Social proof WordPress plugin

Social proof WordPress plugin installation

If you have a website made in WordPress and are looking for a Social Proof plugin, you may have stumbled many options. Only Sidepop can help you combine real notifications with fake automatic Social Proof. In this article, we’re going to explore how to install Sidepop in your WordPress site and configure it to start displaying notifications and sending WordPress and WooCommerce events to Sidepop.

Install the Sidepop plugin in your WordPress website

First, download the free Sidepop plugin here and use the Add Plugin feature in WordPress to install it. Just go to Plugins (on the sidebar), then Add new and finally Upload Plugin (in the top of the screen). Once you have uploaded the plugin, choose Activate to finish the installation.

The second step is to copy and paste your Integration key into WordPress. Just visit your Sidepop Dashboard and select your site. (Don’t have an account? Click here for a 7 days free trial of Sidepop!).

Once ready, and your changes are saved, you’re ready! Easy, right? Now let’s configure the settings for this social proof WordPress plugin.

Configure Sidepop’s social proof WordPress plugin

The Sidepop plugin is very straightforward in the options you can configure. Let’s follow these configuration options one by one to be ready in a couple of minutes.

Social proof for WordPress
The configuration options are very straightforward

Widget display Settings

In this section, you can enable or disable the display of the social proof widget in your WordPress site. The options are:

  • Don’t display widget: Hides the widget completely from your website
  • Only on selected pages and posts: Displays the widget only on some pages and/or posts. You can choose which posts will display Sidepop in each post Edit page.
  • Everywhere except selected pages and posts: Display the social proof WordPress widget everywhere. This includes categories pages. You can hide the popup from some posts or pages in each post Edit page.

To choose which posts or pages will display or hide the widget (options 2 and 3), go to any post or page. A new Sidepop section will appear in the right of the editor. Using this option, you can enable or disable the widget for this particular post or page.

A new Sidepop option appears in all posts and pages

Notify registrations

Notify registrations will submit all registrations you receive in WordPress automatically to the social proof notification widget. In this case, the only two options are Don’t send and Send WordPress registrations. Every time a new user is created, either by you or a compatible plugin, a notification is sent automatically if this option is enabled.

In this same section, you can configure both lines of the notification (the third line, time, is filled automatically). Also, you can also include the following tags in your notification:

  • {location}: The location of the person registering. This location is gathered from the IP address of the user, so it may be different from their actual location.
  • {first_name}: The first name of the person that signed up. Keep in mind that, if you are in Europe, your GDPR compliance may be limited when including this field.
  • {last_name}: The last name of the person that signed up. Again, your GDPR compliance may be limited in this case.

This feature is fully compatible with WordPress native Add User. Also, it should be compatible with most plugins that use WordPress native users. it also works with the following plugins:

Notify WooCommerce sales

Notify WooCommerce sales will submit all sales you receive in your shop automatically. Again, the only two options are Don’t send and Send WooCommerce sales. In the case an order has more than one item, a separate notification will be sent for every product in the order. If the quantity of a product is more than one, the product will display the number of products purchased.

You can use the following tags in the notification:

  • {location}: The location of the person making the purchase. Again, the location is gathered from the IP address of the user.
  • {first_name}: The first name of the person making the purchase, gathered from the WooCommerce order. Keep in mind that, if you are in Europe, your GDPR compliance may be limited when including this field.
  • {last_name}: The last name of the person that signed up. Again, your GDPR compliance may be limited in this case.
  • {product}: The name of the product purchased by the person. This text will also include the quantity in case more than one product was purchased in the order.
  • {price}: The price in the order, excluding shipping fees and discounts. This is displayed in the same currency format configured in WooCommerce.

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