This is a very simple plugin with a sole purpose of allowing website owners a quick way to add a COVID-19 notice to their website. This free plugin is intended to provide a stop-gap solution, and does not attempt to compete with more full-featured “banner” plugins.
This plugin now offers additional data display features by using the shortcode
[covid-data]. See Screenshot 4 to see how it works.
Installing “Corona Virus (COVID-19) Banner & Live Data” can be done either by searching for “Corona Virus (COVID-19) Banner & Live Data” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:
- Download the plugin via WordPress.org
- Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Who would use this plugin?
WordPress websites that need to display notices regarding COVID-19, or those who want to display the latest COVID-19 data (confirmed, recovered, deaths).
Why is my notice not displaying properly/not at all?
If you have a floating menu, or a complex WordPress theme, the Banner setting may not work well. Try using the Overlay or Leaderboard setting instead.
Who can I contact for support?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include the word “SUPPORT” in the subject of the email.
Why choose Orchestrated WordPress plugins?
We’re a digital agency – so we too understand how annoying it is to find the perfect plugin for your client – only to discover that it’s riddled with call to actions, off-brand styling, error and other messages that distracts away from the seamless experience you’re trying to offer. As such, we develop plugins that don’t invade your dashboard or dashboard menus, and function as part of the overall WordPress experience.
Contributors & Developers
“Corona Virus (COVID-19) Banner & Live Data” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
“Corona Virus (COVID-19) Banner & Live Data” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.
Interested in development?
- Initial release
- Bug fixes, updated description
- Updated description, bug fixes
- Added color picker/close banner option to Settings, added ability to close banner.
- UI enhancements, small bug fixes
- You can now choose between a banner or overlay to display your COVID-19 message.
- Bug fix related to the use of jquery_migrate
- Re-design of dashboard, important security fixes, bug fixes, usability improvements
- Added fr_CA French (Canada) and en_CA English (Canada) translations
- New shortcode [covid-data] allows you to display live coronavirus statistics for the world, or a specific country anywhere on your website, added ability to change title size, added Leaderboard view, to display banner on the bottom of the website, bug fixes and security updates
- Added the option to display notice on all pages, or only the homepage.
- Fixed bug when displaying World data
- Updated supported version
- Updated compatibility