All changes I have planned for Dev4Press website are coming along nicely, and new set of changes is now live. This include more improvements to all major website areas, changes to RSS feeds, many more styling changes and special cross-selling available during checkout.
Styling change continue with this latest update. Website uses less images than before, and all the button images are gone, and replaces by much better looking CSS styled buttons. Old and no longer used templates are gone, and some of the existing ones updated to better take advantage of xScape Framework layout engine (Documentation).
Dev4Press has a new Twitter account: @dev4press. This account will be used to automatically posts updates to the website, release news, discounts and promotions and everything else relevant to Dev4Press and Dev4Press products. My personal account @milangd is remaining in use, and will be used as usual. Link to both accounts are added to the sidebars and into the footer links map. You can follow both account, or if you want only Dev4Press related info, follow @dev4press.
Up until now we were using old Subscribe to Comments plugin. But, this plugin is no longer updated, and it generates PHP warnings and it is not that easy to customize. Now, we are using Subscribe to Comments Reloaded plugin. All old subscriptions are still in use, so you will not loose that. But, new plugin offers many more interesting things: subscribe without commenting, confirm subscriptions (mandatory on Dev4Press), subscript to full thread or only replies to your comments. And next xScape Theme Framework will have a template for this plugin (in use on Dev4Press already) for subscription management.
Price changes and Cross-Selling offers
Prices for some products are adjusted, so we now have more evenly distributed price ranges. Don’t worry, this adjustment means, that prices are actually lowered. Some products were unaffected by this, but most are, including: plugins pack and theme club membership, lifetime licenses for individual products and more.
Shopping cart makes easier to purchase more than one of our products. But, to make things even better, once you get to ShareIt checkout page you will get some additional special offers for cross selling. Depending on the products in your cart, you will get a list of additional products you can add to the cart with a special discount. Since there are a lot of products and combinations, I can’t give the list of what is offered for cross-selling in advance. But, discounts for these cross selling products go up to 30%.
Shopping Cart & F.o.t.D.
Next round of changes will include full rework of the plugins and themes pages, improvements to archives, forums and few other things. Another major improvement will be new formats for newsletters and digest emails. More on that to follow.