First differently than any other similar plugin, this plugin is based on MIT license, which is a holly-grail for premium theme authors on i.e. ThemeForest or similar marketplaces.
Differently to standard GPLv2 license you are not required to open-source your theme and you CAN include this plugin into your premium websites bundle packs.
I do say here bundle packs, because you should never have an benefits section to be a part of your theme, because that would be a bad idea you need to leave your customers a flexibility for the future scale:
What if your customers will decide later go with some kind of fancy e-commerce marketplace system like in Amazon.com if your customer will grow that big, he wont need to have benefits plugin anymore on their website, he will want to replace it with that fancy e-commerce marketplace system.
So my advise is to include this plugin in your bundle packs
/Optional Plugins/ folder, so that you can tell about in the installation instructions, but make it fully independent from your theme.
Second this plugin is fully MVC + Templates based. This means that its code is not related at all to its UI, and that allows you easily to override its UI templates and Assets (CSS, JS, Images) by your theme very easily (and there is detailed step-by-step instructions given how to do that).
This means that you making a theme to be what the theme has to be a UI part of your website, nothing more.
Third it is much more secure than any other plugins on the market. It is based on top-end S.O.L.I.D. coding principle with input data validation with data-patterns, output escaping.
Fourth this plugin is scalable its source code is fully object-oriented, clean & logical, based on MVC architectural pattern with templates engine, compliant with strict PSR-2 coding standard and PSR-4 autoloaders, and easy to understand how to add new features on your own.
Fifth this plugin works well with big databases & high-traffic websites it is created on optimal BCNF database structure and was tested on live website with 1M customers database and 500,000 active daily views.
Sixth it does support official WordPress multisite as network-enabled plugin, as well as it does have support WPML string translation.
At this point, if you need more than one language, Id strongly advise to go with official WordPress multisite setup, because it is free, it is official (so you will never need to worry about the future support), and, most important WordPress multisite is much more suitable for websites that needs to scale. You dont want to have that additional translation bottle-neck code layer to be processed via database.
Seventh it has nice user experience its has a default design, it does allow you to have more than 3 benefits via different sliders slides, as well as fading in and out description on mouse hover so it is not static like what you usually get with Gutenberg.
But the most important is that this plugin is and always be ads-free. I personally really hate these freemium, ads-full or tracking plugins which makes majority of the plugins on w.org plugins directory (and, actually, many of premium marketplaces). So this is the key features we always maintain:
1. Never track your data (nor even by putting some kind of GDPR-compliance agreement checkbox, like
Error Log Monitor plugin),
2. Never make it pseudo-ads-full (even such a big plugins like
Contact Form 7 has nearly 80% of their home screen or 20% of their main buttons about
how to install buy other plugins
this is a really ugly behavior of pushing-more and going to Facebook-like business, where you get like drug-addicted to company products).
The goal of this plugin is to full-fill the needs of website-starter, that needs a great tool which can last him for many years until it will grow that big so he would grow-out current plugins and would need some kind of different plugins.
And, I believe, that many other developers had the same issue when tried to create their first premium theme or set-up a website for their client. Starting with the issues with license type to the moment when benefits section is
hardcoded into theme code.
So I wanted to help all these developers to save their time, and Im releasing this plugin for you to simplify your work. And Im releasing it under MIT license, which allows you to use this plugin your website bundle without any restrictions for both free and commercial use.
Plus Im giving a promise to you, that this plugin is and will always be 100% free, without any ads, Subscribe, Follow us, Check our page, Get Pro Version or similar links.
Finally the code is poetry the better is the web, the happier is the world.
- English (official)
- Russian (official)
- Lithuanian (official)
- Arabian RLT (raw translation)
- Bulgarian (translated by Martin Petkov)
- Czech (translated by Luk Smr?ek)
- French (translated by Edner Zephir)
- German (translated by Websoft AG team)
- Greek (translated by Alexandros Tsapournias)
- Italian (translated by NetHome, LTD team)
- Korean (translated by Eric Jazz)
- Portuguese (translated by HK Agncia de Publicidade)
- Romanian (translated by Marius Stoica)
- Spanish (translated by Ana Victoria Rodrguez Guerrero, Edner Zephir & Anthony Ortega)
- Swedish (translated by Kristian Salov)
- Turkish (translated by Levent ?ane)
GitHub Repository (for those, who want to contribute via Pull Requests)
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
benefits) to the
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
2.1. If your theme does not* support FontAwesome icons, please **enable FontAwesome in Benefits -> Settings -> Global tab.
- Go to admin menu item
Benefit Managerand add benefits.
- Now create a page by clicking the [Add New] button under the page menu.
[benefits display="benefits" layout="slider"]shortcode to page content and click on
- In WordPress front-end page, where you added benefits slider shortcode, you will see slider-based benefits.
- Congratulations, youre done! We wish you to have a pleasant work with our Benefits Plugin for WordPress.
Yes, this plugin does have support for
Slick Sliderthat is seen it you have more than 3 benefits.
Yes, if your BENEFIT ID is i.e.
4(you can get your BENEFIT ID from
Benefit Manager), then you can go
to your websites benefit page and show only desired benefit by following this URL structure: