4.1 Beta Is Here!
And we've added some very cool new features to this release. So let's get right to the big story…
Self-Service Store (SSS)
This is our big "Magnum Opus" – our "Summer Blockbuster" – released early!!
This is our "Pièce de résistance", our "Coup d'état", our "Tour de force", our "Chef-d'oeu·vre"… (ok, ok, stopping… running out of hyperbole anyway)
But that's how excited we are about this!!! Enough to put 3 exclamation marks in a row!!!
The Self-Service Store (SSS) plugin is a very cool new plugin, that allows you to give "Credits" to your buyers (of a "Master" product), which they can then "Redeem" towards various "Child" Products. It's practically "Content On Demand".
Instead of you dripping content on them in a pre-determined fashion, they choose the modules they want, and the order in which they want them. You just give them the credits, put the power of choice at their fingertips, and get out of the way :-). Awesome stuff (video further below).
Please note that SSS will only work with 4.1 and above.
DAP now integrates with MailChimp. At a Product level, you can choose if buyers of that Product get added to your MailChimp list. DAP will also "remove" them from your MailChimp list if their access to the Product is removed within DAP.
Hola! Ce qui est très cool ("this is very cool" – in French, no less!).
DAP goes global!
No, we don't mean people from around the world buying DAP – that they already do. We're talking about the new ability to customize the few "Member-Facing" pages in DAP – like "My Content", "My Profile" and "My Affiliate Info" pages – in any non-English language of your choice. We tested with many languages – like Spanish, Dutch, French, and even Chinese! Others will/should work too – as long the language characters are UTF-8 based.
WordPress is already "international" friendly, so we're excited to be able to help membership site creation in multiple languages. And what's really cool, is that you can now also send Autoresponder & Broadcast emails in all of these languages (the last time we checked, even the big-boys like Aweber don't let you do that!).
Admin & Affiliate Reports
There are a few new useful Admin & Affiliate reports.
Admin: On the DAP Admin home page, you will see a few new reports, and enhancements to existing reports. The new "Member Summary" report will show you how many paid users, free users, admin-added and expired users there are. It also gives you a per-Product break-down of these same numbers. And on top of that, you can use the date range to further filter results.
There's also a new "View Performance Summary" report (default report that runs when you visit the "Affiliates > Run Reports" page) that gives you more information for each affiliate – like Clicks generated, Leads, Sales and even Earnings-Per-Click (EPC).
Affiliate: The same affiliate report above is now available to each of your affiliates too. On their affiliate page, they can now see a new table that lists their Clicks, Leads, Sales and EPC.
IPN Script Generator For Developers
DAP now supports the ability to quickly develop support for any 3rd party shopping cart providers that support IPN notification (via HTTP POST) to 3rd party scripts. The DAP admin will have the ability to generate an IPN Script for any 3rd-party shopping cart that support IPN.
And once the script is generated, you simply upload it to the "dap" folder on your site and update the shopping cart IPN URL settings with the URL of this new script.
New DAP ShortCode Feature
You can now use the DAP ShortCode framework to NOT SHOW a part of your post or page, to anyone WHO IS LOGGED IN.
So, say you wanted your "Sales Copy" and your "Buy Button" to be shown only to visitors, but NOT BE SHOWN to those who are already members, then you can do this.
DAP Plugin Framework
We've created a new "Plugin Framework" for DAP, that developers (and we ourselves) can use to quickly add plugins (even a few-line scripts) to DAP, in order to integrate with other 3rd-party scripts. For example, on a new user-add, you want DAP to pass the member info to a 3rd-party script or application that you are using in addition to DAP. It's not yet as slick as the WordPress plugin framework, but we'll certainly get there sooner than later. In fact, the MailChimp integration is our very first plugin to use this framework.
We have a couple of features planned – like one password-generation related feature – which we're going to add to this release before it goes final (a 4.1.1, if you will).
Dog Food v4.1
Yup, we always eat our own dog-food. So we've actually gone ahead and installed v4.1 Beta on this very site – DigitalAccessPass.com . So when you log in to the member's area, you will now see the new "Affiliate Performance Report" that we mentioned above.
The SSS plugin (in its primitive original version from years ago) has always been sold separately. And it will continue to be sold separately.
And once we add the avatar-the-mind-bender-type features to this plugin over the next couple of releases, the price is going to go up – way up.
DAP Affiliates: Get Busy!
If you're already a DAP user, then this is THE perfect time to promote DAP.
The last time we offered SSS for free, many of our affiliates made a killing. There's no better bonus for DAP than a real, usable, useful, powerful plugin like SSS.
So get your affiliate toolbox out, and start notifying your lists.
Check Out The Videos
1) SSS Intro
2) SSS Admin Setup
3) SSS User View
– Veena & Ravi
PS: And don't forget to leave a comment below, as alwaySSS 🙂