Inbound Brew

Description

Inbound Brew is an all-in-one marketing plugin that offers SEO and inbound marketing tools, completely free.

Marketers and small business owners can take advantage of Inbound Brew’s full-featured marketing plugin to enhance their blog or website through custom forms, CTA buttons, emails, lead management, and more.

The free version of Inbound Brew has everything you need to generate leads that convert. Free of charge, this marketing plugin supplies the following:

Push Posts to Social Media (Immediate and Scheduled)

You’ve just created a great post that the world should see. Time to copy/paste it into Facebook… or is it? Our plugin will do the heavy lifting for you by posting to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn either immediately or on a schedule that you determine… or both.

Custom CTA Buttons (Calls To Action)

Now that users are seeing your social media posts and following through to your website, prompt them to take action on your page with custom CTA buttons. Our plugin allows you to easily create and place CTA buttons anywhere on your website. Driving users to your landing pages has never been easier.

Custom Landing Pages (with no coding necessary!)

Up until now, creating custom Landing Pages in WordPress required some level of coding. Not anymore! Now you can easily create landing pages that highlight all of the reasons why your users should enter their information and grab that juicy bit of content you’ve created.

Custom Forms and Lead Capturing

Our custom forms tool makes it easy to gather the information you need from your leads. Customize your form fields and then paste the shortcode anywhere on your website! Capturing leads has never been so easy!

Automate Emails and Deliver Secure Content

Now that your customer has clicked the CTA button, visited your Landing Page, and determined that they want your content, it’s time for you to deliver! After a lead submits your form, greet them with a custom, automated email and a secure link to download your stellar content. Our email tool allows you to reach your leads in seconds and deliver content they care about.

Lead Management (CRM)

Stay organized and on top of your leads with our lead management tool. Create custom views, notate a phone call, send follow-up emails, and track all of a lead’s activity… It’s basically everything you need to drive your prospects through the pipeline and convert leads to a customer, or a customer to an evangelist.

Manage Redirects

Did you change a post URL, migrate from another site, or otherwise alter your site structure? Our plugin allows you to accommodate these changes with exact-match redirects, wildcard redirects, and more. Don’t lose any SEO juice that you’ve already earned! Use Inbound Brew to redirect those users to the right place.

SEO Management

Keep your website running smoothly and search engine friendly with our SEO management tool. Our plugin automatically updates your sitemap and robots.txt file as you make changes to your website, ensuring those search engines both like you and know how to find you!

Top Bar and Before You Leave CTAs

Now available in our Pro version, you can create engaging Top Bar CTAs and PopUp CTAs prior to a user leaving your site!

Automated Email Drip Campaigns

Also available in our Pro version, you can automated email drip campaigns right in your WordPress admin. No need for other pricey services like MailChimp, Mandril, Sendgrid, Constant Conact, or Infusionsoft!

All of this for free? But why?
We created this full-featured and completely free marketing plugin simply because we’re passionate about small business. You shouldn’t need to take out a small loan to be able to afford the tools necessary to grow your business.

How do you stay in business, then?
We also have a Pro version our plugin that enables us to keep the doors open and continue building free tools for those that cannot afford more. Paid features include an advanced analytics dashboard, additional CTA types, email drip-campaigns, and more. Our low-cost paid version of the plugin is for those who are generating revenue from inbound marketing and want to dig deeper, pull more levers, and maximize their ROI. Click Here to see more on our Pro version

What People are Saying

A great free WordPress inbound content marketing tool that will help generate leads for you and start building your email list faster… The team at Inbound Brew is really great, every time I’ve reached out them, I get a response back very fast. They’ve been super helpful and I have no problem recommending their tools and services!

— Graham Couling, Brain Drops Marketing

Many inbound marketing platforms are expensive and beyond the reach of many small businesses. Inbound Brew provides a simple, WordPress-based solution that turns your site into an inbound marketing machine. A fantastic alternative you can have up and running quickly.

— Devin Sears, BlueHost

Inbound Brew is a full-service digital marketing, web development, and software development firm, that helped small businesses utilize content marketing to drive engagement and leads. They’ve now published an inbound marketing plugin that provides all the tools necessary to do this – directly from WordPress! The plugin has several features that coordinate your content marketing with your inbound marketing efforts.

— Douglas Karr, Marketing Tech Blog

For more information visit inboundbrew.com

If you have suggestions for an improvement, feel free to email us at info@inboundbrew.com.

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Requires: PHP 5.4, WordPress 3+, and the PDO PHP extension. Read here for more info on the PDO extension.

Support

If you are having trouble with something, please contact us

Screenshots

  • Easily manage from your dashboard
  • Easily manage from your dashboard
  • Create custom button or image CTA
  • Easily create landing pages that work with any theme
  • Capture lead information
  • Manage leads and view lead history
  • Customize emails to leads
  • Leverage on-page SEO tips
  • Add social share widget to your pages or posts.
  • Automate pushing to social media
  • Add and track keywords
  • Manage redirects
  • Manage Sitemap and Robots.txt
  • Dyanmic Naviagion Menu

Installation

Important message for all shared hosting users (especially GoDaddy)!
Prior to activating Inbound Brew, you must first activate the PDO Package. Find out why

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Inbound Brew’
  3. Activate Inbound Brew from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download Inbound Brew.
  2. Upload the ‘inbound-brew’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate Inbound Brew from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

  1. If you do not have pretty permalinks enabled, you will want to enable them. (Landing Pages work best when they are enabled)
  2. Visit ‘Inbound Brew’ dashboard to connect to your social networks
  3. Visit ‘Inbound Brew’ dashboard to view the get started wizard.
  4. Visit our resource center to read articles outlining how to best use our plugin
  5. Download our Plugin User Guide to fully master inbound marketing!

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Important message for all shared hosting users (especially GoDaddy)!
Prior to activating Inbound Brew, you must first activate the PDO Package. Find out why

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Inbound Brew’
  3. Activate Inbound Brew from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download Inbound Brew.
  2. Upload the ‘inbound-brew’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate Inbound Brew from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

  1. If you do not have pretty permalinks enabled, you will want to enable them. (Landing Pages work best when they are enabled)
  2. Visit ‘Inbound Brew’ dashboard to connect to your social networks
  3. Visit ‘Inbound Brew’ dashboard to view the get started wizard.
  4. Visit our resource center to read articles outlining how to best use our plugin
  5. Download our Plugin User Guide to fully master inbound marketing!
Can I use my existing WordPress theme?

Yes. Inbound Brew work with most themes. If you find a conflict of any sort, please let us know right away.

Where can I learn how to manage inbound marketing?

We offer free training via blog posts and white papers at inboundbrew.com/blog

Is this like Hubspot, Pardot, Infusionsoft, etc. ?

We offer similar tools to these enterprise-level solutions, but in a simpler, streamlined method that makes more sense for small business or smaller marketing teams. Additionally, our free version offers everything you need at zero cost to you.

Can’t I do all of this with existing tools?

YYou can find tutorials if you google “WordPress vs Hubspot” that will teach you how to make WordPress function more like Hubspot, then you can manually download a dozen plugins and install them, then configure them, then hope they don’t conflict, then do a little coding to integrate it into your theme, then make sure each is updated, then check them every time you update WordPress Core, then pull your hair out and curse the amount of time you spend maintaining this house of cards you’ve built.

OR, you can install one tool, that works amazingly well, and focus on spending time generating leads.

All of This For Free? But Why?

We created this full-featured and completely free marketing plugin simply because we’re passionate about small-business. You shouldn’t need to take out a small loan to be able to afford the tools necessary to grow your business.

How do you stay in business?

We also have a Pro version our plugin that enables us to keep the doors open and continue building free tools for those that cannot afford more. Paid features include an advanced analytics dashboard, additional CTA types, email drip-campaigns, and more. Our low-cost paid version of the plugin is for those who are generating revenue from inbound marketing and want to dig deeper, pull more levers, and maximize their ROI. Click Here to see more on our Pro version

Do I need to use a specific version of PHP?

Inbound Brew requires PHP 5.4 or greater.

Reviews

Inbound marketing

Inbound Brew’s plugin makes it incredibly easy to implement all the tools for a successful inbound marketing campaign. Inbound marketing has proven to be a powerful way to attract new customers and build a devoted customer base but it’s sometimes hard to know the best ways to do it. I’ve loved Inbound Brew’s simple approach and it gives me everything I need for my campaign. I love it!

The free plugin gives good overall support for inbound marketing. It’s risk-free and gives a good overall experience with a great product. The paid version adds tools and support for a really successful campaign without the confusion of whether or not you’re doing it right. Amazing that’s it’s less expensive than other similar plugins that are confusing or just don’t quite get it all right.

Your Lead Generating Tool Kit

Whether you’re a small business, a nonprofit, an independent contractor, or just someone looking for the full inbound marketing setup all in one place, Inbound Brew is your solution. Easy, painless setup; light interface and intuitive functionality; fantastic support team.

If you’re looking for more leads from your site, check this out.

Inbound Marketer’s Delight!

I’ve been using Inbound Brew (free plugin) for some time now and really enjoying what it has been doing for me. I practice inbound marking. I would call myself a sincere, significant, inbound marketer. The concept just sits right with me. Inbound Brew has been the best support I have found for that — well, until I finally got around to trying the Pro (paid plugin) version.

Look, if you are just starting out, or if free is the preferable way to go, get this plugin and take it for a spin. It will do great things for you. Later, or if you want the extras now, get the Pro version. You will not regret it.

There’s a learning curve with either choice but a little effort and a little time will be repaid in results many times over. This one is a keeper!

Very Powerful!

This plugin provides a ton of features for someone wanting to use effective inbound marketing approaches with their WordPress site. Other website platforms have functionality like Inbound Brew, but they are way more expensive and require time and money to switch over. This plugin allows us to stay with WordPress!

I first saw Inbound Brew a couple years ago and thought it had good potential, but it was a little rough. That is no longer the case as the current version is easier to use than the earlier versions. Some of these features are available in other plugins, but it’s really nice to have so much wrapped into a single, well-designed plugin.

Fantastic Marketing Tool

Inbound Brew has made the execution of basic marketing processes much faster and easier for me! With this plugin, I am able to create landing pages, custom forms, social media posts, CTA’s, and emails all from one plugin. It’s saved me a ton of time (and you certainly can’t beat the price– free!)

I have yet to find a plugin that compares to Inbound Brew in terms of the amount of features it offers at no cost. I would certainly recommend this plugin to any marketer or small business owner who wants to simplify their inbound marketing processes!

Amazing!

Easy to use. Saves a ton of time going back and forth between similar plugins. Excited to see what they do moving forward.

Read all 6 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Inbound Brew” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

1.9.4

  • Fixed issue with tabs not opening on CTAs
  • Fixed issue with Facebook posts not posting
  • Fixed issue with MCrypt and PHP 7.1

1.9.3

  • fixed issue with incorrect column type causing lead insert failures

1.9.2

  • fixed issue leads table failing to create on initial install

1.9.1

  • fixed issue with contact forms not submitting
  • fixed issue with CTA templates not loading
  • fixed issues with WordPress being installed in a subfolder

1.9.0

  • Several bug fixes with the email system and templates
  • Introduced a Tutorial System for Free version
  • A Multitude of minor fixes

1.8.6

Introduced a Tutorial System

1.8.3

  • Several minor fixes

1.8.2

  • Fixed display issue while creating lead
  • Fixed “not null” values for leads

1.8.1

  • Replaced “Name” with First and Last name in Leads
  • Fixed bug with email preview
  • Improved email preview on Contact Form
  • Fixed bug with updating Contact Form

1.8.0

  • Fixed bugs with on-page-seo keyword module
  • Fixed incorrectly coded inboundbrew API location (created bug with social media connecting)
  • Fixed bugs with CTA links
  • Removed legacy tracking JS for leads

1.7.9

  • Fixed several php warnings, cleaned up text in the redirects module, and fixed bug where you could not create a “Custom URL” redirect

1.7.8

  • Fixed issue where social media posts attached to scheduled posts would not fire/send

1.7.7

  • Fixed major issue in which social media pushes were being multiplied and simultaneously failing the scrape

1.7.6

  • Fixed bug with Contact Forms and Safari
  • Fixed issue with Facebook Double Posts
  • Fixed Facebook scrape issue
  • Various UI improvements

1.7.5

  • Fixed bug with PHP 7.1
  • Altered Inbound Brew Email Settings so they are no longer applied site-wide
  • Various UI improvements

1.7.4

  • Fixed bug where “p” tags where being stripped from public pages if relying on WordPress “autop” filter

1.7.3

  • Fixed bug when the port was attached to the hostname string for the db connection – thanks GoDaddy….

1.7.2

  • Fixed bug with “getting started” page.

1.7.1

  • Fixed several UI issues with the in-plugin navigation
  • Fixed bugs with email css
  • Fixed UI issues with WordPress admin notifications
  • Added several in-line information bubbles (that were previously palceholders)

1.7.0

  • Added more robust requirements checking on activation (hence fixed bug where missing PDO would crash site)
  • Fixed bug with all “i” popups not working in “top nav” mode
  • Added “Getting Started” page for first-time activations
  • Added footer for easy help
  • Added option to disable WordPress navigation auto-collapsing
  • Added option to enable Inbound Brew navigation auto-collapsing
  • Altered Dashboard icon to differentiate between WordPress Dash and IB Dash

1.6.1

Updated readme, added freemius for better user experience

1.6.0

Fixed bug with strict mode in MySQL. The plugin was crashing if strict mode was enabled.

Note: even WordPress Core has only worked with strict mode for the last 2 years or so, when Core was notified of the issue over 8 years ago. This should have affected very few users.

1.5.9

Fixed some minor issues with lead views column reordering

1.5.8

This version fixes several bugs. We fixed issues with;

  • the footer-information on emails sent was always blue in color
  • typos with social network names (Linked In vs LinkedIn, LinkedIn showing on Facebook pages, etc)
  • deleteing lead views
  • attempting to save a new lead view on the “all leads” default view
  • updating a contact form title
  • redirects and the hyphen character
  • many custom fields issues in contact forms
  • some php warnings with better error checking
  • some internal links going to the wrong location
  • broken email preview while creating a new email
  • sending of emails from the lead screens
  • display issue with multiple X (close) icons in various model windows

1.5.6

Mostly fixed many issues if the WordPress root was in a subfolder

1.2.0

We have fixed a significant amount of bugs.

If you have suggestions, please contact us