Pushover Notifications for WordPress v1.8 Released

In this new version, two great features have been added. One is for everyday users, the other for users who get lots of notifications.

The first is Plugin and Theme Update Notifications . Twice a day, Pushover Notifications for WordPress will check for updates to plugins and themes, and let you know if there are any available. A link is also included to the admin page to update, and after logging you can quickly update your WordPress plugins and themes.


The second feature is more advanced and is helpful for sites that send many notifications, Multiple Application Keys. If your site is nearing the total monthly limit of push notifications you can send with your primary application key, using multiple application keys can help distribute this usage. You can also use this to have different Pushover Application icons for different notification types.


To use this feature, you’ll need to enable the ‘Use Multiple Application Keys’ option from the Advanced Settings list:

Once enabled you’ll have access to the ‘Additional Keys’ tab, where you can manage the application keys you want WordPress to use. Giving them a name and supplying the key is all that’s necessary. The name is arbitrary and only used by WordPress to help you better identify which key you are using when selecting which notification should use which key. Before adding a new key to the list, you must first Create the key with Pushover.net, by clicking on the ‘Create a New Application’ button.

additional-keys-tabOnce you’ve added some keys to the list, you can then setup notifications to use them. Your Default Key does not need to be added to this list. It will be used automatically.


**Currently, Pushover Notifications for WordPress extensions can only use the default application key, however each extension will be getting it’s own update in the near future, allowing you to choose an application key for their notifications as well.**


The changes were just pushed and should show up shortly. Here’s the full change-log for the 1.8 release and as always, provide any feedback in the support forums on WordPress.org!

Pushover Notifications for WordPress Version 1.8

  • NEW: Pushover Notification when plugin or theme updates are available. Checks every 12 hours.
  • NEW: Allow multiple Applications keys. Useful for sites that send large amounts of notifications or want to use different application icons for different types of notifications.
  • FIX: Corrected a wrapping issue on the Extensions tab
  • FIX: All functions now have PHPDoc on them
  • FIX: Fixed a possible bottleneck in sending notifications due to the request blocking the thread. This means email fail-over will only apply when logging is enabled. (Note that logging may affect performance and should only be used on a non-production environment or when debugging)

About the Author: Chris

Chris Klosowski is a Software Developer, Designer, and WordPress enthusiast based out of San Tan Valley, Arizona. Currently he is a PHP Software Developer by day, and a WordPress plugin developer by night. The development, views, and expressions on WP-Push.com are his own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of anyone else.

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