Month: December 2010

Multiple Streams Themes 4 Bonus Plugin

The video at the end of this post details the bonus plugin I’m including as part of this low cost release of this latest Multiple Streams Theme later today.

Now I know I didn’t have to do this and that I could have released the plugin and templates seperately.  There’s certainly a market for these I now know for sure.  But rather than do that, and the fact that it’s coming up to the season of goodwill and all that…

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…I decided to include this plugin with MST004.

A bit mad I know, and it’s like throwing money away, but what the heck.  😉

Last week I released the other half of this plugin which allows you to add sales pages to any of your WordPress blogs, which will then survive theme updates and changes.

This half of the plugin does the same thing, but the difference being it allows you to add new subscriber squeeze pages to your blogs.

If you’re not sure what a squeeze page is, it’s a page that is designed to “squeeze” the name and email address from a visitor.  ie turn that visitor into a prospect with the final aim being of turning them into a customer.

And from my perspective, this plugin is another step towards turning any WordPress blog into a total marketing machine.

We’re getting there, step by step…  😉

And as you’re a subscriber I’m more than happy to reward that you’re here with me by giving you the very best deals at each step of the way towards that total marketing machine.

This is what I’m going to do.

The FIRST FIFTY sales of MST004 will include the bonus plugin at just $10 for both the theme and the plugin.  Outstanding value I know.

(Update: Now at $12.50)

After that, I’m putting the price up to $12.50 for the next fifty, then $17 until the full MST site is live (just a couple of hurdles to jump) together with the affiliate scheme (which I’m being bugged for), and then the theme will be set at $27 without the bonus plugin.

Does that sound more than fair?  I’ll just recap.

1-50 = $10.00
51-100 = $12.50
100-??? = $17.00
Site live = $27.00 but no bonus templates.

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It’s a cracking theme – our best yet – and there’s a bonus plugin with templates included.

Fantastic…

There’s just one downside to this plugin, and I’ll come clean with you about it now.

You can’t yet run it at the same time as the sales page plugin we released last week.  This is because it uses the same method and there’s a clash.

Here’s what we’re going to do to fix it in January…

We’ll release a new unified plugin to everyone for free.

You then install and activate it and copy ALL your templates into the /templates/ directory and the plugin will auto-recognise which ones are squeeze page templates, and which ones are sales page templates.

You’ll then find that instead of a single drop-down, there will be a choice of two, selected by a radio button.  You then select which type of page you’re creating and the templates for that page type will appear.

Okay?

I think I’ve already mentioned this here on this blog, but what we want to do is provide a single method of adding many page templates to your blog which survive theme updates and changes, and which is a standard method that all designer / developer types can use to create their own template packs.

In the new year the plugin will be free (and always will be), but we’ll charge for the templates.  😉

Today you’ll be getting five squeeze page templates as a free bonus when you buy MST004.

The sale will go live at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) today, Friday 10th December.

I’ll add a new post at that time together with the payment link and send you an email.

And finally, here’s the video of the bonus plugin and templates.

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-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, software, wordpress plugins, WordPress Themes

Multiple Streams Themes 4 Videos

Below are three short videos that explain how the latest and greatest of the Multiple Streams Themes works, as I know many people are waiting to see this in action.

We’ve really put a lot of work, a lot of thought and some great features into this latest one, based on comments and feedback from previous themes, and also from our own personal requirements plus a little experimentation.

Here’s the first video.

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It fully supports the key features that were introduced in WordPress 3.0 such as Custom Menus, Custom Headers, and Custom Backgrounds.  On that last one we’ve added both the ability to change the graphic and also included a colour picker, so you can really change the appearance and “feel” of your blogs.

Here’s the second video.

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Together with the three plugins we’ve included we think you’ll find this an amazing theme to be running.  (I’m seriously considering using it on at least one of three sites I’d planned to use custom designed themes on, simply because this one is just so good.)

The three plugins we’re including are:-

#1 – Ads Manager – which we included with all previous themes.
#2 – Redirection – which we included for the first time with MST003.
#3 – A mystery bonus plugin which will only be available for free with this theme, and which I’ll announce tomorrow before the sale.  😉

That last one alone, we could charge at least $27 for.  No kidding.

It will blow you away…

Here’s the third video.

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We’re including all three plugins, plus PhotoShop PSDs of all the ads and headers etc (plus blank JPEGs for other graphics programs if you don’t have PhotoShop), for subscribers only at a very low introductory price for the first few people to grab it.

We do these low cost releases as a thank you just for being on our mailing list.

The introductory sale will go live tomorrow Friday 10th at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST).

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, software, wordpress plugins, WordPress Themes

Multiple Streams Themes 4

Every time we release a new WordPress theme, we add even MORE features into it.

We do, we learn, we make better.

This latest theme is chock full of our learning and the package we’re putting together is completely awesome.  And awesome isn’t a word I often use.

But this bundle REALLY is just that…

This Friday at 6.00pm GMT I’ll release the latest theme together with some extra free bonus goodies.  Some of these we’ve been asked for, others we thought it would be a great idea to include with this new theme.

Tomorrow I’ll do a short video showing you what we’re including in this theme bundle, and I’m sure you’ll be really excited at what you see.  (I know I am.)

This is the kind of bundle you just don’t see very often, and we’re really trying to push back the boundaries and over-deliver big time by including more than just the theme.

But of course you can be the judge.

More on this tomorrow…

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, software, WordPress Themes