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Receive push notifications from Wordpress


Emmanuel Russeil

February 25, 2023

This article will explore different options for sending push notifications from a Wordpress environment, ranging from fully no-code methods to custom development for more advanced users.


About Wordpress

Wordpress is the world famous website builder. Create your website, sell your products, build a blog and so much more.

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About HookNotifier

HookNotifier is a push notification inbox, it allows you to receive push notifications from webhooks.

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The no-code way

hook notifier notification


We want to receive notifications when a user signs up on our Wordpress and also when someone performs a search on our website. Of course, there are other possible uses, but we chose this one simply to illustrate in this article.

Discover the official Wordpress plugin

To make it even easier for you, as Wordpress is one of the most widely used CMS in the world, we have developed an official, free plugin that is integrated into the Wordpress library.

1. Adding the Wordpress extension to your site

To begin, navigate to your website's admin interface, usually located at the URL "/wp-admin". Go to the "Plugins" tab and search for HookNotifier. If you can't find it, click here

Hook.Notifier installaton box on Wordpress
Hook.Notifier installaton box on Wordpress

Click on "Install now" and activate the plugin.

2. Access to Hook.Notifier on WordPress and configuration

From there, a Hook.Notifier menu should have appeared in the menu of your WordPress dashboard. Click on this tab. Once on the Hook.Notifier interface, go to the "Identifiers" section where you need to fill in your identifiers (%_YOUR_IDENTIFIER_% & %_YOUR_KEY_%), which you can find on the webapp or on your phone.

Sample of identifiers
Sample of identifiers

3. Notifications & Receipts

In the "WordPress Notifications" section, each card represents a notification that can be sent from your WordPress to your Hook.Notifier. Each notification is configurable, here are the details:

ObjectTitle of the notification
BodyContent of the notification
TagsTags added to the notification for filtering
ColorColor of the notification, icon background on phone
Include datasInclude more datas in the notification

In our case, we enable the two notifications that interest us, "User Register" and "User search", while leaving the standard settings. Of course, you can modify the settings to customize your notifications and include certain variables in the body and object.

It's as simple as that, you should now receive notifications from your WordPress!

Need more?

After this presentation, you should have seen that you have some additional hooks available in the plugin interface. We trust that in many cases, there will be gaps, and we are ready to intervene to make our WordPress extension a must-have. That's why, we invite you to fill out our form available by clicking below to explain your needs.

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About Woocommerce

It is worth noting that our WordPress plugin also handles notifications for Woocommerce, the woocommerce integrations will automatically activate when the plugin is installed.

For Developers

The method above is very simple but it will not allow the more resourceful to be very flexible and target very specific needs. Here is the way to create notifications on your WordPress by getting your hands dirty in the code.

hook notifier notification

Small disclamer about inner datas

Be very careful with the data you insert into your notifications. Avoid sensitive data at all costs. Save only what is necessary.

We are going to use a simple call to the wp_remote_post function to communicate with Hook.Notifier, here is the code snippet that you can use to send your notifications. This is the same code that we use in our WordPress plugin.

[[php]]$identifier = '%_YOUR_IDENTIFIER_%';
$key = '%_YOUR_KEY_%';

$object = 'Your object';
$body = 'Your body';
$tags = 'wordpress,custom';
$color = '#0097a7';
$data = [
  'my_custom_data' => 'I love wordpress!'

$color = str_replace( '#', '%23', $color );


$args = [ 'body' => $data ];

wp_remote_post( $url, $args );

Replace the variables with your settings and let the magic happen. Include this code in your own Wordpress hooks or in custom actions.

Our notification from wordpress
Our notification from wordpress

Of course feel free to customize your queries by adding other parameters that you can find in our Get Started article.

get started with hook.notifier header

Get started with Hook.Notifier

This article aims to introduce you to Hook.Notifier, including its benefits, recommended introductory articles, and developer documentation.


You now have all the necessary information to use Hook.Notifier with your Wordpress. Feel free to explore all its possibilities and discover unique uses. We would love to hear your feedback, so please let us know how you are utilizing our solution.

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Emmanuel Russeil

February 25, 2023

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