT replace traditional subscription methods, only adds a new browser push channel.) Options include Forum subscriptions, Topic subscriptions, and subscribing to your individual posts. Notifications are sent about new content only to the visitors that have subscribed to the forum, topic, or post.

Auto Push Auto Push is what makes this plugin stellar. When you create a new post, your post's title, link, and featured image (if one is attached) will be sent to all of your subscribed readers. That's it. Really. You don't have to do anything else. (It works just like magic.) When enabled, an auto push override check box is also placed on your post's admin page. If for some reason you do not want a notification to go out for that post, just check the box when publishing.

Manual Post Mode With Auto Push disabled, a checkbox will appear just above the Publish button on your post page. Simply check the box Send Notification with Roost and a notification will be sent when publishing.

Send Manual Alert You can send a manual alert to all subscribed users by entering your message text in the "Notification Text" box and a link in the "Notification Link" box.

Activate all Roost Features When checked, your site will automatically receive the newest (and coolest) features from Roost as we roll them out. (Like Chrome Web Push. cough)

Roost Analytics & Roost JS Detailed metrics are provided in the dashboard. These metrics include subscribes, notifications sent, reads, total page views, and more.

Requires: 3.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0
Last Updated: 2014-8-20
Downloads: 6,321

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