How to add a COVID-19 notice to your website (for free!)


Ok, so I’ve had a lot of folks asking me how to get those little colorful info bars at the top of your website- you know, the ones that say you’re still open with modified hours, or explain your safety precautions you have in place, or just to answer that question you are getting a million calls about.

Luckily, it’s easy to put that information somewhere obvious on your site without messing up the rest of your website’s design. Even non-tech-savvy folks can do it!

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ADDING A COVID-19 NOTICE FOR SQUARESPACE SITES

  1. Go to squarespace.com/login and log in
  2. Click on the site you want to add the notice to
  3. Click “Marketing” then “Announcement Bar”
  4. Choose “enable announcement bar” from the drop down (you’ll need to have a business plan or higher to do this)
  5. Add the text and link for your notice, then press save.
  6. Optional: go to the Design > Site Styles panel of your menu and click on your new announcement bar to change the color and fonts of it.

ADDING A COVID-19 NOTICE FOR WORDPRESS SITES

  1. Go to yoursite.com/login and log in
  2. In the left hand menu, choose Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for “announcement bar”
  4. Find Simple Banner plugin
  5. Click the button twice (once to install, and then again to activate)
  6. Refresh the page and find the Simple Banner menu item. Click it
  7. Add your banner text and choose “Fixed” location
  8. Add a link if you’d like, in this format <a href=”//website.com”> click here! </a> just replace website.com with your url
  9. Press save and check it out on your site!
  10. When done, you can deactivate and delete the plugin to turn it off under the Plugins menu


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