Optimizepress is a complete system to create landing pages and create membership site. It’s built on top of the WordPress platform.
Optimizepress 2.0 will shortly be released. As per James, the creator of optimizepress, it will be sometime in September end or early October. In this post, you can find out what OP 1.X version does, what it does not do, what you can expect from optimizepress 2.0 (includes some of the features confirmed by James himself).
Note: There is no point reviewing software that will be taken off the market in a month. So when 2.0 launches, I’ll update this page to cover the release.
What Does Optimizepress 1.X Do?
With optimizepress you can create
- Landing pages
- Squeeze pages
- Membership sites
As you can see, the version 1.X (as of this writing V 1.5 is the latest), is a complete package if you want to launch info products (Both one-time as well as evergreen), or even generate leads by creating squeeze pages.
Optimizepress Review: What I Like
There are a lot of cool features in optimizepress. Some of them are
- Creating beautifully designed landing pages in under 3 minutes flat!
- Integration with most of the email services like Aweber, Mailchimp, etc
- In-built video player
- Social sharing options are tightly integrated into the system without the need of any external plug-ins
- Create membership sites with ease
- Extremely detailed video training to help you set up your site easily
- Exit popups where you can quickly offer a bonus to people who decide to leave your page and redirect them to another landing page
What I Don’t Like
Like any product out there, optimizepress is not perfect. There are minor issues with the version 1 of this product. Some of them are
#1: Blog section is disappointing.
It’s plain and boring. There aren’t much customization options available either.
I did point it out to James and he said that the blog was not intended to be part of this package in the first place. But since a lot of customers asked for it, he included it.
He’s also promised a major overhaul in optimizepress 2.0.
#2: Design Issues
Although optimizepress delivers beautifully crafted sales pages and squeeze pages, they are not in sync with each other. If you see them, you’ll feel that these pages are from different websites if you are not taking the logo into consideration.
I’d like Optimizepress 2.0 to bring about a similar feel to all the pages so that when customers land on my site, it doesn’t feel alien to them.
Optimizepress 2.0 FAQ
Below you’ll find the most commonly asked questions about the theme. This is not a comprehensive FAQ list. As and when I get new information, I’ll add it here.
#1: Will Optimizepress 2.0 be a plug-in or a theme?
It will be a theme itself.
I kind of hoped that it would be a plug-in, but James said that the OP team tried to make it a plug-in, but all the features they wanted couldn’t be implemented as a plug-in.
#2: Will the price increase?
It’s a completely revamped product. So expect the price to go up. No pricing information is available as of now. However, I expect the pricing to be around the 197$ mark.
#3: Will Optimizepress 2.0 be free for existing members?
Sadly, it will not be a free upgrade. Since this is a completely new product with a higher price tag, this will not be offered to existing members for free.
There will be a discount for existing customers. However James has mentioned that it will still not be cheap. So if you are planning to get optimizepress 2.0, get one now. You’ll save a lot of money.
I am assuming the upgrade will be available for 97$ for existing members. Again, either buy now or wait for the official release to know the higher price.
#4: What will happen to optimizepress 1.X?
It will be removed from the market and only 2.X will be available. There is no information about how long 1.X will be supported after the release of version 2.
#5: Optimizepress vs Premise. Which is better?
As of now I cannot say which is better from looking at the spec.(Update: I purchased Premise to compare these two products. While it certainly delivers on it’s promise, I find OP easier to use). Both of them seem to deliver the same functionality. Here are something’s you need to note
- While optimizepress is a theme, premise is a plugin
Premise does not support clickbank. If you are planning to launch via clickbank, you’ll be hugely disappointed if you decide to purchase premise. Update: Premise now does support clickbank with the help of a plugin
- Optimizepress is cheaper compared to premise. This might change with the release of version 2
#5: What’s New in version 2?
Everyone wants to know what new features are available in optimizepress. While there is no official information, below are some of the features I expect version 2 to have (based on the conversation I had with James as well as seeing his replies to others based on the same theme)
- Better design templates
- OP 2.0 will be easier to use
- Better blog design, integration, and related features
- Download protection for digital downloads (something version 1 does not provide)
- Better membership area
I suppose when it releases, it will have better features. But till the official launch, we’ll have to wait.
#6: Optimizepress 2.0 discount codes and bonuses
As of now, there are no discount codes available. But what I’ll ensure is that I’ll give you a bonus if you buy via my link. I’ll give you a complete on site SEO audit worth 397$ for free if you are purchasing by clicking on my link.
If you decide not to buy it now and would like to know when v 2.0 is released, sign up to my email list and I’ll notify you when optimizepress 2.0 is ready for release (If there are discount codes available at that time, I’ll inform you about it as well).
#7: Will it be easy to upgrade to the latest version?
The latest version will be a completely new product. It’s not going to be as easy as clicking on an update button to upgrade. However, it should be possible with some effort since it’s built on top of wordpress.
#8: Should I wait for version 2 or should I start building my site with version 1?
If you can make money by launching your business now, it makes perfect sense not to wait for the newer version. However, if you are not in a real hurry, then waiting for the latest version doesn’t harm you. However, it’s best if you buy now because the price is lower now and even with the upgrade, you’ll still be paying a lot less later on.
#9: When will Optimizepress 2 release?
The latest word is that optimizepress 2.0 will release by September end or early October. This is a good strategy because it’s better to have a finished and working product rather than a new version with lot of bugs.