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Customizing The Push Notification(cont.)

Next, you can scroll down and change settings for each option you want to customize. Ideally, you would want to change bell icon colors to match your own theme colors.

Customizing The Push Notification

Sending Push Notifications from Your WordPress Site

By default, the OneSignal plugin automatically sends push notifications for all new posts published on your website. If you want , then you can turn this feature off from  plugin’s settings page under “Automatic Notification Settings” section.

You can also manually send a notification when you publish or update a post. Simply edit a WordPress post or page, and you will see the OneSignal meta box on the right.

Check the box next to “Send notification on post update/ publish” and then click on update or publish button.

OneSignal will now send your article as a push notification to all your subscribers.

Send a welcome push notification to new subscribers

You can also send a welcome push notification to your new subscribers. Visit OneSignal’s settings page in your WordPress admin area and scroll down to the “Wellcome Notification Settings” section.

Now when a new subscribes for push notifications, they will receive a welcome notification on their device.

You can also send custom notification from the OneSignal app dashboard. The process is quite intuitive and you can follow onscreen instructions once you login to OneSignal.

That’s all, you have successfully added web push notifications to your WordPress site.

Why should we choose OneSignal plugin from the beginning

Benefits and features of WordPress Push Notifications:

  • 100% free to use
  • Unlimited WordPress push notifications
  • Unlimited devices
  • Delivery automation
  • Localization
  • Full API
  • Tracking with Google analytics.

It is important to choose the right  web push notification service from the start. Since most providers try to lock you in their platform, changing your push notification service can result in losing your old subscribers. Meaning if you switch, then you will be starting from scratch.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add web push notifications to your WordPress site.

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Safari push notifications

Now it is time to set up the Safari push notifications. Click into “Settings” and click on “Apple Safari”.

Setting up the Safari push notifications.
It will then display your Web ID which you will want to copy to your clipboard.

Safari push notifications

Then paste that into the Safari Web ID field of your OneSignal configuration settings. Scroll down and click “Save”.

And that’s it! Now you have WordPress push notifications up and running.
You can now visit your website. You will see a push notification popup on the top and a bell notification icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
The push notification popup will also appear on mobile browsers.

Note: The appearance of push notification popup prompt may differ based on http/https settings of your site.

That’s why this push notification prompt looks different than what you see on some other websites?
Normally, OneSignal comes with two different prompt types. The first one is the push notification popup and the other one is the subscription bell icon.

Customizing The Push Notification Popup

The basic push notification popup is quite simple. It uses generic language and displays your site’s logo. You may want to customize that to make it more personal.

Simply switch to the configuration tab under OneSignal plugin’s setting page on your WordPress site and scroll down to the “HTTP Pop-Up Settings” section.You need to click on the toggle next to “Customize the HTTP Pop-Up Promt text” and then start adding your own text.
Don’t forget to click on the Save button to store your settings before testing.

Customize the Bell Notification Icon

The bell icon is also fully customizable from the plugin’s settings page. Simply scroll down to “Prompt Settings & Subscription Bell” section and turn on the customization options that you want to change.

You can then scroll down and change settings for each option you want to customize. Ideally, you would want to change bell icon colors to match your own theme colors.

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In this article, we will show you how to easily add web push notifications to your WordPress site.

Setting up Web Push Notifications in WordPres with OneSignal

OneSignal is a free push notification service for WordPress websites. It allows you to easily add push notifications to any website.

Follow the steps below to get up and going with OneSignal in just a matter of minutes

1. First thing you need to do is install and active the OneSignal plugin. You can download it from the WordPress repository or by searching for it within your WordPress dashboard under “Add New ” plugins.

Push Notification

2. Next, head over to OneSignal and create a free account.

3. Click on “ADD APP” and give your app a name. Then click on “Create.”

4. Select “Website Push” and click “Next“.

5. On the next screen you will need to  select your  target SDK, in this instance we select “WordPress Plugin or  Website Builder” and “WordPress” in section 1.

