Two requests we've heard about the new member categories feature are to a) add the ability to tie categories into Profile Questions so members can automatically be placed into categories upon sign-up, and b) tie this into Paid Access. We're happy to report that we've completed the work for both of these. If you've thought member categories might be a nice-to-have feature, these changes may turn it into a must-have feature.
Automatically add new members to categories
Most Network Creators ask their members a few profile questions when they sign up. Now, you can use a multiple-choice question to automatically slot members into a custom-made member category:
A few things to keep in mind
Member Categories + Paid Access
The other big request we've heard from Network Creators is to tie the new member categories into the Paid Access optional add-on. We knew that would be a big request, and we're happy to report that this second round of improvements now supports Paid Access. We've added two different ways to encourage your members to sign up for special membership designations and badges.
Fixed-price paywall integration
Use Member Categories in conjunction with a fixed-price paywall to assign paying members who pay to a custom-made category. For example: You want members who pay to subscribe for access to a special VIP Group to be identified with a special VIP badge. You can simply assign those paying members to a custom-made category.
Donation paywall integration
Use Member Categories in conjuntion with a donation paywall to encourage members to give more to achieve a higher level of prestige. You do this by setting a threshold for payment that puts one (higher-paying) class of membership on a pedestal. For example: Gold members = $20/year donation; everyone who contributes below that amount = Silver member; all non-paying members = a non-paying category (you can simply use the "default member" designation for non-paying members if you choose).
We hope you will find a lot of new uses for Member Categories using these two new ways to extend the feature. Let us know how you plan to use it!
Ok, thanks for the clarification.
im finding bugs galore in this
1 when you make a paywall integration with donation and u want 2 categories it ads them even if they select 0.00 and dont donate
2 i cant change the donation ammount for the 1st category it always resets to the default
3 huge 1 here once someones been auto moved to the category then moved back (subscriprtion ended or category removed) then moved to a diferent category manualy after 24 hiurs they move back to members!
i have "expert" categories set up
i had a couple dozen experts assigned to them then i set up the supporters that donated because of glitcgh 1 thousdands of non donrs were moved to the donors..and all experts moved out except me
i worked around glitch 1 by only having 1 suporters category those who donat4d above suggested (since i cant change the suggested to 1.00)
i moved many of the experts back..twice..but they keep rseting to members the next day
this isnt working properly at all
I'd like to use the member categories for company profiles. Are there any plans for linking individual profiles with company pages?
what do you mean you mean a company page off your site? they can already link profiles to their websites
but if thats bnot what you mean yiu need to clarify
i think you might mean you want to catagorize companies lile
then move the members into the categories they belong in/
or do you mean have a seperate profile for the individual and the company and link them somehow
i really dont get what your trying to do
Not sure I understand, Andrew. These member categories are tied into member profile pictures for the most part. The rest of the functionality is only visible to the NC and admins.
When I load the profile questions tab, I see the options and then they disappear. Thoughts? Sometimes if they stay I check the boxes but then cannot click save.
We have more than 10 possible answers to the specific multiple choice question categorizing members from the start of the site. Any chance this is whats causing the above issue, or this limit of 10 will increase?
only the 1st 10 will be used
In that case we have a bug, if the options do show up, we cant click save when in Profile Questions.
theres more then 1 bug i found a couple too