Campaign Monitor and Profile Builder

icon-campaign-monitor-150x150The Campaign Monitor Add-On for Profile Builder is here and it will help you close the gap between you and your potential subscribers. As with the MailChimp Add-On we’ve tried to make the set-up as easy as possible, in order to save you the time and the trouble. So let’s see what needs doing.

 

API Key

In order to connect Profile Builder with Campaign Monitor you will need to add the API key of your Campaign Monitor account into the newly created page from Profile Builder. You will find the API key in your Campaign Monitor account, in the Account Settings page.

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Clients

If the API key is valid a drop-down with all the clients from Campaign Monitor will appear. Select the client you wish to connect with Profile Builder and the lists associated with that client will load into the page.

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Client lists and fields

You can edit each client list. Click on the name of the list to open the Edit Panel. Here you will find the Field Associations option where you can associate the fields from Campaign Monitor with the fields from Profile Builder. By default the E-mail Address from Campaign Monitor is associated with the Default E-mail field from Profile Builder and it cannot be edited as it is a mandatory field in Campaign Monitor.

Don’t forget to hit Save after you’ve made new changes.

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Campaign Monitor Subscribe field

Once the add-on is active the Campaign Monitor Subscribe field will be added to the fields drop-down in Manage Fields. Here you will select the list you wish your new users to be added to. By default the field shows both on Register forms and on Edit Profile forms, but you can hide it from the later if you wish.

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On your website

In the front-end part of your website the field will be displayed as a checkbox. If the users check this option, when the registration is complete the data of the fields that have been associated with the Campaign Monitor fields will be sent to Campaign Monitor and the new user will be subscribed to the list you have selected.

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Campaign Monitor Widget

Use the built-in Campaign Monitor Widget to attract more subscribers. Here you can select the list your new subscribers will be added to and also which fields to display in the front-end form. By default you will be able to display the E-mail address and Name fields.

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If both fields are selected the form will display as in the image below. The e-mail address field is mandatory.

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If everything goes well the user will be prompted with a success message, if not an error message will be displayed with indication to what went wrong.

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And finally…

You are done! Campaign Monitor is up and running and ready to be used. Get it now for a limited discounted price by following the link below.

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MailChimp for Profile Builder

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Say hello to our newest addition to the Profile Builder Add-Ons lineup. It is the MailChimp Integration Add-On and it will make it extremely easy for your new users to subscribe to your lists.

You’ll have it set up in no time, so let’s see what it’s all about.

MailChimp API key

First things first, when you activate the add-on a new page will be created for it. Here you will need to enter a MailChimp API key in order to connect the add-on with the data from your account.

If you don’t have an API key you will need to create one. To do this, navigate to your MailChimp account and in the Account section search for Extras > API keys. Here you will have an option to create a key. Copy the generated key and paste it in the MailChimp API Key field, then hit save.

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Lists and fields

If the API key is valid your lists will be loaded and you will be able to edit each one.

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In the edit panel of a list you will be able to associate each of the lists fields with Profile Builder fields.

By default the Email Address field from MailChimp is associated with the Default E-mail field from Profile Builder and this cannot be edited. If your MailChimp list contains the First Name and Last Name fields, they will also be associated by default with their corespondents from Profile Builder.

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MailChimp Subscribe field

Once the add-on is active the MailChimp Subscribe field will be added to the fields drop-down in Manage Fields. Here you will select the list you wish your new users to be added to. By default the field shows both on Register forms and on Edit Profile forms, but you can hide it from the later if you wish.

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What users see

In the front-end part of your website the field will be displayed as a checkbox. If the users check this option, when the registration is complete the data of the fields that have been associated with the MailChimp fields will be sent to MailChimp and the new user will be subscribed to the list you have selected.

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MailChimp Widget

The add-on comes with a built-in widget that you can place in any widget area. By default the widget has only the Email Address, First Name and Last Name fields from each list, and you can select which of these to display.

