November 4, 2013

DAP 4.5 Beta And The New Shopping Cart

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The holiday season arrives early for all DAP users!

We’re excited to announce the launch of 3 new (and FREE!) products today…

  • DAP v4.5 (Beta)

  • LiveLinks v1.9 (Beta)

  • New DAP Shopping Cart v1.0 (Beta)

And all of them are free for DAP users with current access to upgrades & support.

All of the features are listed below. And all of the plugins are being released as beta.

So if you have a live web site with active subscriptions and members, then hold off on installing these for some more time.

However, if you are getting ready for a launch in the next couple of weeks, or you are the type (like us!) who can’t wait to try out new and exciting stuff, then these plugins are just the gifts you wanted in time for the holidays!

Shopping Cart Setup Help

There’s full documentation available for installing and setting up the cart (see links below). And the plugin and the DAP update are also free.

But if you would rather have us upgrade your DAP installation to v4.5, install the new DAP Shopping Cart plugin, and also set up your cart checkout page, along with buy buttons, then keep reading and you’ll find a link further below to purchase our DAP Cart Setup package.

New DAP Shopping Cart v1.0 Beta

NOTE: The new DAP Shopping Cart requires DAP v4.5 & LiveLinks v1.9. If you are on an older version of DAP, please upgrade to DAP 4.5/LL 1.9 to use the new shopping cart plugin. Please read this minimum requirements document for more details.

New DAP Shopping Cart Plugin v1.0

  • NEW: Use Stripe, Authorize.net or Paypal Payments Pro for accepting Credit Card – Payments on your OWN site without transferring the buyers elsewhere!
  • NEW: Do Unlimited 1-click Upsells/Downsells.
  • NEW: A Beautifully Elegant Checkout Page
  • NEW: Accept Credit Cards & PayPal (integrated checkout experience)
  • NEW: Customer-Facing Interface for Update Credit Card / Profile
  • NEW: Offer Coupons & Discounts
  • NEW: Allow Buyers/Members to Choose Password During Checkout
  • NEW: Pre-Registration: Capture Email Addresses Even For Failed Purchases
  • NEW: Multiple-Item Purchase
  • NEW: Customizable Buy Now / Checkout page
  • NEW: Custom Fields: Add any number of Custom Fields to your Checkout Page.
  • NEW: Existing Users Login: Allow existing users to ‘log in’ on the checkout page itself, so the new product purchase can be attached to their existing membership account.
  • NEW: Checkout With Just Paypal Standard
  • NEW: Checkout With Just Credit Card (No Paypal)
  • NEW: Automated Login: Users do not have to wait for ‘welcome email’ for their login / download credentials
  • For full details about cart with images and screenshots, see this post.

