Greet your visitors with a Welcome message – WP Greet Box

Welcoming a visitor as they enter is a good habit and also creates a positive feel. Always wanting to greet my site visitors, I stumbled upon WP Greet box a Plug-in that greets visitors for you. It’s simple and easy to install. This is plug-in is built on WordPress CMS platform. So if your website or blog is built on WordPress then it’s time that you got the WP Greet box plug-in right away.

This plug-in lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer URL. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to Digg your post if they like it. You can also set a default greeting message for new visitors suggesting them to subscribe to your RSS feed. Having these targeted suggestions will help your blog increase exposure, loyal readership, and reader interaction. Best of all, this plug-in is compatible with WordPress MU and various WordPress cache plug-ins. I’ve managed to increase my subscriber count by 10% within the first month of its implementation. This has been one of the best plug-ins I’ve come across thus far.


  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL. You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Beautiful set of icons shipped along with the different default referrers.
  • Clickable icon in greeting messages with target =_blank option.
  • Greeting messages automatically get inserted into the top of your posts upon activation. There is no need to modify theme files.
  • Ability to auto-insert greeting message to the top or bottom of the post.
  • Greeting messages can be user closeable or not.
  • Ability to detect the visitor’s search keywords from major search engines and automatically display related posts under or above the greeting message.
  • Show a default greeting message even if the visitor does not match any of your configured referrer URL.
  • Show a default greeting message even if the visitor does not have JavaScript enabled.
  • Cache compatible mode makes use of AJAX to display greeting messages in the frontend. This makes WP Greet Box compatible with other caching Plugins (such as WP Super Cache) and WPMU.
  • AJAX administrative interface that uses nonce verification to discourage hackers.
  • Ability to keep displaying the greeting message until after the user clicks close for the first time. After that, the greeting message will not show up for that user anymore.
  • Ability to set a timeout to forget a visitor so we do not keep nagging them with greeting messages.


The Plug-in is available for download at

You can also use the search box in the admin panel and install the plug-in


  1. Upload the plugin to your plugins folder: ‘wp-content/plugins/’
  2. Activate the ‘WP Greet Box’ plugin from the Plugins admin panel.
  3. (optional) Go to the Options -> WP Greet Box admin panel to make any customizations.
  4. Test this out by googling for one of your articles and click through to your site from google. You should see the greeting message custimized for a google visitor.


You can visit the author’s forum for support and read about issues faced by other bloggers.

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