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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 427

This is a question we see pop up every now and again.

It may not be a common request for a membership site, but it does make sense in some cases. In fact, it may even seem a bit counter-intuitive to want to employ this type of functionality on a site dedicated to protecting specific content.

But the need does arise in some cases and can be quite beneficial to members.

An Insider started a forum conversation with a simple request.

How can they add a Print Page option to their site?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 426

A new payment option requires a new product.

Is that correct?

That is the kernel of an idea that leads to the question in this forum discussion.

There are various methods to accept payment for member protected content. One site may handle it a certain way while another site takes a completely different approach.

The chosen online payment provider also comes into play as each one handles the processing of money in their own unique way.

These factors all get taken into account when making a decision about setting up an annual payment option.

Does anything else need to be considered?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 425

Will they work together?

This is a very common and very valid question. It is also very appropriate when it comes to online tools. There can be conflicts between two different systems so it is ideal to find existing integrations whenever possible.

An established integration usually means someone has already handled a majority of any problem solving involved.

This can remove the need for most guess-work and can help alleviate potential frustration.

In this case, an Insider is asking about systems that integrate with WishList Member.

What options are available?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 424

Some members cancel. This is a reality of membership sites.

There are many reasons why this can occur and you want to minimize the number of members who leave, but the fact remains some members will choose to cancel.

But it is also true that some members will return.

They may realize they miss what was being offered. There may be a change with their finances that allows them to come back.

For whatever reason, they have decided to come back to your site and restart their membership.

But what if they try to create a NEW account?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 423

Which online payment provider do you use?

There are certainly many to choose from and they all offer different tools and functionality. One does this and the other does that. But, what if you need that to do this and this to do that?

All the choices can get a little confusing.

It is highly likely you have tried a few different options over the months and years to handle member payments.

So a more accurate question may be… Which online payment provider do you prefer?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 422

Backups are always a good idea.

All your important and vital data safely stored in a secure location. This typically includes a full and complete copy of your membership site. These types of backups are often created on a regular basis to ensure they contain the most up to date information as possible.

An effective backup process should provide peace of mind.

In fact, it’s not a bad idea to have multiple backups in multiple locations since you never know what can happen.

That all being said, what happens when you actually need to restore from a backup?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 421

It feels good to see the number of members rising in your site.

In fact, it’s not unusual to experience a quick jolt of excitement each time that number increases. Those members made the decision to join your online community and that can come with a feeling of pride.

But, that sensation can quickly fade if that new sign up turns out to be a spam registration.

Instead of a new addition to your site, you have a fake registration to clean up and remove.

How can these unwanted visitors be avoided?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 420

Many membership site owners create content on a very regular basis.

This may include writing articles, recording videos or working on any other forms of consumable media.

In fact, it can seem like the need for new content is never ending. Truth be told, it sometimes is for certain types of sites.

It can feel like a cycle that goes on and on. You finish one piece of content but soon another will need to be started.

There is one important thing to keep in mind though.

You don’t have to create all the content yourself.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 419

The fact of the matter is some members will cancel.

Something unexpected may come up that requires them to re-examine their spending habits or they may have simply learned all they needed.

Perhaps they can’t easily find what they are looking for (even though it is located within your site).

These types of things can happen. But those are only a few examples of why a member might leave.

It is difficult to know exactly why a specific individual cancelled their membership.

It might even be a reason that has never crossed your mind and others could be cancelling for that same reason.

So how can you find out why anyone cancels?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 418

They almost seem to go hand-in-hand in many cases.

Both can definitely exist and function without the other. But, using them together often results in a beneficial outcome for the members and site owners.

A membership site and a Learning Management System.

Many online communities utilize some type of tool or system to create courses for their members. These courses are an effective way to teach members and are ideal for an online environment.

Have you considered using an LMS?

This forum thread looks into options.

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