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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 351

It’s always interesting to see a tool used for something unexpected.

A hammer can make short work out of nails while the right screwdriver can take care of any screws.

But both of these tools can be used for many other jobs. All it takes is a need to accomplish something and a little ingenuity.

This updated forum thread looks into a plugin that achieves a task after some creativity is applied.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 350

This might be one of the shortest threads we have featured in Forum Focus.

It is basically a quick question from an Insider and we followed up with an equally quick response.

But the question and answer aren’t exactly what we want to discuss. We are focusing on the broader topic instead.

Changelogs and how they can be used.

How often do you check changelogs when a piece of software is updated?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 349

Membership site owners are some of the most creative people we have ever met.

We see lots of different types of membership sites during our daily online travels. The WishList Member Support Department sees examples of all the ways online communities can be set up. Members of the Insider community also come up with interesting scenarios that stretch the imagination when its comes to making it all work together.

This featured forum thread falls into that category.

An Insider is looking to combine some tools and create their ideal membership solution.

Perhaps you can help.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 348

A journey can be much easier when the tracking of progress is possible.

Knowing the mid point and the finish line is effective motivation when taking those first few steps.

This same manner of thinking also applies to online courses or any type of content consumption. It can be encouraging just to know when you’ve hit that halfway mark. This provides a sense of accomplishment and the motivation needed to continue forward.

Are you able to give your members with this type of motivation?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 346

The protection of content is typically very high on the priority list.

A lot of time and effort goes into the creation of content and the intent is that only members should be able to access it.

This is usually the mindset of a membership site owner.

A member signs up and can access content assigned to their membership level. This happens on thousands of sites each day.

But what if a member decides to share their login information with others?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 345

This thread picks up right where it left off a couple years ago.

Initially, the conversation focused on the differences between a shopping cart and a payment gateway.

Can you use one or the other? Do you need both? What is the actual difference?

These are important points to consider when choosing a potential integration option.

But the latest entry in this conversation gets a bit more specific.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 344

Are you aware of your site SEO?

Some membership site owners believe Search Engine Optimization isn’t worth looking into since most (or all) of their site is protected.

But is that true?

If only members can access the post and pages, why bother trying to improve search engine rankings?

These are some interesting questions that tie into the subject of this latest edition of Forum Focus.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 343

Is there an audience for your niche?

Many of us are passionate about something. That one thing that really gets us excited. It may dominate our thoughts and find its way to the surface during most conversations.

In many cases, there are others who feel the same way about “it”.

Like minded individuals who appreciate that one thing often come together and form a community.

This can be the basis for a membership site.

But, how does it all happen?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 342

It can be difficult to make the switch.

Moving from one online payment processor to another involves many moving parts.

What would happen to existing recurring payments? Are the fees going to be higher or lower? Will there be unforeseen technical issues?

These types of questions and potential problems often lead to the decision of just sticking with the current payment processor.

But what if there is a better option out there?

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