Hey all. Yes, we are still developing the plugin. In fact we have a new update coming soon with some cool features. Stay tuned.
Hey everybody! We have some exciting stuff to share about Magic Action Box Pro and Ultimate and its new update.
Rebuilding from the ground up: One of the things that we have been working on for a while was the actual framework of the plugin. The way that the plugin was originally coded didn’t provide the flexibility that we knew that we’d want in the future. That being said, we did a major overhaul on the code so that MAB would eventually be able to have its own eco-system of user generated templates and features. In other words, we have been paving the way to allow other MAB users to create add-ons to fit their needs and the needs of others.
Better User Interface (UI): We really want to make this plugin as easy as possible to use. That being said, we changed the UI around to make it easier to do things. Fun!
Conflicts with Other Themes and Plugins: About 3% of the MAB population has this weird error that occurs in which extra paragraph tags are added to their action box – making it look like crap. MAB now as a “Minify” option that should correct all of that craziness.
Better HTML parser for autoresponders: If you are using an autoresponder that uses funny HTML to create their forms (i.e. not HTML best practices), you shouldn’t have to use a workaround anymore. With the new email parser code that we’ve developed, everything should work just fine now with your autoresponder.
Sidebar Widget: You’ve asked for it, now you’ve got it. Rather than having to use shortcode in your sidebar to have a an Action Box show up, you can now set up an opt-in form using a WordPress widget. How easy!
More features to come: In the next few months we are going to be adding some more features, to include integration with Gravity Forms so that you can have a killer contact form box. We also have some really cool surprises coming soon… stay tuned :).
In this video, you’ll see just how powerful Magic Action Box and Magic Action Popup can be. Want to create amazing conversion boxes and popups? Just watch and see what you can do!
The latest version of Magic Action Box (MAB) Pro is now available for download in the members area.
This is the third major release since we launched MAB and while most of the big improvements have been made “under the hood” – we refactored a lot of code to make way for the features we are planning for future releases – we also have some treats for our users.
New Action Box Type – Share Box
Share Box is the latest action box type added to MAB. It’s essentially an Opt In Form action box + social sharing, adding more opportunities for your content to go viral! Check out the Share Box below styled with one of our new styles – Purity.
Shortcode and Template Tag
We have improved the shortcode and template tag function You can now show any action box using the shortcode:
or if you you’re comfortable tinkering with your php template files, use the template tag:
mab_get_actionbox( ACTIONBOX_ID );
If you like to unleash the creative inside you and creating your own action box styles, you will welcome the switch to Global Styles.
Where previously the action box style only applied to the action box it was created in, now styles are created separately and can be assigned to multiple action boxes.
**Note: If you have previously created styles, you will need to use the MAB Update Tool to convert your styles to global ones. This tool will extract the styles you’ve created for your action box previously and save it as a global style under Magic Action Box Settings › Styles & Buttons menu.
If you bought the Pro version of Magic Action Box, you are going to be in for a treat. We have been working hard on putting out the first release of Magic Action Popup, an add on that let’s you create popups using the designs and action boxes that you’ve already created using Magic Action Box.
How is this different than other popup plugins?
Well, glad you asked… The two big difference in Magic Action Popup are that it is super targeted and it let’s you use Sales boxes and Optin Boxes.
It is targeted because…
Where all other popup plugins only let you use one popup per site, or maybe even for a category, Magic Action Popup lets you use an unlimited amount of plugins all over your site.
For example, you can have a popup with one offer on your home page, and a completely different popup on an individual post. Why is this awesome? Because if your blog is like mine, you get traffic to specific posts too via search engines.
Imagine if you could give a relevant popup with an offer to those people who are searching for it?
Use your already created Action Boxes as your popups
The beauty of this is that if you have an amazing offer that you really want people to see, and that you’ve already made into an Action box, with only a few clicks, you can also put it right in front of their screen. You don’t have to reinvest your Action Box designs, just use the ones that you already have.
Not only that, most popups only let you create opt-in forms. Now you can create clear call-to-action popups that guide your visitors anywhere you want on the site.
For example, I could create a popup like this that gets emails:
Or… You can go crazy and put a “buy me now” box in front of your visitor (on a completely separate post too!):
More good things a’ comin…
On top of Magic action Popup, there are a lot of other cool and new additions to Magic Action Box Pro that are coming very soon. So if you haven’t got it yet, go and get it now! 🙂
Check out this video to see some of the cool new things in MAB 2.4!
Hey! The Magic Action Box launch was a huge success! We got a lot of people on board that are now making amazing call-to-action boxes for their content, getting more people on their list and making more sales.
As with any launch, there are things that pop up! That being said, here are some items that were raised and what we are gonna do with them:
- “There should be a sales box option rather than just an optin form. I want to lead people to a product” – Great idea, it’s in the next update.
- “I want to see what my Action Box will look like” – We are going to add thumbnail image previews of what it will look like.
- “More styles please” – You got it.
- “Can I add this into the sidebar” – Well… No. Here’s why… The primary purpose of Magic Action box is not to be just an optin form creator. It’s primary goal is to use your content to qualify prospects. When something is in the sidebar it is usually global, thus defeated the purpose. However, we may add this as an upgrade for the future or as a separate product.
We are also going to be adding a button generator that you can use to make your own button styles in the Sales Box type.
We got more in store in the next few months!