Nelio AB Testing

Description

Nelio A/B Testing is the most powerful and versatile conversion optimization service for WordPress. It helps you define, manage, and keep track of A/B-testing experiments, combined with powerful and beautiful Heatmaps. Nelio’s also compatible with WooCommerce. In particular, you can test alternative names, featured images, and descriptions for your products, and use your orders as conversion actions (so that you can make sure that a certain product has been purchased).

Get everything you need from within your WordPress dashboard, where you’ll benefit from a lovely, integrated, and familiar user experience.

The Most Powerful A/B
Testing

Solution for WordPress

Improve your landing pages, write better posts, create alternative pages, go
beyond simple title testing and start testing headlines, try new themes, test
different menus, modify your CSS rules, test custom post types, and test
alternative widgets! Moreover, we designed Nelio A/B Testing to be compatible
with your most beloved WordPress plugins such as, for instance,
OptimizePress, Gravity Forms, or Contact Form 7.

Designed as a Service
Our plugin lifts all the processing load from your own server and takes it
back to our cloud. This way, A/B tests do not slow down your site or
interfere with your hosting provider limits. In addition, in our opinion
services guarantee an amazing support, because we have to earn your trust
day by day!

Our plugin comes with an easy-to-setup free trial. Just download and
enable the plugin, start your Free Trial, and discover what Nelio can offer
you. Once the free-trial is over, simply subscribe to one of our
plans
and
get an account to keep improving your WordPress site!

Reasons for choosing Nelio

Take a look at the following reasons for choosing Nelio A/B Testing!

#1 – Native A/B Testing Solution for WordPress

There’s no need to learn an external tool. Define, manage, and track the progress of your experiments directly from within WordPress. Nelio A/B Testing provides a lovely and well-known user interface that simplifies the process of creating alternatives and applying the winning ones.

#2 – Create Alternative Content for your Pages, Posts, and Custom Post Types

When creating A/B experiments, the first things you’ll want to test are the pages of your website. Does this button work? Do my visitors go from the landing page to my pricing page? What if I change this background image? Nelio A/B Testing makes page (and post) experiments super easy!

Moreover, version 4.1 includes support for custom post types. Use Nelio A/B Testing with any plugin that defines its own custom post types (such as Products, Videos, Reviews, and more).

#3 – Go beyond simple title tests—Test Headlines!

Are you a Publisher? Are you an avid blogger? Then, you probably want to deliver to every reader a more engaging and relevant reading experience. Nelio A/B Testing includes is the first A/B testing tool for WordPress that offers Headline Experiments. Given a post in your site, create alternative titles, excerpts, and featured images, and discover which combination gets more visitors to click the link and further read the post from anywhere in your site!

#4 – Test Widgets

Nelio A/B Testing is the only solution that includes Menu and Widget Testing. Use the WordPress’ default user interface for creating new menus and widget sets. You’ll be able to duplicate your current menus and widgets, and modify them with just a few clicks. Discover which combination improves your conversion rate!

#5 – Beautiful Heatmaps and Click-maps

Heatmaps (and Click-maps) offer valuable information about what your visitors do and don’t do when they land to your website. Also, they are a perfect companion of A/B experiments, for they give insights on what to text next and help you understand the progress of your experiments.

#6 – Test Alternative Themes and CSS

If you’re planning to change your theme, or tweak its CSS rules, make sure they’ll benefit your business. Nelio A/B Testing makes theme and CSS testing extremely easy! Simply select the themes you want to test (or define the alternative CSS rules you want to apply), and the plugin will take care of the rest.

#7 – Conversion Actions and Evolution of Your Experiments

With Nelio A/B Testing, you can track the important actions your visitors take. Don’t get lost with tons of irrelevant options and data. Focus on what matters. Our plugin will offer you fresh information about the evolution of the experiment, with nice graphics about visitors and conversions.

#8 – Cache Support and Server Load

One of our priorities is efficiency. The process of A/B testing a site is not necessarily at odds with performance. Nelio A/B Testing implements several mechanisms to reduce the impact of testing your site, such as support for cache systems in WordPress and optional site-wide consistency (if you’re testing a page or post, not only that page or post has to change, but also any page that includes a widget referencing it).

#9 – Outstanding Support

We work very hard to offer an amazing support to all our customers. If you encounter compatibility issues or you have problems setting the plugin up and running, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you!

#10 – Subscription Plans that Fit Your Needs

Nelio A/B Testing aims to offer a complete A/B testing experience for everybody. That’s why you can create an unlimited number of experiments of any kind subscribing to any of our packages. Just check our subscription plans and select the one that better suits your needs.

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Screenshots

  • Welcome Message. After installing the plugin you'll be able to either start a new free trial or configure your Nelio account.
  • Free Trial Actions. During your Free Trial, you can get more quota by simply completing the actions we offer you. Tell us a little bit more about your and your site, tweet about Nelio, or recommend us to your friends!
  • Relevant info with a quick glance. Running experiments are visible in Nelio's Dashboard. There, you'll find a summary of all the relevant information you need.
  • Progress of your Experiment. Whilst an experiment is running (or once it is finished), you can see how it is performing in the Results of the Experiment page.
  • Data made easy. Additional graphics help you understand what is going on.
  • Experiment Management. Manage your experiments without leaving WordPress: creation, deletion, and monitoring!
  • Experiment Creation. Creating new experiments has never been so easy! Just set a name, a description, and the page you want to test!
  • Alternatives are Regular Pages. For each page to test, you can create alternatives quickly and easily, from scratch or from already-existing pages!
  • Account details. View your account information and access your directly from the plugin.
  • Use our plugin in more than one site. You can use our plugin and service on more than one site. Very useful for staging and production environments!
  • Different types of experiments. Our product lets you test different aspects of your WordPress site; just select what you want to test and create the experiment!
  • Heatmaps. Our service lets you analyse the hottest areas of any page on your site so that you can understand your customers better.

Installation

About Nelio’s Free Trial

Nelio A/B Testing includes an unlimited* Free Trial. During the Free Trial, you’ll be able to run all the experiments you want and benefit from our personalized support. In order to start the Free Trial, simply install the plugin (as described below) and click on the Start Free Trial button (see the Welcome screenshot).

After the Free Trial is over, you’ll need an account to continue using Nelio A/B Testing. Simply subscribe to our service and we’ll send you an e-mail with your account information.

* The Free Trial includes up to 1,000 page views.

Installation through the WordPress Dashboard

  1. Login to your WordPress admin.
  2. Click on the plugins tab.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Search for “Nelio AB Testing” or “AB Testing”
  5. Look for our plugin, click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
  6. Once the plugin is installed and active, you can either start a new free trial or you can configure your Nelio account.

That’s it! You may now head to the new menu item on the left labeled “Nelio A/B Testing”.

Alternative installation methods

  1. Download this plugin.
  2. Login to your WordPress admin.
  3. Click on the plugins tab.
  4. Click the Add New button.
  5. Click the Upload button.
  6. Click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
  7. Once the plugin is installed and active, you can either start a new free trial or you can configure your Nelio account.

I successfully installed the plugin. What should I do now?

If you have successfully installed our plugin using one of the aforementioned methods, now it is just time to use it! Take a look at our Getting Started Guide to cover the basics.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

About Nelio’s Free Trial

Nelio A/B Testing includes an unlimited* Free Trial. During the Free Trial, you’ll be able to run all the experiments you want and benefit from our personalized support. In order to start the Free Trial, simply install the plugin (as described below) and click on the Start Free Trial button (see the Welcome screenshot).

After the Free Trial is over, you’ll need an account to continue using Nelio A/B Testing. Simply subscribe to our service and we’ll send you an e-mail with your account information.

* The Free Trial includes up to 1,000 page views.

Installation through the WordPress Dashboard

  1. Login to your WordPress admin.
  2. Click on the plugins tab.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Search for “Nelio AB Testing” or “AB Testing”
  5. Look for our plugin, click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
  6. Once the plugin is installed and active, you can either start a new free trial or you can configure your Nelio account.

That’s it! You may now head to the new menu item on the left labeled “Nelio A/B Testing”.

Alternative installation methods

  1. Download this plugin.
  2. Login to your WordPress admin.
  3. Click on the plugins tab.
  4. Click the Add New button.
  5. Click the Upload button.
  6. Click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
  7. Once the plugin is installed and active, you can either start a new free trial or you can configure your Nelio account.

I successfully installed the plugin. What should I do now?

If you have successfully installed our plugin using one of the aforementioned methods, now it is just time to use it! Take a look at our Getting Started Guide to cover the basics.

Why should I use an A/B Testing Solution specifically designed for WordPress?
  • Smooth learning curve. There is no need to learn yet another tool.
    Everything (from the creation of tests to the visualization of the results) is done from the WordPress dashboard you are familiar with, resulting in a well-known, perfectly integrated user interface.
  • Evolve your WordPress site easily. A native WordPress solution automates and simplifies the evolution of your site. Consider, for example, applying the winner alternative in your site as soon as the results are statistically significant. With a native solution, this is as easy as clicking one single button. With a generic tool, on the other hand, you would have to manually modify the page so that it integrates the changes you created in the (winning) alternative.
  • Fine-grained testing. The “testing unit” in a generic tool is the web page, since the HTML of the page is the only thing those tools have access to. A native WordPress solution, however, permits you to test any WordPress specific component, such as posts, pages, CSS, themes, child themes, and many more coming!
More questions? Take a look at our site!

We keep an up-to-date Knowledge Base with FAQs, Troubleshooting, compatibility discussions, and more!

Reviews

Excellent Testing Tool

This tool has everything you need to conduct very sophisticated testing and optimization of landing pages. It even has a very cool heatmap feature and essentially replaces 3 different tools we use to optimize the website. Highly recommended

Excellent

First week into using the plugin, I have been really impressed.

The support team have also been fantastic in guiding me through the process.

