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Mar 21, 2017

Pricing and Website updates

As you can see, we've just updated some website elements. Currently, we sell Giga Messenger Bots on Envato CodeCanyon at $39 for Regular license and $99 for Extended license with 6 months update and support.

When purchasing our items on CodeCanyon, you'll have to create an account, verify your email address, pay with extra $2 for deposit with a complex form. That's too much.

As a buyer, we want a shortest step for buy the product, so we'll move the payment to our website and use Gumroad to manage our payment. From April 19th, to buy our product, just hit the Purchase button, enter your email, fill your payment info (we do support Credit Cards and Paypal), and done!

New Pricing

After April 19th, we'll have 3 different plans: Express, Personal and Business.

  • The Express edition is totally free and you can download directly on WordPress plugin repository.
  • The Personal edition ($39/year) have more premium features like Subscriptions & Notifications, Account Linking... and you can install it on 1 website.
  • The Business edition ($99/year) currently exactly same as Personal but you'll get high priority support, installation service and can install it on unlimited websites.

What happens with my Envato license?

You can continue use your Envato license, if you bought Regular license ($29), you'll be converted to Personal edition ($39), if you bought Extended license, you'll be converted to Business edition ($99).

We're still focusing to update our framework to compatibility with the latest Messenger Platform. Try to bring it to you soon.


Jan 22, 2017

Create Facebook Messenger Bot with free and powerful WordPress plugin

Facebook has introduced Messenger Bot about 10 months ago. At the time they released this platform, as the enthusiast PHP developers, we developed a messenger bot library called Facebook Messenger Bots for PHP and sell it on CodeCanyon.

At the first version, this library is only provide one feature: response people message automatically, with only one method: $bot->answer($ask, $answers);

After more than 8 months with many updates, we proud to become an ultimate marketing tool, not only Messenger Bot solution. You'll have a plugin with seamless experience, many marketing feature like CRM, Subscriptions & Notifications management, Account Linking, Intended Action, etc.

Today, we'd love to share this plugin to everyone, without any penny. Yes, we've pushed Express version on WordPress plugin repository.

Download for Free

What's different with pro version on Envato? This free Express edition won't have Account Linking, Subscription & Notifications management. They're use the same Messenger Bot Framework.


Jan 7, 2017

Giga Messenger Bots v2.2 - Chiba

Version 2.2 (Chiba) has landed, this version is focusing on Subscription & Notifications system, we also improved the UX, fixed some small UI bugs. We also introduce Node Stream, which makes our bot better than others.

About Subscriptions & Notifications

Prior to 2.2, you have to write code & hook into giga_pre_run in order to sending notification, it's also hard to setup notification routines, you have to setup cronjobs by yourself.

Since 2.2, things will be thousand times easier, we have a point and click GUI to do everything. In short, you have a seamless panel to manage subscribers, create subscription messages, managing routines... all without touching code.

What the heck is Node Stream?

By default, a bot can answers many times per lead message (many rows in messenger). Prior to 2.2, in Builder, we can only add answers, in order to do other jobs like saving lead data, we have to use Giga API, yep, it's powerful but need you touching code.

Since 2.2, Node Stream was born to help you put other action to your bot, not only answer lead. For example, when lead text "subscribe", you can let him becomes a subscriber and then send him a message.

Support German

Special thank to Thomas from M-Factory which helps us translate Giga Messenger Bots to German.

So Giga Messenger Bots is available in English and German now. We hope you can help us translate this plugin to your language. We'll extends +1 year subscription for you.

Change Logs

Here is the full change logs:

  • New: Subscription & Notifications Builder
  • New: Node Stream. You can update leads automatically via Bot Builder.
  • New: Session management
  • New: Support German. Credit: Thomas Sator https://m-factory.de
  • Improvement: Tweak the Bot Builder UI
  • Improvement: Use Session::flash() for better display messages.
  • Fix: Storage::set() method doesn't works with meta data.
  • Fix: Text matching wrong in some case
  • Fix: Thread Settings doesn't update when you don't save in that tab