wpDiscuz – User Notifications

This addon adds a nice notification system to your site, so users can receive updates and notifications directly on your website as they happen. It checks and notifies when someone votes on your comment, follows you, rates your post, mentions you, replies to your comment, comments on your post, when your comment is approved and in other cases. You can put the notification bell in the main menu using %wpdiscuz-bell% shortocde as a Custom Link URL and any phrase as the Link Text. This menu item will be replaced to a notification bell on the website front-end menu. As a second option, you can enable Web Push Notification generated and controlled by browsers. This kind of notifications are displayed on the screen even if you switched to another tab or minimized the browser window. More information about the Web Push notifications…

Official wpDiscuz Addon

Please note: this is an add-on for wpDiscuz plugin. This addon requires at least wpDiscuz 7.3.8 version. Please do not install this addon on lower wpDiscuz versions. wpDiscuz is a free, AJAX controlled, real time, flexible and responsive commenting plugin. It's available for free download on WordPress.org Extensions directory. The official wpDiscuz addons are only available here at gVectors.com Premium plugins store.

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Description

User Notification Bell

Two options of user notifications are available. You can put the notification bell in the main menu using %wpdiscuz-bell% shortocde as a Custom Link URL and any phrase as the Link Text:

This menu item will be replaced to a notification bell on the website front-end menu:

You can display the notification bell on the top admin bar as well:

The notification bell keep checking and updating new information to website visitors and users. It helps to increase user engagement and keep users on your site. They receive notifications when:

  • someone votes on the user comment
  • someone follows the user
  • someone rates the user post
  • someone mentions the user in some comment
  • someone replies to the user comment
  • someone comments on the user post
  • a new comment is left on the user subscribed post
  • a new comment is left by a followed user
  • the user comment is approved

Web Push Notifications

As a second option, you can enable Web Push Notification generated and controlled by browsers. This kind of notifications are displayed on the screen even if you switched to another tab or minimized the browser window. More information about the Web Push notifications…

 

Dashboard Settings

 

Installation and Configuration

  • This addon installs like any other plugin for WordPress.
    Access to wpDiscuz User Notifications addon is provided immediately after you’ve paid for your order. Upon completing registration/checkout, you may log in at gVectors.com. We will also email you after registration/checkout, with a link to the login page. Then download the installation package.
  • Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New admin page and upload addon ZIP file, then activate it.
  • Once the plugin is active, go to Dashboard > wpDiscuz > Settings > User Notifications Tab to begin configuration…
  • It’ll ask you to activate with license key you got via email or in your account page, just insert the key and activate it.

If for some reason you cannot install this plugin using WordPress plugin upload system please do that with this alternative way. Unzip, and then upload the /wpdiscuz-user-notifications/ folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory using an FTP application like FileZilla; or any other FTP program is fine also. Make sure you have not double /wpdiscuz-user-notifications/wpdiscuz-user-notifications/ directories nested inside each other, please correct this before you continue. Then in WordPress, go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins, and then activate the wpDiscuz User Notifications addon.

Frontend

Dashboard

1.0.3

Added: Shortcode – [wpdiscuz_bell]
Added option: to play sound when has NEW or UNREAD notifications (requires interaction with the website – click in body, etc)
Added option: sound url, only .mp3 files allowed
Added option: for controlling notification container animation speed (in miliseconds – 100, 400, etc)
Added: notification text shortcode – [COMMENT_CONTENT] to display comment content in notifications, not included in texts by default, should be added manually

1.0.2

Added: Load notifications via ajax or rest
Added: Mark read url shortcode for all texts
Added: Prevent loading of files and notification bell if rest is not active/available
Added: Multisite support (changed the deprecated solution for multisites)
Added: Translatable notification container phrases (title, load more button, delete all button, etc)
Fixed: Issues on mobile view

1.0.1

Added: Option to restrict rest access for user roles
Added: Option to restrict rest access for guests
Added: Option to restrict rest access for visitors
Fixed Bug: Notifications not added

1.0.0

Initial version

Pre Sale Support


Guest
salah
7 days 18 hours ago

Hello
Does the notification bell sound like a simple sound alert to draw the user’s attention?
Please make sure of this because it is important (An audible notification will sound on the notification bell)

Support
7 days 7 hours ago

Hi salah,

Thank you for contacting us.

We’ll add this feature in the next version of the addon.

Member
canewsforum
14 days 5 hours ago

Hello, on our website we had to purchase the BuddyPress Integration addon to receive notifications, I see here now you have a user notification addon
1) does this replace the BuddyPress one?
2) Do we need to have both, or will just the one work?
3) If I purchase the user notification addon, do I remove the BuddyPress one?

Thanks.

Support
Tom
13 days 21 hours ago

Hi canewsforum,
Please find my answers below:

1) Does this addon replace the BuddyPress one?

No it doesn’t. The BuddyPress integration addons is a large addon with many features. The notifications of the wpDiscuz BuddyPress Integration addon goto users profile page into the Notification tab. All notifications are generated by BuddyPress, and they are different notifications. This addon cannot manage BuddyPress notifications.

2) Do we need to have both, or will just the one work?

If your theme doesn’t have a Notification Bell in the front-end and the users don’t see notifications on the page, then you can use the wpDiscuz user notification addon. This addon adds Web Push notifications as well.

3) If I purchase the user notification addon, do I remove the BuddyPress one?

No, they do different jobs, and they don’t conflict with each others. However, if you already have a notification bell or other visible components displaying user notifications by BuddyPress, you don’t need to buy the Notification addon.

Member
juura
15 days 5 hours ago

Please, translate russian language

Support
15 days 4 hours ago

Thank you for contacting us juura!

All frontend phrases are located in the Dashboard > wpDiscuz > Settings > User Notifications admin page. You should translate it yourself. You can also translate it using the Loco Translate plugin.

If you finish the translation you can send us the PO/MO files so we’ll be able to include them in future versions of the addon.

Support
Tom - gVectors Team
17 days 3 hours ago

Dear buyers,
this is the right place where you can ask all per-sale questions you have, before purchasing this plugin. We’ll be in touch and reply within 1-2 hours for GMT +1 to +12 and within 4-6 hours for GMT -1 to -12. Our support is available 6 days a week from 6am to 10pm (GMT 0:00, London) ; excluding Sundays and all major holidays.

 
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