New NiftyGridZPro enhancement for easy global slot messages

Another enhancement for the next release – an admin settings page.

(A global slot message is one that appears in a random position in every (qualifying) grid. A qualifying grid is one that has four or more products in it AND doesn’t have its own slot message set up in its shortcode.)

This is for global defaults – those that apply to every grid that doesn’t override them with options set in their shortcode.

The new NiftyGridZPro settings screen for global defaults
The new NiftyGridZPro settings screen for global defaults

You can now set your associate/referral id here. Once set here, you no longer need to put yours into each post’s shortcode. Though saying that, the shortcode builder still needs it and must include it in its generated code (for backwards comaptibility reasons).

Best of all, this new settings screen let’s you set your global slot message in real time!

So basically, it broadcasts your new marketing message in real time right across your site. It’s so easy to do, you might have one in the morning, a different one in the afternoon and one for the evening!

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Mark Ridley is semi-retired and followed a career as a freelance business analyst. He has delivered business requirements resulting in many successful, high-profile projects for the private and public sectors, including the merging of the then Customs & Excise and Inland Revenue Inward Payment Systems into a single integrated system for the new HMRC. He now develops free-to-use online tools for artists and designers, helping them promote their designs on social media.

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