If you use the certificates feature in WatuPRO you have probably noticed that not all variables available in the “Final Page / Quiz Output” box are available in the certificate.
Why? The answer is very simple: many variables are calculated on the fly when user submits the quiz. They cannot be calculated at a later stage without having all the detailed POST-data that we have while submitting the quiz.
Certainly we could store all this variable content in the database and pull them in the certificate but this means that with or without certificates you will have a lot of unnecessary data taking space in your database. You don’t want this.
There is very simple trick to handle this:
Include any “final page” variables in the grade description of the grade that assigns the certificate. If you don’t use grading just create one “catch all” grade from 0% to 100% correct answer so it catches every submitted quiz.
Once done, use the variable %%GRADE%% in your certificate (which is the grade title + grade description). All the variables will be processed at the time of calculating the grade description and then this unique description will be shown in the certificate. Voila, you can have all variables arranged in any way you wish in the certificate. And without wasting any database space.
From Intelligence module version 1.1 and Arigato PRO version 18.104.22.168 you can create lead magnets and add them to the signup forms.
What’s a Lead Magnet and How Is It Different Than a Welcome Email?
Just like a Welcome email (the “0 days” email you set in an autoresponder campaign), the Lead Magnet is just an email message which is sent immediately when an user subscribes to a mailing list.
The main difference between a lead magnet and a welcome email is that the magnet email will be sent to the user even if they are already registered in the mailing list. This means you can have multiple sigup forms at different times on your site for different lead magnets. If an user who is already subscribed fills the form they will still receive the lead magnet email without disturbing any existing drip marketing campaigns for them.
At the same time if new user signs up, they’ll be subscribed to the associated mailing list(s) and receive any autoresponder emails plus the lead magnet email.
So, the lead magnet can be attached to any signup form regardless of the mailing list(s) the form goes to.
Note that you can have only one lead magnet per signup form.
How To Use The Lead Magnet Codes
In order to attach a lead magnet to Arigato PRO signup form you need to include its field code in the form. There are three codes and each one should be used only with the appropriate signup form code:
A) The simple shortcode attribute:
This attribute should be used with the simple form shortcode which is available for every mailing list:
So instead of the default [bftpro 5] you’ll make a shortcode like this: [bftpro 5 magnet_id=14]
B) The field shortcode:
The field shortcode should be used with the “WordPress-friendly shortcodes” for the mailing list:
Place the magnet shortcode before the form end so it becomes something like this:
C) The field HTML code:
This code should be used only if you are using the “Form code for using outside of the blog (HTML)” for a given mailing list. The field should be placed before the closing </form> tag.
The new version of Arigato PRO – 2.6 – comes with a very important and powerful feature: responsive email presets.
While the idea is similar to the email templates in the Intelligence module, the presets will be more convenient for most users.
Instead of defining just the header and footer where your message is, they define the whole responsive design and let you visually edit the blocks of contents.
The current version comes with three presets – Basic, Right Sidebar and Two columns:
When creating a new message you can choose to use the default rich text editor or use a preset. On the next page you’ll be presented with visual editor for editing every block of content. Once selected a preset it can’t be changed for that newsletter or message.
Working with them is slightly constrained because you can edit the content of the blocks only. You can’t more or remove whole blocks. But this guarantees good design in different devices and screen resolutions.
If the existing designs are not sufficient you can create your own and import them in the database. We have used Foundation for Emails and strongly recommend it for creating your own designs.
Full Changelog from Version 2.5 to Version 2.6
- Responsive presets: now when creating a new newsletter or autoresponder message you can choose to use the design of one of our responsive templates and then visually edit the content in the different blocks.
- The “num sent” and “num read” numbers on the newsletter reports page now open detailed list of the received emails and date when the email was sent to them
- Added option to resend confirmation email.
- Added option to BCC all outgoing emails to a selected email address.
- The option “auto subscribe everyone who registers on my blog” now allows configuration to happen immediately on registration – in case you don’t want to wait users to log in.
- New option lets you automatically delete unconfirmed subscribers older than X days.
- You can have your own clickable text for unsubscribe link instead of displaying the long unsubscribe URL.
- You can also specify URL where the user to be redirected after unsubscribing.
- [Intelligence module] Split testing enabled for autoresponder email messages.
- [Intelligence module] Paid signup for mailing lists is now available (payment handling through Paypal).
- Added checkbox to test the Bounce tracking connection.
- Fixed bug: lists that were integrated in contact form and had “auto subscribe to blog” option checked did not subscribe the user to the blog.
Eligible customers will receive their update by newsletter.