Easy Heads Up Bar

Description

This plugin adds an easy to use notification bar to the top of your WordPress website

Key Features

  • Customizable color schemes
  • Create multiple bars, as many as you want.
  • If there is more than one bar then the bars will display randomly
  • Schedule when your bars show up by setting an start and end date.
  • Choose where to display bars, eg:
    • All pages
    • Only the interior pages
    • Just the home page

Display Date Options

  • The Bar can be set to expire on a specified date
  • The Bar can be set to start on a specified date
  • The Bar can be set to run between on a specified dates

New Features

  • New bar management screen
  • New bar editor
  • No limit on bar height, it will just fit your content
  • No limit to the amount of text or links in a bar
  • Add images to bar
  • Use another plugin’s shortcodes in bar
  • Choose between the top or the bottom of a page to display your bar
  • Allow your users to hide or show the Heads Up Bar

Screenshots

  • Easy Heads Up Bar manager
  • Easy Heads Up Bar editor
  • Easy Heads Up Bar supports shortcodes
  • Easy Heads Up Bar is responsive
  • Key features of the Easy Heads Up Bar
  • New features added to version 2 of the Easy Heads Up Bar

Installation

Install the plugin via WordPress’s installation system then activate it.

=OR=

  1. Upload the easy-heads-up-bar directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

  • Q: Is the Bar Responsive?

    • A: Yes.
  • Q: Can the bar be closed?

    • A: Yes.
  • Q: Is it Possible to remove the line under bar?

    • A: Yes, in the bar’s edit screen set the color option of the line to the same color as the bar’s background.
  • Q: Can the bar remain at the top of the screen when I scroll?

    • A: Not right now, this may be added later. But there is nothing stopping you from archiving this effect by adding a bit of CSS to your theme. You can target the bar using it’s ID #ehu-bar
  • Feel free to ask any questions you may have at the Support Forum

Reviews

EXCELLENT BUT…

Excellent plugin ! I was waiting for something like that for a while.
The only little bad thing, it’s that you are forced to select a border color that does the bar look bigger. I Wanted to removed it, with no success…
Keep going !

First impression and suggestions

First impression: really works for what is intended. And it works well.

Suggestion: Allow visitors to hide or close the bar. Auto hide after X seconds. Position: header/footer. And all that admin can select from Yes/No.

Advantage: Plugin is simple. Responsive. Displaying on the homepage, on single page, all pages. Showing: certain days or permanently.

Disadvantage: the button “save” are seen only half. As it was cut horizontally. Maybe you’ve played too much when you’re doing the design, but that’s just my subjective impression. Desired is a simple design.

Go ahead, this is great!

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Contributors & Developers

“Easy Heads Up Bar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.7

Modified capability_type to include users who can edit posts

2.1.6

N/A

2.1.5

Addressing a minor display bug introduced in v 2.1.4

2.1.4

Wrote a function to stop the shareaholic plugin from pushing the social links onto the plugin bar

2.1.3

Minor change to work around the shareaholic plugin

  • Removed apply_filters(‘the_content’, $bar_content);
  • Added do_shortcode( $bar_content );

2.1.2

  • New Bar Display option that floats the bar over the content and fixes it while scrolling.
  • Added jQuery to ensure that the bar display well if there is the WordPress Admin Bar above it.

2.1.1

Minor Changes

  • New CSS to override Theme’s CSS with relation to padding on HTML elements like p tags
  • New bar open and close icons

2.1

  • Changed out a br tag for a span tag to address a spacing issue in IE9

2.0

New features:

  • Bars are now a custom post type
  • New Icon
  • New bar management screen
  • New bar editor
  • No limit to the amount of text or links in a bar
  • No limit on bar height, it will just fit your content
  • Add images to bars
  • Use another plugin’s shortcodes
  • Choose between the top or the bottom of a page to display your bar
  • Allow your users to hide and show the Heads Up Bar