We’re absolutely ecstatic to announce the release of DAP v4.3 and LiveLinks v1.8!
This release is jam packed with oh-so-many goodies: Tons of new features, UI and Usability improvements, enhancements to many of the little nagging items, and of course, a few bug fixes too.
And with this new release, you can now also install and use DAPTicket, our support ticket plugin fully integrated with DAP (details further below).
New WordPress Integration Features
NEW: When you log in as WP admin, or browse any part of WP admin, you’re automatically logged in as DAP admin (DAP admin user with the least user id, in case you have more than one DAP admin user). No more having to log in separately to DAP. This is also configurable (default is YES). In case you do not want WP admins to be auto-logged in as DAP admin, then you can set this to NO under Setup > Config.
NEW: When you log out of DAP by going to http://YourSite.com/dap/logout.php, you will now also be logged out of WordPress, whether you are WP Admin or regular WP user
NEW: When you log out of WordPress, regardless of whether you are WP Admin or regular WP user, you will now also be logged out of DAP.
NEW: Reverse sync from WP to DAP now available. So, if a regular user goes to the standard WP profile page, and updates first name, last name or email id, their corresponding DAP record will also be updated. This also disables regular users from even updating their password in the WP profile page. So, the only place they can update password is via the DAP profile.
NEW: Shortcode[DAPUserLinks]: Allows you to heavily customize how the links are displayed when you use the merge tag %%USERLINKS%%…
[DAPUserLinks showProductName="N" showAccessStartDate="Y" showAccessEndDate="Y" showDescription="Y" showLinks="Y" orderOfLinks="NEWESTFIRST" howManyLinks="10000" errMsgTemplate="SHORT" productId="ALL" dateFormat="YYYY-MM-DD"]
NEW: "Coming Soon" Shortcode [DAPComingSoon]: Allows you to display links that are coming soon.
[DAPComingSoon showProductName="Y" showAccessStartDate="Y" showAccessEndDate="Y" showDescription="Y" showLinks="Y" orderOfLinks="NEWESTFIRST" howManyLinks="10000" errMsgTemplate="SHORT" productId="ALL" makelinksclickable="N" dateFormat="YYYY-MM-DD"]
NEW: Merge tags for WordPress: %%USER_ID%%, %%PASSWORD%%, %%SITE_NAME%%
NEW: Shortcode Features:
– "publicUntil": You can set a date UNTIL which a blog post is public (no protection or rules will be applied from any other shortcode parameters.
[DAP publicUntil="2012-12-31" hasAccessTo="1"]This message will be completely public UNTIL (and including) December 31st, 2012[/DAP]
– "publicAfter": You can set a date AFTER which a blog post will become public (no protection or rules will be applied from any other shortcode parameters.
[DAP publicAfter="2012-01-01" hasAccessTo="1"]This message will be completely public AFTER (and including) January 1st, 2012[/DAP]
– "hasNoAccessTo": A much requested feature. You can now specify a list of products that a user does NOT have access to, like this:
[DAP hasAccessTo="2" hasNoAccessTo="1,3" ]This message will appear only to active (current) users of product 2 but don’t have access to 1 or 3[/DAP]
– "startday" and "endday": Now you can specify "startday" and "endday" in the shortcodes to make the contents stop being shown after a certain end "day". Previously available "day" variable has been deprecated and replaced by "startday" instead. However, if you already are using it somewhere, it will continue to work as is. However, if you wish to use the "endday" variable, you must now also use "startday" instead of "day". Very useful for, say, displaying a message on the Welcome page only on the first day.
[DAP hasAccessTo="2" startday="1" endday="1"]This message will appear to you only to users of Product 2, on Day 1 and no further[/DAP]
– Negative Days: "startday" and "endday" can also be a negative number.
