Herd Effects – fake notifications to motivate users to take action

Description

Create a simple template and run fake notifications on your website! Show how much action there is on your website to motivate visitors to join that action! Create an effect of a queue on your website!

The WordPress plugin Herd Effects is an effective marketing tool designed to stimulate the conversion of site visitors into customers. Create and place in the required location on your website notifications, showing to the visitor sham activity of the registered users, like logins to the site, ordering or subscriptions, mentioning on social networks and any other activity.

Demo

Herd Effects demo

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How can you use it?

  • Create an effect of a busy store, with people buying your products every second.
  • Show that people are registering non-stop on your website
  • Show that people are signing up for your event / webinar like crazy!
  • Show that people are mentioning you on social networks
  • Imitate any other activity
  • Or convey real information to users

Main features

  • Construct a template with text & variables (it’s super easy)
  • The plugin will generate notifications, based on your template
  • Paste anywhere with a shortcode
  • Font awesome icons
  • Or insert your own custom icons
  • 3 notifications in a set (in the free version; unlimited in the Pro version)

Pro version

Achieve even better results with the PRO version.

  • Unlimited amount of the notification sets
  • Unlimited generated notifications in each set
  • Randomize the time intervals with which the notifications appear to add more realistic effect
  • Turn off the disabling of notifications by user
  • Powerful styling
  • Powerful positioning: position anywhere on the screen
  • Set up the animations
  • Powerful placing: place on the whole website or only certain pages
  • Link on notification;
  • Show notifications only in the time frame (from to);
  • Control of number of notifications;
  • And more…

Pro version demo

Buy Pro version

Support

Search for answers and ask your questions at support center

Screenshots

  • Here's how your notifications could run
  • Setting up this plugin is easy
  • What can you do with this plugin
  • Pro version features

Installation

  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the in the Plugins list
  • Go to Wow Herd Effects section that will appear in your main menu on the left
  • Click Add new to create your first set of notifications
  • Enter title that will appear in the notifications
  • Choose the icon that will appear in the notifications.
  • If you want a custom icon, tick Custom, upload your image via MediaAdd new, then insert the link to your image. Recommended icon size is 60×60 pixels.
  • Construct your notifications template in the Text field.
  • Enter the values for your [name] and [city] variables. You can get the list of names and cities here. Note that you can use these variables for any kind of content, not just names and citites. Just enter any values you want and the plugin will randomly pick the values to be displayed in the notifications. Do not create new lines in the list of your variable, or the notifications will not work! Just enter the values, separated by comma.
  • Enter the minimum and maximum values of the Amount, if you are using it.
  • Click Save
  • Copy and paste the shortcode, such as [Wow-Herd-Effects id=1] to where you want the notifications to appear.
  • If you want the notifications to appear everywhere on your site, you can insert it in your header.php, like this: <?php echo do_shortcode('[Wow-Herd-Effects id=1]');?>
  • If you want to insert the shortcode into a widget, use this plugin

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the in the Plugins list
  • Go to Wow Herd Effects section that will appear in your main menu on the left
  • Click Add new to create your first set of notifications
  • Enter title that will appear in the notifications
  • Choose the icon that will appear in the notifications.
  • If you want a custom icon, tick Custom, upload your image via MediaAdd new, then insert the link to your image. Recommended icon size is 60×60 pixels.
  • Construct your notifications template in the Text field.
  • Enter the values for your [name] and [city] variables. You can get the list of names and cities here. Note that you can use these variables for any kind of content, not just names and citites. Just enter any values you want and the plugin will randomly pick the values to be displayed in the notifications. Do not create new lines in the list of your variable, or the notifications will not work! Just enter the values, separated by comma.
  • Enter the minimum and maximum values of the Amount, if you are using it.
  • Click Save
  • Copy and paste the shortcode, such as [Wow-Herd-Effects id=1] to where you want the notifications to appear.
  • If you want the notifications to appear everywhere on your site, you can insert it in your header.php, like this: <?php echo do_shortcode('[Wow-Herd-Effects id=1]');?>
  • If you want to insert the shortcode into a widget, use this plugin

Reviews

Great notifications!

Exactly what I need to incite action from visitors.
My users really do perform the actions that I’m showing with these notifications, but it’s a really challenging programming task to actually tie them programmatically to real notifications. This is a nice shortcut for me to showcase what’s going on inside the website.

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Contributors & Developers

“Herd Effects – fake notifications to motivate users to take action” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.1.1

  • Fixed: minor bugs
  • Fixed: main class

3.1

  • Fixed: minor bugs
  • Added: Support page
  • Added: Discount page

3.0

  • Added: function hiding menu on mobile
  • Changed: admin style
  • Changed: Up to 3 notifications

2.3

  • Fixed: minor bugs.
  • Change: Admin style.

2.2

  • Add: Interval display option.
  • Change: Admin style.

2.1

  • Fix: Can enter ‘Name’ and ‘City’ in new line.
  • Fix: Verifying access to the folder ‘asset’.
  • Fix: Optimized code.

2.0

  • Fixed code
  • Change style

1.0

  • Initial release