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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 328

We may get a little technical during this installment of our weekly look within the Insider Forum.

But even “non-techie” Insiders can find this conversation to be helpful.

WishList Member offers an API our team has developed which opens up the playing field when it comes to customization. This API can be a corner stone for creating a solution that best fits your needs when the standard “out of the box” options aren’t quite enough.

So what exactly is someone asking about regarding this building tool?

Please keep reading to get all the details.

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One seemingly small adjustment can make a sizable difference.

This is true with most things but it can be especially true when it comes to building a membership site.

You may have intended to protect a selection of content only to find it available to anyone and everyone after finishing what you believed to be the correct set up process.

That is the case in this featured forum thread as an Insider searches for and finds the solution to a protection issue.

Find out what caused the issue and what lead to the solution in this “Quick Hit” post.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 326

Providing access to protected content is the primary intention of many membership sites.

A member joins a membership level and can access the content within that membership level once they login. A member dashboard is often created to provide easy access to common areas and popular content.

This is a pretty standard situation and can be set up relatively quickly in most cases.

But what about sites that have more than one membership level or course?

Will one dashboard fit the needs of a site with multiple membership levels?

This forum discussion addresses these questions and more. We invite you to join the conversation.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 325

A very common method for accepting payments online is through a credit card.

This is especially true when it comes to recurring payments.

Naturally, this makes online payment through credit cards a good fit for a membership site.

But what if someone wants to accept payment in a different manner? Perhaps through a wire transfer?

Is this possible?

Find out more in this latest Forum Focus.

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This discussion starts things off by asking a question.

Some details were shared and a desired goal is described.

A partial answer was then posted that kept the ball rolling towards a possible solution. Of course, additional suggestions are always welcomed and encouraged.

The Insider Forum is a useful tool for expanding upon ideas. A question gets answered and provides direction that can then be used to explore ever more.

In this case, a specific forum integration is being investigated.

Can it handle the job?

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This is an interesting and fairly common scenario.

A site owner has set up a membership site with one membership level and members are able to sign up and access protected content accordingly. All is going well and members are enjoying the community they joined.

Then the thought of offering an additional membership level comes up.

How can this be done and how might it effect current members? What needs to be considered to make this idea a reality?

We dig into this concept in this latest Forum Focus.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 322

Some of the forum threads we like to feature fall into the category of a “Quick Hit”.

These are typically short questions with “to-the-point” responses from the community.

It is common for forum threads to get lengthy with each response and that can be very beneficial to those reading as additional information is shared and more questions are answered.

But sometimes, the response is simply stated in a succinct manner.

That being said, additional conversations can always arise from a seemingly answered question.

We invite you to check out the latest thread to get the Forum Focus treatment.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 321

What do you need to start a membership site?

This is a question we hear a lot.

Many people wonder if there is a checklist of items and services that are required to set up and maintain an online community. While there may not be a specific list, there are some main items to consider.

What immediately springs to mind when you think about building and launching a site?

An Insider started a thread in the forum asking what they need to get the ball rolling.


So I Need An Auto-Responder, A Shopping Cart, And Is That All?

Every membership site has a beginning.

But where exactly do you start?

This forum thread addresses the options of integrating with selected shopping carts and auto-responders. Are both of these integrations necessary for all membership sites and what other tools needs to be considered?

Each membership site handles the release of content in its own way. How are those sites processing payments for access to that content and how are they informing the members when it has been made available?

A way to accept payments from members and the ability to effectively communicate with them is usually pretty high on the priority list for a site owner. We would like to know what else is on your “To Do” list when starting a site.

Please feel free to share your own experiences or ask any questions of your own within this thread.

WishList Insider – Forum Focus 320

What should you do when an update is available?

This “Quick Hit” forum thread is referring to a new version of WishList Member but the question can be applied to all plugins (and even WordPress itself).

When is it safe to upgrade?

Are there potential issues that could arise? What preparations should be considered?

An old saying comes to mind in situations like this… “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

This is true when it comes to upgrading WordPress plugins.

Taking a bit of time to ensure a smooth update will pay off in the long run.

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“It would be great if it could do just one more thing.”

This phrase is pretty common when it comes to working with WordPress plugins. It is also a fair request.

There are so many plugins available and they cover a wide variety of tasks so finding that near-perfect solution is usually possible.

An existing plugin that checks off almost all of the items on your want list is probably available.

But, it would still be great if it could do just one more thing.

This is when the search for a workaround begins.

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