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If all three fields are selected, in the front-end part of your website, the widget will look something like the one bellow.

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If a field is required, on submission, the user will be prompted with an error. If everything worked fine, the user will receive a thank you message and will be subscribed to the list you have selected.

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That’s it

With this you are all done with a basic set-up of this new add-on. Get it now by following the link below.

Get Profile Builder MailChimp Add-On

Safari Push notifications for WordPress how and why

Starting with October 2013, with Apple launching OSX Mavericks, Mac users running this operating system could start receiving safari push notifications for WordPress on their desktop not only from their installed apps (i.e. from Gmail or Skype) but also from websites that enabled this service.

To subscribe to a website, one need only visit it from Safari. Once they agree to the subscription, Safari is no longer needed. Actually, no browser is needed. Notifications will pop up in the top right corner.

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WCK Single Metabox just got better

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Creating custom fields with our WordPress Creation Kit plugin has just become simpler.

We’ve redesigned the way Single Metaboxes work, reducing the number of steps required for adding content.

WCK’s Custom Field Creator allows you to create single or repeater metaboxes.

One of WCK’s strong points is the ability to create repeater fields as well as repeater groups. This is super helpful when you need to add multiple custom fields or groups of custom fields of the same kind, without knowing the exact number.

This repeater metabox attached to "Our Team" page allows you to add as many team members as you need.

This repeater metabox attached to “Our Team” page allows you to add as many team members as you need.

WCK Single Metabox Improvements

The problem was that because WCK was designed with repeater custom fields in mind, the Single Metabox design was adapted from the Repeater one.

Simply put, in the previous version, to add custom fields which are not repeatable (stored in a single metabox) you needed to click the “Add Entry” button for each one of the custom field groups attached to a post, page or CPT. Only after doing this, you could “Publish” the page/post and have the saved custom fields attached to it.

Here we're using a Single Metabox attached to an Events CPT to add event details stored in custom fields.

Here we’re using a Single Metabox attached to a Events CPT to add event details stored in custom fields.

Only after clicking the "Add Entry" button custom fields data is saved.

Only after clicking the “Add Entry” button custom fields data is saved and you can go ahead and “Publish” the event.

If however you forget to click the “Add Entry” button after adding content in the custom fields and simply click Publish, the custom field data will not be saved and the single metabox content will be empty. An alert of unsaved data may have helped, but it was still going half-way.

This was a serious usability issue which needed improvement. In the redesigned WCK Single Metaboxes, we rethinked the way Single Metaboxes are built, so that we can remove the “Add Entry” button altogether. This eliminates an extra step and simplifies the data entry process.

The NEW Single Metabox:

NEW Single Metabox design eliminates the redundant "Add Entry" button.

The NEW Single Metabox design eliminates the redundant “Add Entry” button.

This redesign impacts and simplifies the WCK UI as well. Based on WCK API, some WCK modules (like Custom Fields Creator, Front-end Posting etc.) were using the single metabox format as well.

This basically means that from now on creating custom content types with WCK will require less steps and fewer clicks.

Note: The improved WCK Single Metabox is available starting with WCK version 1.1.4.

Import / Export WCK Settings addon

Another important addition is the Import / Export Settings addon. This makes it really easy for people working on two environments, to export all WCK Settings from the development site and import them on the live site.

No need to define the same metaboxes, taxonomies or custom post types twice, for both sites. Simply export them to as many sites as you need.

Download The Import And Export Add-On

Have any suggestions on how we can make WCK even better? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

WYSIWYG User Field, now available in Profile Builder

The list of custom field types you can add to the user profile with Profile Builder has now expanded to include the WYSIWYG User Field.

Your users will now be able to add, edit and format their profile information making use of all the functionality of a Rich Text Editor. The same editor you’ve been used to when editing Posts and Pages in WordPress.

The WYSIWYG User Field is powered by WordPress default TinyMCE editor.

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The WYSIWYG field type allows you to add a Rich Text Editor field to the user profile (both front-end and back-end).


