I’ve been promoting the OptimizePress Theme since it was first released 2 years ago, such a great premium product helped many online business owners to build their sites in several ways, especially when it comes to launch products, building email lists, creating landing pages, sales pages, and even building and membership areas.
That was OptimizePress 1.0, it was a big deal, really. But the exciting news is the launch of the new release of OptimizePress 2.0, which comes -this time- in two different forms for WordPress; an elegant Theme that you can use to run your site, and finally the most wanted product; OptimizePress brought a brand new plugin that can be used with any WordPress theme, which is really awesome because many people wanted to have this fantastic power without switching the Themes they are using.
I just got a copy of OptimizePress Plugin so I thought to install it on my test site, and see how things are. I did fire my WordPress post editor to take notes and write my first OptimizePress Plugin review to show you the awesomeness of this useful plugin.
Here you can see OptimizePress in Action.
So, let me take you though the installation and functionality of the plugin.
Installing OptimizePress Plugin
The very first noticeable thing about the OptimizePress plugin is the file size, it’s huge file (29M) of heavy functionality, which looks promising. But, probably you won’t be able to install it via the traditional way in WordPress, you may want to extract the .zip file on your computer, then use your favorite FTP client to upload it to the WordPress plugins folder on your server. (or maybe a faster solution is to upload the .zip file via your web host file manager, then extract it on server).
Also, something to pay attention to is that the plugin require ionCube Loader to be installed on your server, most web hosts has it installed already, but in some cases you will need to install it or upgrade it to the latest version. The plugin won’t work with older versions of the ionCube Loader. You can have a little chat or submit a support ticket to your web host support and ask them to install or upgrade the loader for you.
Once you get the plugin installed and activated on your WordPress site, head to the OptimizePress settings page to validate the plugin with your API License Key.
You just need to do this once, then you site will be verified and good to go.
What’s in the OptimizePress plugin?
Practically, the plugin contains 3 main sections that presents it’s main core functionality:
- Page Builder
- Launch Suite
We’ll talk about each section in a few.
1- OptimizePress Dashboard
The dashboard is where you can set the default settings of the plugin.
These default settings (global settings) will be used across your site, but it can be overridden when needed on single page bases. And, as you can see in the screenshot above, the plugin gives you a lot of control over many Design, Tracking, SEO, Email Marketing, Social settings, and much more.
The Email Marketing Service integrates with Aweber, iContact, MailChimp, InfusionSoft, GetResponse, 1ShoppingCart, OfficeAutopilot, GoToWebinar, and CampaignMonitor. This is really easy integration and it’s all done by API, so it will be super easy to configure.
I am very impressed with the little small details.
2- OptimizePress Page Builder
Follow the easy steps to create and build your page…
This is a brilliant addition to the plugin, once you go through the 4 steps of creating your page and save it, OptimizePress plugin will fire its live editor, which has an amazing live preview. Words can not explain this, you must see it and try it yourself, seriously!
3- OptimizePress Launch Suite
Easy to use, hard not to have 🙂
And, there will be tons of templates that fits all your business requirements, here is only an example of what OptimizePress plugin offers:
I’ve seen and tried most of the drag and drop page builders that are available in the WordPress market, every page builder is totally different than the other, and provides different way to deal with page elements and templates. I’ve even tried to make my own plugin, however it dosen’t even offer 3% of what OptimizePress plugin dose.
Seriously, the OptimizePress plugin has the best set of feature I’ve ever seen, it’s the future of marketing sites.
See OptimizePress in Action (Live Demo)