March 2021 Monthly Updates: It’s ‘Make Your Life Easier’ March

Fewer Bumps In the Road

Isn’t it nice when something comes along just to make your life a little bit easier?

This month, we’re featuring tools and tips that smooth the way for you. Let’s eliminate the risk of setting off spam filters, streamline your workflow and subscription notifications, and demystify the world of social media marketing.
(And much more.)

You ready? Let’s go.

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New Add-On: Transactional Email Delivery

Now you don’t have to worry about your Welcome or Password Reset emails registering as spam. With the Transactional Email Delivery Add-on, you can know that your emails are being sent and received as intended.

Learn more.

Featured Plugin: Slack

A streamlined workflow makes life much easier. And since so many people are still working from home – including us here at ZEEN101 – there are few tools more valuable than the workplace communication hub Slack. (We use it!)

It also has the added benefit of integrating with your Leaky Paywall. You can instantly received Slack notifications for new subscriptions, canceled subscriptions, or failed payments.

Learn more.

New Tip & Tool: Customizing your subscription nag

Your subscription nag is the final push a reader needs to become a subscriber. Your fantastic content lures them in and when the meter on the paywall runs out, the nag pops up to prompt them to action.

Whether that’s a free email registration or a paid subscription, you want to move them forward. So why leave it to some generic messaging? Our advice is this:

  • Keep it simple.
  • Bump up the font size.
  • Add more content.

Get more details – and even some coding for recommended nags.

Recent Updates

MailChimp Integration

MailChimp put out a major API change with regards to tagging. Fortunately, we’ve updated our integration to handle any bugs that arose from that change. Learn more.

Leaky Paywall Invoices

This small update now allows you to add your own logo (or image of your choice) to the standard Leaky Paywall invoice. Learn more.

New Podcast Episodes

Exciting Things We’ve Been Working On walks you through more than a dozen new or upcoming add-ons to Leaky Paywall.

An Interview With Wally Wallace of 50Fish on Social Media Marketing offers an amazing primer on promoting a digital publication across social media, email, and organic search.

The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Pandora.

Check out all episodes of the Paywall Podcast.

Featured Integration: Leaky Paywall & WooCommerce Integration

If you’re looking for a different payment gateway than Stripe or PayPall or if you want to keep all your subscriber data in WooCommerce, this integration is for you.

It also has the added advantage of working in partnership with many of our other add-ons.

Check out the full walkthrough of using the WooCommerce integration (and why you should).

Recent Success Stories

Ensuring Website Accessibility Compliance
Accessibility is an increasingly important topic for websites. We’ve got some quick tips and examples on how to ensure that you’ve covered your bases. See how Fisherman Magazine does it.

How to Create a Subscription-Based Paid Newsletter with Leaky Paywall and MailChimp
Whether it’s your primary medium or a supplement to your web-based publication, a newsletter is a valuable and versatile tool for any content publisher. And now you can manage your newsletter (or newsletters) the same way you handle your publication. See how it’s done (and what it can do).

 

More tips and updates are always available on our site.

Until next time, be safe and be well!

Thanks,
Pete Ericson & Jeremy Green

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