With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the course of business, there is a greater urgency than ever before to maximize digital communications with your community and stakeholders.
An increasing number of website managers have an immediate need to implement website-wide alerts to provide visitors with the latest information about how an organization is operating during this public health emergency with constantly evolving guidance from federal, state and local officials. The situation has reinforced the crucial ability for businesses and organizations to easily and quickly communicate important messages.
One of the advantages of Drupal is being a part of an open-source community of experienced developers. As proud members of this community, the Unleashed Technologies team, led by Lead Web Developer Chris Snyder, was excited to contribute the Sitewide Alert module to show alerts to visitors of a website. (as seen below)
After working with a client to meet this need for emergency communications, we then shared the Sitewide Alert module with the Drupal community for all to use freely, providing the ability to show alerts at the top of your website. Not surprisingly, we have seen a huge uptick over the last few weeks in the number of websites that have installed and are using our module to provide vital information to their visitors.
This module can be used for showing messages at the top of your site to inform your visitors of planned maintenance periods, shipping delays, flash sales, and urgent emergency information, such as COVID-19 updates. This module includes several key features:
For more information about installing, configuring and styling the Sitewide Alert module please view the SItewide Alert project page. Please contact Unleashed Technologies with any additional questions here.
Whether it is spurred by an emergency or simply part of a yearning to be better, Unleashed Technologies is proud to be part of the Drupal community, and will continue to contribute back to the community. We understand that this is in the best interest of ourselves, our Drupal colleagues, and the clients and visitors that we support.