Push notifications for your website. Available in Chrome (Android and desktop) and Safari (desktop).
I'd been using this plugin for a while and I really liked it. It made it super easy and free to add web push notification support to my website.
When I was working on another blog, I wanted to add web push notification support. So, I installed the plugin and when I went to set it up through their website and it asked me for my billing information, then I tried in the plugin and it didn't.
I was a very confused, so I sent them an email and I got this:
We do not have a free plan, but do have 30-day trials. The $9 starter plan will allow the WordPress plugin to fully function. Submitting billing information through the WordPress plugin is not secure, which is why it is displayed and required at the time of creating your Roost account.
Apperently, when you sign up through the plugin, you're not asked for the billing information. So, in thirty days it stops working and it says absoloutly nothing when I checked!
I think that changing the price of this was a bad idea and it's certainly a bit of a cheaty plugin. Not happy.
It's not the Roost fault, but after the plugin install, the Roost account creation, confirmation, the ftp upload for the missing file for Chrome push and the configuration of setting, I discovered I need to use https. So, for that I need to buy a SSL certificat, for my little personnal blog. It will be the first time I'm going to pay for something related to this blog. The pluging description should talk about this https things before. At lease I had the solution now.
I'm not sure if it's possible, but why Roost dosen't manage the Push notification directly? I can have a button on my site to the Roost website and Roost can possibly send after that my Push notification when my blog give a new post. I don't know, but this https things are not funny.
My review for Roost comes very late because I had integrated it into my WordPress website over a year ago, but in that time I've genuinely loved using it.
At the time Safari push notifications were a novelty and you needed to have an Apple developer account and with that, of course, development skills.
Roost's WP plugin was quick and easy to install and I've not looked back since -- it's hands-down the best solution for enabling push notifications. Especially if you're a bit of novice/newbie like me! I wholeheartedly recommend it!
It works well.
The plugin installation and setup was easy and it works out of the box, no problems.
Both the subscriptions and notifications work well.
Thanks for this outstanding plugin!
I'm actually a bit touched that you're the only good guys who decided to allow others to use it for free.
When you add Chrome support, it will be a heck of a deal.
La verdad que está muy bien disfrutar de este plugin al ser económico y de mucha calidad.
We have had huge success with our opt ins for our safari reads. If you are not using roost, then you are missing out on the next big thing.
Works as expected. But puts the menu entry entirely at the bottom. Not where I would expect it to be and I'd like to keep my menu structure clean.
Easy and quick installation, just set it and forget it and it's already helping me drive more repeat usage to my site than other tools like email.
I can't wait for Firefox and Chrome to support pushes!
I'm really happy with the use of Roost on my blog. It works pretty much flawlessly and just as you would it expect it to do. Big thumbs up for the easy setup!
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