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CrowdPress and Fundify: Minor Theme Update

Posted in Features by Karl

Today we released some minor updates to our CrowdPress and Fundify themes. They are now at versions 3.0.3 and 2.0.3 respectively. They can be downloaded from your IgnitionDeck Dashboard. The changes are listed below. Fundify Fixed the created projects count for users Added an archive template for the IgnitionDeck Project Type taxonomy Linked the author bio to their creator profile…

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Introducing the Venus Pre-Order Theme

Posted in Features by Shawn

Now Available: Venus is a new Theme 500 child theme designed to help you promote and sell your pre-order products. When we looked back at the origins of this theme, we were amazed to find that we began the project a year ago this month. Since those first mockups, IgnitionDeck has changed considerably as a product, eventually emerging as a fully fledged product suite comprised of…

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1.5 is Alive!

by Nathan

One of our favorite things about working on the IgnitionDeck product line is that, with the help of our customers, we get to actively take part in the evolution of a new market that is continually re-defining itself. We believe that these new releases, IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding (IDCF) 1.5  and IgnitionDeck Commerce (IDC) 1.5, are the best examples of that to date….

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Meet the New 500 Classic

Posted in Features by Shawn

In 2012, we celebrated our 500th customer by building and launching the Theme 500 Crowdfunding Framework. In doing so, we fulfilled a promise made to our early backers, and made it even easier to build and launch a self-hosted crowdfunding website. At the time, IgnitionDeck was still in its infancy, and the product was still designed and developed with a…

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Maximus 1.1 Released

Posted in Features by Shawn

When 500 Maximus was launched in December of last year, it did so as a fond farewell to 2013, a pivotal year for IgnitionDeck, and a signal of what was on the horizon for 2014. We’re proud to say that Maximus has been extremely well received; better than anticipated in fact. A lot of the feedback we get is how…

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Effective Email Marketing with IgnitionDeck Commerce

Posted in Features by Andrew

Mailchimp is a powerful email marketing solution that can help maintain communication with your customer base, while also increasing the efficiency of your marketing efforts. While the potential applications are numerous, and work wonderfully in coordination with transactional email efforts, today we’ll be limiting our focus to a few things IgnitionDeck Commerce does particularly well: Increasing your newsletter subscribers, upselling…

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Backer Profiles

Posted in Features by Nathan

In matching hopeful visionaries with eager backers, crowdfunding is a special experience that helps turn ideas into businesses, enables artists to make art, and raises funds for much needed special causes. For backers, a backer profile is a badge of honor. Their pledge history shares a story of projects won and lost, and the causes they’ve helped spring into action….

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Serve Downloads with Amazon S3

Posted in Features by Nathan

Building a cutting edge tool for WordPress membership management and digital delivery requires integration with similar cutting edge tools. In the past, digital downloads had to be served as unprotected links to WordPress media directories or zip files in your hosts web directory, which works great if you’re able to protect them. But what if you want to hide them…

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Sending Transactional Email with Mandrill and Sendgrid

Posted in Features by Nathan

You probably already send newsletters and autoresponders via a service like Mailchimp, but what are you using to send transactional email? Does your membership plugin or digital delivery system even offer it? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, transactional email is one-time email related to customer actions, such as after registering or purchasing on your site. This also includes lost…

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The IgnitionDeck Mailchimp Extension Just Got Better

Posted in Features by Nathan

If you’ve subscribed to our email newsletter, then you know that we’re strong believers in email marketing, especially in respect to our software products. The reason is simple: newsletters and email autoresponders are the foundation for a strong customer communications strategy. If you aren’t sharing product updates, announcements, and features with your customers, then you’re missing out on a very…

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