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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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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 341

How much do the specific tools really matter?

There are many different options available when it comes to building and maintaining a membership site. You can use an are all-in-one solution or choose from the variety of other add on tools and services.

Which one is right for you?

Of course, we always recommend a certain WordPress plugin (Hint: It’s powering this online community right now).

But an interesting question came up in this edition of Forum Focus.

Do you need to use WishList Member if you’re an Insider?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 340

Are you tracking member activity?

It is common to believe we know what our members want and what they are consuming. But it is difficult to really know for sure unless we can see how often they login and where they visit during their sessions.

An Insider is looking for a way to track how many times a member account is used to login.

They are also curious about potentially blocking some different IP addresses.

We encourage you to join the conversation.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 339

Adding custom fields to a registration form was a common request in the past.

Users wanted to gather additional information when members signed up.

So we created the ability to build a customized registration form in WishList Member. This allowed site owners to collect much more member info than previously possible.

But where is all the extra information stored? How can it be accessed and can it be used with other systems?

This “Quick Hit” forum thread digs into these custom questions.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 338

This is likely one of the last things you want to happen with your membership site.

A technical issue preventing a potential member from joining.

If someone makes the decision to sign up, you don’t want anything to stand in their way. The number of successful registrations can drop significantly if there are any problems with the sign up process.

This featured forum thread brings up a situation with a registration link redirecting to the site home page instead of the intended sign up form.

Why would that be happening and how can it be prevented?

That is a very good question.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 337

Can an ID number be assigned to each member?

These numbers could be useful for a variety of reasons and that is especially true for a specific Insider in this edition of Forum Focus.

He is looking for a way to implement a digital member card system and a unique identifier for each member is needed.

So the question remains… are member ID numbers a possibility?

We called in the development team for the “assist” on this one and they delivered.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 336

Security is a high ranking topic on the priority list for most membership sites.

Protecting specific content and only providing access to select members is typically the main goal of these online communities.

But in this case, the security being discussed in this forum thread refers to the actual web site itself and is not limited to the pages and posts.

An Insider was met with a security alert on their site and is asking for some advice on possible next steps.

Do you run any security plugins on your site? Have you dealt with a similar issue yourself?

Please keep reading to join the conversation.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 335

We are featuring a “Quick Hit” forum thread this week and are asking for some suggestions from Insiders based on the topic up for discussion.

The described scenario involves a membership site providing access to weekly content.

This content is released on a very specific schedule.

Fresh content is rolled out each week and existing members gain access to this new content and also retain access to the content released during their previous weeks of membership.

But any members who join now will only receive access to the current week’s content and content released in the future for as long as they remain a member.

The question becomes… How can this be done?

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 334

We are wondering if you might have a suggestion.

The forum is an ideal place to visit when looking for answers. But sometimes the questions require additional ideas or theories.

This may be one of those cases.

An Insider is trying to discover why a page they believe should be for members only is not actually protected.

What could be preventing this intended and expected functionality?

Perhaps you have a solution.

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