Your Country Flag
Conditions/features in use: The Geolocation Extension, Visitor’s Country Flag Shortcode
If-So allows you to easily display the visitor’s county flag (image or emoji) using a simple DKI shortcode. The user location is detected based on the user IP.
To use the Flags DKI Shortcode, you need to install the If-So Geolocation extension, which is available for free.
Below is the shortcode that displays the flags above:
[ifsoDKI type='geo' show='flag' width='50px']
Flags DKI Shortcode and Page Caching Compatibility
The Flags DKI Shortcode is fully compatible with page caching, regardless of which caching plugin or solution you are using on your website.
If you are using page caching, you can ensure that the Flags DKI Shortcode is dynamically refreshed by adding the ‘ajax=’yes” parameter to the DKI shortcode. This parameter causes the shortcode to be rendered after the rest of the page is loaded from the cache, ensuring that the correct country flag is displayed to each visitor.
[ifsoDKI ajax='yes' type='geo' show='flag' width='200px']
Displaying an Emoji of the Flag
To display an emoji of the visitor’s country flag, use the shortcode below:
Please note that this feature depends on the visitor’s browser being able to display flag emojis. While most modern browsers support flag emojis, some older browsers (such as desktop versions of Chrome) do not. In cases where flag emojis are not supported, the shortcode will display the country ISO code instead.🇸🇬
[ifsoDKI type='geo' show='emoji-flag']
More about If-So’s geolocation service
How Displaying the Visitor’s Country Flag Can Grab Their Attention
Creating a Personalized User Experience
Displaying the visitor’s country flag on a website can be an effective way to grab the visitor’s attention and create a more personalized user experience. By showing the visitor that the website recognizes their location and cultural identity, you can create a stronger connection with the visitor and increase their engagement with your website.
When visitors see their country’s flag displayed on a website, they are more likely to feel welcomed and valued. This can create a sense of loyalty and trust towards the website and its content.
Making visitors feel comfortable on your website can increase the likelihood of them returning and becoming regular users.
The example above is a ready-to-use If-So template that can be used to suggest a translated version of a page as an alternative to translating the entire website.
Making a Memorable Experience
Displaying the visitor’s country flag can also help to create a more memorable experience for the visitor. When a visitor sees their flag displayed, it can create a positive emotional response and a sense of pride in their country. This positive association can help to make your website more memorable and increase the chances of visitors returning to your website.
Furthermore, displaying the visitor’s country flag can help to communicate important information in a more effective way. For example, if you offer shipping or services that are specific to certain countries, displaying the visitor’s flag can help to communicate this information in a more direct and personalized way. This can help to reduce confusion and increase the likelihood of the visitor taking action on your website.
In conclusion, displaying the visitor’s country flag can be a powerful way to grab the visitor’s attention and create a more personalized user experience. By recognizing the visitor’s location and cultural identity, you can create a stronger connection with the visitor, increase their engagement with your website, and create a more memorable experience.