Monthly Archives: August 2017

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.

Basic Math Based On User Answers in WatuPRO

A new shortcode in WatuPRO (from version lets you perform basic math on two of the user’s answers. This shortcode should be used only in the “Final screen” of a test.

Here is the shortcode with all its possible parameters:

[watupro-calculator math=”152+256″ output=”1″ var=”my_var”]


  • math (required) shows the math you want to perform. Note that the numbers in the formula are question IDs and not actual numbers. I.e. you are not telling the shortcode to add 152 and 256, that would be pointless. You are telling the shortcode to add the answer to question with ID 152 to the answer of 256. It assumes answers are numeric and will work properly on numeric answers – i.e. it’s good for single-choice or open-end questions.
    The math can contain expression of 2 questions only with any of the four standard math operations: +, -, /, *.
  • output (optional) defines whether the result will be shown on the screen. The patameter defaults to 1 which means result will be shown. It makes sense to set it to 0 (don’t show) only if you are going to get the result in a variable for next shortcode usage on the same final screen.
  • var (optional) is a variable name where to assign the result for next shortcode usage. Use only letters and underscore.

To make the whole thing above clearer and simpler, let’s make an example.


Let’s pretend to make a simple investment calculator without compounding. We will ask the user for their current savings, the yearly interest (expressed as decimal and NOT percentage) and how many years they want to save.

Here are our questions:

Here is how the shortcode is used in the Final screen:

Here is the example input:

And here is the result:

We took the multiplication of answers to Question 1 (with ID 901) and Question 2 (with ID 902) and put it into variable called “yearly”.

Then we took the yearly interest from the variable and multiplied it by the number of years (question 3 with ID 903) to get the total accumulated simple interest. We also placed this result in the variable total_interest.

Finally we added the answer to Question 1 with ID 901 to the variable total_interest to get the final result.