We’ve recently been working on a horoscopes website for one of our clients that has some content that is for members only. The Cart66 WordPress eCommerce has been great for handling the PayPal subscriptions but I had to add some custom functionality so that new members on certain levels would be automatically signed up to a mailing list which is handled by Constant Contact.
Cart66 actually has Constant Contact integration which adds an “opt-in” style mailing list signup that is added to the checkout which would normally work fine for most eCommerce sites however I we needed to make the signup compulsory for the user and to do it seamlessly without the user knowing that this has occurred so they receive the daily emails that they have purchased.
My name is Mat and I am proud to be the newest addition to the Sennza team.
I will start with a little bit about me. I am 22 years old and have a passion for Web Development. When I’m not behind the monitor, you will find me riding my bike or at the beach.
Like Bronson and Lachlan, I too have fallen in love with WordPress. After starting on other CMS (Joomla, Drupal), I found WordPress and have never looked back since!
If you want to keep in touch with what I am doing, feel free to follow me on twitter @MathewHood.
I look forward to interacting with you all and hope you get some benefit from what I have to offer.
Why do we assume that simple is good? Because with physical products, we have to feel we can dominate them. As you bring order to complexity, you find a way to make the product defer to you. Simplicity isn’t just a visual style. It’s not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves digging through the depth of the complexity. To be truly simple, you have to go really deep. For example, to have no screws on something, you can end up having a product that is so convoluted and so complex. The better way is to go deeper with the simplicity, to understand everything about it and how it’s manufactured. You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential.
- Jony Ive
(From Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson)