Get 30% off our WordPress plugins through Dec. 1st!

Black Friday sale (Perfmatters, Novashare, WP Coupons) – Biggest discounts of the year

You might have noticed we’ve been a lot quieter on the woorkup blog, but that’s because earlier this year, Brett and I both quit our jobs to work on our plugins full time! It’s been exciting and hectic as we pour all of our time and effort into improving our WordPress plugins. We’re also glad that we’ve been able to provide more one on one support.

We’re running a Black Friday sale on our Perfmatters, Novashare, and WP Coupons plugins through December 1st. Use the discount code: BLACKFRIDAY for 30% off!

We only do one sale per year, so this is the time to grab it.

Perfmatters plugin

Slow WordPress sites have higher bounce rates and fewer conversions. Perfmatters is a lightweight WordPress performance plugin that includes all the optimizations we’ve compiled over the years to gain the extra edge over the competition. Get all the secret sauce from our sites and sleepless coding nights with a few clicks.

Make sure to check our deep dive into the Perfmatters plugin if you want to learn more.

Perfmatters web performance WordPress plugin
Perfmatters web performance WordPress plugin

We pushed out 19 updates for Perfmatters in 2020

Besides fixing a ton of bugs throughout the year, here’s a quick summary of just a few of the things we added and improved in our Perfmatters plugin in 2020. Many came directly from user’s feedback.

  • Improved performance of the Script Manager. It was completely rewritten using vanilla JavaScript with no jQuery dependency. Also implemented AJAX so no more page reloads.
  • Completely revamped the back-end design (menus and tooltips) while taking advantage of native WordPress UI styles.
  • Added new MU Mode feature in the Script Manager which can be used to completely disable plugins per page (MySQL queries and hooks, as well as inline CSS and JS).
  • Added mu_mode=off URL parameter to force the page to load with MU Mode settings disabled.
  • Licensing workflow improvements. Simpler UI, license no longer deactivated on plugin deactivation, license auto-activates on input.
  • Added new options in Extras → Tools to Import and Export Plugin Settings.
  • Added new Database Optimization section in the Extras tab.
  • Improved lazy loading thresholds to ensure a better user experience.
  • Added new DOM Monitoring option to complement our existing lazy load settings.
  • Added support for lazy loading background images, iframes, and videos.
  • Added new lazy loading option to enable YouTube Preview Thumbnails.
  • Added new option to Add Body Code.
  • Added new Preloading section in the Extras tab, with new options for Instant Page and Preload.
  • Added new perfmatters_lazyload_forced_attributes filter to allow for matched elements to be skipped when checking for exclusions.
  • Dozens of compatibility fixes and improvements to the Script Manager.
  • New Local Analytics Script Type toggle with new Minimal Analytics options.
  • New JavaScript Deferral options in Extras → Assets.
  • New meta option to exclude JavaScript deferral, Instant Page, and Lazy Load per individual post/page.
  • Updates to Cart Fragments and Password Strength Meter toggles to improve effectiveness.
  • Added new Testing Mode option to the Script Manager settings.
  • Compatibility improvements for WooCommerce, Autoptimize, LiteSpeed, WP Rocket, Beaver Builder, Elementor, Divi, Yoast SEO, Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, Rocket Loader, and many more third-party plugins and services.
  • Code refactoring is very important to us, and this was done multiple times throughout the year.

Check out the full changelog.

Novashare plugin

We were really excited to launch our Novashare plugin earlier this year! It’s a fast and lightweight social sharing plugin developed from the ground up with a performance-focused approach. It features an easy to use UI, share counts, and no bloat. We use Novashare on this site!

Make sure to check our deep dive into the Novashare plugin if you want to learn more.

Novashare social share WordPress plugin
Novashare social share WordPress plugin

We pushed out 24 updates for Novashare in 2020

A big portion of the time earlier in the year was spent coding and prepping everything for the launch of Novashare. We’ve been listening to all the user feedback coming in, and we’re excited about the future of this plugin. One thing we always keep in mind with Novashare is that performance and simplicity come first.

Here are just a few of the things we added and improved in Novashare in 2020.

  • Added new configuration option to Purge Social Share Counts.
  • Added tooltip text and documentation links to all of the plugin options.
  • Added new options to Import and Export plugin settings in the Tools tab.
  • Added new Configuration option to adjust the Share Counts Refresh Rate, along with a filter novashare_custom_refresh_rates to pass in a custom set of refresh rates.
  • Reworked front-end novashare.js file to not require jQuery. (Props to Andy Feliciotti for the suggestion)
  • Added a new Novashare Inline Content shortcode for displaying inline content share buttons.
  • Added an additional Inline Content Button Position option.
  • Added new Floating Bar option to set the Mobile Max Width.
  • Added new Options section for Pinterest in plugin settings along with a new option to Enable Image Pins.
  • Added nofollow, noopener, and noreferrer attributes to all social share links elements.
  • Added new Share Count Recovery section including options to Combine HTTP & HTTPS URLs, Recover Previous Permalink Structure, Domain, & Post URLs.
  • Added new Button Alignment option to both Inline Content and Floating Bar settings.
  • AMP compatibility fixes.
  • Added new Social Follow Widget which allows you to add follow buttons for your social network profiles.
  • Added new Button Style options with 6 available styles for inline content and 2 available styles for the floating bar.
  • Added new Button Layout option for inline content buttons with support for up to 6 columns.
  • Added new Button Label options for inline content buttons to display social network labels next to their respective icons.
  • Added new Total Share Count options for inline content and floating bar for positioning before and after social buttons as well as changing text color.
  • Added new Remove Spacing options for inline content and floating bar to hide margins around buttons in either location.
  • Added new Mobile Background Color for the floating bar.
  • Added new novashare_mobile_networks filter.
  • Added new novashare_ctt_tweet filter.
  • Added aria-label attributes to all network buttons for accessibility.

Check out the full changelog.

WP Coupons plugin

WP Coupons is an affiliate marketing coupon plugin for WordPress. It was born out of the need to increase CTR and conversions on our affiliate programs here on our woorkup blog. And we can proudly say it was a big success! Once we saw an improvement in our campaigns, we released it to the public.

WP Coupons WordPress plugin
WordPress coupon plugin

We pushed out 8 updates for WP Coupons in 2020

Just like with our other plugins, we fixed a ton of bugs throughout the year. Here’s a quick summary of just a few of the things we added and improved to our WP Coupons plugin in 2020.

  • Added new Sticky checkbox to the Coupon post meta options.
  • Added support for the WordPress Block Editor.
  • Optimized coupon archive queries for better performance.
  • Added a version control function to help with future updates.
  • Added new options to Import and Export plugin settings in Extras → Tools.
  • Added meta box to Force Coupon Widget to our Coupon post type.
  • Improved license management functions and UI.
  • Completely revamped the back-end design (menus and tooltips) while taking advantage of native WordPress UI styles.
  • Added new extra option to Force Nofollow on any direct links.
  • Added a new display option to set the Coupon Type Slug to customize coupon archive pagination URLs.
  • Added rel=’noopener’ to attribution link for security purposes.
  • New coupon panel option to set Link Behavior.
  • Migrated CSS to Flexbox and inline SVG icons for performance.
  • Added new configuration option to set the Related Coupons Layout.

Check out the full changelog.

FAQs

Will the discount code work on renewals?

No, not at this time. We do, however, have an automatic 15% discount on all renewals.

Will the discount code work on upgrades?

Yes, if you are upgrading from a single license to any other license type, the BLACKFRIDAY discount code will work. All upgrades are also automatically prorated.

Other deals

Here are some other amazing deals on products we use that you might want to check out:

Summary

We’ve released over 50 updates across our plugins this year. We have a ton of new features planned for 2021 and are excited about your continued support. All of your feedback has been extremely helpful and keep it coming!

If you have any questions about our plugins or how they work, feel free to drop a comment below. Otherwise, you can grab our Perfmatters, Novashare, and WP Coupons plugins for 30% off through December 1st. Use the discount code: BLACKFRIDAY

Brian Jackson

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