Knowledge-Base, Self-Service Support. Everything you wanted to know about the details that make Push Monkey...push.
It just takes 3 easy steps to enable your Mac readers to receive push notifications directly on their desktop...
There are a few things to consider when sending out pushes in order for both you and your readers to ...
As a reader, it lets you receive notifications on your desktop similar to the ones in the picture whenever a website that you have subscribed to has new content.
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Desktop Push Notifications are the most direct and intimate way that your loyal readers can stay up to date with your content.back to top
There is no difference. Apple calls them Safari Push Notifications and we use Desktop Push Notifications because we fell that this term expresses their role a bit more clear. Also, we can't just use the "Safari" part, because we will soon release desktop push notifications for the other browsers as well.back to top
Easy-peasy. When they navigate to your website in Safari 7 (or newer), on OS X Mavericks (or newer), they will automatically receive a prompt asking them if they would like to subscribe. Done.
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There are 2 options:
The dashboard is the first screen you see after signing in on getpushmonkey.com.back to top
1. "Sent Notifications" represent the total number of notifications delivered in a month. The equation is number of subscribers * number of posts.
2. "Subscribers" represents your audience, the number of people who can receive Desktop Push Notifications sent by your website.
3. "Posts" stands for the number of posts and custom push notifications you have sent in that month.
4. This is a donut chart displaying how much of your plan's quota you have used this month.
5. This charts shows how many notifications you have sent in the previous 7 days and how many of these notifications have been opened. Sometimes the number of opened notifications is quite low, but that is normal.back to top
Sure. If you'd like to just give push notifications a test, register for an account in here and when prompted to choose a pricing plan, select the "Start FREE Trial" button.back to top
By default, desktop push notifications are sent after you publish a new post. The moment a new post goes into "Published" status in your WordPress Admin, our server is ready to notifiy all your subscribed readers.back to top
Indeed you can. Depending on the purpose of what your writing is you can find yourself in one of the following situations:
When disabling push notifications from the widget visible on the post edit page, the plugin knows to not tell our servers that a notification should be sent. Full stealth mode: ON.back to top
Sure. We call them custom push notifications. There is a widget on the WordPress admin dashboard just for that.
[Screenshot of custom push notifications]()back to top
That is up to you, depending on the type and frequency of your content. Because desktop push notifications are a direct connection to your reader's desktop, it's recommended not to spam them. There is a very high chance that your readers will read the notification, so that space is very valuable.back to top
This depends on the price plan you chose. If you are on the trial plan, you could consider yourself limitless. The aim of the trial plan is to discover which price plan would fit you best.
If you already chose a price plan, the limit is indicared in your Dashboard.back to top
Let's say you have 1000 subscribers and you posted 2 articles that have sent desktop push notifications. That means that 2000 notifications have been sent.
Sent desktop push notifications = number of subscibers * number of posts.back to top
You sure can. Everytime a reader clicks on a push notification, he will be arrive on your webpage with a specific query string in the URL. This query string looks something like yourwebsite.com/cool-article?source=push_monkey
This URL can be seen in the Google Analytics stats.back to top
Displaying a visual cue to let your readers know about Desktop Push Notifications can lead to increased number of subscribers. The banners are meant to be nonobstructive and can be dismissed.
The banner has the message "Stay up to date with [Website Name] Open this website in Safari to sign up for Desktop Push Notifications" and an icon.back to top
The banner appears when readers come to your website from Macs, but use any browser other than Safari, the banner appears. When accessing your website from Windows or Linux, your readers see no banner.
After dismissing the banner twice, the banner is no longer displayed.back to top
On every page of your WordPress site and the position is up to you. In your WordPress admin, under Push Monkey settings you can choose between a few positions on the screen.
Yes. To do so select the "Disabled" option from the Dropdown.
First option: Shoot us an email at email@example.com asking us for this. No questions asked, but any kind of feedback is warmly encouraged.
Second option: You can cancel your PayPal subscription directly from your PayPal account. More info here, under the section "Canceling a recurring payment, subscription or automatic billing agreement".back to top
To make the transition:
1. Go into your WordPress Admin -> Plugins, deactivate and delete the current version of the plugin. No worries, no data will be lost.
3. Upload this .zip file in your WordPress plugins.
4. Activate the newly installed Push Monkey plugin.
5. Go to the Push Monkey Settings screen (from the left menu in your WordPress Admin) and Sign In with the credentials you already know.
6. Done!back to top