DAP v4.5 & LiveLinks v1.9

  • NEW: Queries and Code optimization for better memory utilization and faster loading
  • NEW: Ability to change User Status, Product Status and Opt-In Status right from Users > Manage page by clicking on status link
  • NEW: Ability to resend double-optin and welcome email for a user, from Users > Manage page
  • NEW: Ability to redirect user-profile submit to a different URL with new shortcode parameter “redirect”.
    Eg., [DAPUserProfile showFirstName=”Y” showLastName=”Y” showCustomFields=”cbnick” redirect=”http://YourSite.com/some-url/”]
  • NEW: On Users > Manage page, you can now identify DAP Admin users from regular users using new background color of “Name” field.
  • NEW: DAP merge-tag for Username in WordPress pages/posts: %%USER_NAME%%
  • NEW: Confirmation prompt presented when trying to do a refund.
  • NEW: Confirmation prompt presented when deleting anything on System > Job Queue page
  • NEW: “Login Count” field now moved between “Last Login Date” and “Access Start Date” to prevent confusion
  • NEW: New DAPUserLinks parameter “hideproductid” to hide certain products from showing up in product list.
    Eg., [DAPUserLinks hideproductid=”3,7″] will show all products except 3 & 7.
  • NEW: So far, the Upline shortcode only supported 3 options: When a user visits the page that had this shortcode, it would display information of that user’s referring Affiliate – from…
    1) Cookie (if affiliate cookie exists).
    2) Or if they’re already a member, and have logged in to DAP, then it will show their current Affiliate’s information.
    3) And if neither the cookie is set, nor the user has an Affiliate attached to their account already, then it will show the info of the DAP Admin.
    Now we’ve added a 4th option, which is: IF affiliate IS found, BUT affiliate has NOT filled out a certain field, then instead of showing a blank value, DAP now replaces that with data from Admin’s corresponding field. So if it’s an affiliate username for a third-party program and the affiliate has not filled it, then Admin’s affiliate username for that program is now shown.
  • UPDATE: DAP Admin logging in directly via DAP login form will be taken to standard member page (usual post-login rules apply). No more redirecting directly to DAP admin. DAP Admins can always get to DAP Admin Dashboard (DAD) via link in WP Admin. For non-WP users, you’re just going to have to type “/dap/admin/” to get to DAD.
  • UPDATE: %%LOGIN_FORM%% issue: “You are already logged in…” showing when logging in from page with login form that is NOT marked as main login page
    * You can put %%LOGIN_FORM%% on ANY page, and user can log in from there, and will act as “Primary Login”
    * You can put %%LOGIN_FORM%% on any custom error page, and if redirected to that page from another page, then it will stay on that page (even if logged in) and will display text from dap/inc/error-loggedin.php , which basically says “You are already logged in, but still don’t have access to this content”. Even though %%LOGIN_FORM%% is there on the error page, just because they were redirected from another page, when logging in from this page, it will become “Secondary Login”
  • UPDATE: ‘You are logged in’ for DAP admin always going to Admin Dashboard issue: If you are DAP admin and visit any login page (with %%LOGIN_FORM%%) after being logged in, you will see “You are logged in, click here to continue” which will now take you to regular member home page, and below that you will see a new link “You are logged in as DAP Admin. Proceed to DAP Admin Dashboard” which will take you to DAP Admin. So no more confusion about going to member’s area vs DAP Admin Dashboard.
  • FIX: Previously, not including “Opted Out” checkbox field in user profile was forcing user to become opted out. From now, no opted out field means user’s opted out status will remain as “N”, which means, they remain opted in and WILL continue to get emails. This was fixed many months ago, but officially stating it now.
  • FIX: Affiliate Performance Summary section included in %%AFFDETAILS%% tag. Was previously only available on dap/index.php. This will show new section on affiliate page that shows them their full stats at-a-glance.
  • FIX: Removed %%PASSWORD_RESET_LINK%% from Setup > Templates. Not being used.
  • FIX: You send a link to a piece of dripped content. If the user is not logged in, s/he is sent to /error?request=/url-to-dripped-content, meaning that upon login they will be sent to the request url. However, if the user types in wrong password he is returned to login page, but the request-parameter in the url is not passed on. So it kind of loses track of where to go next when the user then tries the password again. This issue is now fixed.
  • FIX: “My Account” link in DAP menu is back (had been removed in DAP v4.4.x)
  • FIX: Admin report “Earnings Report By Product” refund amount total formatted to two decimal places.
  • FIX: Trim license key in Config – so including space at the beginning or end of license key (almost never happens) will not be an issue.
  • FIX: Broadcast submit message has been improved to “SUCCESS! Your broadcast has been added to the Job Queue (see ‘System > Job Queue’). It will be sent the next time the DAP hourly cron runs at the top of the hour. Make sure the DAP hourly cron job has been set up if you haven’t already done so.”

New Member’s Area

We’ve upgraded the member’s area with a nice new look. It also has an affiliate toolbox with ready-made affiliate links, swipe copy and banners to help you with your affiliate promotions of DigitalAccessPass.com.

new-members-area

 

More cool stuff coming out well before the year ends, so stay tuned for more updates.

The new DAP Shopping Cart is already rocking on several live web sites, so look forward to hearing from you what you think about the new cart, the new DAP features, and the new member’s area at DigitalAccessPass.com.

And don’t forget to add your questions, comments and suggestions below.

