Sunday, 21 May 2017

New WordPress Plugin from the NiftyToolZ range


Over the last month I've been working on my first WordPress Plugin, the first dedicated support for WordPress sites in my NiftyToolZ range.

It's nearly ready for release and I'm just polishing all the supporting stuff (installation instructions, screenshots etc).

I've prepared two versions: a free and a premium one.
The only difference between the free and paid-for license is that in the free one, all links use my referral id.

This is cool...

There's a couple of cool benefits to the way the licenses work.
  • If you start on a free one and decide to go for a paid license, all links in previous posts will stop using my referral id and start using yours right away!
  • If you don't want to renew your paid-for license, that's ok. Everything will still work but links will revert to using my referral id.
  • If you let your license expire and then decide later to pay for another license period, once more all links in pre-exisiting posts will go back to your referral id.
I've designed it this way so you're never locked in to anything and are free to pay or not pay as your circumstances dictate.

Get the free one...

Details of how to get the free one will be in the next issue of my Zazzle Tools and Tips newletter. If you don't want to miss out on this fabulous free WordPress plugin, sign up right away. The next issue is due out imminently!

Sign up here


Dive right in...

If you want to get the premium version, which uses your referral (associate) id in all links instead of mine, choose your license here

Friday, 28 April 2017

Sampler of products using fine art photography

click to personalize and buy

Lakes Edge Abstract Tranquility Jigsaw Puzzle
Dreamy Moments series: An almost abstract picture of a partially sunken branch a...
Agapanthus, African Lily - In Deepest Sympathy Card
Floral series Featuring a beautiful agapanthus - which literally means the love ...
You Lift My Spirits, Fine Art Photograph Postcard
Inspirational series: A fine art take on hot air balloons soaring into a dramati...
Above The Chapel Altar - Happy Anniversay Darling Card
Faith series: A fine art greetings card presented in black and white showing the...
A Walk In The Park - Good Luck with your Surgery Card
English Scenes series An artistic photo showing a tree-lined walk in the grounds...
Fencing In The Dunes blank notelet / card
Dreamy Moments series: The photograph is a picture of a path picking its way thr...
Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian, Scotland Magnet
Scottish Scenes series: A great gift featuring a photo of Dalhousie Castle, once...
Fine Art Pony Head and Mane on metallic-effect Business Card
Metallic series A great generic business card template. Just upload your logo or...
Sleepy Puppy - Missing You Card
Animals and Pets series: A cute picture that anyone who adores Pomeranians will ...
Vintage Fordson Tractor, Bredbury Hall Postcard
A picture of a vintage Fordson Tractor seeing out its days and beautifully prese... 

Zazzlers: A big bunch of Nifty enhancements

I have been a busy bee... here's a summary of the enhancements I've made to the Nifty Promo tools in the last few days.

  • On embed-code product grids, an option to add a by-line underneath each product description, linking to the product designer's store. Give credit where credit is due!
     
  • New share options for the two product grid sharing pages and the same for the two slideshow sharing pages: Google Plus, share-by-email, tweets include images

Here's the detail...

By-line

To get a by-line included underneath each product's description, just check the box as shown in the screenshot. The eagle-eyed will see it in the code section I've scrolled to in the screenshot.


Note this is only for the product grid embed code promo tool.



New share options

Here's a link to a slideshow sharing page where you can check out the new options.

Remember that this applies only to the product grid sharer pages and the slideshow sharer pages (you know, the ones for peeps who don't have a website to use).

Twitter

For Twitter sharing, the image used in the tweet is the first in the product grid or slideshow.

There's a gotcha with slideshows due to the way I've had to implement the twitter sharing:  Even though it uses the first image, if a different one is displayed in the slideshow, it'll use that one's title! So make sure you either change that in the tweet box that comes up or stay on the first image in the slideshow when you tweet.

Google Plus

Like with Twitter, when sharing on G+, the image used is the first in the product grid or slideshow. No text is pre-populated, so be creative in what you write. Make sure you point out the link is to a slideshow, so they know what to expect.

Share by email

AddThis tech support have told me that this is just how it works - nothing I can do about it. When allowing for share by email, and still making sure Pinterest sharing works properly, the email share "note" field ends up with the product image url in it - not what's wanted at all!

So watch out for this gotcha and replace it with the text you want to see above the email's product image.
I recommend emailing it to yourself the first time you use it, before using it for a customer or an autopost blog, just to make sure you know what to expect.





Itching to try out the new options? Get your fix here: http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Fine Art, Wheat Field Rise Poster - click/tap any in slideshow to personalize and buy


Click/tap image to have a look at my 15 most popular fine art pieces, shown as a slideshow.



Fine Art, Wheat Field Rise Poster

Dreamy Moments series: A breathtaking view over a wheat field to the horizon and beyond. A trail of tractor-flattened wheat leads from beyond the horizon to the front of the scene, curves around and h...

-- click/tap to see the slideshow from where you can personalize and buy --

shared using Nifty


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Beach Huts - Father's Day fine art - Fishing Card

Beach Huts - Father's Day fine art - Fishing Card
Winter time at the pebble-beach seafront... A couple and young child are walking their dogs along the concert and above them, beach huts are arrayed with their shining faces…


Surreal Trees Father's Day fine art - Speedster! Card

Surreal Trees Father's Day fine art - Speedster! Card
A very unusual and surreal group of trees seem to be clawing their way over each other to the dramatic skies beyond. Surreal scenes like this hold tremendous appeal to many -…