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BroadFast is now Arigato

Our WordPress autoresponder plugin is now called Arigato for multiple reasons but mostly as appreciation to our many Japanese customers and friends.

You may still see the old name used here and there so this post is to clear the confusion. No other changes come out of this – it’s just a new name. The product and company behind it remain the same.

Arigato PRO Bridge to WooCommerce

This is a new free bridge for our WordPress mass-mailer and drip marketing software Arigato PRO.

The bridge has one very simple purpose: to let you automatically sign up users who buy products into associated mailing lists.

Download the bridge here: bftpro-woocom-bridge – version 0.4 (11 KB)

How To Use It

You can use this plugin either to tie-up purchasing products to mailing list signups or to directly sell access to mailing lists that you don’t want to give access for free. Here is how:

1. install and activate the plugin through the WP dashboard page (you must already have Atigato PRO)

2. Create or edit product in your WooCommerce store. Go to Attributes and create a custom attribute. its name must be bftpro. The value of the attribute must be the ID of the mailing list you want the user to be signed up for:

bftpro-woocom-product

How do you know the list ID? Easy – you can see it in your BroadFast PRO Mailing Lists page in the “Subscribe Form” column:

list-id

The number in the shortcode is the list ID. So in the picture above the list ID is 1.

That’s all. Now when someone pays for a product (or you manually approve order as paid in admin), their email and name will be added in the associated mailing list.

[Arigato PRO] The {{url}} Variable

Most configurable emails in BroadFast for WordPress allow using the {{url}} variable. It gets contextually replaced by URL toi subscribe, unsubscribe etc (as appropriate).

Please note that the variable will not automatically be replaced with a HTML hyperlink. It will be replaced with URL only. If you want to explicitly make it clickable HTML hyperlink you can do this with the rich text editor or if you prefer the Text mode, just write:

<a href=”{{url}}”>{{url}}</a>

The idea is to let you use free text, for example:

<a href=”{{url}}”>Click here!</a>

Of course if you are sending plain text emails it’s best to leave it as URL only. Most modern email programs will make it clickable anyway.