I have several articles I have wanted to write but this has been a very busy summer. I have done a few client projects and had to stop in the middle of one to write up an article on how to add custom fields to the Genesis Responsive Slider. I have also been working on my “Frankentheme” which is an important update to Fluid. This theme is something I’m very proud of and it will show some very important techniques in theme development. It will be included with the Genesis Explained eBook that I’m working on. That is another huge part of what is taking my time, but the biggest thing is some new responsibilities I have as a contractor for Copyblogger.
Many of you know I work with StudioPress in the support forums. I also help a bit in development by contributing patches to issues we find and have been contracted to do some additional work from time to time. The base Genesis Slider is built on started with my work. This has led to a more regular position as an assistant developer and my first project was helping Ron Rennick as he finished up Premise 2.1.
I have used Premise in the past and it is a good system for building landing pages but 2.1 really kicks things up. First off, Ron did a huge overhaul in the code. This is boring to most users, but everything is much more stabile and it is now much easier to extend with additional features within the core of Premise or via plugins (more on that in a bit).
The membership module is the real jewel. In addition to making great landing pages and tons of copy support/images/conversion tools… the membership module lets you setup custom membership levels, upgrade levels, and products that give users access to these levels. Posts, pages, and post types can all be limited to specific membership levels via the options, and you can also use shortcode tags within content so some of the content can be restricted and other content freely available. Everything is built around ideas that have been tried and proven by the minds behind Copyblogger to build their own membership in their various programs.
Built into the system is support for PayPal express and Authorize.net as well as free products. These allow for trial prices and recurring payments to be automatically configured. I also helped create plugin gateways for PayPal standard, Braintree, and 2Checkout. We are working on other gateways as well. Some systems charge extra for gateways, but as of now all of them are being provided free to the Premise membership, which is a huge plus.
There is so much going on with Premise right now that I couldn’t possibly cover it all and do it justice. If you have ever thought about Premise in the past, now is a great time to get more info.
Right now you can sign up for a three part series explaining how to do keyword research and apply it to your content, use the landing pages built into Premise to build your mailing lists, and how to setup membership programs that work. All of this is built using the Premise system so you can see first hand that it works. After seeing that it works you will be able to see how it works and then get an exclusive discount code to purchase for $95 instead of the current price of $165 (over 40% off).
It won’t cost you anything to see what is going on. I’m really proud to have had a part in this project, so go sign up for this program and learn how to profit from the digital revolution. (note, this is an affiliate link. If you have been reading my site you will know I don’t just throw up links to make money though. I think this is a great product and this is an amazing opportunity to learn more about it and see if it is right for you. If you are fundamentally opposed to clicking a link that might result in more money for me and more time for me to write great tutorials I am also providing a link so you can still check out this great opportunity without sending money my way. Click here to check it out without using the affiliate link.)