New Version of GameNow Available with 4 Custom Menu Positions!

We are happy to announce the release of Gamenow 3.0 which supports Custom Menus for all 4 navigation menus (top 2 and bottom 2).   We have cross-browser tested the new version and all seems to be working flawlessly.   Please login to your account to download the new version:  http://www.wpnow.com/members/member.php

If you wish to implement the changes manually without overwriting the entire theme, please only replace the 4 files that were altered:

1) header.php
2) footer.php
3) functions.php
4) osbrowser.php (new file)

Don’t have GameNow yet?  Right now we’re offering 50% off the regular price to the first 10 customers who use the coupon code below!   This promotion is only valid on the GameNow Basic and GameNow Developer themes and you will still receive the free bonus theme of your choice.    Enjoy!

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WordPress 3.1 – How To Remove or Disable the Admin Bar

All of our themes are compatible with the new WordPress 3.1.  Please note however,  the new addition of the Admin Bar on your site’s front end may cause the normal page elements to appear 28 px lower.   This is only visible to you, the admin, when you are logged in.   If you log out, the page appears perfectly aligned as usual.  *Note the addition of wp-includes/admin-bar.php

If you wish to remove the new 3.1 Admin Bar from appearing on the frontend of your site when you are logged in, please do one of the following.

1) Go To “Users” and uncheck the box next to “Show Admin Bar”  This will only affect the Admin Bar setting when you (being that specific user) are logged in.

2) If you have multiple users and wish to disable the Admin Bar for ALL users without having to change this option in each one’s User settings, open functions.php and add the following code:

add_filter( 'show_admin_bar', '__return_false' );

If you would like to remove the “Show Admin Bar” checkbox option and prevent it from displaying in the “Users” section entirely, add the following code to functions.php

remove_action( 'personal_options', '_admin_bar_preferences' );


Coupon Reveal Plugin for WordPress – Increase commissions by 300%!

WP Now is proud to annouce the launch of a FANTASTIC new plugin for WordPress.   If you are a blogger who uses coupons within your site to direct your readers to great deals, this is a must have plugin for you.    The plugin has been shown to increase affiliate click throughs in some cases by over 1000%, and increase your affiliate commissions by more than 300%.   In most cases, it will pay for itself in the first 2-4 weeks, if not sooner!

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Coupon Reveal is a feature-rich  WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and easily add eye-catching Coupon Code modules to your WordPress site, with features to ensure the click.  With an intuitive, user-friendly Coupon-Creator admin, this plugin generates simple shortcode which can be pasted in posts, pages, widgets or anywhere else throughout your site to display Coupon Reveal modules.

Below we detail Coupon Reveal’s extensive set of features, each one  proven to increase click-through rates, improve usability and enhance the overall look of your website.

LAYOUT: Horizontal and vertical layouts allow you to create flexible, attractive modules that work within any space or dimension on your site.  Simply paste the shortcode into a post, page, header, footer, sidebar or widget area.


SIZE: No 2 websites are exactly the same which is why the Coupon Reveal Plugin allows you to customize your Coupon modules to fit within any area.   The sizing slider lets you choose the exact pixel dimensions of your coupon module, while showing you a real-time image of what it will look like.   Horizontal modules start at 673 x 222, square modules start at 255×222.  Both can be scaled down from there.

COUPON TYPE: This plugin offers 3 different ways to display your coupon or promotion:

  • Reveal CouponThe most effective  choice for compelling your visitors to Click! this option hides the coupon code behind a button that says “Click Here to Reveal Coupon”.   No more displaying the coupon code in full view where anyone can remember it and type it in without clicking your link.    Once the visitor clicks the Reveal Coupon button, the coupon code will be revealed, a new window will open to the target web page, and you’ve just ensured your commission!

  • Activate OfferDon’t have a coupon code?  No problem.   This option gives you an eye-catching way to advertise promotions that don’t require the use of a coupon code.  Let’s say the company you’re promoting has just reduced their price by $50 and you’d like to send your visitors to that purchase page.  By advertising it as a Special Offer they must “Click to Activate,” you are guaranteed an increased click-through rate.   When your visitors click this button, a new window will open to the target web page and your affiliate referral will be logged with the sale.

