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Jan 22 (56 days ago)
Geoff agent wrote
Hey there beta testers.

Thank you for helping us make Promoter better.
Please use this forum to provide feedback, offer suggestions and report bugs!

Happy testing from the Promoter team :-)
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7 Answers
Jan 27 (51 days ago)
Dale Norenberg wrote
Instructions talk about entering your license key to activate, although no license key field for me. My WP License screen under settings only has aggregator and calendar pro.
Feb 10 (37 days ago)
Martin Pfeiffer wrote
Hi Dela, I think you will first need to install the beta version of The Events Calender and the Event Tickets before that field appears. You find the links here: https://support.theeventscalendar.com/329824-Promoter-Beta-Setup-Guide-
Feb 13 (34 days ago)
Geoff agent wrote
Thank you Martin :-)
Feb 15 (32 days ago)
Ken Smiley wrote
Actually I installed both of the betas on my staging server and still the license key did not appear. I was able to fill in my regular license key into the promoter setup and have it connect to my site and find the 2 events on my site currently. However, it went against my live site, not my staging site, no way to point it at my staging site. So when I fill out the form to create an email to send to promote the event the email never sends. I assume because it tried to send through my production site which doesn't have the beta plug in but rather the latest production plug in installed. Not sure there is any good way for me to test this then since I don't want to put this on my production site.

A couple of thoughts:
1) If I want to PROMOTE an event I probably want to send emails to people who are not attending or not yet attending, hence promoting the event to them to try and get them to sign up. I saw no way to do this. Would be nice to be able to pull in my site member list or member groups, or load up an xls file of people to email to, etc.
2) No confirmation that email was sent and who it was sent to, maybe because my email didn't end up going out I didn't see anything, but if it works I would want to see a verification that the emails were in fact sent and to whom they were sent to so I don't spam people.
3) Which begs the question can people opt out of receiving promoter emails about events when they sign up for an event to attend or after they receive their first email?
Feb 15 (32 days ago)
Geoff agent wrote

Good evening Ken,

Thank you for writing back.

Our apologies for the staging server glitch. This is most likely caused by what is described under the "important notes" section from https://support.theeventscalendar.com/329824-Promoter-Beta-Setup-Guide-

I assume because it tried to send through my production site which doesn't have the beta plug in but rather the latest production plug in installed.   Not sure there is any good way for me to test this then since I don't want to put this on my production site.

That is correct. For now, only the beta plugins will work. The solution would be to use a staging site that does not have "staging" in its name (we will certainly improve on that for next Beta).

1) If I want to PROMOTE an event I probably want to send emails to people who are not attending or not yet attending, hence promoting the event to them to try and get them to sign up.  I saw no way to do this.  Would be nice to be able to pull in my site member list or member groups, or load up an xls file of people to email to, etc.

That is totally something that we will add as a feature (as well as others). But thank you for that thought!

2) No confirmation that email was sent and who it was sent to, maybe because my email didn't end up going out I didn't see anything, but if it works I would want to see a verification that the emails were in fact sent and to whom they were sent to so I don't spam people.

When a message is sent by Promoter and a valid Audience was selected, the status changes to "Sent". Furthermore, each message clearly displays what the audience for it was.

3) Which begs the question can people opt out of receiving promoter emails about events when they sign up for an event to attend or after they receive their first email?

That is another great question. At this point (while working on the beta), the feature is not there.
But that is absolutely something we take seriously.

Therefore, you can expect this to find it's way for the release :-)

Feb 15 (32 days ago)
Geoff agent wrote
I meant "its way", of course ;-)
Feb 26 (21 days ago)
Geoff agent wrote
Good evening all,

Just a quick note to say thank you for your participation to Promoter's Beta.

Your efforts were certainly paramount in helping us make the released product better :-)

Furthermore, we will be closing the Beta forum shortly as we are pending release!

Have a great day!
Geoff B.