Today I would like to announce the release of ‘WP Greet Box’ WordPress Plugin, a plugin that can help you increase your blog exposure and build loyal readership.
This plugin lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer url. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to digg your post if they like it. Another example, when a visitor clicks through from Twitter, they will see a message suggesting them to twit the post and follow you on Twitter. You can also set a default greeting message for new visitors (not matching any referrer URLs) suggesting them to subscribe to your RSS feed. Professional bloggers know that having these targeted suggestions on their blog increases their blog exposure and loyal readership. Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins so you do not have to sacrifice speed. Even Smashing Magazine is using this plugin. Take it from the pros and download it!
- Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL. You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
- Greeting messages automatically get inserted into the top of your posts upon activation. There is no need to modify theme files.
- Ability to auto-insert greeting message to the top or bottom of the post.
- Greeting messages can be user closeable or not.
- Ability to detect the visitor’s search keywords from major search engines and automatically display related posts under the greeting message.
- Show a default greeting message even if the vistor does not match any of your configured referrer URL.
- AJAX greeting message in the frontend makes it compatible with caching plugins (such as WP Super Cache) and WPMU.
- AJAX administrative interface that uses nonce verification to discourage hackers.
- Ability to set a timeout to forget a visitor so we do not keep nagging them with greeting messages.
- Ablity to set rules to exclude some referrer URLs from seeing greeting messages. Regular expressions is also supported (but not required!).
- Ultra customizeable greeting message box (with CSS) allowing you to prepend/append HTML around the greeting message box.
- Currently the following referrers are installed by default, but you can easily create your own if your favorite referrer is not on the list!
blinklist.com, blogmarks.com, del.icio.us, delicious.com, digg.com, diigo.com, facebook.com, flickr.com, furl.com, google.*, ma.gnolia.com, mister-wong.com, myspace.com, netvibes.com, newsvine.com, reddit.com, search.live.com, search.msn.com, search.yahoo.com, simpy.com, stumbleupon.com, technorati.com, twitter.com, youtube.com
- Upload the plugin to your plugins folder: ‘wp-content/plugins/’
- Activate the ‘WP Greet Box’ plugin from the Plugins admin panel.
- (optional) Go to the Options -> WP Greet Box admin panel to make any customizations.
- Test this out by googling for one of your articles and click through to your site from google. You should see the greeting message custimized for a google visitor.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Tutorial: WP Greet Box Options
- Troubleshooting: Symptom: Greet Box does not show up
- How to Make WP Greet Box Work on Non-WordPress Pages
- Test WP Greet Box with refspoof Firefox Add-on
Where do I file bugs and ask for support?
Please post any support requests on the official WordPress support forum. Some kind soul may help you there. All support requests on this comment form will not be responded to.
Like the plugin?
If you are impressed with the plugin and would like to give back, here are some ways you can support this plugin:
- Rate this plugin 5 stars in WordPress Plugin Directory.
- Buy me a cup of coffee or two.
- Spread the word about my plugin by writing about it on your blog, tweeting, digging, stumbling, etc.
- Help translate the plugin into another language.
- Submit new glossy icons using the template in the above “Downloads” section.
Each translation contribution will get an attribution link on the plugin release post (see example release post).
Each icon contribution will gets an attribution link on the plugin release post (see example release post).