For eg., [DAP hasAccessTo="2" startDay="-6" endDay="-3"]Howdy[/DAP]
This basically means, the message "Howdy" will be shown starting 6 days before the "Access End Date" of the user’s access to the product with Id "2" (specified in hasAccessTo). So you can use this to display a special message – or specially priced offer (buy button) – for those whose access has not yet expired. Last day (same day of access end date) is day 0. Day before that is -1.
– Error Message From File: You can now specify a file name whose contents are to be used as error message. Use the existing errMsgTemplate field, but add a "file:…" to the beginning, and make sure the file name is a fully qualified URL starting with http:// and your domain name. So you can say…
[DAP hasAccessTo="2" startday="1" endday="1" errMsgTemplate="file:http://YourSite.com/customMessage.html"]This message will appear to you only today[/DAP]
New Affilate Features
You can now show your affiliates more information about their referrals in their affiliate report. In Setup > Config, you can now configure the following info to be shown to the affiliate (only for their own referrals, of course):
First Name, Last Initial (Default) (or)
First Name, Last Name (or)
First Name, Last Name, Email (or)
First Name, Last Name, Email, Phone
Ability to remove associated affiliates (including making user "UN-Affiliated" – meaning, no affiliates attached to the user any more)
Ability Re-assign a new affiliate to a user
Instant Affiliate Credit enabled even for Free signups. So new free members no longer have to log in for affiliate to get credit – it happens instantly upon signup.
Both you and your affiliates can now view referral data for free sign-ups too. Just add a commission row for each free product with 0.00 commissions (if you don’t wish to pay a PER LEAD commission, but still want your affiliates to see the details of the referral). And then, when an affiliate refers someone to your web site and the visitor signs up for a free product, your affiliate can see the new sign up as a "Lead" in their affiliate report.
New DAP Admin/Usability Features
NEW: All real-time emails to be sent using SMTP (if configured)
NEW: Drag & Drop rearranging and re-ordering of links within same drip day, is now possible (on "ContentResponder" tab)
NEW: Newly signed up "Free Signup" subscribers will now be instantly logged into the member’s area. But NO auto-login for double-optin enabled products – they must confirm first. And NO auto-login for those who are already a member, and are only signing up for a new free product.
NEW: You can now have a limited-durationone-time product. Previously, all one-time signups were assigned "9999-12-31" as access end date. No longer necessary. You can set a limited duration – like 30 days, or 90 or 365 days as the duration of your one-time product. And if you set the "Membership Duration" to 9999, then as before, it will set access end date for user to "9999-12-31".
NEW: New Config item: To allow "display" of protected links in the menu even if the user does NOT have access to it (regardless of Sneak-Peek)
NEW: New Config item: Is Free Product?
NEW: New Config item: Allow Free Sign-up?
NEW: New Config Item: Global Sales Page URL (for when a user has access to more than one Product)
NEW: New Config Item: Global Error Page URL (for when a user has access to more than one Product)
NEW: New Config item: Allow Auto-login of WP admin as DAP admin?
NEW: LiveLinks to use new global sales page url and global error page url
NEW: No more having to worry about free users not having access to paid content. It is all controlled by whether or not someone has access to a product. If they have access to a product, free or paid, as long as access dates are OK, they will get access to the content assigned to the product.
NEW: Ability to sort Products ordered by Product Name or Product Id – ascending or descending
NEW: Affiliate referer links shortened in referral report for both Admin home page as well as Affiliate report page
NEW: To improve performance, number of rows in affiliate referral report now restricted to just 2000 on Admin home page
NEW: Login count field is now updated for each successful login attempt by user. Not yet exposed in DAP Admin area. Will be available in the next release.
NEW: Logs were showing last 1000 rows. Instead, will now show all logs for the day
NEW: On the "Content responder" tab, next to the heading "Protected Content", it now shows how many links are protected as part of the product. Eg. (# of protected links: 8)
NEW: Product list now shows up as a drop-down at the top of the Product screen tabs, so that it’s always visible even when moving across tabs.
