A way to show important notices

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  • #3176224

    torres126
    Member

    Hi there,

    I remember being able to use the EU Cookie Bar once or twice for this, but sometimes there was something important which I wanted to convey to my audiences regardless of which page they were on (rendering a sticky blog post useless and an update to the sidebar ineffective as the Harmonic theme doesn’t show it on mobile devices).

    It’d be neat if there was a way to convey a short message across your site, whether it be a small bar at the top or bottom of your site, or anything like that. It’s certainly possible before, but now it seems exclusive to the Personal/Premium/Business Plans. Hopefully it can be brought to the Free Plan too.

    Thank you! :)

    The blog I need help with is clubpenguinmountains.com.

    #3176273

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @torres126,

    It’s certainly possible before, but now it seems exclusive to the Personal/Premium/Business Plans.

    In the past I’ve only ever used a widget or some CSS to achieve this, and then it wasn’t so much a dismissible notice as a little blurb or a copyright. Can you let us know how you were going about this before? We’ll see what we can dig up.

    #3176283

    torres126
    Member

    Hi @supernovia,

    I believe I was using this widget: https://en.support.wordpress.com/cookie-widget/

    I recall being able to change the text, and it would be displayed across the entire website, and easy to dismiss. Useful for important announcements, even if only used for a day or two.

    Then, I remember reading on the forums it had been revoked for Free Plan websites because adverts are always displayed on it. That’s reasonable, but it had more uses than just for informing people of cookie policies too! Whilst you could include that, you could also add a little note, or really anything you wanted.

    I’m just hoping for something similar to that, but with the flexibility to include any text, and it being allowed on all sites, regardless of plan.

    Thank you. :)

    #3176528

    Hi torres126,

    I remember reading on the forums it had been revoked for Free Plan websites because adverts are always displayed on it.

    It hasn’t been revoked. The Cookies & Consent widget is automatically enabled on sites using the Free plan — which is why there isn’t an option to add it through the Customiser and change the text. The consent message gives your visitors the option to consent to our cookies that are specific to advertising displayed on free sites.

    …with the flexibility to include any text, and it being allowed on all sites, regardless of plan.

    This banner isn’t really designed for displaying general site information but as @supernovia mentioned, you could add a text widget instead. I understand your point about wanting to display a general announcement across the site though. This idea is already on our list of possible improvements for the future so I’ve added your vote to it :)

    #3176576

    torres126
    Member

    Hi,

    It hasn’t been revoked. The Cookies & Consent widget is automatically enabled on sites using the Free plan — which is why there isn’t an option to add it through the Customiser and change the text.

    Yeah, the only thing which has been revoked on the Free Plan though is there used to be a way to change what it says on the Free plan and use it for general announcements. Now that’s not possible sadly.

    This banner isn’t really designed for displaying general site information but as @supernovia mentioned, you could add a text widget instead

    The problem with a text widget is that my theme doesn’t show the sidebar on mobile devices, which I’m guessing is where a fair amount of my audience visits from. The other widget which I linked however did so.

    This idea is already on our list of possible improvements for the future so I’ve added your vote to it :)

    Thank you very much. :)

    #3176763

    Of course! Thanks for all the help you are providing to our community here as well :)

    #3176880

    torres126
    Member

    Thank you, happy to help! :D

    #3180261

    torres126
    Member

    Glad to see the widget back for all sites, thank you! :)

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