Getting constant questions about how to add a guest from frustrated members (guests are how we build membership, as guests often become members) is becoming a major issue. I can see that this topic dates back to 2012 - with a lot of activity. Would be great to learn if y'all will be addressing this within the next decade, or hopefully sooner. Any update at all would be appreciated. :)
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?
28 votesEvgeny Zaritovskiy responded
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.
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. :)