Help test the Constant Contact API 3.0 plugin beta!

Almost ready.

It’s been a long haul for the new version of the Constant Contact for WordPress plugin. I started working on it before Constant Contact finalized their new API, so let’s just say it has been a major undertaking 🙂 Now I need help getting it ready for release!

The new Constant Contact WordPress plugin has some cool features, such as inline editing of lists and contacts, nicer report layouts, error/activity logging, and much cleaner ways of doing things.

Please help by installing the plugin and reporting issues.

You can download the latest build of the plugin here.

Please help test the plugin and — most important — report issues using this form.

I want to release the plugin in the next three weeks, so please download, install, and submit issues as soon as possible. It would be a huge help.

Are you a developer?

Please help out and contribute on GitHub. Your help will earn you a thank-you link on the plugin’s settings page!

Future plans

Once the new version is released, I plan on allowing this plugin be the connector to Constant Contact for my other integrations (Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, and Fast Secure Contact Form). That way, other forms can be used instead of the Form Designer and you’d still get all the other functionality of the main API plugin, like viewing and editing contacts.

Thanks for your help!

Constant Contact's Business Partner Program Is Better Than It Seems

Constant Contact doesn’t openly advertise their Business Partner Program’s competitive commission structures.

Constant Contact promotes their Partner Program with just a 15% starting commission, so it may come as a surprise that their commission structure goes up to 40%. No one else offers anywhere near that amount.

Here’s how their commission rate is calculated:

  1. 15% up to $250/month net revenue
  2. 20% up to $500/month
  3. 25% up to $1,000/month
  4. 30% up to $2,500/month
  5. 40% up to $5,000/month

Constant Contact offers very competitive commission for active affiliates

At first glance, Constant Contact’s partner program appears simply decent. The base 15% commission is nowhere near the 25% commissions offered by other programs. What they don’t tell you is that as you continue to build your referral list, you can qualify for higher commission tiers. Continue reading “Constant Contact's Business Partner Program Is Better Than It Seems”

Receive Email Updates from Constant Contact Surveys: Feature Request

Constant Contact Surveys

Update: Constant Contact has implemented this feature.

Get notified when you receive new survey responses

I use the CC Survey feature to send out web design questionnaires to potential clients. As such, I keep a survey open and receive responses sporadically. Currently, there’s no way to be notified by Constant Contact when my survey receives a response.

A temporary work-around

What I’m doing to get updates is I share the survey results as a separate page, and then submit the url to a RSS-creation service, which will email me when the page changes. FeedWhip also provides an RSS option, so that I could subscribe to the changes. This option works fine, but not well enough!
Continue reading “Receive Email Updates from Constant Contact Surveys: Feature Request”