Intellispire AutoResponder Plugins 4.0 For Joomla! Released




I am pleased to announce that Intellispire has updated it’s entire line of AutoResponder Plugins, and released two new ones. You can now choose from among the popular Autoresponder services including AWeber, iContact, GetResponse, Constant Contact and Mail Chimp – to power your Joomla! enabled site, on any supported Joomla! versions from 1.5 to 1.7.

Read below for a complete features list, and find your promotional discount code.

How the Plugins Work

Conceptually, the plugins are very simple. When a member signs up at your website using the standard Joomla! registration form – or any extension that is compatible with that form (most are, including VirtueMart), Joomla! tells the plugin that a new person has registered. The plugin then calls out to the auto-responder service, and provides the members Name, Email and other information to the service. The service then handles that just like a regular sign up.

You can then use the service to send out email newsletters, notices, reminders or to put the member on a “drip” campaign so they get timed messages you’ve setup.

The plugins do have an additional option, however. Usually, you want to collect the customers email as soon as they register at you site. However, sometimes you want to wait until after they have clicked the confirmation link in the email that Joomla! sends out when the “New Account Activation” is enabled (Global Configuration | System | User Settings).

In this case, you can have the system wait until the link is clicked before adding the member to the email service. Simply change the “Subscribe When” setting in the plugin from “Immediate upon Registration” to “User Activates Account”. This works great for confirmed opt-in applications.

Plugin Features – version 4.0

As mentioned above, the plugins provide a way that you can capture your members email address directly to your auto-responder system. Since the functionality is the same for all services – only the type of connection differs – the features of all the plugins are similar. A major push in this release is to make sure we have compatibility with new technologies now and in the future.

  • PHP 5.2 and 5.3 compatibility – this “future proofs” your investment by making sure that the software runs on your server today, and that when your ISP upgrades to the latest version of PHP, your site will continue to function.
  • “universal plugin” architecture – we’ve written our plugins to work on Joomla! 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7; choose the version of Joomla! that’s right for you.
  • Ability to capture the members IP address to the auto-responder, and store it in a JomSocial field if JomSocial if available
  • Trigger Selection – Choose to trigger at time of registration, or wait until after the users confirm their email
  • See the exact request that the plugin makes to the auto-responder service, and it’s response. Great way to check to see if things are working.
  • Special code to work with Community Builder and JomSocial, and should work with any extension that uses standard Joomla! “events” when registering users.
  • Many stability and performance improvements

In short, the auto-responder plugin v4.0 series is our best plugin series to date.

Our line of AutoResponder Plugins now include:

Joomla! AWeber Plugin
Joomla! GetResponse Plugin
Joomla! Constant Contact Plugin
Joomla! iContact Plugin
Joomla! Mail Chimp Plugin

If you are looking to talk with an email system that is not listed, go ahead and add it to the feedback page and we’ll look at getting it on the engineering schedule. You can find the feedback page by clicking the “Feedback” link in the lower-right of the Extension Web Store.

Remember, you can try any of our plugins, risk free, with a full money-back guarantee. Most of our partners also have trial periods, so you can set up the system and make it work for you.

In addition, use the promo code: TRYIT and get an extra 10% off the already low prices in our Extension Web Store.

You can find out more about our supported partners by clicking the links below (we may earn a commission if you purchase after clicking):
AWeber, GetResponse, Constant Contact, iContact, Mail Chimp

Want to know more? Leave a question / comment here, hit us up on twitter, or contact sales through the Intellispire support desk.

Each product also has a “Ask a Question” button which will email your question to a qualified support rep … i.e, me (Nick), Justin, Florante or Sybil will respond to you pretty quickly.

3 Responses to “Intellispire AutoResponder Plugins 4.0 For Joomla! Released”

  • Richard Pearce says:

    August 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I know it’s hard to decide which email marketing platforms to support, but I encourage you to consider developing a solution for Campaign Monitor. This is somewhat less known but extremely popular with developers because it is completely white label. They provide a comprehensive API.

  • Nick Temple says:

    September 2, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Great idea, Campaign Monitor looks good.

    It’s actually not too hard to decide which auto-responder plugins to create, we’ll build what people ask for, when it’s technically feasible to do so.

    We’ll have the plugin released within the next couple of days (right around Labor Day, 2011).

    Thanks for the request.

    Testing now.

    Nick Temple says:

    September 2, 2011 at 4:16 PM