Changelog

Follow up on the latest improvements and updates.

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Following our recent discussion in the Slack Community, we've implemented a new feature: a Drip Campaign Trigger for "Trial converted to paid." This new trigger allows you to set up automated campaigns that activate when a member transitions from a trial period to a paid membership.
With this feature, you can now send special offers and tailored communications specifically after a member starts paying. This is a great opportunity to engage your audience right at the moment they commit to your membership, enhancing their experience and potentially increasing their long-term loyalty.
We've made a further improvement to the Member CSV export. It now contains the Plan ID, to make it easier for you to differentiate between different plans, even if they have the same name.
This was requested by Julian in our Slack Community – thank you for the feedback!
Ever been annoyed by the phrase "(opens in a new tab)" sneakily attaching itself to the links you were copying? 🤔 Well, we've got some good news for you! 😃
We've been working diligently to find a solution that would not only improve your copy-pasting experience but also maintain our commitment to accessibility. We're happy to say that we've found a way to prevent the phrase from being copied along with the link, while still keeping it for our screenreader-enabled friends. 🔧😇
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in the past, and we're grateful for your patience and understanding. 🤝😌
Now, you might be thinking, "Steady's comment section has always been a haven of positivity and constructive feedback. Why the change?" Well, while it's true that our community is filled with wonderful people who uplift and inspire, we also understand that every now and then, a comment might slip through the cracks that you'd rather not have on your post.
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So, we're handing over the reins to you, our esteemed media makers. With this new feature, you'll have the power to delete comments on your own posts, ensuring that your space remains as positive and welcoming as ever.
But remember, with great power comes great responsibility. 🦸‍♀️
When you wrote long comments with multiple line breaks and paragraphs, the text would save correctly in the database, but it wouldn't display correctly. We've fixed that, so now you can post your haikus, love letters, or even bread baking recipes and they'll look exactly as you intended.
Also, we've made the avatar images look crisper by doubling the resolution.
We've fixed a tiny but mightily annoying bug today: When you tried to type a & sign, it would be replaced with
&amp
in the Impressum text. Now… it's not anymore, as you'd expect.
Thank you to Florian for flagging this bug to us in our Slack Community.
Another small improvement today for those who get a lot of messages or comments: You can now control whether you receive email notifications for them in your notification settings.
Another small update today: Members in a trial can now switch plans and will keep their trial days.
Leon from Krautreporter asked for this on Canny. Krautreporter is using the Drip Campaign feature to recover canceled trials with a discounted hidden plan. I think that’s a great best practice and might be interesting for some of you to copy.
We've also fixed a bug that was causing issues when attempting to change an existing non-renewing subscription plan to the same plan and period. Previously, users were unable to make this change and would receive an error message. Now, users can change their non-renewing subscription plan to the same plan and period without any issues.
We’ve seen fantastic results from the first version of recommendations, which has already been live since last fall. Thousands of new subscribers came through our algorithmic picks, with some media makers getting as much as 80% of their new subscribers from them.
On average, Steady publications got a 20% boost in subscribers.
Now we’re expanding it and giving you the chance to build your own recommendation networks by picking media makers you want to recommend to your audience. 🤝 Check it out in your Steady backend and add your first personalized recommendations today.
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  • When cancelling a paid membership, users are now presented with an option (which is selected by default) to automatically switch to a free newsletter subscription when their membership expires. This means you’ll retain more contacts who may want to convert to a paid membership later
  • We have included timestamps of subscription dates in Member CSV exports
  • Plus, we’ve made creating Drip Campaigns a breeze by pre-filling the ‘From’ and ‘Reply-To’ fields for you
  • We no longer send emails about expired cards to users without an active membership
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