Update: You can watch the overview video above (okay I got carried away and it’s a full feature-rich tutorial) and also see a working demo of the Alert Bar in action on the link below.
On Wednesday at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) I’m releasing a very cool (and sneaky) new plugin called the “Click-Me Alert Bar.”
I outright stole this idea from a WSO, but I think I’ve made mine a lot better. You be the judge.
In the other plugin, you had to upgrade to the “pro” version just to get the features that mine has right out of the box. Mine is a third of the price in this sale.
So what does it do?
You know those little “alert” bars that appear at the top of your browser when a pop-up is blocked or you’re missing an addon to play certain media? Well this plugin does that but you get full control of the alert bar on your blog so that you can deliver your own message.
We’ve been a little bit clever with it and added in WordPress Conditional Tags (we *like* those) so that you have total control over which alerts show where.
o Create multiple alerts and have different ones show on different pages and posts including special pages like home, 404, tag, category pages etc.
o Multiple alerts on the same page (one at a time only), either rotated or picked randomly.
o Split test statistics for clicks so you can see which alert performs best.
o Set the delay time before the alert shows.
o Rich Text HTML editor for the clickable URL text.
o Rich Text HTML editor for the message.
o Select one of the built in icons or use your own.
o Colour picker for the alert bar, so you don’t have to use plain yellow.
o Set the alert bar to your preferred height.
We’ve been testing all day and as is typical with me I’ve just asked for some usability changes but they should be done by tomorrow.
Now there’s going to be a little change with tomorrow’s sale if you’ve been a customer for any length of time. I’m going to be running it through an affiliate scheme. OMG! I know…
So you’ll be able to snag it yourself and then get your money back by promoting it. (That’s something I typically do for products I buy and like and it works for me.)
Set yourself a reminder and tomorrow at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) the sale goes live. At any rate I’ll drop you a line a few hours before, and then again when it starts.
More details tomorrow.