Xen Pushover (Push Notifications)

Xen Pushover (Push Notifications) 1.2.4

No permission to buy (£10.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.4
  2. 1.5
Additional requirements
PHP 5.3.6
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With Xen Pushover installed on your forum, your users will be able to receive their forum alerts and notification of conversation messages directly to their Pushover client.

There is a Pushover client available for iOS and Android including Apple Watch and a desktop client.

The only thing you need to do is install the add-on and register a Pushover app and create a Subscription Code. Creating a subscription code is as simple as filling in some basic information and your URL forum (your URL should include a trailing slash):


Once you have added your Pushover API Token and Subscription Code to your Admin CP:


Your users will be able to connect to their Pushover account using the External Accounts page:


All your users need to do is click on the "Subscribe to Pushover" button, and after creating a Pushover account (or logging in) they will be subscribed for push notifications.

Once associated, all alerts and conversation alerts will be pushed to their device/s:


Because of where it hooks in to the Alerts system, all alerts are pushed, including those from add-ons.

Your users may not wish to receive push alerts for absolutely everything, so they can control this in their account settings:


Furthermore, as the Admin you can globally disable certain alert types from being used:


Third party add-ons may not have very friendly names. All we have is the "content type" and "action" for each alert. This is rarely very descriptive, so to help with this you an customise the phrases displayed:


Disabling Pushover for certain alert types allows you to potentially reduce the number of messages sent via the the service, which does have a limit:

Each Pushover API Key is capable of sending 7,500 messages per month for free. After that time, no more alerts will be sent to your users until the limit resets or you purchase additional messages. Additional messages are charged at 50 USD per 10,000. These never expire and will continue to rollover until used completely.

With that in mind, it's also important that you're able to have some sort of control as to WHO can use the Pushover Integration. Therefore, the add-on includes a user group permission (General group):


Additionally, there is some user criteria to use for Notices, Promotions and Trophies, etc:



For the avoidance of doubt, purchasing a license entitles you to the use of Xen Pushover on a single XenForo installation. If you wish to install Xen Pushover on more than one installation then you must buy additional licenses.

This add-on can be installed using the Add-On Install & Upgrade.


  • Extract the contents of the Zip file.
  • Upload the contents of the upload folder to the root of your XenForo installation.
  • Install in the Admin CP using the provided XML file.
The add-on can only be purchased using PayPal from the link above. Once payment is complete, your download link will be emailed to you by a service called "FetchApp". Please keep this e-mail safe. This e-mail contains your download link. This download link will always download the most recent version of the product.

Your £15 GBP gives you Xen Pushover for life including support and upgrades.
Chris D
First release
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5.00 star(s) 7 ratings

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Latest reviews

I'm using this addon in Xenforo 1.5.2 and is working absolutely fantastic (the addon and Pushover service) appreciate the high quality and the fast and kind support. there are not even a single suggestion. Oh, wait, yes, I have only one suggestion, please integrate Pushbullet. ^ . ^ addon 100.000% recommended. thanks for your great job Sir! ★★★★★★
Excellent Add-on that does what it has to do very reliable. Pages to scroll for custom settings including custom sounds. And Third Party Add-ons fully supported. Highly recommend.
Excellent app, great value, works well during testing. This and responsive are a great alternative to "that" forum app ;) There's really good control at both admin and user level over what alerts are pushed too.
Pushover is an excellent add-on that gives instantaneous delivery of push alerts to my phone and tablet. It works with both alerts from the core software as well as those from other add-ons. Forum admins can receive alerts for new users requiring approval and server errors. In addition they can also receive alerts from xenforo.com which is very useful.The only thing missing for me is push notifications for conversations. This is a must-have add-on for anyone who wants to keep up with alerts whilst on the move.
Xen Pushover brings much needed push alerts to mobile devices (iOS/Android).

Another beautifully coded add-on by Chris with awesome implementation execution (A+++)!
Updated version is even better than the last. Lots of new well thought out features to make Push Alerts make more sense and not duplicate when you've already seen them on the forum.
This is an excellent add-on. It works really well with instantaneous delivery of push alerts to my phone and tablet. It works with both alerts from the core software as well as those from other add-ons. This is a must-have add-on for anyone who wants to keep up with alerts whilst on the move.
Great addon from a great developer. Works exactly as it should!
This is a superb add-on and fills the need for push alerts. Something which is frequently requested.