Month: June 2014

Active Footer Plugin

Update: The Active Footer plugin is now live at just $17.00.

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Demo Site Here

During this pre-launch sale it comes with full developer (client/flipper) rights – these right will be an additional optional purchase after the sale, so now is the time to grab it.

Create Multiple Footer Ads Across Your Sites

With Active Footer you can create multiple footer ads that appear according to one of three rules. You can either have the ads appear immediately, after a number of seconds, or when the visitor scrolls down the page.


You can set a default active footer for posts and pages, the home page, and also archive pages. My suggestion would be to set the default active footer for the homepage and posts as an optin form.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

The ads themselves are constructed using the standard WordPress WYSIWYG editor, so you can insert text images and videos.


There are also options to add optin code which will auto-reformat to fit the footer, or you can choose to use social buttons.


If you choose to add an optin form, then the code that you paste in is parsed and auto-formatted to generate a form that will fit nicely into the footer area.



You can also edit the design of the optin form including labels and button styles.

There are also plenty of options to customise the design of each of the ads and you can select from a number of built-in backgrounds, or use the colour picker to choose border and background colours for the ad.


If you include social buttons on the active footer, then all you need to do is add the links to your social pages. Leaving them blank will automatically disable them from showing.


Finally, you can override the global settings for ads on a post by post and page by page basis.


All in all Active Footer is quite a flexible plugin.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

During this pre-launch saleย it’s just $10 and comes with full developer (client/flipper) rights – these right will be an additional optional purchase after the sale, so now is a good time to get this cool plugin. When the sale ends the plugin will be taken off the market until official launch.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Content Replacement Plugin

The Content Replacement plugin, allows you to add and remove snippets of HTML, javascript or PHP at a date and time you determine using a simple short code.

This is way more useful than you might think, and in my own case I use it to schedule all of my sales going live and also ending. This is done by setting a start date for the payment button to appear and also an end date for it to remove itself.

Schedule Content Snippets Such As Payment Buttons And Videos


In fact there have been a few times I’ve set a sale up a few days earlier, scheduled the buy button to appear, and also queued up messages in the autoresponder. I can then disappear to go work on something else (or take a couple of days out) and know that it will all run according to plan.

And I also use the Content Replacement plugin to embed all the YouTube videos in my posts and pages. I just create a new snippet and set the time and date to “Any Date” by checking a box and then paste in the embed code and save.


I’ve also used it to add autoresponder sign up forms just by copying and pasting in the HTML form code and then adding the generated shortcode to the page.

You can use it anywhere you want to place any text, HTML, javascript or PHP (ads, images, videos, etc) in your posts and pages.

So what do I think?

It’s a brilliant and essential plugin, possibly the most useful plugin I’ve used.

It gets better though.

As an optional extra for this sale, I’m also going to be including a second plugin that I think complements the Content Replacement plugin.

Scripts Manager Is A Workhorse Plugin

What the Scripts Manager plugin does is save your bacon when you change your theme (amongst other things).

It lets you add javascript and additional PHP code to all the pages and posts on your WordPress driven site. Again this is a lot more useful than it may at first sound.




For example if you’re using a tracking script such as Google Analytics or StatCounter, then you only have two options to add the code to the whole of your site.

Amend the theme directly to add the tracking code. Or better still, just activate Scripts Manager and paste the code in there.

The nice thing about Scripts Manager is that if you then later change your theme, the tracking code remains active.

If you’d chosen to amend your theme directly, then you’d have to remember to re-add the code into the new theme, which can sometimes be more difficult than it seems.

The second nice thing about Scripts Manager is you can also override the code on individual pages and posts. So for example if you had some special code that you only wanted to be run on a certain page or pages, then you can just add it to those and not to the whole site.

It supports five different types of code addition to your pages which should just about cover all your needs. These are all handled slightly differently by WordPress and so the need for five.

i) Header javascript
ii) Header PHP
iii) Footer javascript
iv) Footer PHP
v) “Onload” javascript (only loads after the page is completely drawn)


Together both plugins are a great addition to your arsenal, and in my case they’re essential. Both have saved me some major headaches in the past and continue to do so.

You can get the Content Replacement plugin for just $10, or optionally get both plugins for $17 while this sale is active.


-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Active Survey Plugin

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List Building With Surveys

The Active Survey plugin is designed to let you set up surveys on your WordPress driven sites that gradually lead the visitor down a path to wherever it is you want to lead them.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Demo Page Here

This could be just to gain some information, deliver a loaded freebie that will generate revenue, generate a new subscriber or even all of the above at the same time.

Yep. It’s a VERY flexible plugin and there are enough options in there to satisfy most people I reckon.

It works by allowing you to create multiple choice questions, so it’s nice and easy for the visitor to complete.

Here’s my philosophy on this.

You want the visitor to take a pre-determined target action. Let’s say this is simply to give you an idea of what would be a good colour choice to base your new web design around. (And also to subscribe to one of your mailing lists. Why not? Two birds, one stone.)

The last thing you want to do is to make their life difficult and have them abandon the survey and so not give you the information you’re after.

So you give them some nice and easy multiple choice questions that they can enjoy, and so ensure they complete the survey. You can make it so that all the questionsย  are designed to give you information only, or you could throw in a bit of fun.

I think it’s probably a good idea to throw some fun questions in and make people chuckle.

If they’ve enjoyed it, then there’s a good chance they might want to share it with their friends, so Active Survey has a built in social sharing aspect to it and allows people to FB Like or Share it, Tweet, G+, and Linked In too. If you don’t like the way this works, you can just disable it and add your own sharing plugin.

Active Survey also has a comprehensive bonus system built in too.

