Using notification bars in WordPress can be a great way to announce things, increase your CTR and engagement, and are awesome for affiliate marketing. The one big problem with a lot of the 3rd party notification bar plugins and services are they are horrible when it comes to web performance. So follow this tutorial below on how to create a WordPress notification bar without a plugin, and therefore not affect your performance! Slow WordPress Notification Bar Options Here are some of the 3rd party notification bar plugins and services I have tried: Hello Bar (horrible when it comes to performance, don’t like linking to 3rd party assets) WP Notification Bar Pro (I am usually a big fan of MTS, but their plugin adds around 150-200ms) BugMeBar (A very fast plugin, but the animations make it appear sluggish. Almost perfection solution.) How to Create a WordPress Notification Bar Below are the simple steps to create a WordPress notification bar without a plugin. This is just simple HTML, but works great and since there is no close button, there is no cookie being placed. That is one of the reasons it is faster. Step 1 This will vary a little bit depending upon your WordPress theme, but
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