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No CAPTCHA ReCAPTCHA Field for Profile Builder

Profile Builder’s reCAPTCHA field has been updated to the new and improved Google’s No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA.

To simplify the reCAPTCHA experience the new field will simply ask users who want to register for your website whether or not they are robots.

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Using the new reCAPTCHA API, a significant number of users will be able to securely register through the front-end forms created with Profile Builder and easily verify they are humans without actually having to solve a CATCHA.

With just a click, they can confirm they are not a robot.

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However, CAPTCHAs aren’t going away. When the risk analysis engine can’t confidently predict whether a user is a human or an abusive agent, it will prompt a CAPTCHA to increase the number of security checkpoints for confirming the user is valid.

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Besides the reCAPTCHA field, Profile Builder offers other features to help you fight user registration spam.

Note: The new No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA will replace the old version, starting with Profile Builder Hobbyist or Pro v.2.1.0.
For a smooth transition, the reCAPTCHA field settings will remain exactly the same as in previous versions.

Email Confirmation Field Addon for Profile Builder

I’ve set up a user registration form and want to make sure I capture their correct email address.

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This is where the Email Confirmation Field addon comes in handy.

The registration form needs to have a second field for confirming the user’s email address, which is compared to the contents of the first one to catch any typos.

The Email Confirmation field is meant to check if the email address entered matches the first one, making sure a user submits a valid and correct email address.

Download and activate

First of all, click on the button below to download the add-on. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the contents in the wp-content/plugins directory.

Download Email Confirmation Add-On

Once the files are moved, head over to the Plugins section in your WordPress admin UI and activate the add-on.

Email Confirmation Field in action

Once the add-on is installed, the Email Confirmation field type will show up in the Manage Fields drop-down from Profile Builder. Select it and click “Add Field”.

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By adding this field to the Manage Fields list, it will show up on the front-end user registration form created with Profile Builder.

The Email Confirmation field is “Required” by default, and will throw an error every time the two email addresses do not match.

Confirm Email Error on the front-end Register form.

Confirm Email Error on the front-end Register form.

User Field Visibility for Profile Builder

I would like to have some fields which are not visible, some fields visible but not editable for logged users.

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Did you ever wanted to have some admin only fields attached to your user profiles? Or fields that are editable by administrators and visible by your user?

Now it’s possible with a new addon for Profile Builder: Field Visibility

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By default, extra fields created with Profile Builder can be visible and editable by all user roles both in the front-end forms or in the backend.

Now you can add extra fields that are only visible and editable by an administrator like:

  • admin notes about the user
  • custom ID to connect the user with another system
  • a custom category that only admins can add the users in

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User Role based field visibility

Wouldn’t it be nice to have different profiles for different user roles?

Now this is possible with the User Role Visibility for fields.

If in the past you had to use the multiple edit profile forms to achieve this, the User Field Visibility Addon gives you the possibility to have a single edit profile form that displays different fields depending on what user role the current user has.

This applies to the backend Edit Profile page as well.

Note: User Field Visibility requires Profile Builder Pro or Hobbyist version 2.0.8 or higher.

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Numbers and Phone Validation Addon for Profile Builder

I want to restrict an input field to be numerical How can I do that?

Zip codes, phone numbers, custom ID’s require the custom input field in a registration form to be made up of numbers only. That’s where this addon for Profile Builder comes in handy.

Download and activate

icon-150x150First of all, click on the button below to download the add-on. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the contents in the wp-content/plugins directory.

Download The Numbers Only Field Add-On

Please note: The Numbers and Phone Validation Add-On requires Profile Builder version 2.0.5 or higher.

Once the files are moved, head over to the Plugins section of the Dashboard and activate the add-on.

Enable Numbers or Phone Validation for a Custom Input

Once the add-on has been activated head over to the Manage Fields page in Profile Builder. If you select an input field you will see that a new property named Numbers Only appeared below the other properties.