NEW: On Products page, moving from one product to another will keep admin on same tab even across different products. So switching products (only when using drop-down) will NO LONGER make you jump back to the new product’s "General Settings" tab. You will remain on whatever tab you were on previously.
NEW: ContentResponder tab’s contents can now be "popped out" and shown in large window, so you can even see long links without any part getting cut off from the display. And then you can pop the window back in once done.
NEW: Now you can mass-delete all Autoresponder Emails from Product in one click
NEW: New lines in /dap/inc/language/english.php
//———- Added in v4.3 ———//
define("USER_LINKS_COMINGSOON_PREFIX_TEXT","[In XXX day(s)]");
define("MSG_UNSUBSCRIBE","[In XXX day(s)]");
define("MSG_MANDATORY","Sorry, all fields are mandatory. Please go ‘back’ and fill up the missing information.");
define("MSG_INVALID_EMAIL","Sorry, the email address you entered is invalid. Please go ‘back’ and enter a valid email address.");
define("MSG_INVALID_COUPON","Sorry, the coupon code you entered is invalid. Please go ‘back’ and enter a valid coupon code.");
define("MSG_MISSING_COUPON","Sorry, coupon code is a required field. Please go ‘back’ and enter a valid coupon code.");
define("MSG_PAYMENT_FAILED","Payment failed. Please contact the site admin. ");
define("MSG_THANKYOU_SIGNUP","SUCCESS! Thank you for signing up. Please check your email for further details.");
define("SUCCESS_CREATION","SUCCESS! Your account has been successfully created! Please check your inbox for login information…");
define("NO_AUTH","Sorry, you are either not logged in, or not authorized to perform this operation.");
List of Improved Features
IMPROVED: Category protection error message.
If a category is protected as part of just 1 product, and someone doesn’t have access to it, then DAP will redirect to Product-Level Error Page URL. If that is blank, it will use Global Error Page URL.
If part of multiple products, goes directly to Global Error Page URL.
If DAP tries to use Global Error Page URL (however it got there), then if that field is also blank (or defaults to /dap/product-error.php), then it will use "In-Page Error Message with Padlock".
IMPROVED: Logging in thru Login/Logout widget on any page is now considered a primary login.
IMPROVED: When DAP Admin removes welcome/thankyou mesg, now shows a WARNING
IMPROVED: When Product is saved, if there is no welcome mesg, now shows a WARNING
IMPROVED: If Product is recurring, you can no longer set "recurring count" to null or 0 (in Products page)
IMPROVED: Clicking on the link to a post that’s part of a product’s available content output from %%USERLINKS%% no longer opens that post in a new window
IMPROVED: Product description may not be more than 127 characters. Cannot save product settings if it’s more.
IMPROVED: Changed default templates for new installations: Forgot password subject and body, Locked email body
IMPROVED: One-time products with access end date of "9999-12-31" will no longer be highlighted with a warning color.
IMPROVED: Enter key works during login now
IMPROVED: If recurring is Y and recurring cycle 1 is not set, then show ERROR
List of bug fixes
FIXED: Password changing: Admin can no longer include special characters when changing password for user via DAP Admin
FIXED: Link Titles can now have apostrophes and it won’t show backslashes.
FIXED: New-line chars in Description breaking shoppingcart pages is fixed.
FIXED: "Save as New" was sometimes incorrectly setting product status as "Inactive". It now correctly sets them as "Active".
FIXED: Export of user data for individual products was not working on some servers. Fixed.
FIXED: Space getting stripped in forgot password (issue on some servers only)
FIXED: Space getting stripped on user signup form (issue on some servers only)
FIXED: Space getting stripped in error message on access to DAP Admin (issue on some servers only)
WARNING: READ THIS BEFORE YOU UPGRADE
There a few critical things you need to remember to do BEFORE and IMMEDIATELY AFTER you upgrade.
This release is BETA – not for use on already LIVE web sites with ongoing sales
If you’re already running a live web site that’s generating sales, then you should probably skip this beta release, and wait for the final release.
