Create a Smart Notification Bar on your WordPress site
After you installed the plugin on your site, you are ready to create your first notification bar.
To get started, go to the WordPress admin of your site, and click on "Notification Bars" on the left side navigation. You'll end up on the welcome screen of the plugin. Click on the blue "Add New Notification Bar" button. You can also use the button at the top of your screen, or the "Add New" option in the left side navigation, under the Notification Bars section.
Once you clicked on one of these options, you'll see the screen where you can create new or edit existing notification bars.
For the first time, the form could look a bit long, but don't worry, you don't need the change all the settings to create a new notification bar. Actually, you can save your notification bar as it is, so let do that. Click on the blue "Save Notification Bar" button on the top or at the bottom of the page.
If everything worked fine, the notification bar will be created and you'll be redirected to the screen where you can keep editing it. So let's do that.
Scroll down a bit to the "Notification Bar Content" section. In the "Content" field, remove the default text and add something you'd like to display to your visitors.
Scroll down a bit more and change the font color and the background color of your notification bar.
You probably noticed, that all the changes you made are reflected in the preview section at the top of the page. You can use this to find the right look and feel for your notification bar.
Play around with all the settings you can change in the notification bar, and once you feel it's ready to be published, go to the "Notification bar visibility" section on the right side of the page.
Check the option "Active" and also select the right start and end date for the visibility.
Let's save your changes and publish the notification bar by clicking on the blue "Save notification bar" button at the top or at the bottom of the page.
You'll see a success message and your notification bar is now active for your visitors.
If you want to know how your notification bar will look like on the frontend of your site, you can also preview it before going live.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch via chat (bottom right corner) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.