I returned to delete my comments about reworking the files as I now see 'local' as the install directory, but see you commented already. Thanks!
When I read 'local directory' to me it means on your local computer. From habit, I just ignored that wording
Here is some helpful info for the beta:
1. Yes, I am using the downloaded version for 2.0 (beta, apparently)
2. After uploading the zip file to the server, /local directory and unzipping it, it creates a '__MACOSX' directory that must be deleted (else Moodle tries to install it and gives an error). This file should be removed from the zip file.
3. Once the '__MACOSX' directory is removed, go to Admin, Notifications and the upgrade screen comes up (with the currently installed plugins). Be advised, although Globalmessage will not be listed, after hitting UPGRADE button, it installs successfully !
4. Under SITE ADMINISTRATION, FRONT PAGE, Global Message will show as an option. It appears to be working in version 2.0.4+ but I won't know for sure if it displays the popup until users come on tomorrow.
So good news! So far, with that minor extra directory issue corrected (delete the '__MACOSX' directory), it installs and seems to function!
Now to see if it pops up the message for users.
Also- is there a way to restrict the message to only a certain profile? For example, to show certain messages only to Teachers, some only to Students, etc?
I really like this plugin and want to see it work. Thanks for making it!
I'll let you know tomorrow how it works with users.