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[resolved] Purchasing Subscribe2 HTML (26 posts)

  1. Waqas Lone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm unable to purchase Subscribe2 HTML from wpplugins. They have some maintenance going on at the moment, any other way to purchase it? I need it asap?

    Thanks,
    Waqas

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe2/

  2. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Waqas,

    I received an email this morning telling me that the WPPlugins.com site was closing down.

    Over the last couple of weeks a few users have noticed that their recurring payments have been cancelled and over night new purchases for all plugins have been stopped.

    The first I knew about the closure was the email that arrived to my Inbox this morning.

    I'll try to get an alternative purchasing mechanism in place as soon as I can.

  3. Waqas Lone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I had reached WPPlugin support and they also told me the same. Please let me know as soon as there is a purchasing mechanism available.

    cheers.

  4. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi - any luck on finding an alternative? Please let me know asap also. I need to install the HTML pluggin asap on my blog!

  5. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @AudreySmit,

    I'm investigating selling it myself rather than handing half of the sale fee to a site that does nothing beyond selling my plugin. While on WPPlugins.com I still had to handle support (which is fine and expected) but also billing and purchase queries which I would expect the hosting site to handle.

    Anyway, as I see it I have 3 options:
    1/ Stop selling the code as this is a spare time project for me and I struggle already in combining this plugins support needs with a full time job.
    2/ Find a suitable site to host my plugin that provides a good service to me as a developer and you as buyers without leaving me resenting handing over a large proportion of the sales price to the vendor site.
    3/ Handle sales myself accepting the additional stress and pressure of setting up a new site and handling sales of the plguin code.

    Currently, I have to say I'm undecided on what option will be best for me. Any recommendations of a good vendor marketplace site are welcome!

  6. Waqas Lone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Matt

    If you want to sell it yourself. Create a separate website for it. But for making the website successful and manage support, handle sales, you need to allocate it more time.

    I would suggest you to go for http://codecanyon.net/. They already have a large audience with premium plugin purchase power. You can offer support on their platform and as all support queries are archived and visible to others, you don't have to answer them every time. Usually buyers just help themselves.

    and I'm sure wpplugins are already handing over their plugins to codecanyon.

  7. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Waqas,

    WPPlugins.com have indeed already directed developers to codecanyon.net but their site wants 50% of sales value to handle sales. And as you point out it still requires support; sadly in my experience I am the only one who responds to support requests - you may notice this if you look back over 6 years of forum posts on this site.

    That poses issues for me as this plugin is not my day job, it's supposed to be a hobby but it's one that takes over and robs my family of having their husband/father/son on a frequent basis.

  8. Waqas Lone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    50% is too much. I hear you, It's a really tough job. Try this plugin from easydigitaldownloads.com. It supports secure download features too and is easily installable. Will be easy to keep track of payments and sales.

  9. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Matt - So sorry to hear. I am not sure what they are worth, but maybe these guys http://www.binpress.com/?

    Also, would you consider just selling the html code without granting support - maybe put together a very comprehensive FAQ page together, and let people know when they buy that's there is no more support. I know I'd be interested in that.

  10. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @AudreySmit,

    Nice idea but I'll never get away with offering no support. There are people who have bought the HTML plugin that had a bespoke forum just for them and I still get questions about that code on here.

    I'm near to a solution that will add some neat new features to the paid code too, keep checking back often for news.

  11. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looking forward to that, Matt - what is timeline looking like? Are we talking in a few days away from a solution, or weeks? Thanks!

  12. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @AudreySmit,

    We're talking days, if all goes smoothly I hoping it'll be available again by Tuesday.

  13. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    that would be perfect! Let me know as soon as it's up and running, Matt.

  14. Waqas Lone
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Matt,

    Any progress? thanks.

  15. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Waqas,

    I'll hopefully have something for you in the next 24 hours.

  16. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Great - Thanks Matt, I'm also looking forward to seeing what you have for us! :) Also, I have one question for you that's a bit unrelated - is there a way to change the way the Subscribe 2 widget? the subscribe and unsubscribe buttons sometimes appear on top of one another for some of my readers. Thanks!

  17. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @AudreySmit,

    There may be a fix for this in the next release but overall it's best to review your theme CSS and add something in there to control the display and spacing of the buttons.

  18. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok - thanks Matt!

  19. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Thank you all for your patience, plugin purchases are now available once again here:

    http://semperplugins.com/plugins/subscribe2-html/

  20. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Matt - I purchase and installed the new version, but the email that my public subscribers received this afternoon was still text as opposed to html. What do I need to do to insure everybody receives html every time?

  21. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @AudreySmit,

    In the WordPress plugins page is the plugin showing as Subscribe2 or Subscribe2 HTML?

    Or do you have both now?

  22. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    mmm I deleted the old version and uploaed the zip of the html version, but in the plugins page it still shows as Subscribe2 (no html). What should I do?

  23. AudreySmit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    scratch that - I think I got it now!

  24. AngelaWaltz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, mattyrob!

    GREAT plug in. We had Subscribe2 for about two weeks and decided to upgrade to Subscribe2_HTML. Have a couple of questions about upgrading... will the new Subscribe2_HTML replace the old Subscribe2?
    Should our Public Subscribers and Registered Subscribers get deleted out of Subscribe2?

    I uploaded and installed the Subscribe2_HTML ZIP file and it was fine. But when I activated the plug-in, it cause a "Fatal error" on the Plugins page and refused to activate. Now my subscribers are gone from the old version, Subscribe2. (Yes, I exported them prior to trying the install.) Should I have deleted the old version first???

    Do you want me to copy/paste the error message here?
    Please help!
    Thanks.

  25. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @AngelaWaltz,

    Subscribe2_HTML will install alongside the free version. This is so that when updates come out you don't inadvertently install the free version over the paid one by mistake.

    Install the HTML version, deactivate the free one and active the HTML on and all of your data should transfer over.

    When it comes to erasing the free version you have to use FTP to do this, if you use the WordPress interface for plugins you will also erase all of your data.

  26. AngelaWaltz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @mattyrob,

    Thanks a million for the information. Appreciate your time and effort, AND your plugin!

    Cheers to you!

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