Wishlist Products have released Version 2.3 of Wishlist Member. This release addresses a number of bugs and makes Wishlist Member work correctly with WordPress 3.0.
I haven’t had a lot of time to play with the new version of Wishlist Member 2.3 and I’ve seen some issues being listed on the Insiders Forum, so I do recommend approaching the upgrade to both WordPress 3.0 and Wishlist Member 2.3 very, very careful.
My initial look at Ver 2.3 of Wishlist Member reveals some pretty cool functionality. This post will address some of the new features you can expect to see.
The ability to add a reCaptcha box to your membership registration page. Not a big one for many membership site owners – but if you’ve been experiencing ‘spammy’ signups, reCaptcha will help minimize these.
Enable File Protection
I haven’t had chance to look at this one yet – but it looks promising!
Protecting downloadable content is a big thing – can’t wait to see what this does!
The membership settings page has been revamped to include the new features. You can specify which membership levels use reCaptcha on the registration form.
A member can be required to confirm their membership via email after registration – another way to reduce ‘spam’ signups.
And…. another popular request – administrators can now manually approve memberships before a member goes live.
Backup, Backup, Backup
Still have to test this one – but a new option has been added to allow site administrators to backup their WLM settings.
Doing a full site backup and database backup is a great idea. However, being able to do a backup of your membership settings, export and import them is wonderful.
Whilst I still have to test the functionality, I’m relieved to see this type of functionality in the mix.
If you’re looking for help with your upgrade to Wishlist Member 2.3, Contact Us using the form below, or I highly recommend joining Wishlist Insider to tap into the great community and resources there.
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