Slider Manager

Update: The sale is now LIVE and is currently $27.00 until the plugin goes officially live.

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Demo slideshow.  Some of these images have text with links in them, some of the images are clickable, and some have both.

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Since September/October time, I’ve tried out or looked at over 20 different image slider managers.  These have either been WordPress plugins or standalone scripts.

If you look around you’ll see so many of these that I thought there must at least be ONE that does what I need, but can you believe NONE of them do?

All I wanted to do was to put in sliders at the top of some of my sales pages to rotate between screenshots and other banners, and also place a selection of clickable different slider ads in my sidebar that only occupied one position and showed a different ad every few seconds.

I also wanted the slider images to display text and HTML with clickable links.

I wanted to be able to make the whole slider image itself clickable so I could put “Click Here” graphics on the image.

And finally I wanted it to work with any theme.

That’s not a big requirement is it?  But the small list of things I need the plugin to do are VERY useful to us marketers.

Here’s the thing. I’ve found that there’s no plugin that does all of what we need.

There are plugins that allow me to add ONE slider to a page or post, but not multiple sliders.

There are comprehensive plugins that do image gallery management and display, but not sliders.

There are plugins that allow clickable links OR clickable images, but not both.

There are plugins that only work by editing the theme code and pasting in some PHP.

And so on.  I don’t think ANY of the sliders worked with widgets.

It’s almost unbelievable isn’t it?  But I’ve seen this same issue time and time again.

Developers write code for other developers.  Most developers don’t get or understand (or even want to) marketing.

Developers miss the little subtleties that we marketers require.  And it’s the little things that make the difference between what works and generates additional revenue for us, and what ends up as frustration.

So…

I think you can guess what’s coming?

I’ve had version 1 of a plugin called Slider Manager developed, and it does ALL the things we need most of all from a slider.

My #1 priority in developing this was to get it working and keep it simple.  Sometimes you can’t avoid complicated, but I try to avoid it wherever possible.

So what you can do is create multiple sliders (groups) and of course multiple images within each slider.

Within each slider group, you specify the width and height, pause and animation time, and a selection of animation effects.

Each image can have text and a HTML link added to it, or you can make the image clickable.  Or BOTH.  😉

When you save the slider group it generates a short code tag that you can then add anywhere in your posts and pages and also in your text widgets.

It’s dead simple to use, and we’re working on making it better with full image management and an AJAX/jQuery re-ordering method to make it all drag and drop for the next version.

But tomorrow, Tuesday 8th February 2011 at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST)…

You can get this first version with a free upgrade to the drag and drop version when we release it…

At a starting price of just $10.00 for the first 50 sales.

-Frank Haywood

By |February 7th, 2011|internet business, software, wordpress plugins|34 Comments

Two for one PLR

Today I open the doors of my new PLR Membership which is now offering TWO products for the price of one.

Yep, rather than just make the two for one deal an introductory offer, I figure I can supply you with two brand new products each and every month from the following:-

  • Packs of beautifully designed sales page / squeeze page templates.
  • Beautiful business oriented WordPress themes.
  • Very useful WordPress plugins.
  • Standalone PHP scripts.

And if you’re EITHER one of the first 50 people to sign up, OR you sign up within the first 48 hours then you’ll be able to get in at an unbeatable $20 per month.

That is just $10 per brand new high quality product with full Private Label Rights, which I believe is unheard of?  Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Now then. I planned to open the doors at 6.00pm GMT tonight, but I can’t now do that because I have a hospital appointment to attend.  I could open tomorrow, but I’ve spent the last few days saying I’d open today, so that’s what I’m going to do.

But I’m pushing the time back to 8.30pm GMT (3.30pm EST), possibly 30 minutes after that.

It all depends on what time I get back as to what time I open the door, as we have the mother-in-law coming to tea as well, so it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped.

That’s life though eh?  You plan and plan to no avail.  😉

So let’s recap.

#1 – New PLR membership opens at 8.30pm GMT (3.30pm EST).
#2 – Two products for the price of one.
#3 – $20 for the first 50 people to join.
#4 – It’s a flaming bargain!

Watch for a post on my blog later today, and another email announcing it’s officially open.

-Frank Haywood

New PLR Membership – What’s The Difference?

I’ve had a number of people ask me privately what the difference is between PLR Code Mine and my new PLR membership opening tomorrow.

There are two main differences.

First and foremost, the new membership is 100% owned by me and the products will be created by my employees.

For PLR Code Mine, I was just the “front man” of a 50-50 deal with James Cunnington who is now the sole owner of PLR Code Mine.

James has pretty much been running PLR Code Mine since at least June (or even earlier) this year.  So product delivery, support, response and updates etc have all been down to him.

If you’ve been happy with product delivery, support, response and updates, then you’ll continue to be happy at PLR Code Mine.  So there you go, I think that’s fairly clear now, okay?

Secondly, my new PLR membership won’t just be about web scripts and software.  I’ll be rotating, mixing, and matching packs of sales page templates, WordPress plugins, WordPress themes and I guess the odd standalone PHP script thrown in here and there.

All of these will be created by my employees with none of it outsourced to third parties, which I’ve discovered isn’t such a good idea.  We all live and learn, and this was a great little (and painful) learning point for me.  :roll:

So each month as part of the membership I’ll be giving you at least one of the following.