However, if you’re just getting started with DAP, or if you are at least a week or so from launching, then we highly recommend that you upgrade to this version, as it has so many usability features and fixes to nagging issues from the past, that it will make things a LOT easier for you during setup and maintenance.
Make sure you are not mixing FREE and PAID users in the same DAP Product.
Starting with DAP v4.3, if a user has access to a product, they will get access to content within the product (as per drip dates and access expiry, of course). The only thing that changes is…. you no longer have to make sure that content is marked as FREE in order for FREE users to be able to access it, or worry about mistakenly adding a user as FREE to a paid product, and forgetting to mark them as PAID, and then they have an issue accessing the content. This is the biggest issue for most people starting with DAP, so we’ve finally decided to fix it the right way.
So the thumb rule here is…
If User has access to Product, it doesn’t matter if they’re a free or paid user, it doesn’t matter if your content is marked as free or marked as paid – they WILL get access to the content in the product (depending on their access start and end dates, drip days/dates, etc – no change to those things).
Revisit ALL of your FREE products and set "Allow Free Signup?" = "Yes"
DAP 4.3 has a new field on the "General Settings" tab of the Products > Manage page, called "Allow Free Signup?". If you are using a free DAP signup form (also known as "Direct Signup Form" or "Free Signup Form" in DAP) to sign up people for free to a DAP Product, OR if you are doing Aweber-to-DAP integration (where you sign them up for free to Aweber first, and then have Aweber add them to DAP), then be sure to set this new field to "Yes" for all such FREE products.
You need to do this only for your free products. If you don’t do it, your free DAP signup forms will no longer work.
By default, after upgrading to v4.3, all of your DAP Products will be set to "Allow Free Signup?" = "No" – so there will be no impact to your existing paid products.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do ask them via the comments section below.
PS: As always, please leave your comments & thoughts below
PPS: Have you checked out WickedCoolPlugins.com (WCP) yet? With this new release of DAP, you can now install and use DAPTicket, our support ticket plugin fully integrated with DAP. If you already have access to DAPTicket, then you can download it from the member’s area at WCP. If you don’t, then you can purchase DAPTicket separately.
NOTE: If you don’t see the latest files in the member’s area, that’s probably because your 1 year of free access to DAP Support & Upgrades have expired, and you can renew here. If you think you should have access to DAP v4.3 and LiveLinks v1.8, then please open a ticket and we’ll take care of it. Thanks!
<UPDATE on 07/01/2011>
DAP v4.2 Beta has just been released, and is now available for download from the members' area. </UPDATE>
Don't forget to watch in "Full Screen" mode
Ok, so did you see all of the amazing new 4.2 features in the above video? Very cool, eh?
Anyway, here's why things have been kinda quiet in the DAP world…
DAP v4.1 Is Final
DAP v4.1 is now officially "Final". It has been very stable for over a month now, but we were just holding ground in case any bugs get reported. So unless you've downloaded DAP in the last couple of weeks. better to re-download DAP v4.1 and LiveLinks v1.6 again, and upload them to your site. (Upgrading Your DAP Installation)
DAP v4.2 Is Coming Soon Now Here!
In less than 2 weeks, actually.
And here are all the features that are included…
[NEW] Shopping Cart "Check Out Page" can now be placed right inside WordPress pages using new merge code %%DAPCART%% , thus taking on the instant look & feel of your WordPress theme!
[NEW] Custom Fields (Hooray!): Admin can create new custom fields inside DAP
[NEW] Ability to customize shopping cart options: Like "Where did you hear about us", "Additional Comments", "Terms & Conditions", etc – on the DAP Cart's Checkout page
[NEW] Ability to include and customize Product-level Cart header & Cart footer HTML
[NEW] Complete redesign of the Products page. Now has a tab-based – so basically, the long Products page has now been chopped up into multiple, shorter tabs. The form has also been redesigned to make the Product setup a lot more intuitive and simple
[NEW] Improvements to "ContentResponder" section: DAP will now highlight (actually, down-play with a dull gray color) all of the blog posts/pages that have already been added to the product being viewed, so you can clearly see which ones are not protected.
