WP Notification Bell


Real-time notification feed (not push). Create notifications manually or through triggers (new posts, new comment replies, bbPress, WooCommerce).
WP Notification Bell is a custom notification and bell alert plugin for WordPress.
This plugin lets you show real-time notifications to all site users, logged-in or not.

Send on-site notification campaigns and let users know about news, promotions, events, product launches…
Or automatically notify users when you publish a new post or cpt (or when frontend users create a custom post type).


  • Flexible notifications : Create any type of notification with as many fields as you need.
  • Target notifications : Broadcast notifications to everyone or send to a specific user role or specific usernames.
  • New posts notifications : Send notifications to users every time you publish a new post. Custom post types included.
  • New comments notifications : Facebook-like notifications to let logged-in users receive a notification for approved comment replies to their own comment.
  • bbPress notifications : New reply notification in subscribed topics for bbPress.
  • WooCommerce notifications : Notify customers about each order status update.
  • Unseen notification count : Display the count of the number of unseen notifications.


For documentation start from WP Notification Bell documentation.

Pro Features Available

  • New notification sound
  • Multiple custom post types new posts notifications
  • AJAX powered recent notification feed widget in real-time
  • Restrict the bell display to specific user roles
  • Advanced Custom Fields placeholders (add ACF fields as default value)
  • Polylang integration


  • Step 1 is to enable 'Add bell icon to menu' either for logged-in users or visitors or both in General->Settings, or add one of the shortcodes.
  • Step 2 is to add fields in 'Notification item' tab in the settings.
  • Step 3 is to add a new notification.
  • Step 4 is to add an image (optional).
  • Notification bell for logged-in users added to a menu.
  • Notifications in a drop-down box with the comment reply trigger enabled, and manual notifications.
  • Notification bell for visitors (logged out users).
  • Empty notification box.


  1. Download the plugin
  2. Upload the wp-notification-bell folder to your site’s wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Activate the plugin in the WordPress Admin Panel.
  4. Use shortcode [wp-notification-bell] or [wp-notification-bell-logged-out] wherever you want notification to be shown.
  5. Start creating new notifications!


Where do I get support?

You can reach me by email at : wpnotificationbell@gmail.com, or you can start a support request on WordPress.org.


Le support par mail pour ce plugin est juste incroyable !! Il cherche est trouve des solutions pour vous ! De plus il est super cool et le plugin répond aux attentes de notification en temps réel sur wordpress avec une cloche ! Top merci beaucoup pour tout
March 11, 2021
Just what I was looking for. Simple notifications which work effectively. Have to give credit to the developer for being patience and kind with their time for improving my own experience with the plugin. 10/10 would recommend.
January 13, 2021
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ')' in /home/u648400917/domains/schreibbeschwer.de/public_html/demo/wp-content/plugins/wp-notification-bell/includes/shortcode.php on line 165 and problem is solved after changed php verison to 7.3 . and i think it would be better if you add "your post post aproved" and "some one commented to your post" notificstion features
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Notification Bell” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • First version of the plugin.


  • Fixed deleting notification items
  • Added seen/unseen notification data
  • Added date of publishing


  • Added custom post type trigger
  • Added loading spinner and fixed closing speed
  • Changed database query
  • Added filter hook when saving new post for the trigger


  • Added notification bell for logged out users
  • Added time placeholder


  • Changed type checking order when adding custom post types
  • Styling fixed for visitors and added specific notification item names for visitors
  • Added a filter to possibly change the link for cpt
  • Fixed links for cpt


  • Added recipient role selection for new post and new cpt
  • Fixed ajax calls


  • Reduced server calls for logged out users
  • Fixed recipient role selected in editor


  • Fixed styling options for shortcode
  • Removed count increment on post update
  • Added post title placeholder
  • Added freemius


  • Notifications published after multiple post revisions fixed
  • Fixed date timezone for logged out users
  • Notifications only after first publish for logged out users
  • Removed woocommerce notifications if option disabled


  • Recent notifications widget for premium
  • Changed title of All notifications table to post title


  • Added nonce security checks
  • Sanitized logged out user cookies


  • Removed wnbell_notifications from custom post types to select
  • Added possibility to add notifications for imported posts


  • Added function to check in js script for wnbell_test_ls in pro
  • Added option to restrict the bell display for some user roles in pro
  • Fixed visited notification for woocommerce
  • Added a floating bell option
  • Added a full screen notification box for small devices


  • Changed z-index for mobile devices
  • Moved mediaquery js variable from js file to php file


  • Removed a permission check for custom post types


  • Changed how the count gets updated
  • Added a new table to improve performance
  • Stored server call interval as a global js variable


  • Delete custom table row on post deleting
  • Count for new logged in users is 1 instead of counting all existing notifications
  • Added ACF placeholders for pro
  • Joining with new role table for visitors
  • Fixed infinite loop if cpt option not set


  • Improved visitor count query
  • Added Polylang integration in pro