More and more people started using notification bars on their WordPress blogs. Notification bar is a great way to notify your readers about different things like news, announcements or subscription options. With WordPress notification plugins you can easily capture visitors focus and bring important news and offers to their attention.

In this article, I have collected some of the best free notification plugins for WordPress to help you get started using this very effective marketing approach. It allows you to create default notifications to show site wide or override it by applying separate bars to different posts or pages. You could also install a couple of plugins to get notified when you have a new comment to moderate.

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1. WordPress Notification Bar

A quick and easy notification bar and call to action for your site. Custom message and call to action button. Choose any color to match your site. Sticky Notification Bar.

WordPress Notification Bar

WordPress Notification Bar

2. Disqus Comment System

Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenter across a thriving discussion community.

Disqus Comment System

Disqus Comment System

3. WordPress Easy Sticky Notification Bar

Easy Sticky Notification Bar plugin helps you to promote your products, highlight your messages or grab the attention of your visitors via great looking sticky bar.

WordPress Easy Sticky Notification Bar

WordPress Easy Sticky Notification Bar

4. Post Status Notifier Lite

It works with all kind of custom post types, supports all custom taxonomies like categories and tags other plugins are using. You can grab all these taxonomy values and custom fields attached to a post and use them as placeholders in your custom notification texts.

Post Status Notifier Lite

Post Status Notifier Lite

5. Subscribe2

Subscribe2 provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.

Subscribe2

Subscribe2

6. InfiniteWP Client

Install this plugin on unlimited sites and manage them all from a central dashboard. This plugin communicates with your InfiniteWP Admin Panel.

InfiniteWP Client

InfiniteWP Client

7. Akismet Notifier

A message will appear when a comment is set as SPAM. Notification through an alert box (all themes are supported). When Akismet find SPAM a frontend notification will be shown.

Akismet Notifier

Akismet Notifier

8. HyperComments

Unlike traditional comment systems, HyperComments allows to comment on a specific word or text fragment. HyperComments will engage your audience in a discussion and encourage them to comment more.

HyperComments

HyperComments

9. WebEngage Feedback, Survey and Notification

This is an offical WebEngage plugin which lets you embed the Javascript integration code in to your pages without editing templates. Install the plugin once. No need to change or write a single line of code to make it work.

WebEngage Feedback, Survey and Notification

WebEngage Feedback, Survey and Notification

10. WP Canvas – Shortcodes

A family of shortcodes to enhance your site functionality. If you’re a theme author, plugin author, or just a code hobbyist, you can follow the development of this plugin on it’s GitHub repository.

WP Canvas - Shortcodes

WP Canvas – Shortcodes