This is a simple plugin that adds a notification system to your WordPress via custom post types. Simple Notices gives you a way to make announcements that are displayed site-wide at the top of your site. Use this plugin to keep your users up to date about important announcements on the site.

Notices are displayed with fixed positioning, meaning that they will overlap the rest of your site’s contents. Each notice includes a close button that allows the current user to hide the notice, and if the user is logged in, the notice ID will be permanently stored in their user meta, and so will never shown again. If the user is not logged in, the ID of the notice will be stored in a cookie.

Notices can be set to only be shown to logged-in users.

Five colors are included:

  • Blue
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Gray

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[box style=”approved”]A Pro version of this plugin is available here.[/box]

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  1. Ely

    Thanks for your very useful plugin!!
    I have one question:

    I am using the version 1.0.6 and the changelog says:
    “Updated to allow notice content to be translated through plugins such as qTranslate.”
    I am using the WPML plugin, created a notice in English and French, but the website is only displaying the notice in french (on both interface, English and French)
    Is there a way to change this?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Pippin

      Sorry that probably won’t work. I’ll have to do another update.

  2. Jeanne

    Hi Pippin,

    Does this plugin work with child themes? I can’t seem to get the notice to show up. I have the correct footer code.

    • Pippin

      Yes, it will work just fine. Could you show me a live URL?

    • Jeanne

      I ended up created my own banner in the header, but thanks for your quick reply. The site is I believe I left your plugin live, but not sure how my banner will affect you trying to work out the plugin kinks on your end.

    • Pippin

      I will need to see the site with the plugin active in order to identify the problem.

  3. Bob

    Hi Pippa
    Have just tried out Simple Notices plugin and have had a problem.
    Tried it first on my own Blog and was so impressed with ease of use etc that I wanted to install it also on my club site where I am the webmaster. I get this message
    Destination folder already exists. /www/sites/4ad/1a6/
    I think this is caused by having installed it on my blog so I deleted it from my blog and then went to install it on my club site and got the same message
    Should the folder be deleted when the plug in is and secondly should it check and if folder exsists just use it without errors
    Hope you get it sorted from the info given but willing to help some more if required
    I have now reinstalled it without problems on original site (blog ) and is all working fine

    Best of luck

    • Pippin

      Are both sites part of the same WordPress multi site install?

    • Bob

      They are seperate sites, one paid for by me personally the other paid for by the club. They are not connected but are hosted by the same company.

    • Pippin

      It’s hard to say for sure but basically the problem is happening because the plugin was already installed. Perhaps someone else installed it without you knowing?

    • bob

      No Way, I have the only access to both site. it is a plug in problem as I first stated. I will ask my host company to check that they are totally seperate installations.

  4. Knight

    Any chance you could implement an expiration date? Slightly concerned that if a user hasn’t been to a site in a long time, they would get a ton of notifications, OR, they would get a notification to a sale, that’s no longer valid, or something like that.


    • Pippin

      Not anytime soon, sorry.

      The plugin will only ever show one notification at a time, so even if a user hadn’t visited a site in a long time, they would only ever see one notice.

  5. marc voltz


    I like the plugin. I am looking for a simple announcement plugin, and this should work fine. I have two questions.

    1) does this plugin work on responsive themes?
    2) I noticed it has been a while since the plugin has been updated. Is it a dead project?

    • Pippin

      1. Yes it does.

      2. It’s not dead, I still maintain it. The plugin simply hasn’t needed any updates in a long time.

  6. Karen

    I am looking for a notice to put on every page of my website as we are going away for three days. I am currently using WordPress Version 3.9.1 – will your plug in work with this version? Also will it be activated immediately (doesn’t need to be trawled by Google?) and if I put it on, how do I take if off when we come back to work? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Pippin

      Yes and yes.

      Once you’re ready to take it off, you can simply delete the notice.

    • Karen

      Thanks for your reply. I have not used plugins before – once I am ready to take it off I assume I find the plugin in WordPress menu and then click on an option that says turn off? Many thanks again. Karen

  7. Makis Diamantis

    Oh my god, i just bought the pro version and its not compatible with qtranslate. :((((((((((((

    • Pippin

      In what way is it not compatible, could you elaborate?

  8. Makis Diamantis

    it works great with the simple version but with the pro version all languages are displayed together.

    Tested with Simple Notices Version 1.0.6 and Simple Notices Pro Version 1.0.3
    Is there a newer version for Simple Notices Pro?

    • Pippin

      Could you show me a live example?

    • Makis Diamantis

      I just enebled the pro version to show you
      everything works great with the simple version

      in the pro version the title is ok but the text… all languages apear together.
      i use the latest version of qtranslate and wordpress 3.8.3
      qtranslate works great

  9. Makis Diamantis


    I just enebled the pro version to show you
    everything works great with the simple version

    in the pro version the title is ok but the text… all languages apear together.
    i use the latest version of qtranslate and wordpress 3.8.3
    qtranslate works great

  10. ian

    Hi Pippin,

    Quick question;

    Is it possible to show different notices based on user-role?


    • Pippin

      No, that’s not supported.

  11. Tom

    Hi, It seems like only one notice will be displayed on the page regardless of the number of Notices defined – is that true? If so, is there ever a need for more than one notice?

    • Pippin

      That’s correct; only one notice is displayed at a time.

    • Tom

      Thanks. I guess the need for multiple notices is so that the id changes. If I re-use a notice for another notice, it wouldn’t be seen by people who have already dismissed the first one.

      I see now. Thanks.

  12. Stephen

    I’m new to Simple Notices plugin, which I have installed and configured. But nothing seems to be happening. Here’s my website:

    Am I doing something wrong?

  13. Tom Smith

    Currently, users cannot “X” out of the Notice that we posted on our website.
    We are currently using WordPress version 4.9.6

    Is anyone else experiencing the same problem?

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