The Real-time Notifications component of SPMM provides real-time alerts to the user while they are browsing your site. Alerts will show up in an icon on the lower right of your site pages.
Real time alerts will appear for the following events:
To activate the REAL-TIME NOTIFICATIONS component:
The component should now be enabled.
Admins can enable and disable each notification type using the following procedure:
Each notification type has a template that the admin can configure – each template is located directly under the checkbox that enables/disables a notification type.
At the top of the settings page the admin will be able to set one of the most important options – How often do you want the ajax notifier to check for new notifications? The lower you set this option, the more powerful webserver you need to handle the same amount of users. So take care when changing it. By default, each user that is browsing the site will ping your server for updates every 45 seconds. This means that if 100 users are browsing your site, every 45 seconds the site will get 100 requests for new data.
End users will see a circle with a red value in it when a new notification appears. The default position is the lower right of the site but the admin change this to the lower left.
Users can also change which alerts they would like to see on their account page:
When the user clicks on the notification link they will see a list of notifications in a right-hand panel on the screen: