Elegant Themes Bloom Optin Plugin is SLICK

Elegant Themes Bloom Optin Plugin is SLICK

 Bloom scores big in my book! Not only does it integrate directly into almost all ESP’s it can also be configured to not use any!

It can display as a pop up with tons of “when” options, as an inline form (with lock out until you sign up options!) as a slider, etc…

All fully configurable visually and systematically - good job on this one too Elegant Themes!

*look for the next few post on their Social Sharing thingy called Monarch!

Paid Memberships Pro Is GREAT @ Delivering Dripped Content

Paid Memberships Pro Is GREAT @ Delivering Dripped Content

Paid Memberships Pro (PMP) is a membership plugin for WordPress that I came across a while ago when working on a Latin American Wellness GeoDirectory website.

At the time - the biggest requirement was gateway integration with a foreign bank, the backend had no current subscribers (though it turns out if you DO have current paying members - migrating them into PMP is not that time consuming at all, that recipe alone is worth the $100 to get into the paid member forum for a year)  - anyway, long story short is this - we set it up, got the billing and acl to work, added some membership level discounts and we were done with it. 

As it turns out - there’s quite a few FREE plugins available for it that really give this software an edge over the competitors.

Especially if you are interested in dripped content. It’s another tool to add to your web marketing arsenal that can add another dimension to your web presence and marketing with minimal effort.

PMP has a series plugin that is a breeze to setup, uses regular wordpress pages or posts as content AND it automagically emails your subscribers when the post becomes available.

That’s kinda cool!

The nice thing about dripped content is that if you set it up properly (as evergreen content, not dated or based on any particular time frame, like a product launch) then you can bring the prospect back to your website and use that page for engagement.

The right dripped content series can easily be just as, or maybe more effective than traditional emailed autoresponders simply because it’s more content based as opposed to informational.

Simply put - you can put more “stuff” on a web page than you can include in an email. That’s a pretty decent benefit and the value that “membership” can have on your website can be priceless!

Literally Priceless - the Paid Membership Pro plugin - and it’s counterparts - are 100% free to download and use!

How To Hide The Sidebar On The BuddyPress Registration Page

How To Hide The Sidebar On The BuddyPress Registration Page

Buddypress is the most popular social networking platform for WordPress and I use it on quite a few sites but there’s one site in particular that is running under Divi - which is not Buddypress compatible out of the box…

Anyway - long story short is Buddypress will use any template you want - but it adds the default sidebar and footer on most of it’s pages (if not all?) and under Divi the full sidebar shows up under the registration form and is kinda confusing to new users.

Registration, like a purchase should always be 1: EASY and 2: Have no distractions.

Instead of adding the files to a child theme and all that - just look at the body class of the Buddypress pages and use that to hide the stuff you don’t want to see!

The body class on the registration page is registration and the sidebar lives in a div with the id of sidebar - so the following css in Divi theme setting hides the sidebar on the Buddypress registration page:

.registration #sidebar  {display: none;}

If it doesn’t work (it will!) - try to add !important to the end of the definition above.

Hope that helps somebody!

Does Your Website Give You The Blues?

Does Your Website Give You The Blues?

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You might just want a simple blog that is connected to the social web…

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