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See it in action

Too see your work in action head over to the page where you display the register or edit form and type some letters into your new field and submit the form. You will get an error asking you to enter numbers only!

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Manage WooCommerce Customer Fields with Profile Builder

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Looking for a simple way to manage WooCommerce Customer Billing and Shipping Address fields with Profile Builder?
How about adding custom user fields to the WooCommerce checkout page?

Now you can, using the Profile Builder – WooCommerce Sync Add-on.

Get Profile Builder – WooCommerce Sync Add-On

Manage WooCommerce Customer Fields

By default, WooCommerce adds address fields, Customer Billing and Shipping Address to the user profile. But what if you want to capture more user information, as well as let users manage all their profile fields in one place?

When a user/customer registers or updates his profile via Profile Builder front-end forms, using this add-on he will now not only be able to fill in/edit the user fields created with Profile Builder, but also display and update the shipping and billing fields from WooCommerce.

Installing Profile Builder – WooCommerce Sync Add-on

After downloading, you can add the add-on using the standard WordPress plugin uploader and clicking “Activate”.

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Note: For the Profile Builder WooCommerce Sync add-on to work as expected, you’ll need to have already installed both Profile Builder and WooCommerce plugins.

Note: The Profile Builder – WooCommerce Sync Add-on requires at least Profile Builder 2.0.8, free or premium.

Adding WooCommerce Customer Billing and Shipping Address to User Profile

Once activated the Profile Builder – WooCommerce Sync Add-on will automatically add WooCommerce Customer Billing and Shipping Address fields to the Manage Fields list from Profile Builder. They will output all the individual fields required for WooCommerce Shipping and Billing Address in the front-end.

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You will be able to (re)arrange them, edit their heading (title) and in case you remove them, you can always add them later in the Fields drop-down.

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The WooCommerce fields will now appear on both registration as well as edit profile pages managed with Profile Builder.

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Users registering through Profile Builder will be able to fill in the required WooCommerce Customer fields

The Edit Profile page will now allow your users to update WooCommerce Shipping and Billing information

The Edit Profile page will now allow your users to update WooCommerce Shipping and Billing information

So from now on, when a new user registers, you can give him access to add or modify the WooCommerce customer fields as well, all in one place.

Adding Custom Fields to WooCommerce Checkout page

Profile Builder – WooSync add-on allows you to also add custom user fields to the “Create an account” section from the WooCommerce Checkout page.

Custom Fields added with Profile Builder to the WooCommerce Checkout page

Custom Fields added with Profile Builder to the WooCommerce Checkout page

The way you can collect more custom user information as well as register new users directly when they checkout.
The supported field types which can be added to the WooCommerce Checkout page using Profile Builder are: ‘Input’, ‘Textarea’, ‘Checkbox’, ‘Select’ , ‘Radio’, ‘Heading’.

To add a custom field to the WooCommerce checkout page, in Manage Fields, when adding a new field or editing an existing one, you’ll simply need to select “Yes” for “Display on WooCommerce Checkout” option.

Choose which fields to display on the Checkout page

Choose which fields to display on the Checkout page

Integrate WooCommerce My Account page with Edit Profile form created with Profile Builder

Another aspect we looked into for a complete integration was to allow people to access the Edit Profile form created with Profile Builder, directly from the WooCommerce My Account page.

After activating the WooSync add-on, once you go to My Account page created by WooCommerce and click on “edit your account details” link you will be taken to the Edit Profile form created with Profile Builder.

Clicking the link to edit your account details you will take you to the Edit Profile form created with Profile Builder.

Clicking the link to edit your account details you will take you to the Edit Profile form created with Profile Builder.

If you’re using the Multiple Edit-Profile forms module from Profile Builder PRO, and have setup more than one Edit Profile form, you can choose which one to display under the My Account page.

When creating an Edit Profile form, you’ll notice a box asking you if you want to add that form on MyAccount page from WooCommerce.

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This sums up all the WooSync add-on features which will help you fully integrate Profile Builder with WooCommerce.

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