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Out With Old Theme – In With Thesis Theme and Digital Access Pass

By Britt Malka | Money Online

Aug 30

My husband, Cyril, has a membership site where he delivers a new hypnosis seance monthly. I had installed Profits Theme on it, but we had some problems with it when some of the clients joined. I had to manually add them to the right product for some reason. Well, it was quickly taken care of in an update of the script.

Then, while we were packing and moving to Israel, all of a sudden all of his subscribers were unsubscribed. Either the script did it, or it happened during an update. I have no idea. Support says that this was a known bug and that it has been taken care of. So far so good.

Video Further Down…

I asked my readers, and they said they thought it would be good, if I added some video to this blog. Well! You asked for it, so here it comes. I’m sorry about my hair and my accent 😉 And the arm you will see beside me belongs to my husband. We’re always sitting next to each other with each our computer.

The two carpets lying in the background are not carpets. One is a cat (Siamese) named Frostie, and the other is a dog (Eurasier) named Tikva.

Bye Bye Profits Theme

But I wanted our subscribers to start off where they left, and I couldn’t do that tecknically inside Profits Theme. I asked support, but was just told to do what I’d already done, and which did’t work.

What is there to do when something doesn’t work, and you lose money, because you haven’t got a new system to replace it?

Hello To Thesis Theme and DAP

Well, you buy a new system. And this time, I wanted la crème de la crème for both theme and membership script, so I grabbed deep in my purse and bought ourselves Thesis Theme and Digital Access Pass.

This is my experience with the products so far – how difficult/easy they were to set up – support quality etc.

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I’d wanted the Thesis Theme for a long time, but didn’t have the money to fork out. At this point, I decided to do the investment, and I’m really happy that I did. I’ve always admired that theme. It’s so clean and simple to look at, and yet you can customize it as much as you like.

It is very easy to install. You upload the files; change the name of a folder; change the settings of two other files; and that’s it.

As for Digital Access Pass, I already knew this membership script. I’d tried it back in 2008, but had a few minor problems with it, and since I didn’t really need a membership script back then, I let it go.

This time, I decided to purchase it and install it on my husband’s membership site. I bought the unlimited version, so I can make other membership sites with it.

The installation is very easy. It took me a day to get his site running, but that was because I watched all the instruction videos to learn about the features of this magnificent membership script.

If you think of making a membership site, I highly recommend Digital Access Pass. Oh, I almost forgot, but I mention it in the video… I had some problems with a PayPal button that wouldn’t work. I messed around with it for an hour or so, and then created a ticket. UPDATE: I don’t recommend Digital Access Pass. Absolutely not! If you want a good, stable membership plugin, where you get excellent and polite service as well, take a look at either WP Sales Automator or WP eMember.

As always, I found the solution immediately after, and closed the ticket again. The next day, I received an email from their support. They wanted to know if I’d solved the problem, since they’d noticed that I had created a ticket.

I had another problem later on, but it turned out that it had nothing to do with DAP, but was some instructions left by the old theme.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – What You Should Know About Digital Access Pass (DAP)

Recently, I bought Digital Access Pass, and for the first month, it worked smoothly.

Then, when our clients paid for the second month, some of them weren’t updated in the script, so they didn’t have access to the product they paid for.

I contacted the DAP support with an Urgent ticket last Saturday. The problem still isn’t solved. They want me to erase my test client, transfer money to my second PayPal account, do a test trial etc. – again – because I already did all that to test that the script worked, before we send out information about the site to our clients.

I told them to do the testing themselves (after all, I paid $300 for a script that’s supposed to work), but since then – no further replies.

Since then, two further clients have paid for their second month – the first client wasn’t updated in the system; the second was.

They only have a 30 day money back guarantee, which wasn’t enough in my case to see that there were problems with the script.

That’s it! Please let me know in the comments if you want me to stop making videos.

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(7) comments

Mike September 1, 2011

Hi Britt,

Kudos on publishing the first video on your blog. It looks great and you really don’t need to worry about your accent. Practice makes perfect as you know. All you need to do is time it with your husband so that he’s feeding the cats or something when you’re creating videos to avoid annoying arms getting in the way of your camera.

Looking forward to more videos on here.

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    Britt Malka September 2, 2011

    Thanks, Mike 🙂

    Although it might look like we have 17 cats, when it’s feeding time, we only have one. The big fluffy thing on the floor, lying immobile for hours, is a dog. If I ask my husband to feed them, you wouldn’t be able to hear my voice for stepping feeds, gasping, and other bestial sounds. So you’ll probably have to live with having his arm in my videos. And praise yourself lucky that he agreed to wearing head phones, while playing Age of Conan. (Sounds from that MMORPG are awful!)

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John@blues guitar January 10, 2012

Thanks for your post. I have DAP and ProfitsTheme, maybe I should look at another option.

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    Britt Malka January 11, 2012

    Hi John, thanks for your comment. If you’re happy with DAP and Profits Theme, I don’t think you should switch to something else. I got one of the first versions of Profits Theme, and the bug, I encountered, have been removed long time ago. As for DAP… Well, as long as you don’t need service and it runs as it should, I don’t see any reason to switch.

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    Britt Malka March 8, 2012

    On my blog I have already reviewed several membership scripts, and
    although I’m quite satisfied with the one I finally ended up with,
    it lacked the drip feeding feature.

    Then today, I read about a product from Copyblogger that could
    create landing pages as well as being a membership script with
    several awesome features:

    From my memory it can:

    – Drip feed content

    – Accept payments

    – Protect content

    – Protect forum (anybody who has tried to run a forum and seen how
    much spam it attracts, will love this feature)

    – Create landing pages (squeeze pages etc.)

    You can also learn some copywriting. I didn’t read about this in
    details.

    So I decided to buy the product, since the price is low right now.
    They wrote on their site that it would go up, and for once I
    believed such a statement.

    Then right now, I was playing World of Warcraft (the old Lich
    King), but lost connection, so I thought I would just get my mail,
    and then I saw a message that was important.

    The price of Premise 2.0 is going up tomorrow – that is later today
    – at 5PM Pacific.

    I’m going to buy it in a few hours (it’s – cough – 4AM here), and I
    will not have time to do a profound review just now. It takes time
    to see if there are serious bugs in a script, or to find out how
    their customer service is etc.

    But if you’re considering getting a membership script that looks
    promising, get Premise. You have 30 days to ask for your money
    back, if you don’t like it.

    Here’s the link – you arrive on a blog post on Copyblogger, and it
    will tell you more about this script:

    http://getmoneymakingideas.com/go/Premise2/

    I will write a review of the script later this month, but at that
    time the price will be $165.

    So get it now:

    http://getmoneymakingideas.com/go/Premise2/

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brenda May 8, 2013

If you don’t recommend Profits Theme anymore you should ask them to remove your testimonial from their sales page:)

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    Britt Malka May 8, 2013

    Good point, Brenda, but they have fixed the bug a long time ago. I just went on to use another theme and another membership plugin. And recently, I went to a new membership plugin. I still like the old one, just not for drip feeding. Profits Theme is still great for people who want an affordable solution for both theme, sales pages, squeeze pages and membership sites.

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