Per-post Override

Per-post Override is a premium add-on for Better Notifications for WordPress. You can purchase it here.

The Better Notifications for WordPress Per-post Override add-on (BNFW PPO) allows you to override some of the settings of a notifications directly when editing the post, page, or custom post type. You can:

  • Choose whether you’d like to override an enabled notification on a per post / page / custom post type basis.
  • Choose whether to disable that notification on a per post / page / custom post type basis.
  • Override the Users / User Roles / Email Address or Custom Fields shortcodes (when used in conjunction with the Send to Any Email add-on) that you want the notification(s) of the post / page / custom post type that you’re editing to be sent to.

This add-on can override all post, page, and custom post type notifications but not transactional notifications. It also works with all other BNFW add-ons that create new notification types, so if you also have the Custom Fields add-on installed, you’ll see new options allowing you to override any custom field notifications that you may have set-up too.


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How to Override a Notification

  1. Add a new or edit the post / page / custom post that you want to override a notification for.
  2. On the left, you’ll see a new meta box called Notifications (see screenshot above) showing all enabled notifications.
  3. Choose whether you want to override a particular notification by ticking the corresponding ‘Override’ checkbox.
  4. Choose whether you want to enable or disable the notification for this post / page / custom post. If the checkbox is ticked, the notification is enabled, if it’s unchecked, the notification is disabled and won’t be sent for this post / page / custom post.
  5. You can then override the Users / User Roles for the notification for this post only too.


Checking Which Notifications Are Overridden

When viewing the All Posts / All Pages / All *Custom Post Type* screen, you’ll see a new column called Notification Overridden that lets you know if a post is overriding the global settings in one of your notifications. It won’t tell you which notification it’s overriding, but it’ll help you get started on tracking it down.

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Please Note: After changing the options in the BNFW Notifications metabox and pressing Update, it might trigger any Post / Page / Custom Post Type Updated notifications that you may have set-up. This is standard WordPress behaviour and, to my knowledge, can’t be changed.



Occasionally, you may see a custom post type or plugin that adds a screen to the WordPress Admin which will also display the Per-post Override add-on meta box. If you see this and don’t want it to show on a particular page, you can use this filter to hide it.

function bnfw_ignore_cpt( $cpts ) {
$cpts = ‘cpt_to_be_ignored’;
add_filter( ‘bnfw_ppo_ignore_cpt’, ‘bnfw_ignore_cpt’ );