The worlds is spooked right now about the coronavirus. Setting up a health notification on your website is a simple way to communicate your sanitation efforts. Best of all, these notifications ca be setup within minutes with a simple Cookie Notice WordPress plugin.
Using a Cookie Notice Plugin for Every Notice
Over the last few years many plugins have been created to support European laws around website tracking and cookies. These plugins are lightweight and can be used for any type of notification you want. This site uses the Cookie Notice Plugin which has many customisation options.
- Ability to display notifications on top or bottom of website
- Ability to link to supporting pages
- Let’s you customise colours.
- Free to use
Downloading Cookie Notice for WordPress
Login to your WordPress dashboard, click “plugins”, click “add-new”.
On the following screen type in “cookie notice” in the search bar. Then select the plugin that says “Cookie Notice for GDDR & CCPA”. You’ll notice it has more than 1 million active downloads and over 2,400 five-star reviews.
Click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
Customise Your Notifications
From the WordPress Dashboard, click on the “Settings” and then “Cookie Notice”
Your Notification Message
Next to “Message” you can write whatever notification you deem appropriate for your area market.
Many local businesses have created new pages on their websites which go into detail explaining what they have done in response to the COVID-19 threat (more on that below)
On the bottom of the plugin you’ll see options to change the Text Colour and Bar Colours of your notification.
Click “Save Changes” and you’re done!
Please note, it sometimes take a minute or two for the plug into refresh. You will need to use a new browser,, with no cookies, in order for you to see the notification on your website.
You “Learn More” Page
On last note: Putting “Cookie notice” on your website is not enough. It is recommended to set up a page about your business response to the coronavirus threat. Share this information via your email list and Instagram. For Instagram, images and infographics are a good way to send the message.
Most of all, most of all remember the words of Matthew Henry: “After a storm comes a calm“.