Launch Effect is a free WordPress which can help you create a huge launch for your websites, products or events. It makes use of referral link in a smart way. When people sign up on your site, they’ll be given a special link to introduce it to their friends. The more they reffer their friends, the higher prize they can get. The best thing is that you can manage everything right in your WordPress dashboard, there is no need to use other platforms or heavy affiliate management systems.
As a result, Launch Effect will play two different roles. A launch theme for your upcoming websites or events, and a hub to make your website go viral. Most importantly, it’s free to use.
How To Install Launch Effect
Installing Launch Effect is very simple. First, you have to download the theme package here. Then, upload and activate it on your WordPress site like other WordPress themes. When the process finished, come to Settings -> Readings and choose Show a static page with Sign up page.
Here’s a screenshot of Launch Effect after installing
Launch Effect theme options
Despite being clean and minimalist, Launch Effect has a solid back-end allowing you to custom the theme as your wish or add premium skins to make it more attractive. Its theme options are divided into three different parts: Designer, Intergration and Stats.
Launch Effect is a responsive WordPress theme, which means it’ll change depending on the screensize. Moreover, designer options allows you to customize the look of your website. From the color and background on main page to every aspect of this theme including: Sign up form, premium skins, header, footer… You can also intergrate your social media accounts and some custom codes on header and footer. Just keep in mind that with the free version, there will be a floating banner for Launch Effect at the bottom of your website. If you want to remove this banner, you must opt for premium version which costs $35.
Currently, it supports MailChimp, Aweber, Campaign Monitor, Google Analytics and PressTrends (PressTrends is the default). Using these tools, you can have better communications with people who signed up for the campaign.
The last one, but it may be the most interesting one for many people. Stats tab shows everything you need to know about people who signed up. You can contact them by email, view the number of clicks they generated or check for their ips to make sure that the prize won’t go to a greedy person who use lots of emails to sign up for himself. The stats can also be exported to CSV.
How about Premium Version?
Apart from the popular free version (or we call it Lite Version), the provider also made Premium version. You’ll get custom footer (where you can put your own links and copyright statement), animated countdown and progress bar (cool way to display your process), a blog, slide-down sign up tab and in the upcoming months, it’ll also have Paypal payment intergrated.
For organizations who are serious about branding, Premium version is a must since it allows to customize footer. However, with bloggers or affiliate marketers like us, free version is enough to kickstart your campaign.
Some Nice Example Of Launch Effect
Maybe, it’s enough to talk about Launch Effect, now it’s time to show some real works with this theme