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Content Control – Content Scheduler (Drip Content)

Content Scheduler is part of the Content Control section in WishList Member.

The Content Scheduler feature allows you to drip content to members. Dripping content is a popular option for publishing content.

It is a method of releasing content bit-by-bit instead of all-at-once. So, when a new Member joins an online site – instead of dropping all the content on them at once, you can “drip” out your content on a module by module basis over a set period of time.

We have included a Video Tutorial below along with a write up (including Screenshots, information on Setup and the Content Scheduler Shortcode)

Content Scheduler Setup

To get started, click on the Content Control menu option in WishList Member:

You’ll first need to make sure the Content Scheduler feature is enabled, so click on the “Settings” link:

Then click the enable toggle next to the “Enable Content Scheduler” option:

While you’re here, you can edit the settings for Content Scheduler by clicking the “Settings” button:

As the text here explains, you can set the Page, Message or URL members will see if they try to access content that is scheduled but they don’t yet have access to:

There’s several ways this could happen, but you can set what they’ll see by editing the options here. We’ve included a basic message, by default.

Next, select the “post type” you’d like to edit. This will usually be your posts or pages, BUT if you (or a plugin you’re using) have created a custom post type for the content you’re dripping, you can still select that post type here:

Next, select the post you’d like to edit the scheduling settings for:

Then, select “Set Content Schedule (Drip)” from the dropdown:

In the dialog box that appears, select the membership level(s) that you’d like to apply the schedule to. You can select one or multiple levels:

Next, set the number of days after the member registers that you’d like the content to start showing. In this case, we want the post to show right away to new members, so we select 0 days:

Next, you set the number of days you’d like the post to “show for”. In this case, we want it to always show, so we’ll leave it blank:

Then, click the “Set Content Schedule” button.

You’ll now see the schedules for each post in the post list:

You can edit or delete a schedule by clicking the icons that will appear when you hover over a post:

And, that’s it. Your content is now scheduled! Of course, this is a basic example. Let’s take a look at a more advanced setup:

With this setup, the selected post would show to the member 7 days after they register to the selected membership level — and show for 14 days before “disappearing” again.

As you can see, there’s lots of creative uses for this. Dripping out a course, managing an onboarding sequence, displaying time-limited content and a whole lot more.

One more thing to note is the Sequential Upgrade feature is also available for dripping content. It allows for dripping content using a different method and more details can be found in the Sequential Upgrade Knowledge Base article.

Content Scheduler Shortcode

The Content Scheduler Shortcode is available to use and it can be inserted into a page or post by using a Classic Block in the WordPress Gutenberg editor or the Shortcode Creator found on the WishList Member Dashboard.

More details on inserting shortcodes/mergecodes can be found in this Knowledge Base article.

Below is an example of the Content Scheduler Shortcode being created using the Shortcode Creator on the WishList Member Dashboard.

Once you select the Content Scheduler Shortcode, you can adjust the options and then copy the Shortcode to be inserted into the page, post, etc. of your choice.

This will display a list of the upcoming scheduled content. The list can show the date and time that content will be available to the member.

Below is an example of how the list of Upcoming Content can appear to a Member.

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