If you would like to apply a message to every page of your site, whether it’s to promote a special offer or let your customers know that you are going to be away for a while, this can be done easily using a plugin called Privy to create an announcement bar. You can see this in the screenshot above.
In addition to the Announcement Bar, Privy also offers a number of other marketing plugins including pop-ups for welcome discounts and exit intent messages. Once you have applied the Privy code on your website, any new plugins that you launch or edit from their dashboard will update automatically on your live Create site. This makes managing your communications easy and eliminates the need to code each new feature onto your site.
This guide will explain the process of setting up a customised Announcement Bar across every page of your website.
Please note, this plugin is only free up to 5000 page views a month.
Create is part of Privy.com’s affiliate program.
When you first enter the Dashboard, click “Get Started” on their welcome message.
Then click “Unpublish & Edit” on the next window for the campaign they’ve already set up for you.
Follow the instructions to stop the campaign
Click “Setup Tasks: Install Privy Code” from the top menu.
Copy the code they provide to your clipboard.
Select "Content" on the Top Menu.
Click "HTML Fragments" from the left-hand menu.
Click on the "New HTML Fragment" button at the top of the screen.
Give the HTML Fragment a description for reference (e.g. Privy Code).
Paste your HTML code into the large "HTML Code" box.
In the “Type” section, select the “manual” option.
When prompted: “Your HTML may contain errors, attempt a fix?”, click cancel.
Click “Add HTML Fragment” to save your code.
Next, click “Site Footer” from the left-hand menu.
Add your HTML Fragment to the “Custom Footer Content” by clicking the HTML icon on the toolbar, selecting your HTML Fragment from the drop-down list and clicking the “Save Changes” button when done.
Publish your site for the changes to take effect on your live website.
Go back to Privy and click “Check My Install” in the pop-up window to finish the process.
Click the “+ New Campaign” button on the right side of the dashboard.
Select the “Announcement Bar” campaign and click “Design” on the next window.
Click the Text element on the left of the page.
Enter and customise your message in their editor.
(If you are going away, we advise not to word your message about being away from home/on holiday)
Exit the Text Editor and click the Background element.
Change your background colour to match your site and select your preferred banner placement.
Click “Save” in the top right of the dashboard
Click “Launch Now” to publish your announcement bar immediately on Create.