Simple Website Banner


This is a very simple plugin with a sole purpose of allowing you to inform your visitors of an upcoming event, updated store hours, or other important message you want to display.


  • Displayed as a Banner
  • Displayed as an Overlay
  • Displayed as a Leaderboard
  • Shortcode Data Display (using [covid-data])
  • Dashboard: Display
  • Dashboard: Options
  • Dashboard: Preview
  • Dashboard: Data (Shortcode)


Installing “Simple Website Banner” can be done either by searching for “Simple Website Banner” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:

  1. Download the plugin via
  2. Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Who would use this plugin?

WordPress websites that need to display timely notices on their website.

Why is my notice not displaying properly/not at all?

If you have a floating menu, or a complex WordPress theme, the Banner setting may not work well. Try using the Overlay or Leaderboard setting instead.

Who can I contact for support?

Send an email to Make sure to include the word “SUPPORT” in the subject of the email.

Why choose Orchestrated WordPress plugins?

We’re a digital agency – so we too understand how annoying it is to find the perfect plugin for your client – only to discover that it’s riddled with call to actions, off-brand styling, error and other messages that distracts away from the seamless experience you’re trying to offer. As such, we develop plugins that don’t invade your dashboard or dashboard menus, and function as part of the overall WordPress experience.


I used this plugin on a website for an old age home. As they have stricter covid protocols, the visual appearance and ease of use for website visitors were important to me. The plugin is an easy and simple but yet a welcome and powerful tool to quickly add a covid banner. Well done, guys!
ግንቦት 20, 2020
Fast and Simple solution to my problem. My only suggestion is to stop the banner from showing on the page that I’ve specified the button to redirect to. I want it on every page, but not the one where I’m directing my users for more information.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Website Banner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Simple Website Banner” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Simple Website Banner” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • 2020-03-18
  • Initial release


  • 2020-03-19
  • Bug fixes, updated description


  • 2020-03-19
  • Updated description, bug fixes


  • 2020-03-20
  • Added color picker/close banner option to Settings, added ability to close banner.


  • 2020-03-20
  • UI enhancements, small bug fixes


  • 2020-03-22
  • You can now choose between a banner or overlay to display your COVID-19 message.

  • 2020-03-23
  • Bug fix related to the use of jquery_migrate


  • 2020-03-25
  • Re-design of dashboard, important security fixes, bug fixes, usability improvements

  • 2020-03-26
  • Added fr_CA French (Canada) and en_CA English (Canada) translations

  • 2020-04-06
  • New shortcode [covid-data] allows you to display live coronavirus statistics for the world, or a specific country anywhere on your website, added ability to change title size, added Leaderboard view, to display banner on the bottom of the website, bug fixes and security updates

  • 2020-04-10
  • Added the option to display notice on all pages, or only the homepage.

  • 2020-04-18
  • Added privacy policy information

  • 2020-05-02
  • Fixed bug when displaying World data

  • 2021-02-03
  • Updated supported version

  • 2021-08-31
  • Updated compatibility

  • 2024-02-14
  • This plugin has changed its purpose; COVID-19-related functionality has been removed, as most of the APIs used for providing this data are now defunct or outdated.

  • 2024-02-16
  • Updated tested versions for WordPress

  • 2024-03-21
  • Fixed a few bugs

  • 2024-05-02
  • Security updates and bug fixes

  • 2024-05-09
  • Bug fixes, improvements