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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 353

It can happen sometimes.

A situation may arise when you want to “uncancel” access for a particular member. This can occur in cases where a member’s payment fails and their access is subsequently stopped. But you may find that you still want to provide that member with access for one reason or another.

Is it possible to uncancel access if the payment has already been stopped in the payment processor?

If so, what are the potential ramifications to consider?

We get into these questions and more during the latest Forum Focus.

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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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Forum Focus 323

We take a look into the WishList Insider Forum and share an interesting and informative selection. The Forum Focus post can be accessed on the Home page.

WishList Insider – Forum Focus 320

What should you do when an update is available?

This “Quick Hit” forum thread is referring to a new version of WishList Member but the question can be applied to all plugins (and even WordPress itself).

When is it safe to upgrade?

Are there potential issues that could arise? What preparations should be considered?

An old saying comes to mind in situations like this… “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

This is true when it comes to upgrading WordPress plugins.

Taking a bit of time to ensure a smooth update will pay off in the long run.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 319

“It would be great if it could do just one more thing.”

This phrase is pretty common when it comes to working with WordPress plugins. It is also a fair request.

There are so many plugins available and they cover a wide variety of tasks so finding that near-perfect solution is usually possible.

An existing plugin that checks off almost all of the items on your want list is probably available.

But, it would still be great if it could do just one more thing.

This is when the search for a workaround begins.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 317

Providing your members with access to protected content is a very important aspect to a membership site.

Some may even say it is the most vital component of an online community.

But if you are charging a fee for member access, the ability to accept payment is very high on the priority list as well. Payments should be able to be processed and members should receive access.

So what happens if this isn’t the case?

This forum thread involves an Insider looking to ensure their shopping cart integration is set up and functioning properly.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 316

Member interaction is an effective method used to maintain and increase retention rates.

The single members within your site come together and share their thoughts and ideas with each other.

This forms a cohesive group that in turn has more combined knowledge than the individual parts.

But how can you encourage your members to connect and become a community?

This forum thread involves a quick conversation about a potential contest that encourages and rewards interaction.

These are important ingredients for a successful membership site.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 315

Are your members able to easily interact with each other?

Members will typically look to engage in discussions and share their thoughts and ideas. This could be handled through comment sections on pages and posts or with the inclusion of a forum.

But can your members actually see each other?

Seeing the person you are in conversation with is usually preferred as it is nice to put a face to the name.

A visual representation of someone can be remembered more easily than a username.

This forum thread looks into a potential solution for allowing members to see more than a just a name.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 314

The typical purchase/registration process with a WishList Member powered site sends soon-to-be members to the payment processor to make the purchase.

The next step is the registration form being filled out on the actual membership site.

But some site owners would prefer if everything was taken care of on their site and want to avoid any redirects for the member. They are looking for a self contained process that starts and ends on their own site.

An Insider asks about potential solutions for allowing a member to stay put when signing up.

Keep reading to find out what possibilities are available.

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