Hope your day is going great!
I’ve got two questions about how to tweak the signup process in ProSites after watching a cool internet marketing psychology series…
Basically, the premise is that users often value work that is seen more than automagically instantaneous work which is performed unseen.
Think the visual search experience of kayak vs orbitz (kayak being the clear winner here: it shows you the algorithm ‘hard’ at work for you).
Sooo… I’m thinking that I’d like to change two things about the ProSites signup process:
1) I’d like to alter the line which reads
Get a [NetworkName] site in seconds
to instead read as
Get a [NetworkName] site now
1a) There is also the alternate sentance displayed for repeat signups to change as well.
1b) It would be nice to be able to change this sentence around easily for testing… how would that be workable?
2) I would then love to experiment with adding a ‘waiting’ page to the signup process after clicking the ‘create site’ button.
This would be a page with updating status messages related to the site creation process along with some nifty animations or other media.
Basically a page that will try to visually communicate the detailed and extensive work performed on the customers behalf.
The key here is being able to time the redirect. As in, I want to try various lengths of setup visualization (10 seconds vs 15 seconds & etc.)
Is this something that can be done with the WPMUDev Login Redirect Plugin? It seems that it would not be appropriate to me. I need the ‘work visualization’ page to exist in the signup process, prior to the user’s first login.
After clicking ‘create site’ the user is shown a confirmation page (which varies if new user or repeat) I’m thinking that being able to change/add to the sentance
The site [SiteName] is yours.
…and then to include my animation or other media on the same page seems like it would a workable solution for now… how would this be possible?
I am not at all sure that the approaches I’ve outlined above are the most effective to take in achieving my goals here.
If y’all have any other suggestions of how I can add this kind media (a video or slideshow) into the signup experience flow I would love to hear your ideas!
Best Regards & Aloha,
(ps. any former sims players out there? remember the into with the ‘reticulating splines’ messages? :slight_smile:
pps. and just in case y’all happen to test & implement something like this for edublogs with nontrivial results, I wouldn’t mind a lifetime membership if it pencils out :wink: