Content Replacement and Subscribers Only Weekend Sale

Offer Closed

Update: Image for Content Replacement plugin for Lars.


Today 8th July at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST plus Summer variants), I’ll be opening a weekend sale for two of my favourite plugins.  You may have missed them in the last 12 months, and now is your last chance to get them at a discounted price before they get added to the affiliate scheme and go live.

There are THIRTY copies available in this weekend sale.

The first is called the Content Replacement plugin, and what it does is replace small (or large) snippets of text and code on your blog posts and pages based on a date and time.

I use it all the time, in fact I’m going to be using it today to run part of these sales.

So what you can do with it is set a time and date you want the text or HTML to appear on your post, and another time you want it to disappear.  Both fields are optional so you can do things like publish a snippet of content right now and have it disappear at 9.00am tomorrow morning.

Or set some content to appear tomorrow at 9.00am and have it stay there forever.

It’s incredibly useful, and I didn’t realise how useful until I started using it.

It works by you adding the HTML and setting time(s) and date(s), and it then creates unique [short-code-tags] for you.  You then paste these tags where you want the text or HTML to appear, and when they’re active they show, and when they’re not, they don’t.  Simple.

You can also stack them so that you can have text and HTML swapping in and out at different dates and times.

Today at 6.00pm, it will cause some text and two payment buttons to appear for each of the plugins, and at 9.00am on Monday, the payment buttons will disappear and be replaced by text that says “Offer Closed”.

Once I’ve set it up, I can forget it and go worry about other things.  😉


The other plugin is called “Subscribers Only”, and this one I don’t use on my personal blog, but I do use it on other blogs in my network.

It’s very useful for gathering WordPress subscribers.

It works in a similar way to the Content Replacement plugin above, but in this case the content only shows when someone joins your blog as a WordPress subscriber.

So once you’ve added your code and placed it on the page where you want it to appear, your WordPress subscribers won’t see anything out of the normal.

However, non-subscribers instead see a little padlock symbol and a message saying the content is for subscribers only with a link where they can go subscribe.

It’s very cool and I use it on niche blogs together with the WordPress Autoresponder.


For this final weekend sale, both plugins are just $10 EACH if you missed them first time round.

After this weekend, both plugins will increase in price (at least $17 each) and be added to the affiliate scheme, so it’s well worth getting them now if you don’t already have them

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  😉

You can see the payment buttons appear as if by magic  at 6.00pm GMT (in about three hours time as I write this).

-Frank Haywood

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

3 For 1 Weekend Sale

This weekend for 72 hours starting at 6.00pm GMT, I’m doing a final sale of 3 complementary WordPress plugins before placing them on their individual sales pages and adding them to the affiliate scheme.

(I *have* already pre-released all 3 to a small number of people and so you may already have them. This is a final sale for those people who don’t…)

I call them my “control” plugins and I use all 3 of them on most if not all of my blogs. Combined together, they move WordPress closer towards being a full blown CMS. I believe they should actually be part of WordPress and not just plugins, but there you go. One day maybe.

#1 – Ads Manager

The first of these three control plugins is “Ads Manager” and is incredibly powerful. It allows you to display ads and other text and HTML in widgets depending on lots of different rules you can set.

Here are some of the features and the kind of thing you can do, it’s not an exhaustive list.

o Stop an individual ad from showing to your regular visitors who would probably already have “ad blindness”.
o Only show a particular ad to visitors who have come from search engines.
o Only show the ad on posts that are more than 2 weeks old.
o Use WordPress Conditional Tags such as is_front_page() so your visitors only see the ad on the front page of your blog.
o Use is_single() and your visitors would only see the ad on a post and not on your front page.
o Use is_page() and the ad would only appear on pages, and so on.
o Specify individual posts and pages, or put another way, it enables you to show different ads on different posts and pages.

It’s very cool and is one of my favourites.

#2 – Widgets In It

This plugin allows you to place ANY WIDGET in any POST or PAGE, not just in the sidebars.

When you activate the plugin, it creates a new sidebar on the widgets page. You can then drop any widgets you want into it as normal.