6. In section 2, input your WordPress Site name and Site URL. Then input the location of your notification icon URL. According to OneSignal, icon dimensions should be 192 x 192 or larger to display well on high pixel density devices. You can upload one to your WordPress media library and copy the URL. The default OneSignal notification icon will be used if you don’t choose one.

7. In the next section, you will need to copy your APP ID and APP KEY as you will need to input this information into the settings of the WordPress plugin.

8. You will then want to browser to your website and subscribe to the notification to test that everything is working correctly. Click on the red symbol on the bottom right and click on “Alow”. You can change these options in the display settings later.

note: you might need to disable adblocker if you have it running.

9. Then back on the OneSignal website and click on “Finish”.

Finally, we will learn how to set up Safari push notifications in the next article.

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What is Push Notification?

Push notifications are clickable messages displayed on your device. WordPress push notifications allow you to automatically notify your audience when you have published new content on your site. Or you can send out predenfined messages at any time.

Below is an example of a push notification, which you have probably seen before. By clicking “Alow” this enables the site to send you notifications via your browser. The beauty for website owners is that the visitor doesn’t have to be on your site for them to get your notification, they simply have to have their web browser running.

Push Notification

Benefits of WordPress Push Notifications

Push notifications, alo referred  to as web push notifications, have gained a lot of popularity among online businesses and marketers over the last couple years.

Lots of people skim over emails nowadays, or simply don’t even read them. Push notifications can help bring customers and visitors back to your site by placing your message right in front of them.

Why add Web Push Notifications to your wordpress site?

70% of people who leave your website will never come back. This is why you need to convert those website users into subcribers or customers.

While email are still dominant and effective marketing tool, push notifications are proving to be quite effective.

Here is why :

  • User need to give their explicit permission to receive push notifications. This means they are already interested in what you have to offer and are more likely to engage with notifications.
  • Push notifications are shorter and demand less attention than email.
  • Users can control how their devices display notifications, they can snooze them, or turn them off entirely.

According to a servey, push notifications have a 50% higher open rate than email and twice as much click-rate.

In the next article, let’s take a look at how to add web push notifications to a WordPress site.

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Method 1: Set Up a Free Business Email Account Using Bluehost

Under the “Email” section on your hosting account, switch to the “Email Account” tab. You will see your newly email address listed there.

You can click on the “Access webmail” link and Bluehost will take you to a webmail interface. This is a good option if you don’t want to use an email client.

Bluehost will show you the information needed to use your business email address with any email client or app. You can use this information to set up using Outlook, Gmail, or any Mail app for your mobile phone or desktop.

However, you will have to log in to your hosting account each time you want to check your email.

Note: the process of creating a business email is similar for other hosting companies that offer cPanel like SiteGroundHostGator and InMotion Hosting.

If you have a domain already, you can use Zoho to create a business email address complete free

Method 2: Get a Free Business Email Address from Zoho

If you have a business domain and website already, Zoho is the service that offers truly free business email accounts without having to purchase any other parts of their service. In fact, they offer up to 25 free business email accounts, each with 5 GB data. That should be plenty for the average small business owner.

Here’s how to create a free business email address using Zoho

Step 1: Create a Zoho Mail Account

Head over to Zoho Mail and create an account. Then, enter your domain and account information to Sign Up.

Get a Free Business Email Address from Zoho

Step 2: Verify Your Domain

Next, you will need to verify that you own your domain. The exact steps will vary depending on which provider you used to purchase your domain. Just select your provider from the list and Zoho will supply directions below on the same menu.

Step 3: Start Adding Users

In the next window, you can set up as many as 25 free business email address. You’ll start with your own email address, which will also serve as your login.

Next, you can create accounts for your employees, and create email “groups” which foward messages to multiple inboxes at once. Don’t worry about setting everything up right now, you can make changes later.

Step 4 : Change Mail Record with  Your Domain Provider

Now that your domain is verified. Head back to your domain and click the “DNS Zone File” tab.

Scroll down to the MX Records section and delete any MX Records listed.

Next, you’re going to add two new records. Scroll back up to the top and click “Add record.” For record type, choose “MX (Mail Exchanger).”

