WP Notification Bell


Bell notifications for your frontend users. Display a real-time (or not) notification feed with notifications created manually or through triggers (new posts/cpts, WooCommerce, new comment replies, bbPress…).
WP Notification Bell is a custom notification and bell alert plugin for WordPress. (not push)
This plugin lets you show real-time (or not) notifications to either logged-in users, or guests, or both.

Send on-site notification campaigns and let users know about news, promotions, events, product launches…
Or automatically notify users when you publish a new post or cpt (or when frontend users create a custom post type), or when they get comment replies, WooCommerce order updates…


  • Flexible notifications : Create any type of notification with as many fields as you need.
  • Target notifications : Broadcast notifications to everyone or send to a specific user role or specific usernames.
  • New posts notifications : Send notifications to users every time you publish a new post. Custom post types included.
  • New comments notifications : Facebook-like notifications to let logged-in users receive a notification for approved comment replies to their own comment.
  • bbPress notifications : New reply notification in subscribed topics for bbPress.
  • WooCommerce notifications : Notify customers about each order status update.
  • Unseen notification count : Display the count of unseen notifications.


For guides and tutorials, start from WP Notification Bell documentation.

Pro Features Available

  • Restrict the bell display to specific user roles
  • Multiple custom post types new posts notifications
  • Notification page redirection instead of drop-down box option
  • Target notifications to logged-out guests only
  • New notification sound
  • AJAX powered recent notification feed widget in real-time
  • Advanced Custom Fields placeholders (add ACF fields as default value)
  • Polylang integration
  • Display all stored notifications shortcode

Add-ons Available

  • WooCommerce back in stock notifications : Let your customers subscribe to waitlist to know when products are back in stock.


  • Step 1 is to enable 'Add bell icon to menu' either for logged-in users or visitors or both in General->Settings, or add one of the shortcodes.
  • Step 2 is to add fields in 'Notification item' tab in the settings.
  • Step 3 is to add a new notification.
  • Step 4 is to add an image (optional).
  • Notification bell for logged-in users added to a menu.
  • Notifications in a drop-down box with the comment reply trigger enabled, and manual notifications.
  • Notification bell for visitors (logged out users).
  • Empty notification box.


  1. Download the plugin
  2. Upload the wp-notification-bell folder to your site’s wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Activate the plugin in the WordPress Admin Panel.
  4. Use shortcode [wp-notification-bell] or [wp-notification-bell-logged-out] wherever you want notification to be shown.
  5. Start creating new notifications!


Where do I get support?

You can reach me by email at : wpnotificationbell@gmail.com, or you can start a support request on WordPress.org.


I use WordPress for years (since version 2.0) and this is my first plugin review, so all of you can see how good this plugin is and how much I appreciate the author's work! The plugin is simple and lightweight, yet with many powerful features and it is exactly what I've looking for. The only thing I miss is to give users the possibility to delete old/readed notifications - now I overcome it by simply "display: none" css code for old/readed notifications. Thank you again, please don't let this plugin die!
Le support par mail pour ce plugin est juste incroyable !! Il cherche est trouve des solutions pour vous ! De plus il est super cool et le plugin répond aux attentes de notification en temps réel sur wordpress avec une cloche ! Top merci beaucoup pour tout
Just what I was looking for. Simple notifications which work effectively. Have to give credit to the developer for being patience and kind with their time for improving my own experience with the plugin. 10/10 would recommend.
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Változási napló


  • First version of the plugin.


  • Fixed deleting notification items
  • Added seen/unseen notification data
  • Added date of publishing


  • Added custom post type trigger
  • Added loading spinner and fixed closing speed
  • Changed database query
  • Added filter hook when saving new post for the trigger


  • Added notification bell for logged out users
  • Added time placeholder


  • Changed type checking order when adding custom post types
  • Styling fixed for visitors and added specific notification item names for visitors
  • Added a filter to possibly change the link for cpt
  • Fixed links for cpt


  • Added recipient role selection for new post and new cpt
  • Fixed ajax calls


  • Reduced server calls for logged out users
  • Fixed recipient role selected in editor


  • Fixed styling options for shortcode
  • Removed count increment on post update
  • Added post title placeholder
  • Added freemius


  • Notifications published after multiple post revisions fixed
  • Fixed date timezone for logged out users
  • Notifications only after first publish for logged out users
  • Removed woocommerce notifications if option disabled


  • Recent notifications widget for premium
  • Changed title of All notifications table to post title


  • Added nonce security checks
  • Sanitized logged out user cookies


  • Removed wnbell_notifications from custom post types to select
  • Added possibility to add notifications for imported posts


  • Added function to check in js script for wnbell_test_ls in pro
  • Added option to restrict the bell display for some user roles in pro
  • Fixed visited notification for woocommerce
  • Added a floating bell option
  • Added a full screen notification box for small devices


  • Changed z-index for mobile devices
  • Moved mediaquery js variable from js file to php file


  • Removed a permission check for custom post types


  • Changed how the count gets updated
  • Added a new table to improve performance
  • Stored server call interval as a global js variable


  • Delete custom table row on post deleting
  • Count for new logged in users is 1 instead of counting all existing notifications
  • Added ACF placeholders for pro
  • Joining with new role table for visitors
  • Fixed infinite loop if cpt option not set


  • Improved visitor count query
  • Added Polylang integration in pro
  • Changed woocommerce order display so it displays status label instead of slug
  • Updated pot file
  • Added table for usernames
  • Fixed post date format to correctly compare with user notifications


  • Now updates links on post update
  • Fixed new notification for cpt from frontend


  • Fixed seen notifications for woocommerce order updates
  • Fixed user notifications order with custom notifications
  • Added back in stock add-on


  • Fixed notification count display and notification sort for user notifications only use case


  • Removed default notification for new posts without meta box
  • Added logged out role for premium
  • Added page redirection for premium
  • Added filter hooks for query conditions
  • Added server call interval for widget