1) Shopping Cart Setup Help

There’s full documentation available for installing and setting up the cart (see links above). And the plugin and the DAP update are also free.

But if you would rather have us upgrade your DAP installation to v4.5, install the new DAP Shopping Cart plugin, and also set up your cart checkout page, along with buy buttons, then click here to purchase our DAP Cart Setup package.

Here’s what we will do for you…

  • Upgrade your DAP installation to DAP v4.5 and LiveLinks v1.9
  • Install DAP Shopping Cart plugin
  • Create Checkout page in WordPress and integrate with Cart
  • Set up a 1/2 hour 1-on-1 call with you, so we can go over your existing buy buttons, integrate with new cart, and show you how to create buttons going forward.

Buy DAP Shopping Cart Setup

 

2) Free Downloads

  • DAP v4.5 (Beta)

  • LiveLinks v1.9 (Beta)

  • New DAP Shopping Cart v1.0 (Beta)

Download Them All For FREE

 

Veena Prashanth & Ravi Jayagopal
PS: Don’t forget to comment below! 🙂


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  1. I’ve said it privately through a support ticket but thought I’d say it here too – well done, and thanks for consistently providing great support, and a growing/improving membership script

    Cheers
    Martin

  2. Great job with the new release! I’m always impressed with the upgrades and new features you include.

    For your members area, I’m not able to find the reporting on affiliate stats. Can you throw those back in there pretty please 🙂
    Bob Jenkins

  3. Hi Ravi and Veena,

    Wow, good to hear.

    I’m still not sure about installing though? It seems it’s still in Beta? Yes, I’m somewhat of a risk taker with this and willing to try as long as I know I can get some help if I run into difficulty.

    Should I install or wait?

    Thanks,
    Norm

  4. Norman,

    We already have a few users using it successfully. If you run into any issues, we will do our best to quickly address it.

    BTW, you were looking for the ‘Automated Credit Card Expiration Email’ feature, correct?

    See this document on how to use the feature:

    http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/automated-card-expiration-email/

    We added this feature to DAP 4.5 after your request :).
    Hope you can use it and provide us with your feedback.

    Thanks,
    Veena

  5. Hi Veena,

    Yes, that was me that requested that feature, and I’m absolutely thrilled you have placed it in the update.

    It looks like I need to update to the latest DAP and LiveLinks, and then the cart. I might just see about paying to have it installed as I want to get it up and running asap. It looks like it is a major upgrade.

    Thanks again, and I’m sure I’ll be in touch.

    Norman

  6. Hi Bob,

    >> I found it under Affiliate Links in the menu, but I think Affiliate Links And Stats would be a better menu item << Thanks for your feedback. We will take care of it. Thanks, Veena

  7. Hi Veena and Ravi — Thanks for the update. When I go to download the updates I see the following:

    New DAP Shopping Cart Plugin
    [BETA] LiveLinks v1.9 – Goes with DAP v4.5 – NOT for live site
    [BETA] DAP v4.5 – NOT for live site

    Is this correct? Or have I managed to take myself to the wrong place?

    Thanks
    Shelley

  8. Hi Shelley,

    >>Is this correct? Or have I managed to take myself to the wrong place? << It's correct. The new shopping cart plugin will ONLY work if you upgrade DAP to the latest BETA version (DAP 4.5 / LL 1.9). To summarize: 1) Download DAP 4.5 / LL 1.9 from http://www.digitalaccesspass.com When you login to your members area, you will find instructions on how to get access to the new shopping cart plugin. 2) Download the new shopping cart plugin from http://wickedcoolplugins.com/my-account/downloads 3) Upgrade your site to DAP 4.5 (beta) / LL 1.9 (beta) first. 4) Then upload and activate the new Shopping Cart plugin via WP admin -> plugins -> add new to your site.

    Thanks,
    Veena

  9. I was going to just purchase the setup you have available to save me a lot of time trying to get this set up.

    I clicked it once already today and it said $99.00, but I clicked it again, and now it says $198.00 – I’m sure it’s 99.00, but wondering if there is a way to edit the cart to get the extra charge out?

