WordPress OnBoarding Plugin (CMOB) - Allow Users to Disable the Widget


Allow Users to Disable the Widget

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Note: features covered in this guide were introduced in version 1.4.9 of the WordPress OnBoarding plugin.

Introduction

You can allow your site visitors to disable displaying the OnBoarding widget for them.

Dismissing the OnBoarding widget - OnBoarding Plugin WordPress
Dismissing the OnBoarding widget

As there can be multiple OnBoarding widgets on your site - users can disable specific widgets, not all at once.

The admin can enable dismissed widgets back to registered users. For guest users (non-logged-in), the dismissed widgets will be automatically displayed again after passing some period of time.

Settings

To enable this feature, navigate to Admin Dashboard → CM On-Boarding → Settings.

Navigation to the plugin settings - User OnBoarding Tool
Navigation to the plugin settings

Under the General tab, you can find a few options related to dismissing widgets:

Enabling the option that allows to dismiss the widget - WordPress Walkthrough Plugin
Enabling the option that allows to dismiss the widget
  • Allow to dismiss the widget - If enabled, your site visitors can disable displaying certain widget by clicking on the Trash icon.
  • Icon for dismiss button - Specify the dashicon for dismissing the widget. By default, it's a trash icon "dashicons-trash", and you can choose any other WordPress dashicon. Learn more about Wordpress Dashicons.
  • Days without widget - As the admin can not turn on disabled widgets again for guest users manually, there's a possibility to show widgets to them again after passing some time. This option allows to specify the amount of days after which the dismissed widget will be displayed to guest users again.

After setting up the options, click the button Save Changes.

When it's done, users will be able to see the Trash-icon (or any other icon you choose) at the top of the widget. Clicking on it will show a confirmation message. After clicking OK, the widget will not be displayed for that user anymore.

Approve message when dismissing the widget for the guest user - Walkthrough WordPress Plugin
Approve message when dismissing the widget for the guest user

If the user is logged-in, he will also see a message that says he can contact the admin if he wants the dismissed widget to be displayed again.

Approve message when dismissing the widget for the logged-in user - WordPress On Screen Walkthrough Plugin
Approve message when dismissing the widget for the logged-in user

This message can be customized in plugin settings under the Labels tab, using the label Instruction to reenable widget.

Changing the message - Website Walkthrough WordPress Plugin
Changing the message

Enabling OnBoarding Widget for Logged-In Users

You can have multiple OnBoarding widgets that can be displayed on different pages. The admin can re-enable the OnBoarding widget for logged-in users. It can be done for a specific user or for multiple users in bulk.

To do this, navigate to Admin Dashboard → Users → All Users

Navigation to the list of site users
Navigation to the list of site users

There are two ways how to enable the widget for a specific user or for multiple users at once.

Specific User

Hover on the needed user. If the user dismissed some widgets, you will see the option Enable CM OnBoarding Widget with a number - the amount of dismissed widgets. Click on this option. A pop-up window will appear with the list of widgets dismissed by the user. Check the ones that you need to turn on and click Enable.

Enabling dismissed widgets for specific users - Website Guided Tour Plugin
Enabling dismissed widgets for specific users

Multiple Users

Check the users you want to enable dismissed widgets for. Open a bar for bulk action (above or below the users table) and choose the option Enable CM OnBoarding Widget in the dropdown, then click the button Apply.

Enabling dismissed widgets for multiple users - WordPress OnBoarding Plugin
Enabling dismissed widgets for multiple users

A pop-up window will show the list of all widgets dismissed by these users. Check the ones that you need to turn on and click Enable.

Enabling specific dismissed widgets for multiple users - OnBoarding Plugin WordPress
Enabling specific dismissed widgets for multiple users

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