These changes will complete the mail record setup process.

In General: A free business email address gives you a way of presenting your business in a professional light by connecting your business domain name to your email. It helps make potential clients and customers feel more confident in your business

Creating a professional email address is a good start for your business.

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Two methods to create a Business Email Address?

Method 1 : Set Up a Free Business Email Account Using Bluehost

This method is easy and available to almost everyone who has a website. It allows you to create a business email address for free. Bluehost provides a free business email and a free WordPress website when you use their hosting service, which costs just $2,95/ month.

Here’s how to set up your free business email account using Bluehost:

Step 1 : Sign up with Bluehost & choose a Domain

First, you need to visit the Bluehost website and click on the green “Get Start Now” button.

Create a Free Business Email Address

This will bring you to a pricing a page where you need to click on the “Select” button below the plan you want to use.

Next, choose a domain for your website. The domain is the second half of your email address: yourname@yoursite.com. You need to enter your business domain name and click on the “Next” button.

Bluehost will now check to see if a domain name matching your business name is available. If it’s not, then it will show you some suggestions, or you can look for another domain name.

Choosing a good domain name is crucial for your business but don’t spend too much time on that or you will never get past this step. After choosing your domain name, you will need to add your account information and finalize the package info to complete the process.

On this screen, you will see optional extras that you can purchase. We don’t recommend choosing them at this time. If you need them, then you can always all them later from your account.

Lastly, you need to enter your payment information to finish the purchase.

You will receive an email with details on how to login to your web hosting control panel. This is where you manage everything from emails, support, website management , among other things.

Step 2: Creating your free Business Email Address

In your hosting account dashboard, you need to click on the “Email” section and then click on “Email Account”. Next, click on “Add Email Account” tab.

Enter a username and password for your email account and then click on the “Create Account” button.

Bluehost will now create the email account for you and you will see a success message.

Now that you have created your free business email account. The next article, we will learn how to use it to send and receive emails.

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Creating a business email address that users your own domain name is something every business should do. A business email address users your company name and looks a lot more professional than a generic gmail or hotmail account. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a free business email address in just 5 mins with step by step instructions.

Free Business Email Address

What is a Business Email Address and Why It’s Important?

A business email address is one that uses your businesses domain name, such as yourname@yourbusinessURL.com. Every business should use business email addresses because they give your business a much more professional look. One that helps you appear more trustworthy and giving contacts more confidence in doing business with you:

  • Professional Appearance : If you want your business to be taken seriously. Then you need to present yourself professionally in all aspects – including via email. On top of that, every employee should have a business email address to maintain brand consistency.
  • Instill Trustworthiness: One effect of having a professional image is that it gives people more confidence and trust in your business. This makes them more likely to do business with you.
  • Increase Brand Awareness: A business email address uses your domain name, putting it out there every time you send an email. As opposed to a generic email that says yourname@gmail.com. This increases brand awareness.
  • It’s Free: There is no reason not to use a free business email address, even business on a tight budget.

What do you need to create a Business Email Address?

You will need to have domain name and a website to create a free business email address. After that, you will need an email service to handle your mail.

There are few different solutions that you can  use to create a professional business email address. We will show you two different methods in the next article.

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Change WordPress Admin Email via PhpMyAdmin

Method 2 : Change WordPress Admin Email via PhpMyAdmin

In this method, we will show you how to change email address via phpMyAdmin. This method should only be used when you are unable to access the WordPress admin area.

First, you need to visit the cPanel dashboard on your hosting account. Under the database section, you need to click on the phpMyAdmin icon.

This will launch the phpMyAdmin app. It’s a database management tool, and we will be using it to directly change the admin email address in the WordPress database.

In the phpMyAdmin window, you will see your database listed in the left column. Clicking on it will show you all the tables inside it. You need to locate the_options table and click to open it.

It will now show you the data rows inside the options table. In the 6th row where option_name is “admin_email”, you need to click on the “Edit” button.

Then, phpMyadmin will open the row in a form where you can just go ahead and change the admin email for your site.

