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New Feature: Create Your Own Landing Page Templates

If you're feeling adventurous, or nerdy, you can now design your own templates for both your embedded opt-in forms as well as your stand-alone full landing pages.

Go to Marketing > Templates, and you'll be able to create new templates that you can use for your opt-in forms, sales pages, and so on.

To make it easy for you, you can base it off of one of our templates, which implements all the features and little things necessary to make the whole thing work.

Embedded forms can be shown...

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New Feature: Embed Full Landing Pages on Your Own Site

You can now embed your full-size landing pages on your own website using our genius embed script code.

That way you can host it on your own Wordpress site, or any other website, where you can add a script tag.

You can already have Simplero host your landing page on a domain you own, but you need to dedicate a domain specifically to this landing page, and you need to buy and configure it.

Using the script embed code, you can include it on a site you already own.

To do so, go to your landing...

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New Feature: Triggers on Add/Remove Tag

You can now add triggers on adding or removing tags.

Tags can be a convenient way to organize your actions. Add a tag to a contact, and that tag then triggers an Automation to start, or some other set of actions to happen.

You can also include tags in your raw HTML opt-in forms: Add a field with the name "customer[tag_names]", and whatever gets passed in there will be interpreted as a comma-separated list of tags to add to the contact.

That way you can do a bunch of advanced conditional stuff...

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New Feature: Easier Manual Affiliate Payout

Some of us can't use PayPal's MassPay feature to automate affiliate payouts. That includes Simplero. Since I'm not a US citizen, they won't turn that feature on for us.

So we have to manually run the PayPal transaction for each affiliate that we have to pay. Which is quite a few. We're up to about $4500 in affiliate commissions monthly at this point.

So to make things easier, I've created a new manual affiliate payout screen where you can see the amount you need to pay, the PayPal email...

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New Feature: Customer Editable Fields

When you add custom fields to your account, you can now choose whether your contacts should be able to edit that value themselves or not.

If you let them edit it, they'll be able to see and edit that information on the screen linked from the "manage subscription" link in the footer of emails.

This way you can let them tell you where they live, or when their birthday is, for example.

Go to Lists & Contacts > Fields, and add or edit one of the fields.

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New Screen to Follow a Particular Contact through an Automation

One Contact going through an Automation is called a Flow, and now there's a new screen that lets you view all the flows of an automation, where they're at, when they'll come back from waiting, what they'll be doing then, as well as letting you pause, resume, stop, or restart them.

In addition, you can drill down onto one individual flow, and see everything it's done, at what point, and see the time zones and other factors determining its activity.

This should make it much easier to understand...

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New Feature: Automations Now Calculate the next Step Once It Comes Back from Waiting

Something that was confusing to a lot of people was that automations, when it reached a wait step, would calculate both when to come back from waiting, and also which step it would then execute.

That made sense, in a way, but it would trip people up when they made changes on the fly. If you change the order of steps, so there's a new action after the wait step, then all of the people currently waiting would be unaffected, and everyone new reaching the wait step would be affected by the...

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New Feature: Automations Can Now Wait for a Specific Point in Time

When I designed automations, it was designed for when things happen at different times for different people. Eg. opt in to a list, get an email 30 minutes later, a day later, etc. Or send a text message, or give access to a space. Everything you can do with automations.

But it turned out a lot of people really wanted to use automations for things where a bunch of people go through things at the same time. Eg. week 1 of the course is on a particular date, and this, that and the other thing...

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