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Admin Expansion 1.4 Released

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$7 Tools' flagship product, Admin Expansion, has been updated to version 1.4. This new version adds several features, most notably in-place configuration of $7 Secrets Scripts itself.

It's no longer necessary to edit an arcane text file, all the while worrying that you'll bungle the job, drop a semi-colon and leave your site high and dry. A simple web form, secure within your password-protected admin panel, allows you to quickly and confidently change product and system settings.

Admin Expansion also supports in-place configuration of all $7 Tools Expansions. Again, no need to fumble with a text editor.

Additional features include allowing an affiliate ID with any supported 7DSS action (order, giveaway, etc.) or those provided by another Expansion and a reorganization of the admin menu. Admin Expansion now supports five new Expansions—Checkout Expansion, Landing Page Expansion, Social Proof Expansion, Template Expansion, and Snag Plugin—as well.

Upgrades to version 1.4 are free to all users who have purchased in the last 2 years.

Admin Expansion 1.3.1

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Admin Expansion and Admin Expansion Lite have been updated to version 1.3.1. The most significant change is the destination of the "Fix" links in the 7DSS admin panel: since $7 Secrets Forum moved from the YaBB platform to Simple Machines, those topics have new addresses.

Additional reading:
Admin Expansion Change Log
Admin Expansion Lite Change Log

Updated Expansions for $7 Secrets 2.8

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Yes, you're right: it's been a very long time since I've posted here. The basic reason for that has been that, since my last post, I've been very busy with getting $7 Secrets 2.7, and then 2.8, together and out. Add to that my support activities on the support desk and the forum; getting out a new, Italian language version of $7 Secrets; and maintaining all of my previous commitments, and you can see why development at $7 Tools has lagged.

But now I'm pleased to announce new versions of most of the tools here, updated mostly to keep them compatible with $7 Secrets 2.8. Here's what we have:

  • Admin Expansion 1.2 and Admin Expansion Lite 1.2, offering a new interface for the 7DSS admin panel and 7DSS 2.8 compatibility

Admin Expansion 1.2 now requires 7DSS 2.8.

These new versions all require Admin Expansion 1.2, which means they also require 7DSS 2.8. (Previous versions compatible with 7DSS 2.7 are still available in your download area, but, hey, you should update to the latest versions for increased reliability.)

To download these updates, use the download link you were sent when you purchased. Remember, purchasers receive free updates for two years from date of purchase. If you have any questions, open a support ticket and I'll get back to you.

Admin Expansion Updated to 1.1.2

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There's a new version of Admin Expansion available. Purchasers are eligible to receive updates for two years from the date of purchase.

Here's what's new in Admin Expansion 1.1.2:


  • Fixed a bug that caused the user to be logged out when enabling/disabling test mode and occasionally caused test mode not to work

  • Now uses URLs of the form 'index.php?action=' instead of '/?action=' to avoid problems with some web server configurations


I recommend that all users of Admin Expansion upgrade to version 1.1.2. Use your original download link to download the "scripts only" package, then replace your copy of exp_admin.php with the appropriate file.

Updates and 2.7 Compatibility

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I just wanted to check in briefly and let you know about some minor updates to my 7 Dollar Tools expansion products. Also, because the $7 Secrets Scripts have been updated, I've gone through each product to ensure compatibility with version 2.7.

To determine the versions you are currently using for the following products, log in to your admin panel. Use your original download links to update your products.

Admin Expansion Lite — current version: 1.1.2, 2.7-compatible: YES
- v1.1.2: Various changes for future expandability
- v1.1.1: Various changes for future expandability

(Use download link for Expansion Pack, Sell-Out Expansion)

Admin Expansion — current version: 1.1.1, 2.7-compatible: YES
- v1.1.1: Various changes for future expandability
- v1.1: Updated Test Mode to work with 2.7's "gather zips" feature

Expansion Pack — current version: 1.0, 2.7-compatible: YES

Sell-Out Expansion — current version: 1.0, 2.7-compatible: YES

The $7 Blacklist — current version: 1.0, 2.7-compatible: YES


Although these products are 2.7-compatible, I do NOT recommend that you update your 7 Dollar Secrets scripts installation at this point. I am currently beta-testing version 2.7.1, which appears to correct the issues I noted with 2.7; hopefully that will be released soon.


Lastly, I recently completed an installation for Admin Expansion user, Dylan Loh, who has just released a new product designed to show you how to find JV partners who will promote your products for you. If you want to really break loose, move some product and build your list, you'll want to check out http://7dollartools.com/ht/secretjvprofits.

Admin Expansion Lite v1.1

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Admin Expansion Lite has been updated to v1.1. Changes include:


  • Fixes a bug in 7 Dollar Secrets scripts v2.6 that causes customers to be shown the sales page when returning from PayPal

  • Checks for the existence of your download files and warns you if they cannot be found

  • Where appropriate, attempts to create the tell-a-friend and fraud files

  • Warns you if your tell-a-friend, fraud, and admin session files are not writable


Expansion Pack for $7 Secrets users can use the download link they received after purchase to download the latest package, which contains Admin Expansion Lite v1.1.

What is Admin Expansion Lite?

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I really should explain the purpose of Admin Expansion Lite. As I have given support on the $7 Secrets forums, I've seen many issues brought up over and over, often daily. It seemed to me there would be a market for a product that would help users identify problems with their installation and fix bugs in the $7 Secrets Scripts themselves.

Admin Expansion Lite has several features that do just that:


  • Fixes a bug that causes the "You can only download this product from the download page provided" message to appear in error.

  • Where appropriate, creates the admin session file to avoid admin panel login errors

  • Checks the writability of your purchase file and warns you if it cannot be written to

  • Fixes a bug that causes the "download expired" page to be shown when an invalid or misspelled action is used in the URL

It's my intention to update Admin Expansion Lite from time to time with bug fixes for 7 Dollar Secrets Scripts and features to help users troubleshoot problems. If you see something you'd like in Admin Expansion Lite, be sure to let me know.

You're probably wondering, "What's with the 'Lite' version?" Well, I've got some great ideas for a full version of Admin Expansion; stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks.

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