  • Packs of beautifully designed sales page / squeeze page templates.
  • Beautiful WordPress themes – you’ve seen some of them already as Multiple Streams Themes.
  • Very useful WordPress plugins – you’ve seen the quality of the plugins I release.
  • Standalone PHP scripts.

As part of the introductory offer tomorrow, I’ll also be including PLR to the Redirection WordPress plugin I included as part of the Multiple Streams Theme 003 last week.

It’s a good deal, especially when you see the introductory price.  I’d certainly buy it if it was presented to me, and I’ve become very choosy recently.  😉

Finally, support will be done by the same staff that are creating the products, so you’ll be getting knowledgeable and definitive answers to your questions.  All of this feedback will go back into the loop to make things better for the future, which you have good reason to look forward to.

-Frank Haywood

By |October 21st, 2010|internet business, Product Ideas, software, wordpress plugins, WordPress Themes|Comments Off on New PLR Membership – What’s The Difference?

Screenshots For Sales Page Design PLR

As promised yesterday, here are a couple of screenshots of the first sales page design of five that I’m offering Private Label Rights to, together with PLR to the Redirection plugin for WordPress.

The PLR membership opens Friday.

Note that the bulk of the text on these demo images is in fact plain text that you can edit with Notepad, Dreamweaver, Front Page etc – you don’t need a graphics program to amend it.  Even though some of the text looks as if it’s graphical in nature, that effect has been achieved by the clever use of CSS styling.

Okay, first a general overview of the first sales page design.  The “thumbnail” image has been heavily compressed and is at 75% to save bandwidth, but it should give you good idea of what’s going on with the design.

Right Click and choose “View Image” to open it full size.

And now a clip from the top of the page to show the CSS styled drop shadow effect.

No, the text and drop shadow aren’t graphical, it’s all done via CSS.  Cool huh?

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When you join the new PLR membership on Friday, you’ll get Private Label Rights to FIVE of these sales page designs, plus as a sweetener, PLR to the Redirection plugin I included with the Multiple Streams Theme 003 last week.

Each month you’ll get PLR to either a five-pack sales page bundle, a WordPress plugin, or a WordPress theme.  If I get workable suggestions for other product types, I’ll do those too.

I’m sure you can see it’s an extremely good deal.

More news tomorrow.

-Frank Haywood

One Door Closes, Another One Opens

This weekend just gone I formally handed over the domain and running of PLR Code Mine (PLRCM) to James Cunnington the lead developer.  James has pretty much been running the site since the end of May / beginning of June and will continue to do so.

As part of this I cancelled all the subscription payments so that members wouldn’t be rebilled to me.

I now have no ties or affiliation with PLRCM, James is the man who will look after you from now on, and if you were a member, he’ll contact you soon if you wish to resubscribe.  He tells me that last months product will be with you shortly, and deeply apologises for the delay.

Okay?

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Well that’s one bit of news, and here’s another.

More than a few people have told me they really liked what PLRCM was doing for them as the products weren’t the usual run of the mill ebooks or article packs.  The PLRCM membership entitled everyone to a new Private Label Rights PHP script or WordPress plugin (often both) each month, so it hit the right chord for many.

And from a personal point of view, I learned a lot about memberships and what does and what doesn’t work.  (Especially about membership scripts.  Some of it painful.)

The core idea is sound.  Supply nice little products to the members for a fraction of the price it would take a member to have them developed individually, and also remove the pain of getting them created in the first place.

As a member, you can then give away (or sell) the products in return for a name and email address and build your mailing list.

In case you were in any doubt about this, a decent mailing list is core to your online business.  Many people say (and I agree) that no mailing list means no business.

This got me thinking about what other Private Label Rights material might be popular with people who were interested in building (or starting to build) a mailing list.

Yes, ebooks and short reports are okay if the material is good, but there’s a lot of those given away already by lots of other people.

It works.  It could work better.  And it does work better if it’s something a little different.  And if the product changes regularly.

People always want something new.  I know I do.  And I’m people too.  😉

I figured it would be good if I could come up with a membership that rotated the type of product each month to offer something new.

These are the (first) product ideas I came up with as I already know these are popular.

  • Web design / sales page / squeeze page templates.
  • WordPress themes.
  • WordPress plugins.

I’m sure that with a bit of head scratching and some feedback I can come up with some other product ideas too.

Okay?

So what I’ve done is I’ve asked my graphics guru (he creates the Multiple Streams Themes) to come up with a sales / squeeze page five-pack.  And I asked one of my plugin developers to write the Redirection plugin which I included in the recent sale of the latest Multiple Streams Theme.

Two things.  Two products.

#1 – I’ve seen the first two sales page designs from the five pack, and they’re gorgeous.  No exaggeration.  They are beautiful.  The other three are being finalised now.

#2 – Version 1.1 of the Redirection plugin has just completed testing with a couple of extra little features, and it’s great.

This coming Friday 22nd October, it’s my intention to open up a new PLR membership where I’ll be including BOTH of the above products at an incredible knock down price as a sweetener for the introduction of the new site.

If you already have a mailing list and you sell just the first product to it for a giveaway $5, you’ll make a killing.  Even one of this five-pack of sales page designs is easily at least a $17 product on its own.

In fact you could give one away as a list building “taster”, and upsell to the other four and make money on the deal that way, or in fact any other way you can imagine.

AND you get Private Label Rights to the Redirection plugin too as an introductory bonus.

Sounds good?

More news and screenshots tomorrow.  :-)

-Frank Haywood