What Would Seth Godin Do is more than just a catchy phrase; it’s a popular WordPress plugin that allows a user to present website visitors with a custom welcome message.

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This custom welcome message box can appear above or below your content, and on your posts or pages or both. Because it’s easy to change, it’s a great way to inform your website visitors of current events, promotions or giveaways, too.

Installing the What Would Seth Godin Do Plugin

1. As with all plugins, navigate to the Plugins –> Add New section within your WordPress dashboard. Search for What Would Seth Godin Do, install and activate it.

2. Once it is activated, navigate to WWSGD in the Settings section.

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3. You have the option to customize one message for new visitors and a separate message for returning visitors. You can also determine how many times someone needs to visit your website before they are shown the “Returning” visitor message.

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4. To include bold or italics font treatments, or a clickable link, you will need to know a bit of HTML.

As an example, below is the HTML for the welcome message box you see on Eli Rose Social Media:

<p style=”border:thin dotted black; padding:3mm;”>Welcome to <b>Eli | Rose Social Media, LLC</b>. Read more <a href=”http://www.elirose.com/about/”>About Us</a>, sign up for our <a href=”http://eepurl.com/g-EXA” target=”_blank”>quarterly newsletter</a> and learn how we can help your <a href=”http://www.elirose.com/social-media-consulting-services/small-business-services/”>small business</a> or <a href=”http://www.elirose.com/social-media-consulting-services/blog-improvement/”>blog</a> to grow. To check out our tips, tutorials and advice, please see our blog below or subscribe to our <a href=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/EliRoseSocialMedia” target=”_blank”>RSS</a> or via <a href=”http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=EliRoseSocialMedia” target=”_blank”>email</a>. Want to start off the New Year with a <b>fresh look</b>? Check out our limited time <a href=”http://www.elirose.com/2011/11/booyahs-momma-blog-design-promotion/” target=”_blank”>website design special</a>!</p>

This is also a great option for encouraging your visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed.

Do you have a need for a message box like WWSGD?

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Liz is a 30-something marketer, social media consultant, speaker and mom. Originally from Chicago and currently living in the land of Dixie, she relishes in the flavor of fried pickles and BBQ, but longs for deep dish and a proper Chicago dog.


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