Don’t Prevent Your Members From Having Fun – Part 1

People join and remain members of a membership site for two main reasons:

  1. You have a solution to their problem.
  2. You make solving the problem enjoyable.

Surprisingly, the “Enjoyment Factor” can often be over-looked. But, it’s an extremely import aspect of a successful and inviting community.

When people have fun while learning, they stick around longer and actually pick things up more easily as they relax and their stress levels are lowered. These are all things that contribute to elevating your service above your competition.

How are you making your membership site fun?

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UNPlug PlugIns You Don’t Need

Do you want to know a sure-fire way to lower your household energy bill each month?

All you need to do is UNplug appliances and electronics that you aren’t using. These things are major energy/resource suckers. So when not using them, why allow them to cost you?

Now, did you also know that the PlugIns on your membership site can also be taxing your system and costing you in the long run as well?

It’s time to unplug some of your WordPress PlugIns.

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WishList Member Critical Update re: PayPal

Last week we issued a critical update related to the communication between WishList Member and PayPal that may affect your membership site.

If your site relies on payments made via PayPal this update is critical and required.

If your membership site does NOT use PayPal then you can disregard the rest of this message.

Please be assured the update is very simple to implement but you must apply it immediately. You will not need to modify anything on your site other than upgrading your copy of WishList Member.

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3 MORE Favorite WordPress Themes

I was so blown away by the positive response I received with the last “My 3 Favorite WordPress Themes” article that a follow-up seemed like a good idea.

Exploring for new WordPress plugins and themes is something I absolutely LOVE. It’s like a treasure hunt and when That special one is discovered, it can be very exciting!

Our wonderful members here within the Insider have stepped up once again to share their own favorite themes with me.

Now I get to share these fantastic finds with you!

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Why Can’t You Produce A Podcast? Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, successful membership sites recognize that podcasts increase their value and uniqueness.

Many sites don’t offer podcasts to members so those that do stand out.

In addition, if your podcasts act as counterparts to the written content, you’ve just increased your volume of content and therefore over-all value for members.

While cheaper equipment and hosting makes podcast creation easy, what are some traits that actually make them desirable?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 121

Let’s take a quick listen to hear what’s coming from the Insider Forum this week.

Lots of Insiders joined in on the following conversations:

  • Did You Delete A Page That Was Highly Ranked On Google?
  • Where Can You Find The WishList Member Short Codes?
  • Some More “Server Talk”

More info on these topics is right around the corner…


Click on any title to be directed to the Forum Post

SEO And Redirecting Non-Existing Pages

What happens when Google Ranked pages are deleted?

How does this affect searches for your membership site and for those pages in particular?

One Insider found she needed to deal with this issue recently and thanks to some assistance from other Insiders, there are some solid tips included in this forum thread.

You do not want to lose or reduce your Google Rankings based on a quick “click” of the delete button.


List Of Short Codes?

Are you aware of all the WishList Member short codes which are available?

There are quite a few and they can be very useful when presenting content to your members.

Of course, you need to know where they are and how they can be used to take advantage of them 🙂

This conversation shows you where to find them and how you can start using them now.


Cloudfare From Bluehost

We’ve got another forum thread that touches on “Server Talk” 🙂

There is always plenty of conversations within the forums that deal with various server options and for good reason. Where you house your files and site is extremely important so the more knowledge you can get on the subject the better.

This time around the topics range from dedicated and shared servers to what WishList Member pages you should avoid caching.

Big thanks to the Insider who have contributed on this.

WishList Insider All Access Call Session 11 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).

Continue on to watch the webinar now…

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