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Safari Push

A Safari Push Plugin for WordPress

Average Rating
2.5 out of 5 stars
Not badly engineered, but very difficult to fully setup
By , for WP 3.8.1

The code is not badly written, but this solution requires quite a lot of work for your average publisher / site manager, especially to make it scale. You need to pay for an SSL certificate (and set that up - many hosts charge extra), an Apple Developer License ($99/year), and the infrastructure to manage it all.

With full disclosure that I'm a co-author, I'd really encourage less systems-savvy site managers that don't want all of that upfront cost to check out PushUp Notifications - and I'd be interested in exploring integration options with this author.

Thank you for this wonderful plugin!
By , for WP 3.8

Thank you for this wonderful plugin.
I have set up about a dozen of sites with it.
The plugin works as expected and described.
There are a few features I am missing, i.e. it would be great if end users could have criteria to fine tune what type of posts they get push notifications for (i.e. per category, per tag, per keyword in headline, per keyword in message context).
Also, a widget or a short code with details on how many people have subscribed to the push notifications would be nice to have.
I hope you will consider some of this for future versions.
At this time however, I can only say: thank you! :)

Plugin does exactly what it says!
By , for WP 3.8

Ok so first of all the plugin does work exactly the way it says it does. Anyone who says otherwise simply does not have the plugin and / or there push notification server configured properly.

Neither the plugin or the php notification server documentation are very well done which makes getting the plugin up and running a bit of a pain, but again it does work as described. Use the documentation provided from the Apple Developer website, the server implamentation is straight out of the companion files for setting up push notifications with a few small modifications for accepting variables.

Be aware of the following, to make this work you will need:

  1. A server with a dedicated IP address that has a verified ssl certificate installed (you can not use a self signed one, and it must match the domain).
  2. You must have an Apple Developer Account for creating certificates for communicating with apple servers for sending push notifications.

I am certainly glade to have gotten it up and running but it certainly wasn't easy.

Doesn't Work
By ,

Doesn't work, no documentation. Waste of time.

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