[NEW] Dedicated Buy Button "Generator" Page
[NEW] Fully re-designed Config page – now you change multiple config items in one go, and click "Update" just once. Better description of fields, better organization of logical groups of configs, etc.
[NEW] "Help Tips" and "Tool Tips" added to many pages, making things much easier to understand
[NEW] Cleaner-looking forms and buttons in the DAP Dashboard
[NEW] "First Name" now part of User Search Criteria
[NEW] Improved Pagination on Users > Manage page. Eg., when you're on page 4 of the users list, and you take any action on any user on that page, previously DAP used to reset the user search back to Page 1. Now it's been fixed so that it will stay on same page.
[NEW] Improved "Pop Up" locations: Previously, popups for "Modify Dates" or "Add Affiliate" used to show up all the way on top of the page regardless of how far down you've scrolled on the Users page. Now, the popups will show right next to the clicked link.
[NEW] Personalized RSS Feed Links: Each of your members will now get their own custom RSS feed link, which they can then enter into their favorite feed reader, like Google Reader or iTunes, and the feed will be customized with only the content that they're eligible to view
[NEW] Coupons support for Authorize.net
[NEW] * "Add To Cart" Support for Authorize.net (and possibly Payments Pro too): Which means if you're using the DAP cart & Auth.net, your members will be able to buy multiple products in one purchase
[FIX] Change to DAP Shortcodes to remove empty breaks and paragraphs when hiding protected content
[FIX] "Missing spaces from error and notification browser messages" issue fixed
On top of that, there are so many other little tweaks and improvements, that don't merit a mention in the above list, but will make your DAP experience a much smoother one.
Well, that's about it as far as 4.2 is concerned.
As always, don't forget to add your comments below.
[NEW] When you add a blog post/page to a Product, it retrieves the post/page’s title, and the page title is what your member will see in the “Links” section of a product.
[NEW] (New Config Field) SECRET_KEY : Secret Authorization Key used when interfacing with external systems
[NEW] (New Config Field) SHOW_COMMENTS: Show comments on protected WP content?
[NEW] (New Config Field) DEFAULT_AFF_LANDING: URL of default landing page for Affiliate links (when not redirected). Default: / (home page)
[NEW] DAP will no longer allows deliberate or unintentional deletion of admin users. You must change their account type to “User” first before you can delete the user.
[NEW] Display of User Links (sorting order): Within a given day, if you have multiple links dripping (say, on day 1 itself you have multiple links), then they will show up on the “User links” page in the exact same order in which it shows up on the Products page.
[NEW] Warning presented and asks for confirmation when you click on “Delete Product” (even though DAP already won’t delete a product if there is even 1 user associated with a Product. Just another confirmation in addition to what was there before).
[NEW] DAP Logs displays only 1000 rows now
[NEW] URL field length increased from 100 to 200
[FIXED] LiveLinks: It seems the first name and other merge tags work, but the last name merge tag isn’t functional.
[FIXED] Removed “http://” from second link in affiliate “redirection” link
Feel free to comment below.
Oh, one more thing.
The final feature list for 3.8 isn’t going to change much. But if you have a feature request(s) for 3.9, then speak now or forever hold your peace… er… , you may have to hold it at least until v4.0
WooHoo! Aweber has finally finished a custom email parser for DigitalAccessPass, I’ve tested it and it works great!
This is going to make Aweber integration as simple as just adding “email@example.com” to the “3rd Party Notification Email Id” field on your “Product” page in DAP. That’s it! 5-second integration. No more will you need to do any of this!
But, before it shows up on the list of global parsers, and in fact for it to even show on the list of global parsers in your Aweber account, I need your help asap.
Please visit Aweber.com, open a ticket, and tell them something to the effect of…
“Hi Aweber Support,
I want the custom parser “DigitalAccessPass.com” to be added to my Aweber account.
