May 16, 2012

DAP v4.3.1 Final

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Folks,

We’re thrilled to announce that DAP 4.3 is now out of beta, and we’ve just released DAP v4.3.1 and LiveLinks v1.8.1 – both of which are now available for download from the member’s area.

You can directly install DAP v4.3.1 afresh on a new site which never had DAP installed before… OR you can also upgrade to it from ANY previous version of DAP (including from v4.3 beta).

  • If you had previously already upgraded to/installed 4.3 beta, then you must upgrade to DAP v4.3.1 and LiveLinks v1.8.1.
  • If you’re going to freshly install DAP or upgrade to it from ANY previous version, then please be aware of these items below before you upgrade.

WARNING: READ THIS BEFORE YOU UPGRADE

There a few critical things you need to remember to do BEFORE and IMMEDIATELY AFTER you upgrade.

BEFORE UPGRADING

Make sure you are not combining 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 a User has access to Product, it doesn’t matter if they’re a free or paid user, and it doesn’t matter if your content is marked as free or paid; the user WILL get access to the content in the product (depending of course on their access start and end dates, drip days/dates, etc – no change to those things).

Restart Browser

Log out of DAP Admin and WP Admin panel, clear browser cache, restart browser, and then log back in first to WP admin (that will also log you in as DAP Admin – one of the new features in 4.3).

AFTER UPGRADING

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, feel free to ask via the comments below.

Cheers!

Veena Prashanth & Ravi Jayagopal
DAP Queen & DAP Daddy

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.

LINKS

Click here to read the 4.3 beta announcement that lists all of the features added/improved

Click here for instructions about Upgrading DAP

Click here for instructions about Upgrading LiveLinks

EXPIRED USERS:

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 has expired, and you may renew here. If you think you should have access to DAP v4.3.1 and LiveLinks v1.8.1, then please open a ticket and we’ll take care of it. Thanks!


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  1. Hey guys!

    Can I just upload and replace the existing scripts and folders in my FTP? Do I have to deactivate the plugin before overwriting?

    Please tell me how I can update my former version (not beta)

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Best, Rainer

  2. >>Can I just upload and replace the existing scripts and folders in my FTP? << Yes, you can upload and replace the existing scripts and folders. Do not delete the existing folders. >>Please tell me how I can update my former version (not beta) << Please see the LINKS section towards the bottom of this post that details how to upgrade.

  3. Excellent work, guys. I was looking forward to this release.

    btw, Veena, I can’t see the download links to the latest version, and I renewed on May 8th.

  4. Hi Armen,
    You should already have access, if not, please open a support ticket and we will take care of it.

  5. @Veena

    Great job. Thanks for that.

    Just out of interest, what happens if you accidentally deleted LiveLinks? And what’s the process of correction?

  6. >> Just out of interest, what happens if you accidentally deleted LiveLinks? << You can download livelinks from your members area on our site again and upload back to /wp-content/plugins folder on your site. Then activate it in WP admin => plugins. That’s it.

  7. I just upgraded and then tried to check “yes” to “Allow Free Signup?,” but when I save the changes, it reverts back to “no.” The same thing happens on the pricing & recurring page — it won’t let me save it as a “Free product.”

  8. Hi Melanie,

    >>but when I save the changes, it reverts back to “no.” << Pls clear cache/cookies, logout of dap and WP admin panel, then log back in first to WP admin, then to dap. That will fix this issue.

  9. I just read the post and went to the window where my DAP admin page was showing. I scrolled to the bottom and it showed DAP 4.3.1. I clicked on that and the system said I was running the latest version.

    I have been very careful not to upgrade to beta, and do not remember upgrading to 4.3.1.

    Did DAP do an automatic upgrade, or is my memory totally gone?

  10. Hi Kirk,

    >>Did DAP do an automatic upgrade, or is my memory totally gone? << Sorry, you will have to check your memory as dap does NOT do automatic upgrade yet :).

  11. >>> Sorry, you will have to check your memory as dap does NOT do automatic upgrade yet 🙂 .

    Did check, and I found that I submitted a ticket the very day you released Final. I upgraded immediately and then packed my PC for the move to sunny SouthWest Florida.

  12. Changes to the free sign up is a neat improvement.

    Any chance it would be possible for people to optionally set a password at this stage so they don’t have to wait for an email to be sent out, especially useful when it is single optin.

  13. Hi Justin,

    In dap 4.3, the users are auto-logged in to their membership (if it’s a single-opt-in product), so they don’t have to wait for email.

    In dap 4.4 (upcoming release of dap), we have also added the ability for users to enter a password during free signup.

    Thanks,
    Veena

  14. Hello, I found by by Googling. Everyone says awesome things about Ravi and Veena. I need some help. I am seeking someone who can integrate InfusionSoft with my vBulletin membership site. At the moment, I am using Ning, but I have transferred all of the members to vB, and now need to integrate InfusionSoft to “talk to” vB so new members can be properly tagged and the correct vB permission given. Can you help? Thanks!

  15. The limit to 127 characters in the product description is a pain, pain, pain. This is causing me HUGE problems as I need to update every product. Please, can you turn this one back?

  16. Noticed in June 2012 you hinted at DAP 4.4 in the pipeline. Any hints about what new features we can expect in DAP 4.4 and when it will be released?

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