On my client’s website’s WordPress admin page, there was a nice and well-intentioned message to add a “Spread the message. Stop the virus.” bar to the website. I was curious so instead of just clicking no, I clicked yes. I figured that I would get an instruction or how-to page. But no. After I clicked yes, the notification immediately went away. No notification or thanks or anything. I visited the site and surprise, the bar was on the site, just like I had agreed.
But hey, perhaps my client won’t like that. So I better turn it off and ask them. Of course I’m working on a development site, but I still thought I’d better talk to them before they saw it without any discussion. OK, so now I’d like to turn it off. Uh, where is that setting? I looked in the plug-ins and there wasn’t anything to do with “stop the virus”, “corona”, “spread the message”… nothing. Searching the web was a bit of a challenge too. I finally found some help from Yunarwinardi.com at https://yunarwinardi.com/how-to-disable-corona-bar-notice-on-wordpress/. They found the culprit – a plug-in called Cookie Notice. We use this plugin on some of our client’s websites to give a Cookie notification. There’s a setting (checkbox) for displaying the Corona Bar. Checking this off quickly and somewhat painlessly turned it off.
Thanks so much to unarwinardi.com!