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!
Nice and sweet Having Same issues as Thunder pointed out,but overall GREAT..
Good things comes in small packages!
Any idea of how long it should take to update all? I still only have 33 VIPs, and should be 201. I think it's been about 2 hours since I made the update. It was to a Group with PayWall.
Thanks in advance,
Still standing at 33...
Hmmm, not sure, Jen. You should have 201 people you assigned to a category? Did you do that using the Profile Questions or Paid Access?
Paid access via a Group.
Still hasn't changed, not working in this case. I'll send in a support ticket.
Thanks, Jen. Sorry to be slow in responding on this one. I'm a bit puzzled about this.
Sweet! Great job!
Will this, at some point, be tied into offering users more / fewer abilities based on their status?