Unobtrusive Website Toolbars to Help Increase User Engagement

User engagement is one of the main goals of a website owner. You want your visitors to vote, take questionnaires, fill in forms, or share your site on social media etc. But at the same time you don’t want to annoy your visitors with ‘in your face’ pop-ups or call to action notifications. What can help you with that is useful yet subtle website toolbar.

So in this post, I have a collection of scripts and services that allow you to send unobtrusive notifications, or messages to your readers while they visit your website.Let’s take a look.

Hello Bar – Hello Bar has both free and a premium versions of a notification bar with amazing features ranging from analytics to A/B testing. It has easy to use dashboard where you can add, customize, and preview the notification bar on your website for different purposes.

Hello Bar

WordPress Notification Bar – An easy to setup plugin, WordPress Notification Bar will help you to create sticky notification bar for your website.

WordPress Notification Bar

WP Notification Bars – The useful WP Notification Bars plugin allows to add custom notification and alert bars to your website. It has unlimited color options.

WP Notification Bars

Top Bar – Top Bar is the easiest way to add a simple clean notification bar to your site. What you see is what you get.

Top Bar

GC Message Bar – A perfect plugin that helps to drive more visitors to your site and capture more leads. You can add a great CTA with an eye-catchy notification bar.

GC Message Bar

Notification Bar for WordPress – It is a responsive plugin that helps you to set up a nice notification bar on your site.

Notification Bar for WordPress

WP Notification Bar Pro – A custom notification plugin that allows you to add various notification bars, such as countdown timer, Twitter feed, referral check, and more.

WP Notification Bar Pro

Notification Bar Plugin – A cool plugin that can add notification bar to your website with some extending features, so you can use any content.

Notification Bar Plugin

Fluid Notification Bar – Fluid Notification Bar will add a responsive notification bar to your site. You can add animation or custom buttons to the bar.

Fluid Notification Bar

Foobar – WordPress Notification Bars – A plugin that can fully customize the notify bars to your homepage. Additionally, it has features like Twitter and RSS feed integration.

Foobar - WordPress Notification Bars

Easy Heads Up Bar – This plugin can add different notification bars to your site with unlimited color schemes and multiple designs.

Easy Heads Up Bar

Apex Notification Bar – A premium plugin which lets you add multiple notification bars to your site. You can also use their 15 pre-made bar designs.

Apex Notification Bar

SiteCreate – A flexible notification bar for WordPress that can add social media buttons and search box in your notify bar.


BarPress – BarPress comes with numerous notification bar presets. It also has advanced analytics dashboard, so you can see a number of clicks and other data.


Specific Social Notification Bar – This plugin can help you grow your following on social media sites by allowing you to add social media buttons to a notification bar.

Specific Social Notification Bar

Notification | WordPress Notification Bar – A useful notification bar that can help you to add a countdown timer, social media feed, recent posts, search forms, login forms, and more.

Notification | WordPress Notification Bar

Notification Bar for WordPress – Notification Bar for WordPress has 13 pre-made notify bars and easy-to-use dashboard to customize your bar.

Notification Bar for WordPress

Wp Header Bar – A customizable notification bar to make people read your latest blog post or follow you on Twitter.

Wp Header Bar

BugMeBar – With BugMeBar you can display notification bar with your message on the top of a screen. You can use cookies, so once a user clicked closed, notify bar will be hidden.


Announcement Bar – A powerful WordPress plugin that helps you to schedule your announcements while allowing you to change text and position, colors, styles, and size, scroll options, and close button.

Announcement Bar
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