✨ What's new?

Discover all our latest product & tech updates

July 16, 2020 — Pay, as you are, as you were 🎶

💫 New features
  • Credit card field

    Imagined as an additional step towards an easier and faster subscription flow, this new form field will delight afficionados of subscription tunnels as much as one-click payment novices.

    To start using it, go to Access > Forms and add a credit card field to your form.

    Modifications will be required on the code side in the onFormSubmit event, especially to accept payments directly into your Stripe account. Find out more on the paywall documentation.

  • Automatic date formatting

    While we're at it, a new Advanced block appeared in the forms create/edit panel. It already allows you to select a date format used for automatic formatting of dates in paywall forms.

    Go to Access > Forms and create or modify a form to discover this new option.

  • Changing the user segment, from the server side

    You have asked us several times, it is now possible! You can now update the segment of a reader manually from the public API of Poool, simply with your API identifiers and a reader ID.

    Please check our API documentation to learn how to use this new feature.

  • Flawless React integration

    Faced with the popularization of React applications on the publisher side, our dev team tried to make the paywall implementation the as simple as possible on React: you just need to use our library made especially for the occasion.

    To use it in your React app, just install it with yarn add @poool/react-access or npm install @poool/react-access --save (or your favorite package manager) and to use the different components available. Everything is described in the package documentation.

  • Alternative text now customizable

    So far only globally customizable in Access > Messages, the very famous No, thank you is now customizable directly at the widget level (only for widgets with an alternative, of course!).

  • Day by day detail for reportings

    In addition to a global view and a detailed view between each modification of group/scenario, pdf and/or xlsx reporting of statistics of the dashboard now also contain a day by day detail of each metric, for even better precision.

  • Group switch for auto unlocks

    As with other non-blocking widgets, automatic unlock now has an option to automatically switch readers from one group to another.

  • Articles count available everywhere

    It is now possible to display the number of articles remaining in the scenario using the {count} variable, and this available from any widget!

🐛 Fixes & improvements
  • Password, visible or not?

    The password field of the form widget has been slightly modified to add a small icon (in the shape of an eye) used to show / hide the password being written, so it's easier to write for your readers.

  • Even more privacy for a better world

    Following recent changes for compliance with the latest Firefox privacy standards, a feature available on our public page to make a request to delete data had become somewhat manual. We have directly integrated a link inside the paywall, allowing to send an automatic email to our data deletion system so that the request is processed as quickly as possible.

  • A large team implies great needs

    For our tech friends, we have created a shared ESLint config between our many projects in order to guarantee cleanliness and unparalleled readability of our base code. This probably won't speak to you too much, but we are very proud of it. Don't hesitate to star the project on GitHub

May 20, 2020 — Open world

💫 New features
  • Third-party connectors

    You were waiting for them, they are finally here!

    In continuation of our approach of openness with the different media ecosystems, we integrated three new external third-party connectors in your dashboard settings.

    You can now save emails registered through any newsletter widget directly in your Mailchimp lists, any app listed in Zapier, or even into a webhook for advanced custom behavior:

    To activate them, go to Access > Settings and connect your accounts by clicking on the links available there.

  • Modifying the score parameters from the dashboard

    You can now modify the algorithm parameters directly from your dashboard. The default mode is RFM, but you can now switch to Frequency mode if you want to calculate your engagement cohorts solely using sessions:

    You can find in the same place a few paragraphs explaining the main principles of these methods:

  • Two-factor authentication

    For added security, you can now activate two-factor authentication on your dashboard by going to the My account section:

  • Copy your apps

    No more manual copying of scenarios and parameters! We have added the possibility of making a complete copy of an app in just push a button:

  • New paywall function: variables

    You can now create {variables} that will be automatically replaced in all texts of the paywall.

    Read the paywall documentation to find out how to use them.

    In addition, thanks to this new feature, advanced users of the dashboard who also integrate the AMP part of the paywall can directly use the {amp_reader_id} and {amp_source_url} variables in their login or even subscription urls!

  • New events available on the paywall: onReady, onPaywallSeen & onDiscoveryLinkClick

    In order to best cover all the use cases in the media environment, we have added three new JS events to the paywall: the first ensures that the paywall has been fully loaded and displayed to perform a specific action, the second ensures that the paywall has been seen by the user, and the last one allows you to find out if the user clicked on the main button from the URL discovery button.

    Read the paywall documentation to find out how to use these new events.

🐛 Fixes & improvements
  • Test mode, the come-back!

    You heard about it, we had some problems with the test mode due to the changes we made to better comply with the latest privacy standards brought by Firefox. It’s now ancient history, you can test your scenarios again!

  • onFormSubmit, but even better

    Paywall's onFormSubmit event now allows to display your own error messages when needed. It is way clearer than a generic message! Find out more about the event on our documentation .

  • More info from onRelease

    In addition to widget, the onRelease event now returns actionName.