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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 338

This is likely one of the last things you want to happen with your membership site.

A technical issue preventing a potential member from joining.

If someone makes the decision to sign up, you don’t want anything to stand in their way. The number of successful registrations can drop significantly if there are any problems with the sign up process.

This featured forum thread brings up a situation with a registration link redirecting to the site home page instead of the intended sign up form.

Why would that be happening and how can it be prevented?

That is a very good question.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 337

Can an ID number be assigned to each member?

These numbers could be useful for a variety of reasons and that is especially true for a specific Insider in this edition of Forum Focus.

He is looking for a way to implement a digital member card system and a unique identifier for each member is needed.

So the question remains… are member ID numbers a possibility?

We called in the development team for the “assist” on this one and they delivered.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 336

Security is a high ranking topic on the priority list for most membership sites.

Protecting specific content and only providing access to select members is typically the main goal of these online communities.

But in this case, the security being discussed in this forum thread refers to the actual web site itself and is not limited to the pages and posts.

An Insider was met with a security alert on their site and is asking for some advice on possible next steps.

Do you run any security plugins on your site? Have you dealt with a similar issue yourself?

Please keep reading to join the conversation.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 335

We are featuring a “Quick Hit” forum thread this week and are asking for some suggestions from Insiders based on the topic up for discussion.

The described scenario involves a membership site providing access to weekly content.

This content is released on a very specific schedule.

Fresh content is rolled out each week and existing members gain access to this new content and also retain access to the content released during their previous weeks of membership.

But any members who join now will only receive access to the current week’s content and content released in the future for as long as they remain a member.

The question becomes… How can this be done?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 334

We are wondering if you might have a suggestion.

The forum is an ideal place to visit when looking for answers. But sometimes the questions require additional ideas or theories.

This may be one of those cases.

An Insider is trying to discover why a page they believe should be for members only is not actually protected.

What could be preventing this intended and expected functionality?

Perhaps you have a solution.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 333

Questions about protecting certain areas and sections are pretty common when it comes to membership sites.

Non-members and people who are not logged in shouldn’t be able to view the protected premium content. WishList Member includes a number of ways to apply this type of protection to a site.

But what about the admin section of WordPress?

Have you ever wanted to pick and choose which back end areas are available to an individual so they can assist with some admin tasks?

That topic is up for discussion in this edition of Forum Focus.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 332

An Insider began this forum thread by explaining an issue they were experiencing when switching to a new theme.

They detailed the problem at hand and asked if anyone else had similar issues or any ideas.

A few hours later that same Insider returned to the conversation and proceeded to describe the solution they discovered shortly after posting the original message.

This is an excellent example of a community member sharing some gained knowledge in hopes of helping others.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 331

Sometimes members decide to come back.

Members are going to leave. It is an inevitable part of running a membership site. There are different reasons why members may cancel an account but the bottom line and fact of the matter is some members will simply leave.

But there are also members who realize they want to re-join the community and come back for more.

Allowing those members to easily return is important.

That is the focus of this particular forum thread.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 330

Do you allow for a bit of preview content to be seen by non members or by those who are not logged in?

This method of content protection shows a portion of teaser text which allows anyone to see a small part of what a logged in members can fully access.

A sample of the full piece of content can be enough to spark interest. It can entice someone into wanting to see more and joining the community to get to it.

This is where More Tag protection comes in.

An Insider Forum thread addresses how this can work and how it can be set up.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 329

Recurring billing is an ideal situation for accepting payments from members.

The expected amount is charged on the expected date and everyone gets what they want. The site owner receives payment and the member receives continued access to the site.

This scenario should continue with no issues for as long as the member wants to keep that subscription active.

But there are a few different reasons why recurring payments may fail.

An interesting fact is those reasons are not always tied to a maxed out or expired card.

This featured forum thread looks into trying to prevent declined credit cards before they happen.

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