October 17, 2011 at 11:06 am #4550
I am running estore, emember, and the affiliate plugins and so far am quite happy (I switched over from wishlist some time ago and am happier with the cleaner interface and ease of use).
I would like to run some contest giveaways and while there are a few plugins for comment contests and the like available in the plugins thingie at wordpress.org I would really prefer to use something that is completely compatible with emember/estore so while I know you don’t currently have a product of this type, I’d like to encourage you to put something together . . . please please pretty please!
Most of the ones I’ve found have a contest set up in a post and then the entries are counted from comments made to that post. I’d much rather have a participation contest that allows me to draw from folks who have posted in comments either to a specific post for a topical contest or site wide for the big kahuna contest (I’m more interested in encouraging folks to actually participate in the site as a whole rather than just post to the contest thread and bail). Ideally, I’d like to be able to review the winners (choice of number of winners and what products they receive) and once I approve the winners list, the plugin would automatically email the winners their congratulations notification with a secure encrypted download link via estore’s system for the product or products they have won so I don’t have to manually generate links and email them. Making everything integrated and seamless would be absolutely awesome.
I know you don’t have anything like that at the moment so I will try to find something that will do in a pinch for now but really prefer to use an integrated product like your suite.
– BrianOctober 17, 2011 at 11:08 am #37603
Sorry for the doublepost, net screwup.
– BrianOctober 18, 2011 at 1:26 am #37604adminKeymaster
We don’t have plan to make a contest plugin at this moment but we can definitely do some integration with a 3rd party plugin if they have API that will allow this. Do you have any favorite contest plugin?October 31, 2011 at 1:24 am #37605
No, no favorite at the moment, just looking into it . . . the ones I’ve found are based on commenting to a single post (the contest post) but I was hoping to have something that tallied all comments on the site as that more authentically encourages site participation. The post-comment tally only to the contest specific post just encourages folks to post to that one page but ignores the rest of the site which can encourage comment-and-run behavior rather than genuine participation.
It’s not a priority, but we thought it would be a nice way to genuinely encourage participation and your plugin suite seemed a neat way to perhaps allow membership-level specific contests as well.
BrianJune 12, 2012 at 11:41 am #37606NatalieMember
Just wondering, Have you picked any of contest plugins already?
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