The Coupons App basically ads the discount coupons functionality to DJ-Classifieds.
Below you’ll find steps to install and enable this functionality as well as description of all possible options you can get with it.
Just install the plugin plg_djcflassifieds_coupons.zip like any other extension in Joomla.
Coupons App is paid application you can get as single App or get it in Bundle with other Apps.
Enabling Coupons App
Once the plugin was successfully installed you just need to enable it like any other plugin.
This plugin contains only one option to configure. It allows you to show/hide the coupon field in the subscription plans checkout view.
When enabled, in DJ-Classifieds component you’ll find new link in sidebar “Coupons”. Clicking the link will reveal the list of discount coupons and will let you to start creating and configuring new coupons
Creating new discount coupon
When you are set up you can start creating (or editing) discount coupons.
Let’s start with creating new coupon.
Click “New” and you’ll see this:
This is the first tab, called “New” where you set basic stuff:
- Give name to your coupon (this is for your/admin reference)
- Leave automatically generated coupon code or type whatever you want - (use only latin characters and numbers other one are deleted) this is the actual discout coupon code your users will use to get discount for their payments
- Here you can see (and edit) how many times the coupon was already used
- Select state of the coupon (published/unpublished)
- Give your coupon description (this is for your/admin reference)
- If you want to restrict usage of the coupon for certain user groups you can select them here (if nothing is selected all users will be able to use the coupon)
When you click over to “Params” tab you can set all the details of your discount coupon.
Let’s see how the Params look like when all is disabled:
As there are many settings I’ll go one by one. Remember that you can mix all the features so the discount coupon you create can be tailored exactly to needs of your users!
Once you choose “Yes” in this setting you can type the amount of the discount in the revealed text field. It’s a discount in your currency that you set in DJ-Classifieds options. So for example if your currency is USD, typing here 2 will give the user with this coupon $2 USD of discount in checkout
Once you choose “Yes” in this setting you can type the percentage of the discount in the revealed text field.
Percentage discount first
When amount discount and percentage are enabled here you decide if percentage amount is applied in first place or after using amount value. This way you can provide discount with $2 and 15% from it (rare situation, but can be useful in some marketing efforts)
Enable free promotions
This feature has 3 states:
No - if this is selected discount wont affect any promotions
Here you can set how many promotions will be free with this coupon. So if you set it to 1 as on my image - user will be able to use one promotion for free with this coupon. If user selects more promotions than specified limit, free of charge will be the cheapest promotion.
When this feature is selected you’ll see the list of promotions. By selecting the promotions you decide which will be free with this discount coupon.
Enable free categories
This feature has 3 states as well:
No - this feature wont be used in the coupon
Here you can set how many categories will be free with this coupon. So if you set it to 1 as on my image - user will be able to submit to one paid category for free with this coupon. If user selects more categories (using multi categories app) than specified limit, free of charge will be the cheapest category.
When this feature is selected you’ll see the list of categories. By selecting the categories (multiselect list) you decide which will be free with this discount coupon.
Start and expiration dates
This is straight forward. You can set the dates when the coupon will be active. Good for short time discounts or preparing the marketing actions for future.
Each start and expiration dates has two states (Yes/No).
Max usage limit
This feature has 2 states:
No - no limits in usage are applied, the coupon can be used unlimited times
Yes - once this is selected the new field appears so you can enter the usage limit. The discount coupon will be applied only the given amount of times.
Max user usage limit
This feature also has 2 states:
No - no limits for user in usage are applied, the coupon can be used unlimited times by the user (or basing on the Max Usage Limit set in the setting as explained above)
Yes - when this is selected the new field appears so you can enter the usage limit. The discount coupon can be used by single user only the given amount of times.
More features for power admins
You can also benefit from those little things that can be handy in many situations if your site is getting big.
Create multiple coupons
You can create multiple coupons at once. The coupon codes will be generated automatically. If you click that “New multiple” button in Coupons section in DJ-Classifieds the new coupon creation view appears.
There’s one difference. Notice this additional field: Number of coupons
If you type there any number the amount of coupons with all the settings will be created with the same settings. It may look like this:
As you can see the coupons were generated with same name (I called the coupon “Mass coupon example”) and the number was added to each discount coupon + the unique coupon codes were generated for each.
Export to CSV
You can export the coupons to CSV file and use it for different purposes like importing the coupon codes to marketing automation software and send to your users unique coupons.
Exporting is easy. Just select the coupons you want to be exported and click “Export to CSV” button.
The exported CSV will look like this:
Using discount coupons on front end of your site is easy.
Once the Coupons App is enabled and you send the discount coupons to your users they can use them in new section that appears in checkout
Once the coupon code was used by the user, he can see the discounted amount on the second screen
This is how Coupons App for DJ-Classifieds works.
Check available App Bundles
You can also get DJ-Classifieds + All Apps for $125!
If you have any questions related to the functionalities described here, let us know in the comments!