WordPress Plugin: What Would Seth Godin Do

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.


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.


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.


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=”https://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=”https://www.elirose.com/social-media-consulting-services/small-business-services/”>small business</a> or <a href=”https://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=”https://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?


  1. Emily Suess

    I’ve been looking for this plug-in for months, not knowing what it was called and searching by keywords. Well, no wonder I couldn’t find it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Grumpy Grateful Mom

    I appreciate your posts on GFC! I’m thinking I’ll try this plug-in and the newsletter, then hope for the best.

  3. Poppy

    Now that I’m actually starting to pay attention to WP plugins and such…uh, this seems really freaking useful.. Thanks!

  4. Leigh Ann

    I found a tip somewhere that if you don’t want to fiddle with the HTML, you can start a draft in WP, craft what you want to say, including links, bolds, and italics, then click over to your HTML tab to get the code. Easy peasy!

    • Lynne Knowlton

      Holy smokes, that is a GREAT idea to do the text/links in a WP draft to get the HTML code. THANK YOU ! I am going to try that right now ! cheers !
      Can’t wait to see how the plugin works for my site.
      cheers !


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