Push Notifications for WordPress by PushAssist

Description

PushAssist is a comprehensive push notification for WordPress blogs and websites, trusted by thousands of developers, WordPress & WooCommerce site owners and marketers across the globe. It allows your website to re-engage your most loyal customers with targeted push notifications.

This plugin will automatically install the required library into your website post account verification. You can either create your free account or provide your API Keys & Secret Keys to start using PushAssist. All the major functionalities, dashboard, metrics are displayed within your WordPress Admin Panel.

Post setup, your visitors can opt-in to receive push notifications when you publish a new post, and visitors receive these notifications even when they are not browsing your site. These notifications are delivered on all devices i.e. desktops, tablets and even mobile phones.

When customers visit your site, they can opt-in to receive push notifications from your website. To engage you can alert your visitors when new content is published, send them offers, tips or anything else and eventually convert them to regular and loyal readers. It’s like a newsletter, but more efficient and effective in keeping your audience engaged. Push Notifications for WordPress by PushAssist allows you to focus on building beautiful website without developing the core push notification API driven code within your WordPress website.

Push notifications are an incredibly user-friendly communication channel, has a higher opt-in rate and click-through rate in the range of 12-18%, which is dramatically better than other channels, such as email or Twitter.

Features

  • Instant notifications: Notifications appear as message alerts and even sound alerts depending upon OS.
  • Powerful APIs: Provides easy to use REST APIs, available via secure HTTPS to send and receive data.
  • Segments: Smart segmentation divides your users in groups with segmentation.
  • HTTP/HTTPS: It works for both HTTP or HTTPS WordPress websites.
  • GCM: It also allows you to use your own GCM keys for push notification.
  • Campaigns: Premium accounts can send or schedule marketing notification campaigns from PushAssist control account Panel.
  • Automatic: Automatically send notifications on new posts and updated posts.
  • Site Logo: Quick Setting to send post image or site logo when sending push notifications automatically..

Who Is This Plugin For?

This plugin is primarily intended for WordPress site owners, marketers who do not want to develop their own server-side back-end since it’s a complicated and time consuming thing. This plugin handles all and lets you focus on your marketing efforts to re-engage your customers & visitors without any hassle.

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Installation

  1. Install PushAssist from the WordPress.org plugin directory or by uploading the PushAssist plugin folder to your “wp-content/plugins” directory.
  2. Install the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  4. Purge your site Cache to see it in action. Just once!
  5. Configure the look and feel of your opt-in box from your account panel.
  6. Account details will be emailed post signup. Didn’t Get Our Email? Check Your Spam Folder.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install PushAssist from the WordPress.org plugin directory or by uploading the PushAssist plugin folder to your “wp-content/plugins” directory.
  2. Install the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  4. Purge your site Cache to see it in action. Just once!
  5. Configure the look and feel of your opt-in box from your account panel.
  6. Account details will be emailed post signup. Didn’t Get Our Email? Check Your Spam Folder.
Do I need to sign up to PushAssist to use this plugin?

Yes, you can create a FREE account from the plugin itself. If you are already using PushAssist just copy your API Key & Secret Key from PushAssist control panel and paste in WordPress dashboard once.

I can’t see any code added to my header or footer when I view my page source

Your theme needs to have the header and footer actions in place before the </head> and before the </body>

I can’t see opt-in box on my site

If you are using cache plugins like W3 Total Cache, Super Cache etc. Just purge the cache one. Also purge CloudFlare or CDN once to see it.

Can PushAssist be implemented on HTTP Websites?

Yes, PushAssist can be implemented on a HTTP or HTTPS websites. In case you want to use your own GCM keys we welcome you to add those in your PushAssist control panel. To add your own GCM API keys please follow the instructions by Google on how to create a GCM key here . Please note that in step 3 you should select Server Key.

Since Push Notifications requires the website be on SSL aka HTTPS we create a sub domain for you which is a valid HTTPS sub domain like https://accountname.pushassist.com. We can also help you setup PushAssist if you have your own Https domain and want to send notifications from your domain name.

What will happen when i reach 3000 subscribers in my FREE account?

Once you reach 3000 subscribers, PushAssist will continue to work and let you collect subscribers but will not let you send notifications to these new subscribers. You can send unlimited notifications to your first 3000 subscriber but to send notifications to all subscribers you need to upgrade to premium (Paid) account. Check our pricing plans.

What will push notifications look like?

That depends on the browser! Each browser will display your notifications somewhat differently, but in general the notifications will look appropriate for the device/OS/browser on which they are displayed

Are there any design templates to choose for opt-in box?

Yes, there are many templates for opt-in box. Configuration is possible within your PushAssist control panel.

Targeting Subscribers with Segments

You can quickly categorize subscribers into different segments. This helps you efficiently target a particular set of subscribers registered under particular segments (group). A typical use case could be one segment each for your categories i.e. Sports, Fitness, Homepage, Pricing etc.

  1. Step 1: Create segments from Segments tab.

  2. Step 2: Add the following JS code on your category pages or on any pages of your site

Subscribing for Single Segment

<script>
    var _pa = [];
    _pa.push('Sports');
</script>

**Subscribing for Multiple Segments

<script>
    var _pa = [];
    _pa.push('Sports', 'Fitness');
</script>

Soon, you have some subscribers under segments, you would be able to send personalized messages to specific segments. Users interested in Sports are more likely to click on your notifications about Sports than Politics.

Reviews

Exactly what I needed.

Easy to navigate. no downtime.
Use it without any 2nd thought. This plugin gives best performance. Thank you for such an easy to use Plugin.

Deceptive, free account is not free

Mobile notifications are only if you upgrade to premium. You have to state that in the description or before time was wasted making an account. I don’t mind paying, just don’t like surprises.

Usefull to engage web users

Using this Plugin we can Send personalised notifications to user as per their usage, which is more efficient way to engage user’s to ward your web sites. we can send offers, coupan code using this service.

Perfect & Powerfull

This plugin has several options to make Opt-in box as per my requirement. that’s great. Essay to setup, I can register more than one web sites in single account. this plugin has many more features.

Awesome way to connect users

Most of my uers connect via email or RSS feed, so being able to connect directly to them to notify them of a new post is incredible. so now user don’t need to come and visit site every time to check latest post. now they get notification after any new post uploading.

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Contributors & Developers

“Push Notifications for WordPress by PushAssist” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.2.4

  • Fixed image upload size issue from pushassist setting option.

2.1.10

  • Dashboard widget added.
  • Recurring notifications functionality introduced.

2.1.8

  • Added more options under settings.
  • Fixed scheduled post auto push notifications issue.

2.1.7

  • Fixed http_query_build warning for WordPress 4.6

2.1.1

  • Fixed future post issue
  • Fixed CDN

2.0.2

Upgrade to get bootstrap css issue fixed.

2.0.1

  • Fixed minor bugs related to file upload.
  • Fixed minor bugs related to jQuery conflicts.