  • Click to Copy – The good old fashioned method!   For people set in their ways and like to show the coupons to their readers up front, this option presents the coupon code in plain sight, (no hiding behind buttons) and offers your visitor to simply “Click to Copy.” When they right or left click anywhere within the the coupon code box, the code will be automatically copied to their clipboard, the affiliate cookie is dropped and a new window will open to the target website.

COLOR OPTIONS: Every module can be customized to fit your website in every way.   We offer a dark and light layout option, as well as 6 different button color options.


EXPIRATION: One of our favorite features, is the ability to control the type and layout of the coupon expiration date.

  • Specific Date: If your coupon coupon has an actual expiration date, select this option and  a calendar will appear for you to choose a specific date.   You will be notified via email when the coupon code has expired so you can opt to renew it or remove it!
  • Custom Text: This option provides a text field where you can write descriptions like:  “No Expiration!”“Buy it Today”, “Expires Friday” or any other text you choose to display within the red bar.
  • Dynamic Expiration Date:  The most effective method, this option creates a sense of urgency in your buyers by displaying the expiration as the current date, or a date that is X number of days from the current date  (both are displayed in  numeric date format).   This Dynamic Date feature updates everyday so if you choose the “today” option, the expiration will always show that day’s date.    If you choose “x number of days from now”, you get to choose how many days the X represents and the expiration will always show the current date + x days.   Users have seen tremendous boosts in click-through rates using this feature as their readers want to take advantage of the deal NOW, before it expires.

SUCCESS REPORTING: For users who want to track the success of their coupons, we offer the ability for your visitors to submit votes on whether or not the coupon worked.    After the coupon is displayed (and hence after the affiliate URL is loaded), the user is encouraged to vote “Did this coupon work?   Yes/No” by clicking the buttons that appear on the module.   These votes are tracked within the Coupon Reveal Admin and you can even configure how often you are notified of a failed coupon code.   You can choose to be emailed every time a “no” vote is submitted, or  you can specify a number of   “no” votes that a coupon has to receive before it will notify you.

TITLE: Every coupon has a title field, which is the text displayed at the top of the coupon module.   You can enter the name of the coupon here, or any other compelling text that will encourage the click.   This text is limited in characters, but the font is sized dynamically as you increase or decrease the size of the coupon.

DESCRIPTION: Horizontally aligned coupons offer space where you can write a description of the coupon.   Here you can specify any particular terms, usability instructions, or even just use it as an extra “selling” space for why the user might want to click and purchase this product.

SAVINGS: Each coupon has a gold seal where the coupon discount is displayed.   This is entered as plain text so you can specify percentages, dollars off, or any other text that will fit into this field.

SHORTCODE:  Once a coupon module has been created, a line of shortcode will be displayed at the top of the Coupon Reveal Admin.   This appears as a simple line of code that can be pasted anywhere within your WordPress blog – pages, posts, widgets, footers, etc.   Copy and paste, its as simple as that!  The code is dynamic so if you make any changes to your module at a later date, there is no need to update the shortcode on your pages, they will reflect any and all changes, automatically.

How To Display Recent Posts on a Specific Page by Creating a “Blog Page Template”

If you are looking for a way to separate your blog posts from the rest of your site, or if  you would like to add an easy way to access all recent posts…. keep reading.

WordPress has a built-in feature that allows you to assign a Page as your Static Homepage and another Page as your Post Page. But this feature does not work well for all themes because it assumes that index.php (your homepage) contains your list of recent posts.   Therefore, when you create a new Page called “Blog” and assign that as your Post Page….  what happens?   The “Blog” page will look exactly like your homepage.

