Step 1 – Add a new notification
By clicking on the “+ Add notification” button a popup will open and we will select the notification we want to create. In this case, we want to add a ‘Testimonial’ notification to show customers opinions.
Step 2 – Notification name
The name you give in here, is for admin use only. The customer will not see this name, this is simply the title you give to the notification, it is a mandatory field.
Step 3 – Notification content
First we start by adding the text of the notification content. As you can see in the example below, you can edit the font, the size etc.
- Notification text: You can use the available placeholders %testimonialname%, %testimonialtext%, %stars%. The actual testimonial text, is written in the ‘Testimonials‘ tab (step 4).
- Add link: You can add a link to redirect customers that click on the notification. If you add a link the mouse will change to a ‘hand’ icon on hover, so the customer see that he can click on it.
On the right side you see a preview of the notification you are creating in real-time. It changes dynamically as you are editing the notification.
Step 4 – Testimonial options
Now we start to create testimonials.
- Testimonial name: Name of the dummy customer.
- Avatar: Decide to show the default avatar, or upload a custom avatar.
- Avatar position: Decide to show it above, left, right or under the text.
- Avatar alignment: Depending on the position, decide the horizontal/vertical alignment.
In this example we choose to show a custom avatar left from text on top.
For more information on the avatar position and alignment, check this page here.
- Testimonial text: the actual custom testimonial text that will be shown within the notification. You can also decide to copy-paste real testimonials here.
- Rating: Add a number of stars as a rating, that is show within the notification.
- Save / Delete: After editing the options, you can save or delete the testimonial.
The testimonials that you add here will be shown randomly.
Step 5 – Style
Moving on to the ‘Style’ tab where we can manage the colors, padding, background etc. of the notification.
- Width (px): Width of the notification.
- Background colors: Default color, and color on hover state.
- Add background image: Decide to show and upload a custom image as a background, instead of a color.
- Border radius (px): Decide to have square or rounded edges (0 for square).
- Padding (px): Decide the amount of space around the content.
- Shadow: Add a shadow color to the notification.
Again, on the right hand side, you can see the changes you apply directly in the preview.
Step 6 – Display options
The ‘Display options’ allow us to override the default options we have set, with regards to displaying the notification.
- Override default position: decide to change the default position of the notification.
- Select a position: decide where on the page to show the notification:
- Top left
- Top right
- Bottom left
- Bottom right
- Override default display options: Decide to change the default display options for the notification.
- Show this notification to: Show it to all users, only guest users, only logged in users.
- Additional geolocation filter: Decide to hide or show notifications to users from certain countries.
- Notification visibility on pages: Decide to show the notification on all pages or only specific pages.
- Notification visibility on product pages: Either show on all product pages, specific product pages or specific product categories.
- Decide to show or hide the notification on selected products or categories.
For example, we want to show this notification to users from Spain, although by default, these users do not see notifications. Because in the general ‘Display options’ settings, we have excluded that country.
Step 7 – Final result
On the frontend, the notification would look like this: