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  • Resolved Type Historian

    (@type-historian)


    I need a plugin that allows customers to subscribe to a single download product so they would be notified of updates by eMail. I’ve looked really hard and can’t find anything that detects specific posts. Can someone recommend one?

    Many thanks for your advice!

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  • Plugin Author Pippin Williamson

    (@mordauk)

    Pippin's Plugins and Plugin Reviewer

    For updates, do you mean when the product description is updated or when a new version of the product is released (perhaps using our Software Licensing plugin)?

    Thanks for your prompt response!

    At this stage [site construction], a plugin that responds to change of the description would suffice nicely. Once launched, a product version update might be a newsletter-worthy item targeting existing customers, site-wide subscribers, etc. There are plenty of plugins integrated with mailchimp, etc. that tackle such large-scale marketing campaigns.

    An example of what I need now: a main menu heading links to a page that queries and previews products in development. Each preview is linked to an EDD post with more info about it.

    I need a plugin [ideally a shortcode] *automatically “bound to” the EDD post where it’s placed* to offer [eager and sometimes impatient!] customers the opportunity to follow progress on specific products that interest them. This communication keeps them “in the loop” with technical challenges that may face the developer in the process.

    A sidebar widget likewise “automatically bound to” the adjacent EDD post would work almost as well—unless it requires manual setting of “visibility” options by vendors using the Front-End Submissions plugin.

    The ideal solution would function like the bbPress-based “notify me of follow-up replies via email” checkbox option exemplified by this very support thread.

    Thanks again for your help!

    P.S. I can easily imagine that a plugin performing this trick might be useful to *many* other EDD users too.

    Plugin Author Pippin Williamson

    (@mordauk)

    Pippin's Plugins and Plugin Reviewer

    I’m not aware of any plugins that offer that functionality, sorry.

    I figure if *anyone* knows of a plugin like this that works with EDD, it would be you! I’m grateful for your consideration, time and expertise.

    For now, I’ve decided on a workaround that directs customers interested in certain products to forum topics about them at a related site.

    I’ve marked this support thread “resolved.” If I discover a plugin that does what I prefer, I will report the info here for the benefit of other EDD users. And if someone on the EDD team develops one, please do the same.

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