WP Coupons And Deals WordPress Plugin (Detailed Review)

WP Coupons and Deals WordPress Plugin is one of the best plugin available in the market, for a website which deals with coupons & daily deals.

In this article we will see a detailed review of this plugin along with all the pros & cons.

So without further ado, let’s start our review.

But first, one needs to understand what a Coupons & Deals Website is..!

What Is A Coupons Or Deals Website?

A coupon is nothing but a ticket or document that can be redeemed for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product.

A coupons or deals website is a kind of website which provides various such discounts in form of coupons or daily deals.

If you want to buy something online & you are looking for a discount on your purchase then these are the sites to look out for.

It will not only help you save money but also provide you with a general idea of the market you are looking in to.

If you want to make such a website you would require a web hosting.

For beginners, I would recommend Bluehost which gives up to 70% discount with a free Domain Name & SSL Certificate for 1 year.

You can also check out the discounts that SiteGround, HostGator & many other providers are offering, on the Hosting Deals Page.

Features And Pricing Of WP Coupons & Deals Plugin

There are two versions of this plugin.

One is a free version & the other one is a paid version also known as a Pro Version.

Features Of Free Version

  • Very lightweight, loads fast.
  • Responsive and attractive shortcode.
  • Live Preview of the coupon as you create it.
  • Insert shortcode directly from the post editor.
  • Click to copy functionality.
  • Voting System for individual coupons.
  • Social Share Buttons for individual coupons.
  • Widget to show coupons and deals on widget areas.
  • Easy to use settings.
  • Coupon categories to categorize your coupons.
  • Expiration system to show coupon expiration.
  • Stylesheets and scripts are loaded conditionally for better performance.

Features Of Pro Version

  • Hide Coupons.
  • Coupon expiration countdown.
  • Coupon Templates.
  • Show Specific Coupons.
  • Coupons of specific Category.
  • Show Coupons of specific Vendor.
  • Coupons Archive Page.
  • Frontend Coupon Submission.

Pricing

The free version is completely free but with limited functionality.

If you want the full functionality then better go for a Pro Version.

You can get the Pro Version by making an yearly payment or a one time payment for the Lifetime Plan.

Check out the image below,

Download And Install WP Coupons And Deals Plugin

You can download this plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory or from their official website https://wpcouponsdeals.com/

To install this plugin, please check How To Install A WordPress Plugin For Your Website?

After you have installed the plugin don’t forget to activate, so that you can use it for your website.

Review Of WP Coupons And Deals Plugin

Coupons

Once you have installed & activated the WP Coupons & Deals Plugin, go to Coupons Tab form the left panel of your WordPress website.

The dashboard will show you all the coupons that you have created for your website.

But since we have not created any coupon yet, the list is showing no coupons.

Add New Coupon

So, let’s add a new coupon by clicking on Add New Coupon.

Once you click on the Add New Coupon button, you will be redirected to a page where you will have to fill in all the information such as,

  1. Coupon Type
  2. Coupon Code
  3. Link
  4. Discount Amount/Text
  5. Description
  6. Coupon/Deal Expiration
  7. Expiration Date
  8. Hide Coupon (available in Pro Version)
  9. Template (available in Pro Version)

At the bottom of the screen, you will also find a preview of how your coupon will look like, so that you can know what you are publishing.

Coupon Categories

Just like your categories in the WordPress website, you can add Coupon Categories on the below screen.

You will have to fill in some relevant information such as,

  1. Name
  2. Slug
  3. Parent Coupon Categories
  4. Description

On the below screen you can see a Coupon Category named Hosting.

Coupons Vendors

In this section you can create a vendors list to display.

For example, we have created a category named Hosting in the previous section & let’s say that the hosting deal is provided by a company named Bluehost. So Bluehost becomes the vendor here.

Same as Coupon Categories, you will have to fill in all relevant information for Coupon Vendors as well,

  1. Name
  2. Slug
  3. Parent Coupon Vendors
  4. Description

After filling in all the information, simply click on Add New Coupon Vendor

Settings

In this section you can set up the rules for your coupons.

In other words, you can change the settings as per your specifications.

This section is further divided in to,

Coupon Settings

Here you can change various different setting such as,

  1. Words Count to Add Link – If coupon description is more than this count, More/Less link will be added. Default is 30 words.
  2. Coupon Button Hover Text – Text to show when user hovers on the coupon button. Default is Click To Copy Coupon.
  3. Deal Button Hover Text – Text to show when user hovers on the deal button. Default is Click Here To Get This Deal.
  4. Expire Text – Text to show before expire date. Default is ‘Expires on’.
  5. Expired Text – Text to show before expired date. Default is ‘Expired on’.
  6. No Expiration Text – Text to show if coupon or deal never expires. Default is ‘Doesn’t expire’.
  7. Expiration Date Format – Choose the date format for expiration date.
  8. Hide expired Coupon – Hide Coupon when it’s expired. Default – Not to hide.
  9. Coupon Title Tag – Choose the heading tag to be used for Coupon Title.
  10. Social Share Buttons – Enable Social Share buttons in Coupons.

When you have filled in all the relevant information, click on Save Settings.

Design Settings

In this section you can change the design of you coupon.

You will have a few options such as,

  1. Coupon Type Color – Coupon Type Background Color can be changed here.
  2. Border Color – Coupon Border Color can be changed here.
  3. Custom CSS – Add any custom CSS you want here.

When you have filled in all the relevant information, click on Save Settings.

Voting Settings

This section allows the user to add a rating by voting.

The setting options include,

  1. Vote Buttons – You can enable voting buttons in the Coupons if you please.
  2. Voting Success Message – You can type in any voting success message you want here.
  3. Voting Failed Message – You can add a voting failed message here, in case there is an error.
  4. Already Voted Message – If the user has already voted, you can inform them with a message.

When you have filled in all the relevant information, click on Save Settings.

Extra Settings

In this section you will find a few extra setting such as,

  1. Affiliate Link in Current Tab – You can enable to open the affiliate link in current tab. By default it opens in a new tab.
  2. Disable Link in Coupon Title – Disable the coupon title link if you want.
  3. Coupon Type Name –  You can change the text to Show for Coupon Type Name in Default Template. Default is “Coupon”.
  4. Deal Type Name – You can change the text to Show for Deal Type Name in Default Template. Default is “Deal”.

When you have filled in all the relevant information, click on Save Settings.

Import Coupons

This option is only available for the Pro Version. In this option you can import the coupons which to have in form of a CSV or XML file.

You can choose to import the coupons one at a time or in bulk.

The also have a 14 Day Free Trail for the Pro Version where you can try out the plugin with all it’s features.

After creating coupons, all you have to do is copy & paste the shortcode on your post or page where you want to display it.

A few examples are given below,

Conclusion

WP Coupons & Deals Plugin is one of the best plugin in the market currently with a high user rating & it’s relatively easy to use.

If you are a beginner then go for the free version but if you are a pro then go for the full fledged Pro Version so that you can avail all the features to make your Coupons & Deals Website more appealing to the audience.

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