15 Unobtrusive Website Toolbars to 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.

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SiteWide Notice WP

This plugin allows you to add a small notification bar on every page of your website. You can customize the text, the font color and the background color, as well as change the position whether at top or the bottom.

Notice bar in red color at the bottom
Alert Notice Boxes

A plugin to create floating alert or notice boxes with custom design. The plugin is quite customizeable and flexible, for example, you can customize the design, change its location, show it by the user device type, and even embed Youtube or Facebook on it.

Multiple notices at the bottom right
Easy Notification Bar

This plugin allows you to add a custom notification bar easily. It utilizes the WordPress Customizer, so you can customize the notification looks and feel on your site and see the changes in real time.

Blue color notification bar at the top
WPFront Notification Bar

This plugin comes with great customizability to display a notification bar on your website. The plugin allows to select particular pages or posts to display the notification bar, change the colors, set delay to show it, and set the position and scroll.

You can pratically customize in any way to fit in the need of your website.

Notification bar at the top and bottom with differing color
HashBar WP Notificiation Bar

Another free plugin which allows you to create notification bars to get a notice from the users on your websites. The plugin is compatible with many page builders such as WPBakery Page Builder, King Composer, and Elementor.

If you’re using one of these, this plugin may be the right choice as it’s been tested and work out of the box.

Notification bar at multiple locations
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
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
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
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.

SiteCreate
Notification – WordPress Notification Bar

A useful notification bar that can help you to aadd a countdown timer, social media feed, recent posts, search forms, login forms, and more.

Notification | WordPress Notification Bar
Wp Header Bar

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

Wp Header Bar
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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