Engaging Your Joomla! Site Visitors

"Web push notifications allow users to opt-in to timely updates from sites they love and allow you to effectively re-engage them with customized, relevant content." as Technical Writer of Google - Joseph Medley says.


A Short Introduce

From the start of the commercial internet came with it a number of marketing tools aimed at collecting user information , with the most widely used being newsletter subscribing.

As this method of collecting info from people who have visited a site and found it might be of interest to relinquish their email address to keep abreast of product information, also lent themselves to the annoyance of spamming and everyone knows all too well the frustration with having to periodically manage your email box.
Along came Web Push Notifications, for the most part, anonymous subscribing to a site via a web browser with almost all the pros of staying updated with current information from the site and without the cons of a spam cluttered email box.

What is push notifications technically  

Clickable messages sent by a website to the  subscriber’s browser.
They work similar to mobile app push notifications (notifications sent by a mobile app which land in your notification tray) except that they work on websites instead of apps and can be accessed on all devices.

Why should you use Web Push Notifications

Browser push notifications work exactly like mobile push so, no need to have an app to get the benefit of native push notifications on mobile.

Cross browser reach

Just about all mainstream browsers support  push notification.

Higher opt-ins as compared to emails:

Users don’t need to give their email and they also have the ability to unsubscribe from receiving notification, thus the opt-ins for web push notifications is higher than that for emails.

Assured content delivery

The moment you click on “send” it will be delivered to the users immediately.

No need for concern about it ending up in a spam folder.

Joomla! push notification extension,
Browser Push
To make things easy for those working with Joomla!, we developed a Joomla based push notification extension.

Currently, it works with 1 app ( 1 channel ), at the backend you can customize everything you need.

A Joomla! user needs to download, install and then there is a setup section with screen shots to guide.

Upcoming features (July 2017)

1. Multiple channels assign a channel to a single page, that will help you improving the relevancy!
For example, yoursite.com/x-product.html -> channel xxx (channel is app)

2. Send messages from Joomla! backend

3. View subscribers

4. View Stats
For more information about the Joomla push extension you can visit: https://www.extensionbase.com/joomla-push-notifications.html

And you can review it here after using:


Push Notification Services are powered by OneSignal. OneSignal's Services are 100% Free. Browser Push is developed by Extension Base. Browser Push gives you ability to use OneSignal Web Push Services on your Joomla site without any core hack, easily edit and customize!


About the author

Athan Al Malambo

CEO & Co-founder of Extension Base

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