Get Started – Joy Of Text Lite


Follow the instructions below to get started with the Joy Of Text Lite plugin.

 

  • Step 1 – Get your account from Twilio.com
    • To use this plugin you’ll need a Twilio account.
    • Register an account at Twilio.com, purchase a phone number and get your unique ‘Twilio Account SID’ and ‘Twilio Auth Token’.
    • If you’re new to Twilio, you can get $10 added to your Twilio account, using this referral link.
    • The terms and conditions of Twilio’s referral program are available here.
    • Go to Messaging-Settings-Twilio Settings and enter your ‘Twilio Account SID’ and ‘Twilio Auth Token’ and press the ‘Save Settings’ button.
    • Your Twilio number(s) should then be displayed, so select the number you want to send your messages from.
    • Select the country you are in. The plugin and Twilio need to know this, to check that the member phone numbers you’ve entered are valid.
    • Press the ‘Save Settings’ button and move to Step 2.
  • Step 2 – Activate your licence keys
    • Go to Messaging-Settings-Licence Keys to activate your licence key. This will enable automatic plugin updates through the WordPress dashboard.
    • To activate the licences, enter your key(s) and press the ‘Activate Licence’ key.
    • Press the ‘Save Settings’ button and move to Step 3.
  • Step 3 – Add some members to a group
    • To add members, go to the Group Manager tab, then select the ‘Member List’ tab. Enter the new member’s details and press the ‘floppy disk’ icon to save.
    • For example, click Group Manager-Member List and add members to the group.
    • Once you’ve added some members, move to Step 4.
  • Step 4 – Send some messages
    • Go to the Messages tab, select one or more members, enter the message text and press ‘Send your messages’.
  • Step 5 – Create a form.
    • Go to the Group Manager-Group Invite tab to tailor your member subscription form.
    • In the Group Invite tab, you’ll see the HTML to create the form or you can use the provided shortcode.
    • Add the HTML or shortcode to the appropriate page on your website.
    • View the page you’ve added the form to and add new members using it.