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HTML Switcher – The Last Plugin?

Update: The WSO has just been approved, and you can get to it here:-

HTML Switcher – 5 Star 5 Pack

If you intend to promote it, go to this WSO+ approvals page and request approval and I’ll do it right away.  I’m around for the rest of the evening probably until after midnight so it shouldn’t be an issue.

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Tomorrow, I’ll be doing a sale for what *may* be my last new WordPress plugin for a little while…  We’ll see.

I have a lot of work to do promoting all the other ones, and I have staff working on some exciting standalone scripts like Affiliate Click Pal.

Speaking of which, I’m now 95% confident I’ll be releasing that to you on Monday if you pre-ordered it.

(I’ve just received a new version that can now send out emails to both customers and affiliates, and it’s ready to go but depends on me doing the written documentation and videos over the weekend.  I know you’ll want that doing, so please bear with me, we’re nearly there.)

Back to this last plugin…

The original idea was for a plugin that could switch the payment button depending on where the traffic was coming from.  The reason being that if it was affiliate traffic, then it could show a ClickBank button, and if it was plain old search traffic, it would show a PayPal button and you get paid right away.

But I then realised it would be more realistically used to switch in and out absolutely any HTML at all.

So for instance if the traffic to the site was from a search engine, then the plugin would detect this, and show a snippet of HTML according to the rule you set up.

This could be an image/banner ad, or a special deal for new subscribers or whatever.

We also included the ability to add multiple rules, and we decided it should be as flexible as possible in order to show different HTML for different circumstances.  So you can add multiple click sources to one of your rules, and also use * wildcards with them.

Like this:-

*.google.*
*.yahoo.*
*.bing.*

If none of the rules are met, then it will show some default HTML you added, or even nothing at all.

That last one is so that if someone has bookmarked your site or is following an email link that you’ve sent them, then clearly they’re already regular visitors, so you won’t want to show them an ad to subscribe.

Make sense?

Tomorrow at 6.00pm GMT I’ll be running what I believe is this last plugin sale for a while through this blog.

It’s NOT the end of an era though, as I don’t intend to stop altogether.  This will just be a little pause in the process while I readjust everything.

Maybe I’ll have another one for you in a couple of months time…

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The 50 copies only $10 sale will start tomorrow evening at 6.00pm GMT (1.00PM EST or Summer variants).

-Frank Haywood

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P.S. PLAhh customers will get some nice news over the weekend.  😉
P.P.S. MST007 *should* be finalised tonight and as soon as it is I’ll release it to you.
P.P.P.S. As I said above, ACP will be out on Monday.
P.P.P.P.S. *phew*

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

Christmas Sales Page Plugin…

Update: The sale for this plugin and template pack is now live at $10 for the first 100 copies and you can purchase using the button below.

ALL GONE at $10, now at $17.

Buy now

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Update: I’ve just created this short(ish) video to show you how the plugin works with the Christmas sales page templates.

[mc id=”1078″ type=”video”]WordPress Page Templates Early tour[/mc]

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I know I’ve been quiet this last week, and that’s because I’ve been working with two of my staff to create something REALLY special.

It’s something that WordPress should have as part of its core, but doesn’t.

And we think what we’ve done is revolutionary.

Bear with me while I explain. Trust me, you’re going to have one of those “aha moments” really soon… 😉

First a bit of background.

One of my hugely popular products can be found at:-

http://www.WPAffiliatePages.com/

The product explains how you can turn any sales page into a WordPress page template, and it’s pretty good (ahem). It took me two years to discover how to do it (by accident) and it will take you just a few minutes to learn how to do it too.

(By the way I’ve dropped the price from $27 to $10 for a few days, so if you don’t already have it, now would be a good time to get it. It says $27 on the sales page, but when you click the order button you’ll see it’s $10 when you get to PayPal.)

From feedback about that product, I realised that what people REALLY wanted was a nice easy way to add pre-done sales pages to WordPress.

i.e. Someone supplies great looking sales pages, and there’s a simple way to add them to WordPress.

And there’s the problem.

You see there’s no simple way of adding page templates to WordPress that interact with it properly. Even my very popular method works outside the WordPress “loop”…

Think about how page templates work now.

You activate a theme, and you find there’s only one page template. Two if you’re lucky.

And even though I’ve been changing that with the Multiple Streams Themes (MST) and adding a variety of page templates to give you more control over the look and feel of your blog – it’s not an ideal way to do it.

Think about it.

You set up great looking and unique pages on your blog, decide to change / update your theme, and suddenly all your pages default back to the one standard page template supplied with the new theme. (The laughable thing is, it happened to me today.)

All that gorgeousness lost in an instant.

Until now…

I’ve had one of my plugin developers and my graphics guru working together to come up with both an end-user PLUGIN and developer/designer methodology for creating “sticky” page templates.

So when you change themes, your custom designed pages remain UNCHANGED.

And here it is, that moment I promised you earlier…

Aha!

Even better is I’m releasing the plugin and methodology for free. 🙂

But…  Don’t get the wrong end of the stick and please don’t get confused about what this plugin does.  And I’ll explain in a bit more detail.

It allows graphics designers and developers to create specially formatted page templates.

These special page templates then work hand in hand with the plugin which adds easy to use option fields where you can add detail like pre-header, header, autoresponder sign up code etc, just by entering the data into boxes on the page editor.

You then add your body page content as normal using the HTML or visual editor, select one of these special page templates and publish your page.

When you view the page on the front of your blog, it looks completely different to the design on the rest of your blog.

If you decide you don’t like the design or it’s not appropriate for the content, you just select another one and update the page – there’s no need to change any of the content or other fields.

The page on the front of your blog changes appearance when you refresh. 🙂

And because it’s a plugin working outside the active WP theme, it doesn’t matter if you change or update your theme.

Your pages will still look the same as the day you published them.

Ta-daa!

We think it will revolutionise the way that page templates are created using WordPress, and that more people will be inclined to use WordPress as a sales and promotional platform.

Yep, we believe that by doing this we’ve opened up WordPress to a market that’s always been there, but has never had the right tool to do the job.

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So when and what am I going to distribute?

Tomorrow, Wednesday 1st December, I’ll be releasing this new plugin together with a 5 pack of sales page templates in jolly old Christmas designs – snowmen, holly, Christmas trees, etc.

All 5 of the designs will be supplied in both standard HTML and the new WP Page Template plugin format.

The plugin is free and always will be, the 5 pack of templates will be $10 for the first 100 buyersnow $17 – and then the price goes up – this is a special subscribers only price.  I don’t think it’s a good idea to waste any time hanging around with this one.

Here are 60% original size screenshots of the designs.  OneTwoThreeFourFive.

The sale will open tomorrow at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST), and I’ll drop you a line about 3-4 hours beforehand to remind you.

-Frank Haywood

P.S. PLAhh.com members will receive their second months product (December) tomorrow, so also watch out for an announcement about that.

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