What can I say? My sincerest apologies to all those nice and patient people who pre-ordered the plugin with a promise of 10 days to delivery. It’s now been about an extra 18 days after that, but it’s finally done and is now in use on this blog, which you may have already noticed…
My only excuse is that while we started with a clear idea of what we wanted from the plugin, it just got out of hand like things do sometimes, and we made it bigger, added some more features, and finally spent several days discussing the merits of rules on visits or views before me finally deciding views was better (for now).
(That debate is NOT over yet, and we’ll probably add visits to the rules when we can. If it makes sense.)
Like I said, the plugin has ended up being much bigger than we intended it to be.
Originally it was going to be a few pre-defined templates with some simple rules on when to display the slide up.
Then the “feature creep” started. The upshot is we’re very late with release, but to all those people who pre-ordered, you’ve got yourself one of the years bargains. I’m very confident that we could sell this plugin as it is now for $47 day in day out, so all those people who grabbed it for $10… Well done.
So what did we add that made it take so long?
- LOTS of pre-defined templates – 44 variants in all
- An easy to understand method of creating your own templates
- A colour picker for an optional plain background slide-up
- Autoresponder sign up code parsing and reformatting
- Comprehensive rules system that governs when and how often the ad shows
- THREE ways of visitors closing the ad, selectable by you
- Two different “Content Types” for the ad – autoresponder and link/HTML
- Finally, a way to reset the ad when you create a new one
I’m sure that once you’ve installed the plugin that you’ll be impressed by our level of thought about the admin panel. Even so, there’s still a couple of little “niggles” I have with it that we’ll fix in later versions, plus a couple of bigger features I have up my sleeve.
Here’s a screen shot of part of the admin panel:-
The colour picker if you’re using a plain background:-
And the buttons that can be added to the slide up ad:-
Note in that last image that there’s the usual X (which always appears on the ad), an optional minimise button which will allow the visitors to close the ad for a period you decide, and also an optional power button which will close the ad permanently until you use the “Reset Viewers” check box on the admin panel settings page.
So… What comes next?
If you pre-ordered, just go back to your personal download page ( you did bookmark it, right?) and you’ll now be able to download the plugin.
If you didn’t pre-order, then for a couple of days you can still get the Slide Up Ads Plugin for WordPress for $17 before I set the regular price.
Thanks again for your patience, and I’m sorry it took far longer than we thought it would. I hope you think the additional features we added made the wait worth while. We’ll *try* not to do that again.
If you now want to get the plugin at a discount and before I set the regular price, then for a couple of days you can get it for $17 by using the buy button below.