This method works great for themes that only have posts on the homepage.   But if your theme contains other homepage elements such as Image Sliders, Highlights sections, etc.   you may not want those elements appearing on your “Blog” page.   This is when you will want to create a Page Template dedicated to displaying a list of your recent posts.   Here’s how:


1)  Open a new text file and add this to the very top of the file:

<?php
/*
Template Name: Blog Template
*/
?>


2)  Next, copy and paste the entire contents of your archive.php page into your new text file, directly below the code mentioned above.  (Most themes contain an archive.php file which defines how the list of recent posts should be displayed.   Different themes may call this file something else but in most cases, it is archive.php.)


3)  Within the newly pasted code, search for the start of the loop:  It begins with:

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

Directly ABOVE  <?php if (have_posts()) : ?> paste your query parameters.   For a list of all recent posts, you would paste: 

<?php query_posts(‘showposts=10′); ?>

You can change the “10″ to the number of posts you want to show per page.  You can also change this query to show posts from specific categories like:

<?php query_posts(‘cat=12,5′); ?>


4)  Save this file as: template_blog.php and upload it to your theme folder.


5)  Create a new page where you wish to display your posts and give it a name such as “Blog”, “Posts”, “Latest News” …etc.   On the right side of the Page edit screen, select Blog Template from the Templates drop-down menu.   Click Update to save.


Now your latest posts will display on this Page!

SEO Smart Links Coupon Code and SEO Smartlinks Plugin Review

SEO Smart Links Plugin for WP

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One of our favorite plugins for WordPress, is one that saves time by automating internal linking within your blog. SEO Smart Links automatically links keywords and phrases within your text and comments to related content elsewhere in your blog. You can also set up your own keyword and page link associations. It’s a keeper!

According to their website:

SEO Smart Links provides you with many benefits including:

* Better navigation — gives the user more paths to follow, which may also increase the pageviews

* SEO — automatically interlinks your pages, passing page rank from one page to another helps your overall search engine rankings

* Affiliate marketing — you can even use the plugin to create affiliate marketing links with advanced options like link cloaking

SEO Smart Links can automatically interlink your content to key pages deeper into the site improving both search engine rankings (by using relevant anchor text in the links) and search engine crawling of your site. The plugin figures out what keyword phrases it can use to link to corresponding posts, pages, categories, tags (or any other taxonomy) and all happens automatically according to the options you set. If you want more manual control you can also specify a custom keywords and every time select words or phrases appear on your page, SEO Smart Links will automatically convert them into text links to pages you want.


We use this plugin to automatically link all of our themes, so that anytime we use the name of the theme, it is automatically linked to the theme detail page – which makes the link very user friendly for anyone who wants to click the link to view the theme. Its a must have for any website owner, we give it to big thumbs up!


Click here to read more and get the SEO Smartlinks plugin

Fixing WordPress Error- Warning: Cannot modify header information

We have run into quite a few people lately getting this error on their WordPress installation, so we figured we’d post the solution here as a quick fix for anyone else having similar issues.

The error will appear something like this:

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at //home/wordpress/wp-config.php:1) in /home/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line xx

Of course the locations of the files listed in the warning will vary based upon your installation.

The likely culprit, believe it or not, are spaces.   Most likely while making some modifications to your store you inadvertantly left in a space either before the beginning < ?php tag, or after the last/terminating ?> tag within the page.

  1. Download the first file listed in the warning message (we recommend taking a backup copy, just in case).   In the warning message above, it would be //home/wordpress/wp-config.php.   We've also seen the error pop for spaces on wp-login.php pages, as well as the functions.php page within your theme folder (to name just a few).
  2. Once the page is loaded, simply make sure the FIRST thing listed in the file is a < ?phptag, and if there are any spaces before it, delete them.
  3. Similarly, if the page ends in a ?> tag (not all do), make sure any spaces after that are deleted.
  4. Save the file, and re-upload overwriting the old version of the file.

  5. Thats it!   In 99% of cases this should fix your "cannot modify header information" errors within WordPress.

    Cheers!

WordPress 3.0.4 fixes Critical bug – Upgrade Highly Recommended

Just got an important message from Matt Mullenweg over at WordPress headquarters, alerting us that the newest update for WordPress 3.0.4 has been released and is a critical update to fix a sanitation vulnerability within some of the core HTML.   We highly recommend all users to take this time to upgrade all WP installations to the new update.   All of our themes have been tested and should work with this update, but if you find any bugs in one of our themes and this new update, please let us know in the WP Now Forum.

