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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 471

So, you’re all set.

A registration page has been created and it’s all ready to allow access to those who are interested in what your membership site has to offer. All they have to do is fill in the form and they will unlock the members-only content.

Sounds pretty easy, right?

In most cases, it is that simple and everyone gets what they want. Members gain access and you gain new members.

But, what happens if that registration form fails?

Receiving an error message or confusing redirect after clicking the “submit” button is a sure fire way to get off on the wrong foot.

Stranger still, what if some users register successfully while others get denied?

That is the same question an Insider posed in the forum.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 470

There are times when a desired setting just doesn’t seem to exist.

You thought of something you’d like to accomplish with a piece of software but an included option isn’t available.

What can you do in that type of situation?

Customization is always something that could be explored. But, how much will it cost and how long will it take?

This is where an API can really help.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 469

You are likely very familiar with the concept of a Terms of Service.

They can often be found on sites when purchasing something online and are usually a necessary component when selling something online as well.

They are an effective way to keep everyone informed.

But, what should (or needs) to be included in a TOS for a membership site?

Do you require a lawyer to draw one up based on your specific offering and customer base?

Does geographic location come into play?

These are good questions to ask and finding the answers is even better.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 468

This phrase comes up a couple times in this forum thread.

“Plan, Plan, Plan.”

In this case, the planning is referring to content creation for a membership site.

An Insider is looking for ideas and methods to provide quality content to their members. So, what are the steps towards coming up with ideas and actually producing content?

That is a legitimate question and one that deserves consideration.

Of course, there are additional questions that also come up when thinking about content creation.

Do you have a content strategy?

Where do you get your content ideas?

Does your content engage your members?

Lets dig into this forum thread a bit more.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 467

There are definitely more options than there used to be.

An online search a few years back may have brought up one or two possibilities. But, how could you know if these limited options would really work for you?

Things have certainly changed recently.

When it comes to Page Builders, you don’ t have to look very far to find one (or two or three).

The search has changed from looking for any Page Builders to deciding which one to use.

So, how do you decide?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 466

Transferring members from one level to another can sometimes feel like a tricky situation.

There are numerous factors to consider as you decide who should ultimately be placed into the specific levels.

Do those members need to remain in the previous level as well as get placed into the new level? Is there existing login info that should be kept for each member? Are members needing to be informed of the adjustment?

You also want to be sure no data is being lost or over-written once the process has been finished.

It all comes down to having a clear idea of what needs to happen.

But, the question remains.

What is the best way to implement that idea to transfer members?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 465

We released a significant update to WishList Member recently.

That’s actually a bit of an understatement.

It’s more accurate to say we released one of the most significant updates to WishList Member ever when we rolled out version 3.0

This update includes a completely over-hauled user interface and more. The new WishList Member looks different when compared to older versions so we wanted to be sure and point out some of these changes.

In fact, we have been getting some good questions about the new WishList Member 3.0 so we’ve posted some resources to help familiarize yourself with what’s new.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 464

Attracting new members and allowing them to sign up is important.

In fact, it may be one of the most important aspects of a thriving membership site. If members aren’t able to register, they aren’t going to stick around very long. Mostly because they can’t sign up in the first place.

But let’s take the next step with this way of thinking.

Once members have successfully created their accounts, they want to access the protected content they were promised.

All they need to do is login and that content is waiting for them.

Unless… they have trouble logging into the site.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 463

This is a different idea.

It may not be the typical way most sites price their monthly membership but it is an interesting concept. For some, it might mean thinking about accepting payments in a whole other way.

The initial thought when hearing this question from the forum may be to dismiss it. Or, to question how it might work.

But, could it work?

It seems to be a solid pricing method for some who chose to use it.

Would it be a good fit for your site and for your members?

That is a good question.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 462

Sometimes we want it to do a little bit more.

This is a common feeling when working with software or online services. Most of the time , they handle the majority of what we need. But there are those other instances when it would be nice if they could maybe address one more thing on our “want list”.

That one more thing might be something that is unique or very specif to our situation. This means it may not make sense for it to be added to the software.

So, what options are available if that is the case ?

This forum thread is a good example of what might work.

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