Hey there all you lovely Wishloop users!
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve released a number of small updates and bug fixes which many of you will already have noticed. However earlier today we released one of our most requested and hotly anticipated features (more on this below).
First though let me explain some of the thinking that went into these updates as well as a preview of what is to come.
As we prepare to take the Wishloop suite forward into the unchartered waters of the wider subscription-based software market, we will be continually updating and improving the software.
This is great news for you guys who got in on the ground floor as we will continue to improve and expand on on the capabilities of the software. Its also the start of a new chapter for us in terms of taking things to the next level.
Our plan is for Wishloop to become the premier website optimisation tool. We’re not there yet of course, but over the next year we hope we can expand our offering to provide a range of closely related solutions under the Wishloop umbrella. To this end we will be gradually phasing out the use of the product names “Engagifire” and “Captifire” as “Wishloop” is allowed to take centre stage.
We have a number of products already in development including a Facebook and display ads creator, a content scheduler which integrates with the functionality already provided by Engagifire and Captifire; and, longer term, have plans for a full sales page/funnel builder and email automation suite.
We also plan to introduce a Wishloop franchise plan, which will offer its users expanded campaign capaibilities so that they can operate as Wishloop resellers and qualified conversion optimisation experts in localised or niche markets around the world.
Of course, we can’t yet promise when (or even if) all these things will materialise, but this is the direction we’re heading in.
Anyway, enough future gazing. For now, let me update you on some of the key updates from the past few weeks.
1. Custom Remote Commander urls
One of our most requested features, you are now able to customise the domain used when sharing Remote Commander links. [Note: these features are only available to Unlimited account holders]
These custom links will replace our own domain at http://3ng.io which is currently used for Remote Commander and Amplifire. Once your domain name is linked to your account, you’ll be able to choose it from the “Domain Name” dropdown.
We’ve also added the option for you to set a custom path for your page instead of the randomly generated one that you get when using the default “3ng.io” domain name. This opens up some powerful marketing options so we’re excited to bring this to you with no additional charge.
2. Add optins to Mailchimp groups
Mailchimp is our preferred email list provider and the one we most often use ourselves.
Arising from our own need to be able to add users to existing lists and tag them as belonging to a specific sub-group (e.g. members of our main marketing list who are interested in video marketing), we have now added the option for Mailchimp users to be able to add optins to a specific Mailchimp Group.
This is a powerful way to enhance your list segmentation, improve your email marketing success and keep costs down by avoiding the needto create new lists which adds to your overall subscriber tally.
You can read more about Mailchimp groups here: http://kb.mailchimp.com/segments/add-groups-to-a-list. We will be looking into adding similar functionality for other autoresponders soon (where possible).
3. Undo/Redo Option in the builder
We introduced this a few weeks ago, but some of you may have missed this. An Undo/Redo option is now available which takes some of the hassle out of fine tuning your popups/pages.
You’ll find the Undo/Redo buttons in the left side control panel between the Steps and Preview options.
4. New login welcome page
We have also introduced a new welcome screen that you may have seen already:
We’ll continue to improve upon our campaign and organisational views in the coming weeks and months as we attempt to improve on our onboarding and product “activation” process for new and existing users to help streamline the software and improve useablility.
5. Updates to the WordPress plugin
We’ve also made a number of small improvements to the Captifire WordPress plugin.
If you are using this on your WordPress site then we recommend that you download the latest verson of the plugin from your Wishloop dashboard (no settings will be lost when you update the plugin on your site).
Going forward, we plan to combine the existing Engagifire and Captifire plugins into a single Wishloop plugin and we will enable the option for you to update the plugin in one click from within your WordPress dashboard.
6. We’re recruiting!
Our team is growing and if you like what we’re doing and would like to get involved then we’d love to hear from you.
We’re currently on the lookout for a talented Junior Developer, an outgoing Marketing Executive, an experienced Community Manager and an additional Project Manager.
Further details are available on request. Just submit a support ticket expressing your interest and with relevant information about skills and experience and we’ll be in touch.
7. We want to hear from you.
We’d love to hear your thoughts about Captifire in particular, but also Engagifire too. We’ve created a couple of feedback froms you can use and you’ll find them below:
Finally, in much the same way as on our previous update, I’d just like to close with some stats on usage. Here goes:
- 57,925,710 popups impressions since the launch of Engagifire
- 450,536 page views since the launch of Captifire
- That’s an average of 243,385 popup impressions per day since EF’s launch and 12,872 page views per day since CF’s launch
We want to continue to reward you with product improvements as we continue to build on the software in the months ahead.
If you have any questions, don’t hestitate to contact us on the support desk.
Stuart, Tom and Ayoub