Here is the letter from Matt:

First off, happy holidays. :) I hope this time of the year, chilly for many of you, has given you time to enjoy family, friends, and loved ones and reflect on the year before and the year to come.

My last message to you this year is an important but unfortunate one: we’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible.

I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.

You can update in your dashboard, on the “updates” tab, or download the latest WordPress here:

http://wordpress.org/download/

The official release announcement is here:

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Animoto Review: Easily Create Stunning Videos for your Website in Minutes

Animoto - The End of Slideshows

Turn your photos & videos into pure amazing. Animoto very easily produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music.    Animoto has really done a superb job of adding new themes we can use to make video productions look really slick, plus they have given us the option to create highly professional business videos from just our photos/images & using their stock music.
Here is a  cool little clip that literally took us about 10 minutes to create, just to show you how cool this thing is:


Plus…
* you can also add short video clips within the Animoto videos

A Pro account will give you:
* no animoto branding
* unlimited dvd-quality videos
* 1000+ pre-licensed songs and even stock video clips
* and you can commercially redistribute your produced videos.

They’ve even launched an iPhone app that allows you to create videos from your iPhone – we’ve tried it, pretty slick   ;-)

You can check out all their templates, music and slick video stuff at http://Animoto.com.   Highly recommended for any business looking to spruce up their site!Get started making some cool videos now!!


Now go make some super cool videos for your blog or website!


Cheers!

Introducing Lifepress… And We’re Giving Away Free Copies

LifePress is a personal or portfolio theme that offers a creative, unique way of displaying your content. Unlike the traditional blog or magazine-style format, LifePress let imagery tell your story first.

To celebrate the release, we’re giving away FREE copies of the Lifepress theme to the first 20 members who use the coupon code below.   And better yet, all of our premium themes are buy one get one free so you’ll actually get 2 themes when you use this coupon code below:

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Digital Access Pass Review & DAP Coupons

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We have finally found it, the holy grail of membership site platforms for WordPress.   While we are still a big fan of Amember due to its flexibility, Digital Access Pass might just have become our new preferred application for membership site platforms.

There are 2 main points that for us, REALLY sets Digital Access Pass (DAP) apart from its competitors.   It comes with an integrated affiliate system and it comes with an unlimited domain license (Wishlist Member does have the unlimited domain option for the same pricing, but it does not have an integrated affiliate system).

It is also extremely easy to set up and configure.   We had a membership site up and running in about 2 hours time (and that included integrating payment systems).   Their support was ridiculously fast, and very effective.

What is Digital Access Pass (DAP)?


  • Simple Install, made for WordPress
  • Time Released content for members (Drip feed)
  • Supports Recurring Payments and One-Time Purchases
  • Works with Paypal, Clickbank, 1ShoppingCart
  • Built-In Affiliate Program: Single level only, (Pay per lead, Pay per sale, or both) with a host of Affiliate Analytics.
  • Unlimited: Membership Levels, Users, Affiliates, Email Autoresponders/Broadcasting
  • AWeber integration
  • Built in Email Broadcasting:  Allowing you to self host, external host, throttle messages, target messages based on customer profile, etc.
  • File Protection & Security: Very flexible configuration, with a host of content and user security features.
  • Subscription support: Pay As You Go, Pay-Per-View, or Pay-Per-Download.
  • Custom: Templates, Headers, Footers, and Emails.
  • 30 Day Full Money Back Guarantee Free Trial (details here)

Full feature set can be found here:   http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/features.php

Bottomline on Digital Access Pass

Digital Access Pass is a solid membership site software package that is backed by fantastic support, it is easy to use/set up, it comes with a free installation option, integrated affiliate system, unlimited domain option, and a feature set that matches or exceeds the competition.  Where it falls a bit short on user interface, it makes up for it in robust, and highly configurable features.  The low cost entry with a 30 Day money back guarantee makes it great for those who want to be sure it will properly support your membership site business model.

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