I recently bought and installed the Hello Bar Solo notification bar on Omega Web and I must say that I love the plugin! I was using a free WordPress plugin called Viper Bar, but it wasn’t displaying properly and it lacked customization that I so desperately need. After getting so frustrated that I simply gave up, I decided to buy Hello Bar Solo and here’s what I think.
The Solo Version Is Fully Unlimited
I Can Make Any Customizations I Want
The Hello Bar Solo Version Requires Coding Knowledge
Overall, I really like the plugin. It allows me to share links, important posts, social media like/follow buttons, MailChimp subscription boxes, etc. It’s annoying that I have to hard-code the entire thing into my theme, but you’re only purchasing a .js and a .css file. This plugin is not an official WordPress plugin and has to be installed by uploading the .css and .js files to your server via FTP and calling them in your theme, so basic coding knowledge is necessary.
Honestly, the only reason I bought the Hello Bar Solo option was to save money. At almost $5 a month, the Hello Bar Pro would become more expensive than the Solo version after just seven months (assuming that you are getting less than 100 clicks every month). If you’re just looking to try it out or have no coding experience whatsoever, I would suggest getting the Pro version instead of Solo.