Hi Thank you for developing this very useful plug in. I am trying to use it with the MailPress plugin. However I\'m not able to insert either the short code for the MailPress subscription Form or the PHP code? Is there a work around?
Thanks for using the plugin. You will need to do a little workaround for this using Firefox:
Basically, Paste the PHP or shortcode they give you into a draft version of your post. Then preview the post.
With Firefox, highlight the entire form that shows up on your blog preview -> right click and select "View Selection source".
Make sure that the first tag is <form> or <form id="yadda yadda">, you just need the opening form tag. Also make sure that you get the last </form> tag.
Use that code in the plugin, and you are done.
Keep in mind that MAB only works inside blog posts and not in the sidebar, etc.
Hope that helps,
Thank you for your prompt reply. I'm testing out your suggested method. However it does strip out all of the Java script that I assume checks to see if the person is already subscribed.
I assume that that's what the pre processed opt-in code box does.
I did find that if I add the short code to the processes opt in code box it appears to display the form. I'll need to do more testing.
Will this method cause real harm to functionality of your plugin?
It shouldn't cause harm to the plugin at all. Not that I know of at least,
The plugin itself is built primarily to work with an third-party
autoreponder service, but I think it it can work with something like
Usually duplication is checked on the server-side, so I think you should be
out. Let me know if it works :).
First of all thank you for developing and supporting the Magic Action Box. I've been trying to use it for a few days.
During which time I have found that the following issues.
Is it not possible to place a Magic Action Box on the index page? I'm using the Twenty Eleven theme. I have tried placing a box on a post and then made it a "sticky post". However, the box does not appear on the index page.
Quotation marks in sub headings are stripped out of Magic Boxes. I've tried escaping \ and the ASCII code which works until I edit the message and the text and both are removed.
Formatting text within the Main Opt In Copy is impossible. Inline styling, italics, paragraphs, and line breaks are vital to crafting an effective message.
I also found that the button roll over and box shadow are not working. Firefox, Mac.
The plugin has a great deal of potential.
Please consider the above for future releases.
Thanks for the email.
To answer your first question - no, you can't use it on your main index
unless your home page is a static page. Magic Action Box is made to have
multiple unique calls-to-action for each blog post. That being the case,
it only works with posts and pages. This way there are multiple sales
funnel entrances on your site.
For the formatting issues:
The quotes and text formatting in the sub head work fine in the 2012
See our test site using a sales box:
Also using an optin box with some color:
What plugins are you running on your site? It may be one of them
conflicting. Or you can go to "Main Setting" and check the "Reorder post
content filter priorities" and see if that fixes it.
Let me know,
Woops, I mean our test site uses the twenty-eleven theme. But yeah, everything works fine.
Anyway, just want to clarify that formatting the text in the action boxes should work since it's made that way. Figured some of our more advanced users would want to be able to use html :) You should be able to use html within any of the action box copy input fields. So, it may be another content modifying plugin.
As for the button roll-over and box-shadow, you are right - it does get easily overridden by the theme's css. We'll fix it up in the next releases. Thanks for calling it out. Appreciate it.