We have redesigned email settings and extended subscription options for event announcements and email blasts as well. See details in presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bj4iE_bnw_mhLM2u5KMoH6WTCh4n0oPZkDXdB2folt4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
After struggling with WA forums, I've decided that the best route is to embed a more robust forum option. I can make it privite and I can tell who is subscribed and who isn't. Plus the display and emails are beautiful! https://www.websitetoolbox.com
The google doc solution above is promising but doesn't seem to be live. Nor does it deal with the issue for administrators to be able to determine how many members have subscribed to a forum. When will this be live?
Thanks to Barbara, here is current workaround:
TO ADD A SITEMAP.XML to a WA SITE:
Create a new folder under file mangement called sitemap.
Then upload your site map to this folder.
Sumbit your site map to Google, it will look something like this yoursite.com/resources/sitemap/sitemap.xml
A good place for free google sitemaps is:
The system emails do not seem to be going to members anymore, only to admins. So new applicants aren't receiving them, and manual sends for password resets aren't going to members, only to the admin.
Cathleen here again...
Why can't I just put the email and actual password in the email that is sent when I approve a new member? (I tried putting it in the member activization email, but the password field is blank, so I assume it is not an approved macro for that automated email.) The process of tnew members getting the approval email, then having to click the request reset password link, waiting for an email from the system, clicking another link, resetting the password, which doesn't see to work - is there a long delay? Even though I tested by resetting the password, it keeps saying that the password is not valid. If there's a long delay, this solution definitely doesn't work. Also, If I remove the password from the 'automatic' password email, then I want to use the sytem to manually send a password to the member from their account, the automatic email doesn't include the password. This is really messed up.
We've just started using WA and testing the application process. Everyone is confused that they receive a password before they are approved. If I edit this email to exclude the password and make it a welcome email, how does a member then request their password?
I would also like to create a resource database, that would be searchable like a member directory. We are a woman owned business networking group but there are many local resources that we want to point members to. Rather than a static page, it would be great to categorize and have a database. e.g. funding resources, classes, incubators, startup mentors, SBA centers etc... Because of the first name last name and email requirements, it is difficult to provide this using a membership level.
As I just spent two hours printing name badges, would love to be able to print directly from registered event attendees in WA also. Please. :)