Important Security Update – Version 4.7.9

Earlier today, a vulnerability was reported in Quiz And Survey Master. The CSRF vulnerability would potentially allow a malicious user to attack your site. The vulnerability was on the “Questions” tab when editing your quiz and would have allowed a hacker to potentially input malicious code into the question editor that would affect your WordPress installation. There have been no reported cases of an attack caused by this vulnerability.

I am pushing out an immediate fix in version 4.7.9 and I advise everyone to update their plugin immediately.

Feel free to leave a comment here or reach out if you have any questions!

Our Black Friday Sale

It’s that time of year again! Last year, our Black Friday sale was the biggest discount that we ever offered at 40% off everything. This year, I thought I would offer an even bigger discount.

Everything in the store including our Premium Plan and all of our addons are 50% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Using this discount, you can get all of our current addons plus any addons we release for the next year for unlimited sites for less than $100 by purchasing our Premium Plan using the coupon code!

The sale starts today and goes through Monday! Simply use the coupon code below at checkout:

Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY2016

As always, thank you for being a part of the Quiz And Survey Master community!

Please take our 3rd quarter survey

Now that we are into the 3rd quarter of the year, now is a great time to review the status of Quiz And Survey Master and to make sure that the direction I am taking it aligns with what the users need. In order to improve and plan out the next few updates, I need some help from you to ensure that the plugin is built to be as beneficial for you as possible. Please complete this survey so I can make sure that the current plans align with what the users want and need. As a small token of thanks, you will receive a 25% off coupon for anything in our store once you complete the survey. This survey is only available until July 31st.

Click to complete the survey now.

As always, thank you for being a part of the Quiz And Survey Master community.

~Frank

Certificate Feature is Being Moved

As the project manager of Quiz And Survey Master, I receive hundreds of requests and thousands of data points to use when deciding the future of the plugin. As the plugin grows and its user base changes, I have to constantly reevaluate its features to ensure the majority of users have the best user experience and it fits the majority’s needs.

We have been analyzing what features get used the most and what is most beneficial to our users for some time through our tracking, surveys, and conversations. We have discovered that less than 10% of our users use certificates with their quizzes and surveys. For the other 90% of users, this feature adds an extra layer of complexity and overhead to the plugin that is not needed for them.

So, we have decided to remove the certificate feature from the core plugin and turn it into a free addon. The new Certificate addon can now be used to create certificates for your quiz or test takers. This addon will work in exactly the same way as the feature currently does in the core version and will always be free.

To make this transition as easy as possible for our users, this addon will handle all the changes and settings for you. You simply have to activate the addon and it will import all settings and automatically begin working in place of the current certificate feature that will be removed. Existing users will not have to make any changes or adjust any settings and their certificates will work exactly the same as it does now.

The certificate feature will be removed in version 5.0.0 which is scheduled for release in August which gives most users around 2 months to install the new addon.

For any questions or assistance with this process, feel free to create a support ticket on the “Help” page inside the plugin!

The Addon Bundles Are Going Away

For quite some time, I have offered bundles for the Quiz And Survey Master addons that included over 50% of savings for users who may need a variety of addons. For a variety of reasons which I will go over below, I have decided to stop selling the bundles this Friday. This includes the Ultimate bundle that includes all addons every made and all addons made in the future.

Click here to check out the bundles

So, you may be wondering why I would decide to remove them. My first reason is that many users actually find the current bundles confusing. I get asked a lot of questions about how they work, if the bundles name mean anything, etc…

I have also found the addons in the current bundles are not arranged in ways that the bundles include the addons that most users need.

Lastly, a lot of users land on the bundle page first and do not realize there is a free version that probably fits all of there needs. With 4 bundles already, there isn’t enough room to add much information on the free version.

Therefore, I decided to stop selling the current bundles and take some time to rethink how I may re-introduce them later on. If I bring back bundles, they will definitely contain a different set of addons.

The prices will also change and I will probably only create 3 new bundles so I have room to include information for the free version.

So, if you are considering getting any addons, this week will be the final week to save over 50% on your addons by purchasing one of the bundles!

Click here to check out the bundles

Thank you for being a part of the Quiz And Survey Master community. Talk to you again soon!

Reviewing Our Progress For 2015

Now that we are into the new year, I think that it is always important to review our past year to see how the business performed, if we met our goals, and prepare our goals for this year. I thought that I may be able to help people if I share my progress and thoughts with everyone to see and compare. In this post, I am going to share with you all of my analytics on sessions, page views, referrals, and more. I am also going to share with you all of the revenue and expenses for the Quiz And Survey Master plugin. I hope that you will find this beneficial for your own business and that you will leave your thoughts in the comments.

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Our Getting Started Workshop

Many users have asked for video training or some one-on-one training. I am thrilled to tell you about the workshop I have scheduled this week. Our first online workshop for Quiz And Survey Master, our Getting Started Workshop, is scheduled for 2 PM EST on Wednesday, January 13th and is completely free for all users.

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