We are hyped to announce that the development for PayPlans 4.1 is about to be completed. On this version, our team has put in a great deal of effort to implement some features based on previous feedback and requests from our customers!
Today, we'd like to share with you some of these new features as well as improvements that will be included in PayPlans 4.1 🤩
New Joomla Editor Plug-in 🔗
With the Joomla Editor Plug-in, administrators can now insert a link into the article. This makes it super convenient for users to subscribe to plans. By just clicking on the link in the content, they will be redirected to the checkout page.
Universal Coupon Code 🎫
Previously it was time consuming to create many different coupon codes for users to use in any possible circumstance.
In PayPlans 4.1, this is now a thing of the past as a new type of coupon code which caters to any purchasing condition, is now available.
Joomla Audit-Trail 👣
In this release, we have also integrated with Joomla's User Actions Log so that you get a birds eye view of who changed what. You can find the full list of supported actions from our PayPlans documentation.
Invoice Customization 📝
Invoice customization was one of the most requested feature since the early days of PayPlans.
We will be adding this feature into this release too! You can now tweak your invoice layout directly on your Joomla articles!
Invoice Serial Number Auto-Reset 🔁
We understand that not all customer requires this but in order to standardize with the format of invoices in EU countries, we have also added a new settings to automatically reset invoice serial counter.
When the option is enabled, the counter will get reset automatically every year.
Improved Statistical Report 📈
In prior versions, administrators are only able to track new sales revenue in PayPlans. With PayPlans 4.1, it now includes revenue from renewals as well.
Subscription Upgrade Accelerator 🚀
In order to increase conversion rates for upgrades, discounts will now be displayed on the upgrade popup.
Country Management 🚩
Administrators can now also manage the list of available countries in PayPlans 4.1. This allows greater flexibility when it comes to managing the list of countries in PayPlans.
Improved Email Template ✨
The team has also optimized the layout of the e-mail templates in order to provide a much better user experience for your customers.
Instead of displaying a plain and boring text, we have also beautified the paywall notice that users see when they are prevented from reading the full article.
Did I also mention that it now also works with EasyBlog too?!
More Integration with EasySocial 📂
In PayPlans 4.1, business details can now be integrated with EasySocial User Custom Fields at invoice checkout and edit preferences page.
New Settings for Stripe Payment Gateway 💳
We are aware that certain sites have their own format preference when it comes to gathering the expiry date of credit cards.
In PayPlans 4.1, we have added a new option in Stripe payment gateway that allows admins to configure whether "MM/YYYY" or "MM/YY" should be used as the card expiry date format.
Tokens is pretty important in PayPlans when it comes to manipulating and displaying of data. Our team added two new Tax and Discount tokens that can be used in PayPlans 4.1.
Improved Cron Setting 🤖
Prior to this release, when a recurring payment is rejected by the payment gateway, PayPlans would always re-initiate and request the payment again and this would result in an infinite cycle.
With PayPlans 4.1, we have now added an explicit limit for recurring payment requests.
Re-Organize Your Payment Methods 📌
You can now also re-arrange your payment methods from the back end so that your preferred choice of payment always displays first.
Search 4 Settings 🔎
Initially rolled out on EasySocial, many of our customers loved this! We have also decided to add the same search bar in PayPlans to simplify your day to day operation.
New Pro-Rate Setting 🧮
In the prior version, prorated amount always display on plan upgrade pop-up. In this release, we have added the option for administrators to prevent this amount from displaying on plan upgrade pop-up.
New MySql Query Setting 📨
The automation script for MySQL queries can now also be executed on recurring payments.
New Account Verification Setting 🕶
In this release, we have added a new option that allows user's account to be automatically activated once a subscription plan activates.
This means the user's account will be automatically activated and approved without going through further verification.
Plan Modifier Option on Upgrade 🔝
Users can now select versions of a plan with varying prices/duration when upgrading their subscriptions. In the prior version, dynamic modifiers for plans do not show on the upgrade pop-up.
Previewing Email Templates 📧
Do you often worry about the emails that you are sending out might contain incorrect information or problematic design?
Well, we have added an email preview feature into this version of PayPlans. Administrators can now preview the layout of notification emails that are created from the back end.
Improved Order Custom Details 📝
In this improvement, the fields in subscription custom fields can now be used as tokens.
When these tokens are placed in areas that uses tokens, like notification emails or invoices, the information filled in by users on these fields will show.
Payment Duplication Checks ✅
Prior to PayPlans 4.1, there are cases where the payment notification is not sent out immediately to customers. This confuses customers and led them to make another payment on the same invoice.
With this new duplication checks, users will no longer be able to attempt to make payment on the same invoice twice if the initial payment was already successful.
🚨 Final Reminder 🚨
Final reminder for users who are still running PayPlans version 3.x, we strongly recommend you to upgrade your PayPlans to the latest version as soon as possible because we will be discontinuing PayPlans 3.x and it's app store on October 31st 2019.
If you are upgrading, please have a look into this blogpost. Refer to the Transition Guide and Installation Guide which is helpful for the upgrade procedure. 😉
Exclusive Discount 🤩
To celebrate this milestone, we are pleased to offer an exclusive discount to purchase PayPlans with a 15% discount (For new customers only). You may use the coupon code PAYPLANS41 during checkout.
This offer only lasts till 27th October 2019 (UTC +8).
Bug Hunter 🐛🔫
To test run the PayPlans 4.1, you can click on the blue button below to download the installer and submit all the bug reports or feedbacks to the PayPlans 4.1 Issue Tracker that found on the button below as well.
Let's start hunting! 😎