Don’t forger to click on the “Go” button to save your changes. You have successfully updated the email address for website email notifications.

Let’s go ahead and change the email address for the admin user account. Click to open the wp_users table in phpMyAdmin window. Next, click on the edit button next to the row where  user login matches the user you want to edit.

PhpMyAdmin will now open the user row in a form. You can enter the new email address in the user_email field. And don’t forget to click on the “Go” button to save your changes.

Last of all, we hope this article helped you learn how to change the WordPress admin email.

Thank you for reading. Hope you like this article!

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By default, WordPress uses the first email address you provide as your website’s admin email. It is also used as the email address of the first admin account. Do you want to change the WordPress admin email for your website? In this article, we will show you how to easily change the WordPress admin email address.

CHANGE ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS

Your website’s email address is used by WordPress to send important email notifications. For example, when a new user account is created, an auto update is installed, and for comment moderation notices.

The admin user’s email address is used to recover lost password and notifications about their account.

Normally, some WordPress hosting companies have auto – installers which automatically use your hosting account’s email address during the installation.

This email address is then used by WordPress as the website’s email address as well as the email for the first admin user account.

Most website owners soon realize that they want to use a professional business email address instead of generic free email accounts. They may also want to use a different email address for site administration and the admin user.

You change your admin email address as follows:

METHOD 1: Change wordPRESS ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS VIA ADMIN AREA

  1. Go to Settings > General
    change the WordPress Admin Email
  2. Add your new email address at the “Email Address” option.
  3. Click Save Change
  4. You will see the Pending change of admin e-mail message:
    change the WordPress Admin Email
    You will be sent an email to your new address to confirm the change.
    The email address won’t change until you click on the link in the confirmation email.
    Spam filters, especially strict ones for institutional email addresses, may block the emails from your blog. If you don’t receive this email you need to check your spam folder.
  5. Log into your email account and click on the confirmation link.

    6. When it has been successfully updated you will see the email address in Settings > General. And no longer see the Pending change of admin e-mail message.
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Using SSLforFree

Visit SSLforfree.com. Enter your domain name for which you want to obtain a security certificate. Enter your domain name with www and click on “Create Free SSL Certificate” button. SSL For Free will also add the non-www version to the certificate (i.e example.com).

Using SSLforFree

In the next step, you will be required to verify ownership of the domain for which you want to add free SSL certificate. There are three options to verify your domain; Automatic FTP vertification, Manual FTP vertification and manual verification using DNS.

Follow each instruction carefully and verify your domain. By far automatic FTP verification is the easiest method.

If SSLforfree.com successfully verifies your domain name, It will generate an SSL certificate for you upon clicking on “download SSL certificate” button.

Now visit your hosting cpanel, search for SSL/TLS and navigate through.

Select the domain from the drop down menu for which you want to install SSL certificate.

Select “Setup a SSL certificate to work with your site”.

Paste contents from the file zip downloaded.

As an alternative, you can directly copy and paste corresponding text from SSLforfree screen to cpanel SSL/TLS screen.

Press Install button once you are done.

Congratulations! A free SSL certificate is now installed on your domain. You can install SSL on new and existing WordPress websites by following the same procedure.

This is also the alternative method for installing free SSL to those web hosts who do not support Let’s Encrypt in their cpanel.

Note: If you do not find SSL/TLS option in your Cpanel, you can download the zip and share it with your hosting provider support, they will add it from their end.

Update WordPress URL to HTTPS

After securing your website with an SSL certificate, you need to change your URL from an HTTP one to an HTTPS URL. Without changing the URL, the SSL certificate won’t work, and your website won’t enjoy any extra security.

1. go to your website’s Dashboard.

2. hover to “Settings” and click on “General.”

3. Change the WordPress Address and the Site Address and use “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP” in the beginning.

4. Click “Save change”

After completing the above steps, your website has become an HTTPS website with an SSL certificate installed on it.

This is how you can get a free SSL certificate for your WordPress website and configure it for a secure environment. For discussions and queries, you are always welcome to share them  in comments below.

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