Top 10 (Plus A Few More) Membership Tools

We recently recorded a webinar in which Stu applied the spotlight to a list of useful Membership Tools.

The original plan was to present a “Top 10” list.Β  But Stu found too many awesome plugins and services and ultimately needed to up that number a bit πŸ™‚

A list of helpful and time saving tools are presented during the course of this video session.

We encourage you to watch this webinar replay and learn more about how these tools can benefit you and your members.

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PlugIn Review: Sensei

WooThemes has added a pretty cool plugin to their set of available tools.

We have seen questions pop up in the WishList Member support department about this plugin so I decided to share some details about it with the Insiders.

As you likely know, WooThemes offer a variety of different themes and plugins for WordPress. WooCommerce is one of the popular products they have produced.

But we are going to focus on their Sensei plugin in this article.

This plugin should interest Insiders who are looking to create a course for their members.

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What If It Doesn’t Sell? – Part 1

Practically every business will eventually offer a product or service that does not sell very well (if at all).

While this is initially disappointing, many business owners view these types of situations as a lesson on what not to do. Finding out what doesn’t work can be a valuable learning experience.

Some will even find a way to turn a lackluster product into much more.

This same thinking can be applied to a membership level that may not have taken off as intended.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 218

Co-hosts Stu and Wray are back together as they bring you all the Insider news!

This episode of iTi was recorded in the new offices which are still being set up so please “excuse the mess” πŸ™‚

There is plenty to get into this week so let’s dive in.

Topics discussed include…

  • Β The Latest All Access Call
  • Did He Say “Cash” Or “Cache”?
  • Communicating With Members
  • Plus More

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 199

What can be learned from the Insider Forums this week?

Well, as usual, quite a bit πŸ™‚

The topics addressed are:

  • Handling Group Memberships
  • Redirects After Payment
  • Member Notifications

Get all the details here…

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How To Handle Group Membership Access For Schools?

Have you ever wanted to provide a large group of individuals with memberships?

This could include a select number of employees from a business or maybe a collection of students, as is the case with this featured forum thread.

Is there a way to sell the organization a set number of β€œspots” that can then be used to register individual members?

Some different ideas have been brought up and are being discussed in the forum and we invite you to share any ideas or experiences you may have.

How would you tackle this situation?

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PayPal Not Redirecting To Registration Page

Do your users redirect to the correct page after purchase?

Some payment providers handle the processing of purchases differently than others. Being aware of these differences can save you and your members time and potential frustration.

This conversation in the Insider forum looks into the way PayPal redirects users after payment.

If you use PayPal or are curious about the way these redirects work, we recommend checking out this thread.

Feel free to post any questions or thoughts you have on redirects after payment.

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Email Integration

How are you keeping your members informed regarding the upgrading of their membership levels?

Sending members a notification when they have been upgraded is an effective method of ensuring your community visits your site to view new content.

So how can you send these messages?

Visit the forum to engage in this conversation between Insiders.

WishList Insider All Access Call Session 29 Webinar Replay

Did you miss it?

We held a live webinar yesterday where we answered YOUR questions!

This session includes awesome questions from various Insiders on multiple subjects related to creating and maintaining a successful Membership Site.

We have now posted the replay of this webinar so that anyone who missed it can get in on the action (and anyone who wants to check it out again can do so).

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So, Can I Cache?

As your successful membership site increases in members and/or complexity, your once speedy site may start to slow down a bit.

This can result in your hosting company noticing the increased load and adding restrictions to your account that can intentionally slow your site down even more.

While this may be a sign to upgrade to a better hosting option, also consider the use of cache plugins to help reduce the resource load. But, there are some things to avoid when working with a cache option.

There are some best practices I’ve learned over the years on how to correctly use cache options to keep your WishList Member powered site running at top speeds.

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Get Your Questions Answered During The WishList Insider All Access Call #29

Do you have questions?

Well, we have answers πŸ™‚

We are conducting another interactive webinar on Tuesday July 22nd at 3pm ET and encourage you to submit any questions you have for us.

This is the perfect time to direct any questions you may have to the WishList Team about your membership site

Get all the details (including the Registration Link) here…

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 198

We’ve got some interesting conversations to highlight in this edition of Forum Focus.

If you haven’t checked in with the forum lately, now is definitely the time.

Learn More About…

  • Selecting The Right Tool
  • Should You Change The WordPress Login URL?
  • Working With Code

It’s all waiting for you inside the forums.

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Tele-sessions And Webinars

How are you handling webinar or conference calls for your members?

There are a number of different options and each comes with their own sets of features and abilities. So how can you decide which is the best fit for your community?

You will want to consider the type of content your are presenting and exactly how you want to offer it.

Will you record the session and make it available for replay? Will there be a limit to the number of attendees?

This forum thread includes a few different options and discusses the various feature sets.

Feel free to share what works for you.

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Changing wp-login

Have you ever had issues with β€œbots” or spam registration/login?

Seeing new members appear in your site is exciting! But that excitement can quickly turn to disappointment once you realize they are not β€œreal” members.

This can be a bit of an annoying problem and one suggestion we have seen to resolve this issue is to change the WordPress login URL.

But, will this have any affect on other aspects of your site?

This forum discussion addresses these points.

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Membership Level Option To Disable The Registration Email

This is a discussion that may interest Insiders who like to work with code.

The topic up for conversation in this thread has to do with disabling an email sent by WishList Member. Some ideas are brought forward and some code examples are also included.

If you like to roll up your sleeves and dig into code then you may want to jump in and share your thoughts.

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