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Membership Levels – Additional Settings

WishList Member - Additional Settings

Are you interested in setting a different member dashboard for different groups of members? Perhaps you want to set a specific WordPress role to be applied when users register for your new membership level. The WishList Member Additional Settings for a membership level is where you can work with these options and more.

You can adjust settings for an individual level if you want to create a customized experience for your users. 

These options are available in the Setup > Levels > Click to edit Level > Additional Settings section in WishList Member.

WishList Member Additional Settings

Registration Date Reset

The Registration Date Reset option is used if you want the original date a user registered for a level to be reset if the user registers for that same level again.

This will set the registration date for the level as the new date of purchase.

As an example, the screenshot below shows the registration date for the Silver level set to September 12th.

If the Registration Reset Date was enabled for this level and that user registered again, it would change that date to the new date of their registration for that level.

There are two options for Registration Date Reset.

  • For Expired Level
  • For Active Level
WishList Member Additional Settings

For Expired Level. If enabled, the registration date will be reset when a member re-registers for an expired level. The registration date will be reset to the new date the member registered for the level and the member will have an active status for the level. Setting the registration date to reset will allow users to register again for a level that previously expired for them.

This could be used for a level that is set to expire if you want to allow users to register for that same level again once their initial time expires.

Note: a level can be set to expire (a Fixed Term or Specific Date) in the Access tab for the membership level. More details are available in the Expiration Options section of the Access Settings article.

For Active Level. If enabled, the registration date will be reset when a member re-registers for an active level. The registration date will be reset to the new date the member registered for the level and the member will retain the active status for the level. Setting the registration date to reset will allow users to register again for a level they currently have an active status. It will reset their registration date to the new date of purchase. 

This can be useful if the user is in a Sequential Upgrade and you want to allow users to restart their access to the Sequential Upgrade content.

WishList Member Additional Settings

Member Role

The default WordPress role is typically set to Subscriber. The Subscriber role allows users to view and read content but doesn’t allow any additional privileges. 

One thing to keep in mind is the WordPress Role does not have any control over the access of protected content. That is fully handled by WishList Member.

The selected WordPress role will be applied to all members within the level. 

Note: If an existing member with a different WordPress role joins / is added to a level with another role set, that member will retain their original WordPress role. A member can be a part of multiple membership levels but they can only have one WordPress role at a time.

If an existing member joins or is placed into another membership level that has a different WordPress role than their previous membership level, the member will retain their original WordPress role unless their account is manually updated. (More details are available in the WordPress Roles and Membership Levels article).

Redirects

WishList Member includes a default After Registration page (often called the Member Welcome page) and a default After Login page (often called the Member Dashboard page). The After Registration page is seen one time immediately after a user registers while the After Login page is seen by the user each time they login moving forward. 

These pages can be set and configured in the Global Defaults section of WishList Member. (More details are available regarding After Registration and After Login).

That being said, you also have the option to set a different After Registration page and / or After Login page for each membership level and that can be done in the WishList Member Additional Settings for a membership level. This is very useful if you want to show an entirely different page or message to users who are in different levels.

For example, you could set one page to be seen by your Silver members after they login and a totally different page to be seen by your Gold members when they login.

Additional details are available below the screenshot.

WishList Member Additional Settings

Custom After Registration Redirect. If enabled, a custom After Registration Redirect can be configured using the blue Configure button. The After Registration page will be displayed to members after a successful registration to this membership level. If disabled, the After Registration Redirect configured in the Advanced Options > Global Defaults > Redirects section will be used.

Note: This page will only appear one time for the member immediately after registration. The After Registration page cannot be viewed again. 

Custom After Login Redirect. If enabled, a custom After Login Redirect can be configured using the blue Configure button. The After Login page will be displayed to members after a successful login. If disabled, the After Login Redirect configured in the Advanced Options > Global Defaults > Redirects section will be used.

Note: The After Login page that will be displayed to members in multiple membership levels is based on Level Order.

Custom After Logout Redirect. If enabled, a custom After Logout Redirect can be configured using the blue Configure button. The After Logout page will be displayed to members after a successful logout. If disabled, the After Logout Redirect configured in the Advanced Options > Global Defaults > Redirects section will be used.

Custom Redirects – Configure

If any of the Custom Redirects mentioned above are enabled, the Configure button will appear.

WishList Member Additional Settings

You can click the Configure button and the corresponding popup will appear.

There are three choices available.

  • Page
  • Message
  • URL

The screenshots below use the After Registration Redirect as an example, but you have the option to set a custom redirect for any of the options.

Page. If enabled, users will be redirected to this page. A page can be set by choosing from the list in the dropdown. The dropdown includes the WordPress pages on the site. A new page can also be created using the green plus button.

Message. If selected, users will be redirected to a page with this message. A default message is available. The message can be edited or a completely new message can be added. WishList Member mergecodes can be inserted into the message using the available dropdown. There is also a “Reset to Default” option if you decide you would like to change the message back to the original message.

URL. If selected, users will be redirected to the set URL. A URL can be set by entering the URL into the available field. This is useful if you want to send users to another site. An example could be a sales page located on another site.

The WishList Member Additional Settings for a membership level can be used to create a more customized experience for your members.

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