Then when you create or edit a post or page, there’s a new drop down appears on the edit page which contains all the widgets you placed in the sidebar.

This means you now have ultimate flexibility and control over your ads by using these two plugins in combination.


o Ads Manager lets you set rules for displaying ads.
o Widgets In It allows you to place widgets (including ads) inside your posts and pages.

There’s a video that shows you how Widgets In It works on this page here:-

#3 – Contextual Widgets

This final control plugin “Contextual Widgets” allows you to decide which widgets will appear on which parts of your site. It works with ALL standard widgets, not just the ones I’ve released.

Now I know you might still be wondering a bit at the moment, but I’ll try to explain.

You know how a WordPress theme allows you to drag and drop widgets into the sidebars? Well it’s usually a case of all or nothing. Once you’ve dropped them there, all you have is the same widgets in the sidebar on *every* page and post on your site.

There’s no way of saying you don’t want to see a particular widget on a certain page.

Until now.

With “Contextual Widgets” you can choose exactly in which context each widget will appear.

So you may decide that you only want to place a particular ad in a sidebar on a particular page (context).

Example #1

You write a blog page that discusses the importance of building a mailing list (the why), but you don’t put in any details about the steps they need to do it (the how). Over in your sidebar are your affiliate ads for an ebook on list building and an autoresponder service that only shows on that page, i.e. in that particular context.

Example #2

A visitor arrives at your site via a search engine and lands on one of your tag or category archive pages. They see an ad that’s nowhere else on your site.

Example #3

A visitor to your home page sees links to some of your best articles in the top of the main sidebar. They click on one of the links and end up on the page they’re interested in, with a strongly related ad to the article, while your list of articles has been moved further down the sidebar.


Aha! Get it?

There are plenty of contexts built right in:-

o Home – Your site’s blog page if it isn’t set to your front page.
o Front Page – Your site’s front page which can be different to your blog.
o Post – Individual posts, ie not your home/blog page.
o Attachment – For your attachment pages, e.g. movies, audio and images.
o Author – Author archive pages.
o Category – Category archive pages.
o Date – Date archive pages.
o Tag – Tag pages.
o Search – Search results pages.
o Page not found – Your 404 error pages.

Plus every single page you create gets auto-added to the list of contexts. So every page you write about any topic can be set to show its own unique ads.

I hope by now you can see how powerful this third plugin is, and how it gives you an extra level of control over your blog that a standard WordPress installation doesn’t. 😉


Starting tonight at 6.00pm and until Monday morning you can get all three plugins for just $17, then that’s it. The chance are the next time you see these for sale will be individually at $27 each, so this is your final chance to get them if you don’t already have them.

At 6.00pm tonight this post will be updated and the payment link will automatically appear. On Monday at 9.00am, the payment button will disappear (powered by the Content Replacement plugin).

-Frank Haywood

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

New Multiple Streams Theme – MST008

Update 6th July 2011:

The videos for this theme have *finally* been completed and you can see them here:-

Update 22nd June 2011:

MST008 has been updated to v 1.0.1 due to an easy to fix but annoying bug…

Some people may have been having a “headers already sent” problem with this theme. We didn’t see this on our test bed, so maybe the server(s) we’re using are more forgiving than others. It happens when some spaces or blank lines get inserted into a PHP file where they shouldn’t be.

Happily, WordPress know about this issue, and there’s an explanation of it here if you ever come across it yourself.

Just go back to your personal download page and grab the latest version, we’re sorry about any inconvenience.

Update: I’m sorry for the delay, the theme and plugin bundle is now available. There were a number of small issues I had with the theme, now all resolved. Please go back to your personal download page and you can grab it from there. 🙂

Offer Closed


The latest in the Multiple Streams Themes (MST008) is now *almost* complete, and on Friday 26th May at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) I’ll be running a 48-hour 50-copies-only PRE-ORDER sale at $10.00.

It comes with a nice selection of pre-designed banners including blank JPEGs and PSDs for them, plus umpteen sidebars, a selection of built in page templates, plus plugins (Ads Manager, Redirection, Squeeze Page Templates), and a set of theme options too.

The theme options allow you to turn on and off the header, top boxes and top and bottom ad areas, change footer text and add analytics code if you don’t have the Script Manager plugin.

