Monthly Archives: August 2017

Arigato PRO 2.9

Version 2.9 of our WordPress email marketing tool Arigato PRO is ready:

  • Completely redesigned responsive signup forms! (If you have done extensive CSS styling on your current forms please backup the old version before upgrading! We are not responsible if you lose your work).
  • New parameters to the simple shortcode let you define several design-related characteristics like form orientation, labels position, form width, and more.
  • Handling bounces now allows SSL Pop 3 connections.
  • Added option to update subscriber’s data when importing existing subscriber.
  • When mailing list is selected for a newsletter we will show the corresponding custom fields in the list.
  • The custom fields table now shows the variables to be used in email messages.
  • Added shortcode parameter for redirect URL. It allows you to override the list “redirect after sign up” setting and have different redirect URL for every signup form.
  • New option lets you use your WP timezone for emails that will be sent “After N o’clock”.
  • Added checks for unique campaign name and mailing list name.
  • A new variable {{date}} lets you show the date when subscriber signed up.
  • You can optionally switch off adding the unsubscribe link for a mailing list. Do this at your own responsibility.
  • You can set time interval between emails in case you are getting messages bouncing for sending too fast.
  • Admin page tables are now responsive so you can manage your marketing campaign even from your mobile phone.

If you have purchased less than one year ago you are eligible for a free upgrade. Otherwise renewals are priced at 40% of the full price as usual. You can use your coupon code also to include the new Gozaimasu module.

Using Filters / Segmentation in Arigato PRO Intelligence Module

The Intelligence module of Arigato PRO Autoresponder has a handy feature for segmenting your mailing lists into slices based on various criteria.

This allows you to send some emails to parts of your mailing list without creating new list. For example you can send a news flash only to users signed up last month or send a marketing offer only to females over 30 (provided that you asked for gender and age during signup), and so on.

How Does It Work:

  1. First you need to create some segments from the Segmentation menu under Arigato PRO. Select a mailing list and click on “Create new segmentation rule”. The page will load a form to enter rule name, optional description and selections for all the fields in that list including custom fields:
    To set a requirement for a given field, you need to check the checkbox next to it. ALL the requirements that you set will be applied to the segment.
  2. Choose segment(s) when you send a newsletter or schedule an autoresponder campaign message:
    If there are multiple segments you can choose more than one. In this case the subscriber must satisfy ALL the segmentation rules in ALL selected segments to have the email sent to them.

    So if we use the above example, selecting this segment means that the email will be sent to subscribers registered after July 1, 2017 AND selected “cosmetics” in the “group” field (which is a custom drop-down field in our case).

    If you also apply another segment requiring the subscribers to be females over 30, then the email will be sent only to females over 30 who have registered after July 1st, and selected “cosmetics”.
    So, stacking segments works more like adding filters and NOT like adding slices of your list together.

Jetpack Bug Causing Problems With Rich Text Editor

This issue is valid for all our (and not just our) plugins: WatuPRO, Arigato PRO, Namaste! LMS, Hostel PRO. The Jetpack contact form is causing all rich text editors used from plugins to freeze.

The bug is discussed in this thread and as you can see it affects users of many other plugins too.

To solve it use the plugin suggested in the thread.

Here is a direct download link to the plugin that has the solution

We have been overloaded with emails due to this so support can be slower than normally.