This parser is currently available in Aweber account plugandplay owned by Ravi Jayagopal
Here’s my Aweber login: _______
Here’s my Aweber password: _______
- Your Name”
Once they have at least 10 people request this, then the Custom DigitalAccessPass.com Parser will then be added to the global list of Email Parsers, and it will be available to everyone. And no one else will have to send these guys the above email any more. Probably just the first 10.
But I do need your help to send this email to them asap.
Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.
Which means, if you have an Authorize.net merchant account, then DAP itself becomes your shopping cart. No need for a 3rd party cart like 1SiteAutomation.com (1ShoppingCart Private Label).
It also means that the customer never leaves your web site to make a payment. No more sending people to a different web site – like Paypal – for instance. Customer stays within your web site’s pages. And makes a purchase right on your web site.
Once this plugin goes live soon, 1-Click Upsells and OTO’s will soon follow suit.
If you are willing to try out the Authnet Plugin beta version, you will get a substantial discount on the plugin. So please let us know via the comments below if you’re interested in signing up for the beta and getting the discount.
What You Need (To Use This Plugin)
1) Your own Authorize.net Merchant Account
2) A “SSL Certificate” on your web host.This is where your site looks like “https://Yoursite.com” with the extra “s” after the “http..”. That is what allows your members to “securely” enter their credit card information on your site and submit it for payment processing. We can help you set up SSL on your host for a fee. Just ask us.
I just found out from Aweber that I need to take some extra steps in order for the email parser to show up for everyone, including you. So, ignore the request below for now. I will send you an update once I hear back from them. Sorry for the trouble! Thanks!
We’ve just finished testing a new feature – an Aweber Email Parser – for automatically adding your DAP members into your Aweber list.
And we’re hoping to roll this into DAP v3.4 (in beta right now. Yay!)
So I need a really quick favor from you…
If you have an Aweber account, and if you have 3 minutes to spare, can you please check something for us?
1) Log in to your Aweber Account
2) Under “My Lists” tab at the top, click on “Email Parser”
3) Do you see “DigitalAccessPass.com” among theÂ list of email parsers available there?
Pls post your findings/comments below in the comments section.
*Really, really* appreciate your help
- Ravi Jayagopal
PS: If you did see the parser, then all you need is DAP v3.4 which is available for download right now!
Both DAP v3.4 and LiveLinks (LL) v0.9 should be out in just a couple of days.
We have some very cool new features packed into this release.
WordPress User Integration
DAP now fully integrates with the WordPress user tables. Which means you can now put to use awesome WordPress plugins that require the user information to exist in the native WordPress user tables. Also see our earlier post about this.
If DAP works with these two forum plugins, then it should work with other WP forum plugins too.
Other New Features
* [New] More columns added on the “Users > Manage” screen. New colums include: “User Status”, “User/Product Status”, “Opted Out”. So in one glance, you can see if a user is active, if the user/product status is active, and if the user has opted out of receiving emails from you. Any of the users that are “Inactive” or “Unconfirmed” will be highlighted with a bright color (orangish?)
* [New] Merge code %%AFF_LINK%% can now be used in blog posts too.
* [New] 3rdPartyNotification Email now contains details about the product that just got a signup
* [New] There’s a new file called “/dap/inc/protected_html.php”. The contents of this file will show up below the padlock. You can customize this page with any sales copy you want.
* [New] Links on “User Home Page” are now sorted by “dripping order” – newest at the top, oldest at the bottom.
* [New] Changed affiliate earnings summary on user home page to now show “Product Name” instead of just the “Product Id”. So affiliate can know what product on your site that they referred someone to.
* [New] Minor changes to Look & Feel of various DAP pages
* [Bug-fix] Fix for the “Umlaut” above letters in the user’s first/last name
* [Bug-fix] Removed JS alert on “Export Affiliates” from archive functionality
* [Bug-fix] Some servers don’t seem to like the second “http://” in affiliate links when you’re redirecting to a new page other than the default affiliate landing page. Fixed this to remove the second “http://” from the affiliate link. It will not affect your existing affiliate links.
