SmartDD V3 – Offer Extended until 6pm Saturday

Sorry for not getting back here sooner, as you can imagine it’s been a little busy…

I”ve decided to take the evening off to spend some time with the family, so I’m going to let this “24 hour” offer run until 6pm Saturday.

Hopefully, by mid-day tomorrow we should have upgraded everyone that qualifies, or answered their support ticket.

Lots of the same questions, and maybe even a bug, but we’ll sort that one out after the excitement has died down.

Answers to the same questions then, as a series of points.

#1 – If you purchased after 1st March 2008, we will upgrade you manually. A lot of people have already been done, but there are still plenty to go. If you fall into this category, please don’t raise a support ticket yet, be patient, we’ll get there.

#2 – If you’ve taken one of my special offers to upgrade to v2 since 1st March 2008, then you *will* be upgraded to v3.

#3 – If a few days have passed and you believe you should have been upgraded but you haven’t, THEN raise a support ticket. 🙂 If you fall into one of the two categories above, ie you have v2 and it happened since the 1st March 2008, then there’s no argument, you’ll get v3.

(I never argue with people anyway, I only discuss or back off and don’t get involved. You can never win an argument, ever.)

#4 – If you have either a PRO1 or PAID or EBAY or WSO similar special offer membership and you purchased before 1st March 2008, then the upgrade is $17 and you can find a link to get it by logging on and clicking “Membership Downloads”.

#5 – If you have a FREE membership, then the full price stands which you can find inside the members area by clicking “Membership Downloads”. There is no $17 upgrade for FREE members.

Okay, I think that pretty much covers it and the bulk of the questions I’ve seen so far.


I’ve had quite a few people ask if there will be a special deal for FREE members to upgrade.  I did this for V2 and it seemed to go down well.  It won’t be quite as straight forward as just paying for the upgrade, I’ll be asking for a *little* more than that, but nothing too difficult.

Watch out for that in the next few days.

-Frank Haywood

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SmartDD V3 Now Released


SmartDD v3 is released. I hope you feel it was worth the wait.

But before you go racing off to the members area to upgrade, make sure to READ THIS first so you understand the implications.

#1 – If you purchased SmartDD on or since 1st March 2008, then you get the upgrade for free. Hopefully I can upgrade everybody over the next day or so. Please be patient.

#2 – If you purchased SmartDD before 1st March 2008, then for 24 hours it’s just $17.00, let’s say until 11.59pm GMT (6.59pm EST) Friday night.

#3 – After the time in #2, the price goes up to $27 to upgrade.

#4 – I’ve tried the most common possible combinations of purchasing and upgrading, and they work for me. It’s possible that someone will run into a problem. Please raise a support ticket at if you run into any issues. Again, please be patient.

Okay, now I know that one of the burning questions will be “what feature did you add in that delayed release by yet another week?”

Answer – ClickBank!

The four most requested features were free sign ups, one time offers,, and ClickBank support, and we’ve done all four. A close fifth was memberships and subscription functionality – we’re going to try and get those in before Christmas. It will be a 3.x release, so any V3 members / owners will get those for free.

Finally, and I know I’m going to get panned for this…

Because we added in ClickBank support at the 11th hour, I suspended the docs as things look a little different now. I’ve had to junk a lot of my screen shots, and it means I’ll have to do them all again. Please be patient while I finish off the docs.

YES, I will do them this time!

Over the next 72 hours, I’ll create a decent set of videos running over each of the main new areas of functionality that have been missing up to now, or are new.

So that’s:-

#1 – The web store and the three built in templates.
#2 – Using and creating templates.
#3 – Kunaki.
#4 – Free sign ups with Aweber as the example.
#5 – One time offers.
#6 – ClickBank – easy that one.

In fact, using ClickBank is as simple as adding a new publisher ID, creating an item and then selecting ClickBank on the button code generator screen, and finally copying and pasting the code onto your sales page.

SmartDD does the rest as usual.

You know what? I think you should be able to work out how some of it works just by taking a guess at it. Only the web store and the templates aren’t so obvious, although it’s easy to get to grips with once you’ve been shown how.

Okay, that’s it for now. You have until this time (ish) tomorrow to upgrade to V3 at the reduced price of $17.

-Frank Haywood

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SmartDD V3 – looking like October 23rd

Renowned for putting dates back, I’ve done it again.

We’ve decided to go ahead and add this one last feature.  I’m positive you’ll say I did the right thing when you see what it is.

Paul said that Monday 20th was a bit of a tall order as we’ll have to do new screen shots to show the new feature, and I conceded he was right and decided that’s what we’ll do.  He’ll be finishing the coding tomorrow (Sunday) which will give us time to test and document.

As an aside, I’m almost sorry I went with JVM1 now to manage all my products through a central location as I now feel SmartDD in conjunction with JROX JAM would have achieved the same thing, only better.  (Maybe it’s not too late to change my mind, I’ll have to think long and hard about that one though…)

Anyway, partly as a result of moving SmartDD v3, I’ve also decided to put the release date of AdSpurt back until the 6th November to give me and my new JV Manager time to contact some more partners before launch.

If you went for the CB Ad Rotator deal on AdSpurt, don’t worry, you’ll get it in a couple of days or so.  How does Tuesday sound?  🙂

-Frank Haywood

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SmartDD V3 – Release Date Back (a bit…)

Okay, the two bugs that I wrote about yesterday have been found and dealt with.  As I thought, they were fairly minor and Paul fixed them quickly.

While he was having another look at the code, I had a request in (hi Myles) asking if a couple of small changes could be made to accommodate some affiliate tracking code on the thank you and download pages, so I asked him to take a look at that and he’s done that too.

But then we got a bit carried away and he’s added in something else that we really weren’t planning on doing for v3 release.

I don’t want to let on what it is, just in case it doesn’t pan out, but the first test worked perfectly.  Things went a bit down hill after that though as we discussed the method involved and we realised it wouldn’t work the exact way we wanted it to.

We decided to put the release date back until Monday (which we know is a bad day to do it), and try to get this new feature in.  I know that some people have been asking for this and that it will blow their stack when they see we’ve put it in, but just in case we can’t do it, I don’t want to discuss it here.

So Monday 20th it is then.

If you have v2, then you’ll get the upgrade to v3 for $17 for just 24 hours, then the upgrade price will go up to $27 after that.

If you bought after 1st March 2008, then you get v3 for free.

Finally, we’ll also be releasing a v3 trial edition for all the free members.  We’ve upped the number of deliverable products in the free version from 3 to 5, which means that for many people this will be all they need to set up and run all their mini-sites with secure delivery.

Although it’s 5 products, they can be used with unlimited saleable items, which we think is still exceptionally useful for free.

-Frank Haywood

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SmartDD v3 – Houston We Have A Problem

While doing the docs for v3, I’ve come up against a full stop.

#1 – I’ve had a new bug reported by someone who got v3 early (sorry Ray) that’s now being looked at. It’s fairly obscure but annoying, as a customer can’t currently order the same item twice. If they do, the second order just doesn’t register.

#2 – While trying to manually add an order, the saleable items aren’t being pulled back correctly. There’s some corruption getting in there somehow.

My own installation of SmartDD here on this blog works perfectly – both of these are brand new and must be a result of Paul’s recent tweaking. 😉

I’m sure they’re easily fixable and I’m just waiting for Paul to get back to me. But take this is as a warning that SmartDD v3 might *not* be released on Thursday after all.

-Frank Haywood

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