    I’m sure I could delete my cookies, or go to a different browser, but also thinking this might be an option (update quantity) that would be needed on the cart if it’s the same one?

    Norman

  10. Hi guys,

    Just a quick one… Does this version offer pre registration? We want to contact cart abandonment prospects and let customers chose their username and emails.

    Fingers crossed!

    Steve

  11. Veena, Ravi

    This is awesome, guys! I know of several business friends just off the top of my head who will be excited about the Stripe integration, alone.

    Keep the awesomesauce coming!

    Vic Dorfman
    Membership Site Expert

  12. HEllo, I glanced over the improvement list, and it looks pretty good. But you know what would rock, is the ability to send out emails, to people WHO “HAVE NOT” Ordered X product (such an upsell), SO important to offer deals to people who haven’t bought products.

  13. >> This is awesome, guys! I know of several business friends just off the top of my head who will be excited about the Stripe integration, alone. << Thanks Vic 🙂 See this on Stripe integration: http://digitalaccesspass.com/documentation/?page=/doc/stripe-integration/ See the section about 'What makes DAP->Stripe integration unique’ !

    Thanks,
    Veena

  14. Hi Sean,

    >>HEllo, I glanced over the improvement list, and it looks pretty good. But you know what would rock, is the ability to send out emails, to people WHO “HAVE NOT” Ordered X product (such an upsell), SO important to offer deals to people who haven’t bought products. << You might be able to create a page with offers using the 'dap shortcode'. You can use the hasNoAccessTo tag to determine the products the user does not have access to currently and if that condition is met, the shortcode can display the right payment button that allows users to purchase that product. [DAP hasAccessTo="2" hasNoAccessTo="1,3" errMsgTemplate=""] This payment button will appear only to active users of product 2 but only for those who DO NOT also have access to products 1 or 3[/DAP] See this for more on dap shortcode: http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/dap-shortcodes/

    Thanks,
    Veena

  15. Any chance a release with the ability to sort users via pagination or date range is in the works. Simple feature but without it extracting data from old users in a table of 100K users.

  16. Hi Melissa,

    >>Any chance a release with the ability to sort users via pagination or date range is in the works. << Yes, we hope to include more sort options in the next DAP release. Thanks, Veena

  17. Thank you Veena, that is a good help to find Exclude people. HOpefully will be avble via the email outgoing page, its an easy code change of Not equal to in SQL.

  18. Hi Veena,

    Also wondering if the three products are out of the Beta stage yet. You advise not to install the Beta version if you have an active website. Thanks!

  19. Hi Francine/Katherine,

    We released DAP 4.5.2 / LL 1.9.2 yesterday. This has all the bug fixes for the issues found during beta test of dap 4.5.1 / LL 1.9.1.

    The dap 4.5.2 version is pretty stable with no known issues but if it’s a live site, we recommend that you take a full backup of your dap database and DAP & DAPLiveLinks folder before you upgrade.

    Thanks,
    Veena

  20. Hey Veena – Just a quick question on upsells…

    When someone comes to an upsell page and clicks the Buy Button, should they then see:
    1) The full Checkout page again but with all their details already completed?
    2) An abbreviated Checkout page which just says something like Click To Confirm This Order?
    3) A confirmation page confirming the upsell purchase?

    Options 2) or 3) would be best but I am getting 1) so is that correct?

    If so, any plans to change it?

    Thanks

  21. Hi Mark,

    The upsell flow is 1-click. The users should NOT see the checkout page when they click on the upsell button. The users should see the checkout page ONLY the very first time when they click on the main sales button. When they click on the upsell button, dap will automatically complete the transaction with the payment gateway. No user action required.

    If it’s not working this way, it’s likely because :
    1) register_globals is turned ON
    Please visit this page – http://YOURSITE.com/dap/phpinfo.php and make sure register_globals is turned OFF. If not, please talk to your webhost and have them update the php.ini to turn it Off.

    2) session.save_path is set incorrectly
    Please visit this page – http://YOURSITE.com/dap/phpinfo.php and make sure session.save_path points to a valid folder like /tmp. If not, it can cause session and login issues.

    Thanks,
    Veena

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