And of course the theme supports the common WP 3.x features of custom menus, and background. That second one allows you to further lighten the feel of the theme or darken it down if that’s your preference.

And… after several requests we’ve added an extra “ad sidebar” at the top, so instead of the usual 3 ad blocks for sign ups, freebies, etc, there are now FOUR.

And finally, we’ve included a slider area at the top under the menu where you can place presentational images, extra ads etc.

It’s really nice, very businessey, probably the most professional looking theme so far… 😉

More on this tomorrow, but just in case you’re thinking “Hang on! I’ve bought all of them – what happened to MST007?” Well, someone else is working on that one, so they’ve got a bit out of order. When it’s done I’ll release it don’t worry. 😉

For now, MST008 isn’t quite ready as I’ve asked for a couple of under-the-hood changes and I’m expecting to get it in the next few days.

You can get a sneak preview of the theme here:-

The pre-order sale starts tomorrow at 6.00pm BST (British Summer Time, which is GMT+1).

-Frank Haywood

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

Promo Tools Plugin 48 Hour Special

Offer Closed


Today (Saturday) at 6.00pm GMT I’ll be running a 48 hour special for a great new plugin called the Promo Tools plugin.

I know it’s unusual for me to run a pre-launch sale like this at the weekend, but I won’t be around until Friday afternoon (possibly evening), as I have a scheduled hospital visit.

(The same goes for the affiliate scheme – I’ll have some news for you about that too.)

I then want to release the plugin officially and immediately when the sale is over.

As part of the scheme, I’ll be using the new Promo Tools plugin – it seems to be perfect for our needs.

In case you don’t know what a promo tools page is, it’s usually a page dedicated to supplying an affiliate with a set of promotional tools together with their affiliate link embedded in them.

And that’s exactly what the Promo Tools plugin can help you with.

It will allow you to create pages that you can fill with promo tools you create for your affiliates such as pre-written blog posts, articles, emails, forum signatures and banners.

With this plugin, once you’ve set up the tools, all an affiliate has to do is paste their aff link into the box at the top and every single promo tool on the page gets auto-populated with their affiliate link.

Then they can copy the code for banners etc and paste it directly into their web site.

It makes the whole process a lot easier for affiliates, and the easier you can make it, the more attractive it becomes.

And while I know this is contrary to the 80:20 rule I live by, experience tells me it’s the many little things like this that make the BIG difference.

Many apologies for these changes, I know it will all be worth the wait.

-Frank Haywood

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

WordPress Updates RSS Feed

Update: The sale is now LIVE and is currently $15.00.

Sales from 101 onwards will be $27.00 until the plugin goes officially live.

Buy now


Tomorrow Today Wednesday 4th, I’m going to be pre-releasing a cracking little plugin that I can’t believe no-one has done before.

Again, it was James Dunn who wrote to me asking if it was possible that we could supply him with a smart phone app that could somehow pick up plugins etc, that needed updating on WordPress blogs.

He wanted it to be able to keep an eye on a selection of client sites and then notify him when a theme or plugin or WordPress itself needed some update attention.

My first reaction was to say no, but I thought it would be a good idea if WP blogs could somehow tell us they needed updating in some way. (Apparently there are some expensive monthly services that will do this.)

So I had a little think and did a bit of research, and this is what we came up with.

The plugin will create a new RSS feed on your blog, listing everything that needs updating. You specify an obscurely named feed, and a URL is generated from that name.

Then all you have to do is use the RSS feed reader of your choice.

Most new smart phones have RSS readers pre-installed as free apps, or you can get them at very low cost from the relevant market places.


You can get yourself a PC based RSS reader, and there are even small free apps that sit in your Windows system tray and monitor feed activity.

Whatever your choice of platform, when the feed gets updated, you get notified and you can then go give the blog some update love by following the admin link in the feed. 😉

Really cool huh? And blimming useful too – I already have it installed on a dozen different blogs…


Tomorrow at 6.00pm GMT, I’m pre-releasing it at just $10.00 for the first 50 buyers.

Be there or be square. 😉

-Frank Haywood

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