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Introducing Urban Push
May 1, 2012
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Urban Push is a WordPress plugin that utilizes the Urban Airship API to send a push directly from the WordPress “new post” page. You MUST have an account with Urban Airship to use this plugin. You can send a single push to up to 4 Urban Airship applications.


1. Grab it from the official WordPress plugin directory.
2. Unzip and upload to your plugins directory
3. Configure via the settings page
3a. Set your Urban Airship application key and master secret as well as a safety password to avoid accidental pushes.
4. Push away.


After a push attempt, you will see one new custom field entry for each configured Urban Airship application. It will say push sent for followed by the name you chose for your Urban Airship application. The value of the custom field will contain the response returned from Urban Airship. For a successful push, the response is usually “(null).”

More features are coming like:

  • The ability to set your aps options (badge, sound, etc..)
  • The ability to choose which app to send a push to (or all).
  • Push for Android

About author

Sonny Parlin

Jiu Jitsu practitioner training under Rob Kahn at Gracie Tampa, musician, hacker, libertarian, husband to a beautiful wife, and father to an amazing son.

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  • Raj Kanaparti

    Need some help in extending WordPress to do push, SMS and email notifications.

    Interested in such a project? If so can you please let me know your hourly rate and also your availability. We are on very tight schedule and I might also need your help to make your plugin work on windows server 2008.


  • Sonny Parlin

    Hi Raj,

    I can’t commit to any projects outside my job at this point. I have a full-time job and I also teach brazilian jiu jitsu at night, so my time is very limited. If you need help with the plugin, just write a comment here and I’ll do my best.

  • Will

    Hi Sonny–

    I just tried to use you plugin for Urban Airship, and I am getting a parsing error when I try to activate the plug-in. The error I am getting is “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/a7033512/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/urban-push/settings.php on line 14″. I am using wordpress version 3.4. Let me know if you have any ideas of the cause.


    • Sonny Parlin

      It may be an issue if you’re using an older version of php that doesn’t support namespaces.

  • Bo

    Hi wonderful plugin but it doesn’t work on MU setups.
    Once activated I can’t access my site(s) – getting “too many redirects error”

    Please look into this since it was working perfectly in a singel WP environment :)

  • Herman van der Maas

    Great plugin. One question though, does it push notifications to iOS only or also Android?

    • sonnyjitsu

      @Herman van der Maas right now it’s just iOS, but android support will be added soon.