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If you are using our WordPress plugin, see our WordPress Setup Guide.
Once you've selected Typical Site as your integration, you must fill out information about your site.
This will be the default Title of your push notifications if one is not provided.
This must be the exact URL (site origin) you see in the browser when on the site (e.g.
Site URL Must be Correct
If your site is accessible from both www & non-www links (e.g.
https://www.example.com), only enter one URL that you wish to send push notifications from.
We recommend redirecting traffic from one to the other (e.g. users that visit
https://example.comare redirected to
https://www.example.com), so that all your traffic only goes to one origin.
Recommended: This feature is only for HTTPS sites and if you do not select "My site is not fully HTTPS". This allows users to automatically resubscribe upon returning to the site without being prompted if they clear their browser cache or if you are transferring to OneSignal from another push provider.
Enter a link to an icon image file for your site. Recommended size is
192x192 pixels. Minimum 80x80 pixels. The file must be
This option is for HTTP websites or HTTPS websites that cannot add files to the server. To determine if your site fully supports HTTPS, look for the following:
- Your site URL must begin with
- Your site must redirect all
https://requests. In other words, users accessing the site via HTTP will be redirected to the HTTPS version.
If your site does not fully support HTTPS, you should select 'My site is not fully HTTPS':
Once you've selected this, you will need to choose a unique label to be displayed in your notifications. For example, the below image shows notifications are coming from
Site URL and Label Should Never Change
You can only change your Site URL or Label if you have less than 100 web users. Once you have 100+ web users, this setting is disabled.
To send push notifications to users, you first must ask them for permission using a Prompt. You must have at least one Prompt on your site for web push to work. Click Add a Prompt to open the permission prompt selector.
In the Permission Prompt Editor, you can select which prompts you wish to use, and style them as you like. Once you have edited the prompt to your liking, click Save.
A small bell icon at the corner of your page that users can interact with to subscribe and unsubscribe.
Native Prompt (HTTPS-only)
A small modal required by the browser to subscribe users to notifications. Must not have selected "My site is not fully HTTPS" to use this modal.
A modal presented before the Native Browser Prompt and asks if users are interested in signing up.
HTTP Pop-Up Prompt (HTTP-only)
A pop-up window that appears after other prompts that is required for HTTP sites.
A button or link which you can place anywhere on your pages and users can interact with to subscribe.
Optional: Welcome notifications an optional way to thank users after subscribing to your site. Users will see a welcome notification as soon as they subscribe. You can edit or disable them here.
Optional: Most sites will not have to edit anything in Advanced options. See Web Push Advanced Options to learn more about each option.
This option will not be necessary if you selected My Site is Not Fully HTTPS Skip to Step 7.
If you are using our WordPress Plugin, please use our WordPress Setup Guide instead.
Next, you'll need to add the OneSignal SDK files to your site. To do so,
Download the OneSignal SDK files. (You can also download the files here).
Unzip the OneSignal SDK files. There should be two files:
- Upload the OneSignal SDK files to the top-level root of your site directory, making them publicly accessible.
There are three ways you can upload files to your site:
- Use an FTP Server like FileZilla to upload the files to your root directory
- Here is a great step-by-step guide.
- Use your hosting provider's control panel like cPanel to upload files.
- Most hosting providers will be more than happy to assist you in uploading files to your site.
- Just send them the zip file above and ask them to unzip it in your site's root directory.
Once you've uploaded the OneSignal SDK files, the following URLs should be publicly accessible (replace yoursite.com with your site's domain):
To enable OneSignal on your site, you will need to paste the code from Web Push Settings into your website's
<head>. If you do not have access to modify your site's code, you will need to contact a developer to help you.
Updated 29 days ago