An Excellent Product

Not only is this an effective split tester, but it’s very easy to use. The ability to mark conversions by HTML id tags makes it perfect for testing any part of your online effectiveness. And, while I think charging according to page views is a little strange, I’d recommend this to anyone.

Additionally, the people at Nelio are extremely responsive to inquiries and willing to help with anything.

The Best I've Ever Tried

First of all, Nelio is really easy to use. It’s intuitive. No coding needed, which is great.

But the best part is it actually works!

The data is actually accurate!

If they raised their prices 300% it would still be a great bargain. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Nelio Optimizes your whole site

We have tested Nelio and really enjoy how it incorporates heatmaps and A/B testing like other services do. But where it stands out is with the ability to test across your whole site and optimize different themes, menus, widgets, and designs.

Good but needs serious optimization itself

I have a server and host clients whose sites I have developed because I know they are properly optimized. However, one recently put this plugin in without my consent and their page load time went from 1.1-1.3 seconds to 6.5-7 (source: pingdom). That is absolutely atrocious. Not only should no one plugin ever, for any reason, have that kind of impact but it makes purpose of the plugin moot. I would wager that every single metric for your site would appear worse than it actually is when a the UX is worsened by page load time (guess that helps them pitch the premium version). I told the client to remove it or that I could no longer have them on my server.

This has potential but is nowhere near at a point where this should go on a live site.

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Contributors & Developers

“Nelio AB Testing” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

4.6.4 (May 11, 2017)

  • Bug Fix. HTML tags in experiment names are now properly escaped.
  • Bug Fix. CSRF in experiment creation/edition forms has now been fixed.

4.6.3 (April 25, 2017)

  • Improvement. Add JavaScript filter for excluding certain pages from being tracked.
  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, widgets couldn’t be saved. This has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, the plugin generated a PHP Fatal Error (file visitor.php line 274). This has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. Disqus threads use the appropriate URL. In the previous version, they were split into multiple threads.

4.6.2 (March 13, 2017)

  • Bug Fix. Fixed meta duplication.

4.6.1 (February 9, 2017)

  • Bug Fix. Changed jQuery functions .attr('value'[,...]) to .val([...]).

4.6.0 (February 8, 2017)

  • Improvements. Post conversion actions now searches among custom post types too.
  • Test. Tested with WordPress 4.7.

4.5.11 (December 29, 2016)

  • Improvements. The plugin is now compatible with domain mapper.
  • Bug Fix. SSRF vulnerability located in ajax/iesupport.php has been fixed.

4.5.10 (December 4, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Form submissions are now properly tracked.

4.5.9 (December 1, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. URLs including an empty page fragment (just the symbol #) can now be properly tested.
  • Bug Fix. Some click events stopped heatmap tracking unnecessarily.
  • Bug Fix. SSRF vulnerability located in ajax/iesupport.php has been fixed.

4.5.8 (October 5, 2016)

  • Improved Results. Results are now cached more frequently in your WordPress server, so that they’re available right when you need them.
  • Improvement. Added a safe guard in the Heatmaps processor that makes the plugin resilient to JavaScript errors generated by the theme or other plugins.
  • Bug Fix. There were some issues synchronizing your running experiments with Nelio’s cloud. This has been fixed in this version by adding some extra checks in the synchronization process.

4.5.7 (September 21, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Invalid argument in a foreach statement (in visitor.php) is now fixed.

4.5.6 (August 16, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. WooCommerce order complete actions weren’t properly tracked, because of invalid experiment IDs were used. This has now been fixed.

4.5.5 (July 22, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Form submissions were not properly synched. Now they are.

4.5.4 (July 14, 2016)

  • Compat Improvement. Some themes weren’t compatible with Nelio because some filters were triggered before the setup_theme action. This has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. Some click events (for instance, when tracking an element whose ID includes a : char) couldn’t be tracked because they generated a JavaScript exception. This is now surrounded in a try-catch block.
  • i18n Fix. Updated internationalization strings, so that the plugin can be translated in translate.wordpress.org.

4.5.3 (June 7, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. AJAX error because of invalid formatted value has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. WooCommerce product testing broke short description’s format. This has now been fixed too.

4.5.2 (May 20, 2016)

  • Improvement. nabforce now overwrites both the alternative version the user is supposed to see and the user’s participation in the experiment.
  • Bug fix. Renamed AJAX parameter from filename to classfi so that security plugins (such as Wordfence) do not block Nelio’s requests.

4.5.1 (April 29, 2016)

  • Bug fix. Invalid continue statement changed to return.
  • Bug fix. Some query args were not properly encoded, resulting in an invalid query string. This has been fixed.

4.5.0 (April 8, 2016)

  • Security Fix. This new version fixes a couple of security issues we detected. In particular, we improved input sanitization and we limited file access to those within the plugin’s path.
  • Bug Fix. In the Results page of a post/page experiment, there are two options for previewing an alternative: clicking on a button or on a preview image. The former works, the latter doesn’t. This has been fixed.
  • Minor improvements.

The full change log can be found in changelog.txt.