10 Best Free and Premium Hello Bar Alternative Plugins 2017

If you are in WordPress, you may be heard this plug-in name several times. Hellobar is the best WordPress plugin in terms of collecting emails. Generally, newbies can’t afford this plugin because of its high price. If you haven’t enough money to buy hellobar plugin but want to increase your blog leads, then read this post. Here I’m sharing 10 best free WordPress plugins that you can use as a hello bar alternative.

Hellobar alternative

10 Best Free Hellobar Alternatives –

Sumo Me

SumoMe provides free tools that you need to grow your WordPress site. This plugin will make it easy for your readers to join your email list, share your articles and optimize with analytics. The free tools include:

List Builder will let you create a fancy lightbox pop up to build email subscriptions (for MailChimp, Aweber, GetResponse and many others).

Share makes it insanely easy for people to share on mobile or web all of your great content.

Welcome Mat displays a full-screen call to action that shows when visitors land on your site.

Heat Maps help you see where people are clicking (or not) on your website.

Scroll Box is an email collection box triggered by how far your reader makes it down the screen.

Smart Bar is a Floating Bar that can appear at the top or bottom of your website. You can encourage people to subscribe to your newsletter.

Highlighter makes it easy to click to tweet about your article by selecting popular parts of your writing.

Image Sharer makes it stupid simple to share your images (with a link to your post) on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Many more free tools also available in sumo me store.

Thrive Leads (Premium)

One of the main reason people avoid Hellobar, is its pricing. You have to pay $29.95 per month to get your hands on all its features. where Thrive Leads helps you overcome this in very reasonable price.


Some of you may know Thrive Themes. It is a marketplace of good WordPress themes. They are the developers of this plugin as well. In order to buy all your products with no limitation in features, you only have to pay $19 per month. Or you can buy thrive leads at one-time price $67 Only.

Moreover, it has a lot of features that OptinMonster lack. The drag-and-drop builder helps you create beautiful templates like a walk in the park.

A/B testing comes handy when you are in confusion to go with two variants of the same thing. The easy and efficient targeting fetches you the maximum conversion rate.

Thrive Leads provides a series of different opt-in forms. You can choose from the list, according to the context.

In order to felicitate your building, they have exit-intent technology, smart analytics and highly responsive codes as well.

WordPress Notification Bar

A simple, easy and quick notification bar. You can change its colors to match with your site. Set any custom message and call to action button.

To get email subscriber using this, just create a page where add your email subscription form. Now using its CTA button redirect readers directly to your email subscription page.

Fluid Notification Bar

A cool responsive notification bar with close button on the top of your website. This notification bar slides down with the catchy animation once your WordPress website or blog loads. You can use it as announcement of giveaways or CTA button or directly connect with your blog post.

Attention Grabber (Hellobar alternative)

A simple and best hellobar alternative at free of cost. This plugin have enough feature to grab your visitor’s attention and get them to sign up for your email list, or tell them about a specific page they should visit.

Manycontacts Bar

 ManyContacts is a free contact form sits on top of your website to grab visitors’ attention.  If you are using mailchimp you can use it as an email subscription bar to get more subscribers. You can use it as hellobar alternative.


The ultimate plugin to capture leads. It can boost your blog conversion rate drastically. In one plugin you can setup Popups, Header / Footer Bars, Notifications etc.

GC Message Bar

GC Message Bar is an easy to use plugin that allows you to place a sticky message and a Call to Action button to the top or bottom of your website. Use this simple and smart bar to increase your blog conversion rates.

WP Front Notification Bar

Another one simple but powerful WordPress notification bar. In this plugin you can set its, appearing time, closing time, close button, height, position etc.

Notification Bar

Most effective notification bar plugin ever which add a attracting bar to the top or bottom of your website to highlight some specific news you want to convey to your users. Notification Bar plugin comes with 5 color options each for the link button and the bar. Convert more users to the page you want to get them to.

Quick notice bar

Want to display a sticky message on your website header? This plugin is best for you. Anything you can set like offline notice, update notice, tweets, special offers, latest post to attract visitors in 1st sight.

Currently I use Thrive leads as hellobar alternative.If you use any other plugin as hellobar alternative, let me know in comment. I’d love to add that plugin in this list.

Md. Hamim Mondal

Hello Readers, welcome to my Blog MyTrickSchool.com. I'm Md. Hamim Mondal, an entrepreneur Blogger from India. Here I write Blogging, SEO, WordPress and Make Money Online related Posts.

Mathew 2017-05-03 06:46:02
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Hey Hamim, nice post, with explanation about all the tools, there is other tool, which offer all the standard features and some unique featuresone click signup using facebook, google, linkedin with out creating/configuring any apps smart forms with prefilling available user details on the forms connecting data from URL to forms for displaying unique forms for every visitor AB Split tests Popups, bars, fullscreens, afterpost forms and everything Integration with 20+ email softwares and webinar softwaresand a lot of other features, there is also a live demo to see how they do it https://optingun.com/demo/hope this information helps others, and it will be good if you can review this tool too.Thanks

Amit banerjee 2015-10-29 16:38:05
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Hi Another useful information, Thanks for sharing it. I have used Hellowbar , But been looking for more cool substitute . I hope Sumo Me will serve my purpose. Keep blogging ........Regards Amit Banerjee

Rosy 2015-07-27 14:42:24
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I think that since too many bloggers started using HelloBar recently, I need something more different, unique and innovative for my blog, so I love your suggestions about these alternatives. I think that Attention Grabber is worth considering!

Vanessa Ally 2015-06-24 03:42:34
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Great suggestions. I will try using some of these HelloBar alternatives because I am seeking for more original and innovative ways of getting my readers' attention, especially when I aim at achieving better conversion.

Nitin 2015-06-03 19:47:56
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good list mate some of these are familiar

Chris 2015-05-03 05:33:19
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There's also the possibility to leverage the MailChimp for WP plugin and just add the sign-up bar in your theme. Here's a guide to do exactly that, quickly: http://www.daymuse.com/blogs/guide-hello-bar-alternative-wordpress-mailchimp

Nisha Pandey 2015-03-15 17:40:55
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Hello Hamim,Wonderful article indeed! This is a good list of HelloBar alternatives. Previously, I was using Hellobar. Currently, I am using Icegram and it's very awesome. I would like to go for Icegram only.Thanks for sharing the others too here.Have a great day!

Andrea Juliao 2015-02-05 10:21:27
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Hi Hamim,Nice picks. However, I'm just wondering if you've checked out the hello bar alternative by Icegram (www.icegram.com)? Icegram is not only restricted to action bars but it also provides popups, messengers and notifications all this for FREE. You must check it out. If you haven't. No catch absolute value and worth your time.Regards, Andrea.

Manik 2015-01-03 10:38:17
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Hi Hamim,Thanks for sharing the great collection of Hellobar alternatives. I'm already using Manycontacts Bar and GC Message Bar in two of my WordPress Blog. Manycontacts bar really works better and help me to get more subscribes.