[Note] LiveLinks v0.8 was not a general release. It was given to just a few select DAP users who reported LiveLinks 0.7 conflicting with their theme. So regardless of whether you have LL 0.7 or 0.8, you can upgrade to LL v0.9.
We’re testing a new feature where every member in DAP now also automatically gets entered into the WordPress user database. So when they log in to DAP, they will also be logged in to your wordpress blog as a “Subscriber”.
What this means to you…
You can now use any WordPress plugin that uses the native WordPress user tables – like BB-Press and Simple Press (Forum Plugins)
Your DAP member can be automatically logged into the forum plugin (say), so they can participate in a discussion
If your member’s subscription expires, they will lose access to the forums
WordPress will now automatically recognize the logged in user in the comments section of a blog post or page
Plenty of possibilities.
But here’s where I need your help.
What are the plugins that you always wanted to use with DAP, but couldn’t do so because the native WP user integration wasn’t available?
- OR -
What are the plugins that you would like to use with DAP, now that the feature will be available shortly?
Please add your answers/comments/questions/suggestionsÂ below.
Imagine having the reliability of Aweber in delivering your emails, minus their monthly fees.
I mean, what if this were …<gasp>Free</gasp>?
That’s the kind of awesome new service that we’re currently evaluating for all DAP users.
It is a Third-party SMTP Service provided by leading Email Service Provider, FuseMail.com (Note: This is not final in any way, and we may end up going with someone totally different. Just FYI).
Now you already know DAP allows you to send out bulk email to your members right from your web host. There really is no need for an external email service. Most web hosts are pretty good with their deliverability.
In fact, we ourselves use our web host’s SMTP service to send out our emails to you.
That said, if you are hosting on an inexpensive web host (like for $5/month), you obviously cannot expect your host’s email deliverability to be the same as, say, that of Aweber’s. There is a reason why Aweber is expensive. And that’s because they have really good email delivery. And if you have an Aweber account already, and plan on using that with DAP, then DAP allows you to add buyers of a Product in DAP to your Aweber list (a different list for each product since DAP v3.3). So you’re all set already.
And if you didn’t care for Aweber, and still wanted to avoid using your web host’s email system and their hourly email-sending restrictions, then DAP has always had an answer for this…
Simply sign-up with a 3rd party SMTP provider, set up their SMTP info on the “SMTP” screen in DAP admin, and DAP will totally bypass your local web host for all outgoing emails, and instead send out emails through this 3rd party service.
No Monthly Fees
But what if you didn’t have an expensive service like Aweber? And you also don’t want (or can’t afford) the ongoing monthly fees charged by such email providers?
That’s exactly why we’re evaluating whether offering such a 3rd Party Service to all DAP users makes sense.
We’re not sure if you’re going to favor such a service over Aweber. We’re not sure if you’re going to take up this option at all.
DigitalAccessPass.com is actively exploring such an option, and we’re going to be taking on on a big monthly fee in order to provide this to you for free.
But these individual accounts that we’re going to provide you with, certainly won’t allow you to blast out tens of thousands emails an hour. For that, you would have to sign up for a paid option (it costs something like $80 per month, and you can send out up to 80,000 emails a month). Or use Aweber.
But for 99% of membership site owners, they don’t have tens of thousands of members (yet). And they don’t plan on blasting out spam to that 20-million email id’s purchased for $99 online either .
So a 3rd-party service like this would be perfect for the average, non-spamming, membership site owner who doesn’t have gobs of money and boat-loads of members – yet.
That’s why we need your help to determine what kind of email volume you expect to send out through such a 3rd-party service.
So please take this short survey, which will really help us figure out your specific needs.
It would be great if you let us know who you are, but you don’t have to. Feel free to be anonymous if that helps.