So you can set up multiple bonus packages in advance and then select one of them from a drop-down when you create the survey.

You can also do things like hide the bonuses so that only WP subscribers (members) get to see them. And you can optionally require that people have to subscribe to your WP blog before they can even take the survey.

You might want to do this if you’re giving away something very desirable in order to list build, and want to change the site flow around a little. There’s that flexiblity again.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Active Survey will generate its own pages, but you can also add them to existing pages with a short code.

It goes on sale at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) Friday 20th June at just $10.

During this sale only, a full developer (client / flipper) licence is included and also RESALE RIGHTs is included too – you can sell it, but your buyers can’t.


-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Password Protected Pages

Offer Closed


Password Protected Pages Is A Mini-Membership Plugin

Click the Protected Page links on the top menu on the demo site and enter a password of 123 to see the content. The second example was created using the Page Template Plugin.

Demo Site Here

The original idea behind the plugin was to enable you to create a Joint Venture Partner page that you could secure simply by setting a password on it. But then some buyers of the plugin pointed out that it was actually a pseudo-membership plugin that you could use to distribute a course or other products.

Well yes. What a great idea.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

It does a very simple thing and it does it very well.

It allows you to password protect WordPress pages (not posts).


The original reason I had it built was because I wanted to be able to create private pages that JV partners and super affiliates could access by invitation only. I’ve seen plenty of marketers do this, but usually the pages are unprotected and you either get told about them or you don’t know they exist.

To me, the advantage of using this plugin is you can advertise the page openly on your site as the “JV Partner Page”, but only those with the password will get access to the content on it. This then invites curiosity and potential affiliates asking about access to it – I’ve had this happen.

Now that was my initial reason, but if you now stop and instead think of it as a simple membership plugin…

Imagine this simple usage.

#1 – You set up a series of pages all with a common password.
#2 – You place learning and useful downloads on the pages.
#3 – You put the course up for sale. (Or run it as a freebie for a sign up.)

With a bit more detail behind that, you could set the information on each page to all point to the same sale or sign up page. Anyone accessing one of the pages that they can see on your site get to see an instruction to go to the desired page in order for them to continue. Once they have the password they can enter it on each page.

Alternatively you could put them in an autoresponder sequence and only give them the password to the next page at timed intervals.

Or how about creating a course using a series of videos created with the whiteboard animation software I’ve been telling you to go get?ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

And then use the WP AutoResponder to deliver it all day by day?

All of this is easy to do.

There are plenty of variants on this membership idea, and all without having to install and set up a complicated membership plugin.

No joke, this plugin is EASY to use.

There are some other thoughts buzzing around my head about the usage of the Password Protected Pages plugin, and I’m sure you’ll come up with some too once you start thinking about it.

As another example if you have clients, you could set up private content and discussion on pages for individuals by setting a password on a page that’s just for them.

Or you could run a personal coaching programme where you only allow access to the next page in the series when you’re sure that the current page plan has been completed to your satisfaction.

The real beauty and power of this is that you can make pages both publicly viewable on menus etc but without them being accessible to everyone, and it’s drop dead simple to do it.

We’ve built the plugin so that on activation by default you start with a blank page and a password box when you protect a page.

You can set a global password, set a cookie duration and add some global HTML before and after the password box so that you can add some styling and instructions.

You can also override the global settings on a page by page basis and add different passwords and top and bottom HTML to the protected pages.

When the password is entered, the page reveals itself.

The pages can be standard WP pages or also pages created by other plugins and themes.

It’s VERY cool and if you can’t tell by now I’m excited about its potential.

You don’t always need a complicated membership script and all the associated fiddly setup time. Sometimes a simple FAST solution is what you need, and the PPPP is certainly that.

The plugin goes on sale on Sunday 8th June at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) at just $10.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Easy Sketch Pro

Go Get This Right Away While The Price Is Low

Get To The Sales Page Here

I’ve seen a few attempts at doing this kind of thing, and the only one I’ve been impressed with up to now is a monthly ($15) service.

However, THIS is a ONE-OFF cost and for the amount of program you’re getting, it’s an incredible bargain while it’s running.

So what is it? And why am I so worked up about it?

It’s a tool for both Windows and Apple computers that enables you to make those really cool hand-drawn sketch videos.

Wow. Really wow.

There’s no doubt in my mind that people find these much more acceptable to view than regular videos as they look animated and they’re interesting and fun to watch.

It has a clean interface, is drop-dead simple to use, fast, and outputs videos in MP4 format.

Think about how much your clients would be willing to pay for such a service and how much you can improve your own marketing.

It has hundreds of built in graphics (plus a pile of packs in the download area) and they’re adding more all the time – all included in the one-off price.

I bought it and started to look for the “catch”, but after using it for a few hours last night I don’t think there is one.

The kind of thing I was looking for was being locked into a service that you had to have to make it work, or having to pay extra. While there are some *options* to do that if it suits you, you DON’T need the extras.

Everything is there. That’s why I’m telling you about it. If it wasn’t, then you wouldn’t be learning about this from me.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

There’s even some royalty free backing music included, and it’s easy enough to add your own.

The other apprehension I had about this was the graphics format and adding in your own graphics that could then be sketched out by the program.

Happily, it turns out that it uses the fairly standard SVG format. All you have to do is make sure that everything is “ungrouped” and that all the paths are at the top. Then they work perfectly.

You can do this with Adobe Illustrator (my eldest has an educational copy) and I believe with the free Inkscape program too – I have yet to try this.

Update: I’ve now successfully worked out a method of conversion using InkScape – see the second video above.

Get Easy Sketch Pro Whiteboard Animation Software here.
-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business