Scripts Manager Plugin Weekend Sale

28 October 2011

Offer Closed

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Today at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) I’m starting a weekend sale for a plugin I predict you’ll want to install on all your blogs.  At first glance it’s quite unassuming, but once you realise how the Scripts Manager plugin saves you a big fat headache you’ll realise how useful it really is.

In fact I rely on it so often that I take it for granted.

I was only reminded how useful it was when one of my friends – Martin Salter – said “That is freaking awesome!”

I’ve been doing some work with Martin on a project (more on that another time) and I’d changed the theme about three times when Martin told me I was breaking some code he’d added to the original theme.

D’oh!

It turns out he’d added some javascript affiliate code to the header.php, and also amended functions.php to add some Twitter code.  Every time I updated or changed the theme, the javsacript and PHP he’d added disappeared.

Aha!

As soon as I realised what was going on, I showed him the Scripts Manager plugin and that’s when I received that “Awesome!” comment.

This plugin allows you to add javascript code to both the header and footer areas of your WordPress installation without changing any of the theme code.  After I realised Martin was also adding PHP into the functions file of the theme, I had Scripts Manager tweaked to include the ability to do that too.

So with this plugin you can now easily add javascript and PHP to your blog without having to fiddle with theme code.  You can do this globally, and even override individual pages and posts with other code if you want to.

(For the more technically minded you can also add “onload” javascript too.)

The beauty of this is that you can change themes as many times as you like and everything just continues to work as it should.

Like I said, I rely on this plugin so much that I install it on every blog, add my javascript tracking code for StatCounter (you can use it with Google Analytics just as easily) to the footer section and then forget about it.

If a few weeks later I change the theme or upload a new version of it, so what?  My tracking code and functions etc just keep on working.

It’s only when you’ve gone through the pain of finding you’ve not been tracking visitors or some other code hasn’t been working for the last two weeks that you realise how completely useful it is.

If you don’t already have this plugin, then the final pre-launch sale starts today at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) at just $10 for the first 25 buyers.  This post will update at that time to present the buy button.

After this weekend sale is over or when 100 sales occur, the price of the plugin will rise to $27.

-Frank Haywood

P.S.  If you DO already have this plugin, then it’s a free update to the latest version.  Just go back to your download page and you can grab it from there.

10 Responses to “Scripts Manager Plugin Weekend Sale”

  1. Wes says:

    Hey, Frank –

    Is this the same, or perhaps an update, of the PG Script Manager sold last year about this time ?
    (Transaction ID: 6N175207M2328073L) ?

    Keep up the good work.

    Thank you,
    Wes

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Wes,

      Yes it’s an updated version of that plugin. If you already have it, then go back to your download page and grab this brand new version. :-)

      -Frank

  2. Anwar says:

    If it an update for the PG script manager, would you please mention that on your post..Will be great for the old owners..

    Always have good stuff..

    Regards..

    Anwar

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Anwar,

      I’ve now added that into the post. :-)

      …and thank you.

      -Frank

  3. Joe Denholm says:

    Frank! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!!!

    I found one that did something like this but not as good and the only way I could get it was to pay $300!!! as it was part of a big pack of plugins and I couldn’t buy it separately. Of course I didn’t bother to get that one but I was very tempted, and I’m now really glad I didn’t.

    I’ll be back here at 6.00 to beat the mob!! Lol.

    Joe
    PS Even if I do miss out on best price, I’ll still get it, I need this!

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Joe,

      Cool. I’m always glad to be of service. :-)

      And like I say, this is one of those plugins I use all the time myself and it just relieves me of one more worry. Until I had this created, I was always having those “D’oh!” moments every time I changed themes but forgot to copy and paste the code. Now it’s all routine and it just works.

      -Frank

  4. Hi, Frank

    Thanks for the upgrade!

    Kathleen

  5. Yanni says:

    Can you show the plugin in action in a video?

    • Frank Haywood says:

      Hi Yanni,

      There’s not much to see as this is an under-the-covers workhorse of a plugin. If you view the source of this page and scroll all the way to the bottom to just under /body tag, you’ll see some StatCounter code. That code was placed there by the Scripts Manager plugin – normally admins would edit the footer.php and paste the code, save and re-upload.

      There’s no need to do that once you have Scripts Manager. Just paste it into the footer javascript box in the admin panel and that’s it.

      Hmm… Okay, I’ve had a think while I’ve been writing this. I’m tired now, but I’ll do you a quick video in the morning showing how once the code is in place you can change themes but you don’t lose the code. :-)

      -Frank