April 2014 Newsletter
May month is here and it is time for our monthly newsletter in which we report to you what happened in the past month at Tribulant Software. There has been a lot going on at Tribulant, which gives me some exciting stuff to report back on this month. Here is what happened the past month at Tribulant Software:
- 2CO no longer supported
- Site Upgrades
- New Releases
- Checkout – Suncorp
- Checkout – SEO
- Newsletter – DAP
- Newsletter – WooCommerce Subscribers
- Newsletter – Google Analytics
- Slideshow Gallery 1.4 update
- Checkout – Affiliates & Tracking 1.1 update
- Checkout – Advanced Coupons 1.1 update
- Checkout – First Data e4 API 1.1 update
- Shopping Cart Plugin 1.8.2 update
- Newsletter Plugin 4.2 update
- iPad Mini Competition
- Find Us On Social Networks
From end of April we will no longer accept any 2Checkout payments on our Tribulant Website. PayPal is available as the only payment method from now on. For more information on this: https://tribulant.com/blog/general-news/2co-no-longer-supported/
We’ve been upgrading our own site. This user friendly site is now fully responsive to use on a desktop or any mobile device.
We released some great extensions and new version updates on plugins during the month of April.
Suncorp Bank Virtual POS a new payment gateway for the Shopping Cart plugin. Authorises payments in real-time from your business’s website, allowing customers to browse and purchase your products and services in their own time.
Checkout SEO an extention plugin of the WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin. SEO affects the visibility of your online shop in a search engine, it helps your site to appear in the search results list and increase traffic to your online store.
Optimize your shop with SEO, by adding SEO title, description and keywords on products, categories and suppliers.
Digital Access Pass is an extension plugin for the WordPress Newsletter plugin and 3rd party for DAP. Digital Access Pass capture details for your Newsletter Plugin from the Digital Access Pass platform. It gives you complete control over products in DAP and capture subscribers in a certain mailing list per product.
You can configure each custom field in the notification email which you want to capture to the subscriber. In order to use this Digital Access Pass extension, you will need the WordPress Newsletter Plugin and DAP.
WooCommerce Subscribers is a free extension plugin to capture email subscribers from your WooCommerce plugin checkout procedure into your WordPress Newsletter plugin. Please note that our Newsletter plugin is not free, it is premium.
The extension plugin will place a simple subscribe checkbox with a label of your choice on the checkout step of the WooCommerce plugin. The customer can then tick/check this checkbox to subscribe. You have control over whether the checkbox should be auto/pre checked and which mailing list(s) the customers should be subscribed to.
Google Analytics is an extension plugin for the WordPress Newsletter plugin. This extension plugin is free for all WordPress Newsletter plugin and Google Analytics users. It adds Google Analytics tracking code for you if you don’t already have it added to your site and it also allows you to track custom sources and campaigns in Google Analytics for all links inside your newsletters.
A minor update to the WordPress Slideshow plugin with some improvements and new features:
- WordPress 3.9 compatibility
- Hide information bar on mobile devices
- Fixed TinyMCE editor button to insert shortcodes
- and more…
A minor update to the Affiliates & Tracking extension plugin with some improvements and new features:
- Set Google Analytics eCommerce tracking currency code
- Add “Settings” link on “Plugins” page of WordPress
- and more…
A minor update to the Advanced Coupons extension plugin with some improvements and new features:
- Percentage discount for quantity based tiers
- Select2 script for products include/exclude
- Discount calculating on handling/surcharge as well
- and more..
A minor update to the Checkout:First Data e4 Web Services API extension plugin with some improvements and new features:
- “Settings” links on the Plugins and Extensions pages
- Expiry date to go past 2017
- and more…
A minor update to the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin with some improvements and new features:
- Go to section” drop down in configuration to jump quickly
- Support Suncorp Virtual POS (extension)
- Support SEO (extension)
- Default theme CSS for tablets/small screens
- New user-friendly select drop down menus in admin
- and more..
A major update to the WordPress Newsletter plugin with some improvements and new features:
- WordPress 3.9 Compatibility & Design
- Visual Editor for creating a Newsletter Theme
- JSON API
- Spam Score Checker
- Sorry to see you go email
- and more…
For 6 months Tribulant Software will be giving a special prize every second week and at the end of August 2014 the winner will earn our big prize, a brand new iPad Mini! To participate click the link and follow the instructions. Our next plugin license give away will happen on 15 April 2014. Please make sure you are in the draw for this prize.
The 3rd winner of the iPad Mini Giveaway contest has been selected on 15 April 2014: Janet Lynn Henson will receive a free plugin of her choice.
The 4th winner of the iPad Mini Giveaway contest has been selected on 30 April 2014: Jennifer Ann Hayden will receive a free plugin of her choice.
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I am the owner at Tribulant Software and I have a great passion for WordPress, development, blogging and the Internet in general. Building useful plugins to improve WordPress’ functionality is my goal.