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Create a Unique Member Dashboard Page – After Login

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The important stuff at their fingertips. That is a useful way to greet members each time they login. Presenting members with what they want and need as soon as they enter will save them time and effort.

This is one of the reasons why WishList Member includes an After Login page.

Each time a member logs in, they are shown the set After Login page and can easily navigate your site.

There is a general message applied as the default After Login page and you have the option to customize that login experience for your members. This can be done by creating a more detailed member dashboard experience using the WishList Member settings.

You can easily make your own member dashboard page that quickly provides information and potential next steps for your members.

After Login Page Overview

As noted, the After Login page will appear to a member right after they login and it will be seen every time after login. A Global Default After Login page can be set or individual After Login pages can be set for each membership level.

Additional options and settings related to configuring the After Login page are available in the After Login Page article.

In this article, we will focus on the type of information you can include on a member dashboard page when setting it as the After Login page.

Two Key Pieces of Information Regarding the After Login Page

  • It is the first page a member sees after login
  • It is seen each time a member logs in

When a member logs in, they are likely looking for information or resources that are relevant to their membership.

Since the After Login page is consistently seen by members, it is recommended to include useful information and links that are “evergreen” and can be used at any time. We get into more details on that below.

Any content, links, or information the member will need to access again or on a regular basis are typically included on the After Login page. Of course, the page often can't contain every piece of content and this is where relevant links to specific areas of the site come in.

What Should Appear on a Member Dashboard Page?

The answer to this question can depend on the type of site. But, there are a few things that usually appear on a typical member dashboard page.

  • Clear Links. A selection of clearly labelled buttons or links that will direct the member to where they want to go.
  • Account Area. A way for members to access their account and be able to change their email address, password, etc.
  • Any Provided Extras. This may include links to a Bonus section or a Downloads area.
  • Access to Support. The ability to quickly and easily reach out and receive support is important for any membership site.

You may find some of the buttons / links on your member dashboard page will also be included on a welcome page (After Registration page). Or you may have links that only need to appear on the welcome page. More information is available on creating a welcome page/After Registration page.

Member Dashboard Page Example

We have included a screenshot example of a member dashboard page below. It uses a WordPress default theme and includes some minor formatting. Of course, you can use the theme of your choice and can use a page builder if you would like.

With that being said, the page includes a short message to the member and includes links to some common areas they will visit on a regular basis.

You can customize your own member dashboard page to include what your members will want and need.

Member Dashboard - WishList Member

WishList Member Social Login Connect/Disconnect Buttons

The WishList Member Social Login Add-on can be used to allow members to login to your site using their social account. One of the features included in that Add-on is the option to display a Connect/Disconnect button for any of the enabled and configured social providers. This means you can insert the Connect/Disconnect button for social providers like Facebook, Google, X (formerly Twitter), and WordPress.com on your After Login page. This can be done using the following shortcode included in the WishList Member Social Login Add-on.

The WishList Member Social Login Add-in needs to be activated on the site in order to use this shortcode.


That shortcode displays the Connect/Disconnect buttons members can use to connect or disconnect their social accounts from their site accounts. The screenshot example below shows a site with the Facebook and Google Social Login options enabled. Members can connect their preferred social account by clicking the appropriate button.

These buttons can be a very useful addition to a member dashboard if the site is configured to allow for social login.

Member Dashboard - WishList Member Social Login

More details (including full setup instructions, shortcodes, examples, etc.) are available in the WishList Member Social Login Knowledge Base entry.

Revert to Previous Page Settings – Revisions

There may be times when you may want to revert back to content that was previously saved on the page. Perhaps you decide you liked the previous text better or preferred a layout that was used.

You can use the WordPress Revisions section to revert back to previous save points for the content on the page.

WordPress displays a Revisions area on the right side of the edit page section as displayed in the screenshot below.

Member Dashboard - WishList Member

You can click to view the Revisions for the page and the Compare Revisions section appears. This WordPress feature allows you to roll back to previous save points. This can be helpful if you want to go back to using a previously saved version of the page.

Note: The slider on the top can be used to display different save points so you can select the revision of your choice.

The revisions will show what has been removed or added and the Restore This Revision button can be used to complete the restoration.

Member Dashboard - WishList Member

This essentially allows you to roll back to a previously saved version of the page.

WishList Member Quick Start Guide Series

This article is part of the WishList Member Quick Start Guide series. You can use the links below to jump to any of the steps within the guide.

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