Use Custom Welcome Messages for your Readers!

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Posted 09 Jul 2008 in WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysMaxBlogPress Stripe Ad is a great, non obtrusive addition to most WordPress installations!

Use it to display a welcome message, reminder to visitors, an affiliate link, an “extra special” link to a favorite or popular post, and more – the sky is the limit, as long as the text and html will fit in the stripe!

As you can see from the screenshots, setting it up is a little cumbersome – a lot different than the average plugin – but it seems to be worth it if you want a low-key, customizable message to appear at the TOP of your screen when your visitors come to your WordPress powered site.

Registration, is in fact, free, but you are asked if you want to buy a eBook that can turn your blogging life around – I declined, so I could get to the meat and gravy of the setup!

The advanced options allow you to customize the look and feel of your “Stripe Ad”, so you can color-coordinate the stripe with your template.

Like What Would Seth Godin Do, you can customize MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad to only display for a certain number of days, visits,  all of the time, etc. However, the MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad has the added capability of being closed by the viewer if they so choose and you don’t have to know HTML to customize the displayed ad.

Also, you can have multiple messages set up at a time to rotate; so you can link to your affiliates, other blogs, popular posts and more, and each time the page is refreshed, the visitor gets a new, fresh link! Weight the individual messages, so that some will display more than others – if you really want to draw attention to a contest on your site moreso than your webhost affiliate link.

Here’s a quick look at what my stripe looked like once activated:

MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad is free but you must register to use; and if you want to remove the “Powered by MaxBlogPress” link from the stripe, the Pro version of the plugin is $47.


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4 Comments

  1. Looks like a nice option to messages to the users, though I may not try it out yet since I am doing a design change and will have to redo it again.

    • There’s no code to put into your template, so you do not have to worry about losing the information between theme changes.

      It is also customizable, so you can change the colors as much as you want, as well as the fonts.

  2. Can we make it appear on main page only?

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