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