WP-Members 2.8.2 was released today.
Read the release announcement here.
Many of you are techno-geeks and early adopters like me and thus, you probably get a newer cell phone from time to time. Which begs the question:
What do you do with the old one?
For me, this is a particularly important question because I have a business plan that requires me to pay full price for my phone. The advantage to that is no long term contract, but the disadvantage is that phones are expensive when they are not subsidized. So, I’d like to be able to reduce some of the cost of my new phone by selling the old one.
I found SellCell.com which is a site that aggregates who is paying how much for various phones. They will teach you how to sell cell phones. It’s kind of like a dating web site trying to match phone buyers with phone sellers. This site allows you to find who is paying the most for your particular used cell phone.
There are some pretty simple steps that the site takes you through:
- Search for the mobile phone model that have.
- Find the best deal.
- Once you have a recycle company to work with, you will ship your phone.
- The recycle company will check your phone and send your payment.
For me, the most compelling reason to use SellCell.com to begin searching for a place to sell my used phone is that they aggregate offers from many different site, which allows you to find the best deal:
There can be a big difference in price between the highest and lowest prices paid for each cell phone. Why spend your valuable time comparing prices from individual phone buyers to get the best price when we compare prices from all of the top companies in the US for you in seconds!
Another positive was that they guarantee to get you the best offer for your used phone:
We are so confident we will find you the best price that we are the only site to offer a Best Price Guarantee. If you find a higher price within 24 hours of placing your order we will refund you double the difference!!
I have this old cell phone just sitting around collecting dust, so what do I have to lose?
Why use SellCell.com? Why would you not use SellCell.com?
If you are reading this and it is still February 28th, do yourself a favor and go over to Amazon to purchase a copy of WICK (Wick Series) by Michael Bunker.
Michael is an independent author with a good deal of talent. This book is a prequel to another series of his and he is close to breaking the 1000 book barrier – a 1000 copies of a single title in a single month. That is a huge feat for an indie author who doesn’t have the power of the publishing establishment behind him.
Why am I promoting this? I know it seems a little out of the ordinary for content on this blog, which generally relates to WordPress and all things blogging. But Michael is a kindred spirit – he’s the small guy trying to take on the giants with big bankrolls, just like me. And besides, I’ve read the book and I thought it was fantastic. I read a lot of indie books – or I should say I “try” to read them – so much of the self published material is complete crap these days. The barrier to entry is so low that any moron (and I do mean moron) can publish a book and list it on Amazon.
So when an independent voice comes along that actually has talent to write a compelling story, I have to spread that news.
And believe me, you’ll be thankful when you buy the Kindle edition of the book. Not only is it a bargain at 99 cents, you are going to need to inline dictionary feature of Kindle – Michael’s mastery of the English language will be an encouragement for you to hone up your vocabulary.
So let’s help Michael out and push him over the 1000 book mark for February!
Get WICK here!
Read about Michael’s attempt to promote this book to 1000 sales in a single month here.
The WP-Members 2.8.0 upgrade initially went out with a bug in the new auto excerpt feature that causes the default (more…) link to be displayed on content that is not using the auto excerpt.
While this has been corrected in the repository, the initial downloads were effected. If you upgraded early, you can re-download to get the patched version, or you can apply a very simple fix discussed here.
Last week I announced the beta release of WP-Members 2.8 at rocketgeek.com. The 2.8 release will offer many new features and has a rebuild of the admin panels that is now extensible by developers that want to hook into the plugin.
Review the link posted above for more information on the beta release and how to get it. We are currently on Release Candidate 4 and it looks like the full production release will be next week if testing on RC4 goes well.
All of the premium add-ons are getting a rebuild during this time as well. Some will be backward compatible, but 2.8 gives me the chance to add some new features to them as well. The MailChimp add-on should be ready for beta release about the same time as the production release of 2.8. The PayPal add-on will be close behind and that will be released as beta as well (currently it is available as alpha only).
As of the 2.8 release, I will officially be closing the comment sections on this blog where people have asked for support. Rocketgeek.com is the support site for the plugin. It does operate on a premium model, but with the number of requests that come in for help, I just cannot get to everyone. The answers to 99% of the questions that get asked here on this site can be found in the plugin’s documentation which is freely available (and quite extensive) here: http://rocketgeek.com/plugins/wp-members/
I’ll wrap up any open questions that are here on the blog, and will then close those threads to new comments. I will be leaving the threads intact for now because there is a lot of good information there, both in the form of questions and answers. So I don’t want to remove it as a resource.
WordPress has its own email function, wp_mail, that it uses for sending email. There are many plugins, my WP-Members plugin included, that rely on this function to be working properly. But how do you know if this is the case? Continue reading
An update for WP-Members has been released as version 2.7.7. This update includes some new features in the way of filter hooks and shortcodes, and also a few minor fixes/code improvements.
Read more about this release here.
I’ve released an early version of the WP-Members Subscription Module with PayPal Integration for members of rocketgeek.com, the WP-Members support site.
This is a premium add-on module for WP-Members that will allow you to set a free trial period (or not), set a time period for subscription, and allow you to charge for subscriptions through PayPal.
[Read the release announcement]
Join rocketgeek.com to get the add-on.
This article gives advice and top tips on how to be a great guest blogger. Guest blogging is a great way to build online relationships and secure inbound links for your website. Continue reading