Auto Funnel Press v2 - Core
Fundamentally the core code achieves the same goals, but they are completely different in terms of the code itself. While the legacy version of AFP has been maintained over time, it’s core code is 5+ years old and industry standards and practices have changed. As of now the legacy version has core embedded elements that no longer work because external services have changed the way they process.
Auto Funnel Press Legacy was built on an older theme framework, it was released as a WordPress theme. There are a lot of reasons why you might build extensive functionality into a theme, but ultimately you limit the site owner’s ability to manage design and layout options (even with the integrated visual editor). AFPv2 is built as a plugin and its more modular as a result, it’s more light-weight and better able to be extendable, this wouldn’t be possible with just updating the legacy version.
Because the code structure was improved so was the way data is saved to the system. AFPv2 is a complete replacement for Auto Funnel Press Legacy, not an upgrade. We could explore the viability of a migration utility so you can convert your Legacy installation to the new Auto Funnel Press v2 framework if there was interest, but presently there has been none and its not available.
Auto Funnel Press v2 is for new funnel system installations.
Your legacy installation will not stop running, but there are no more updates for it. The legacy system was discontinued in 2018 and all licenses for it have expired. Users who purchased Legacy “AS IS” (during 2019) have been granted an AFPv2 License since the “AS IS” version has parts that no longer work due to external mechanisms it connected to changing the way they operate requiring a rebuild (which is now AFPv2). AFP Legacy is fully deprecated and any “AS IS” licenses were never guaranteed support (it was sold as is).
AFP Legacy still has configurations that run and if you wish to continue to use it you are free to do so, but there are no active licenses any longer so if it isn’t already active, it cannot connect to the license server with an expired license to be activated. If a migration utility can be created to move AFP Legacy systems to AFPv2 you’ll be able to convert to an AFPv2 system but there is no ETA on if this is possible or will be available. You are free to use your gifted AFPv2 license to a create a new funnel installation but Legacy licenses have all been expired or migrated and no support is available for it.
The various licenses offer different options for different users. They all share the same core code which is the engine of Auto Funnel Press v2, but they cover different use preferences. The multi-site license is useful for people that host more than one funnel system. The professional license including pro addons is for users that may want more than just 1 extension as the library grows and its a good money saver. The suite version includes all extensions (both pro and premium) available now and in the future.
Common software licensing practice for WordPress is to provide an active software license that includes updates and support for 1 year (which can be renewed on a yearly basis). Inevitably with software development you may encounter bugs or security issues that need to be fixed, these get pushed to our license system that alerts you of an update. This is included during the 1 year with your license purchase (and forever as long as your license is renewed / active). It’s also possible that technology makes a shift that requires the system be updated to continue to function, these are all covered under the license purchase and renewal infrastructure. Renewed licenses get a discount so you can keep your license active without re-purchasing the software every year.
The license you pay for gives you access to the Auto Funnel Press v2 software and any / all extensions you have purchased or have been included with that license. Your site will not cease to function, but your license will no longer be active so you cannot activate it to a different system or website. You will no longer have access to download the software or receive updates with an expired license but it will not automatically break your installation or cease to operate.
Your account access to the members only features of AFP will also expire as they are tied to your license status.
Auto Funnel Press v2 - Suite
The suite license for AFPv2 is unique from the other offerings because it’s not a simple software license, it’s a maintained subscription. You still control and maintain your content and networks and all the things that AFP provides, but the license includes all the extensions at a subscription rate instead of lump sums like the others. It’s the only license that includes all the premium extensions as well as pro extensions.
You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time from your AFP members account page. Since it’s a subscribed license your AFP system will cease to function. You will need to purchase a different license if you want to migrate to one of the more traditional license types to reactivate your system.
The suite license requires an active paid subscription, however it doesn’t immediately shut down the system if a renewing payment fails. An attempt to contact you with the information on file will happen before the system goes through the shutdown process.