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How To Setup Exclusive Content With Slickstream

Slickstream offers the ability to require visitors to sign in to be able to view content on a your website.  This feature is typically used to encourage visitors to become members of your website.  Depending on the consent visitors provide when signing up, their email addresses can be used for newsletter distribution and/or as identity information for first party data for ad networks to enable more personalized ads.

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How To Pin A Post Recommendation

You can designate a specific post to become a "pinned recommendation".  This means this designated post will appear first in the filmstrips with have a small "pin" indicator and a slightly different background color to draw visitors' attention to it.  You can also set an expiration date for this pinned post or leave the expiration date blank if you'd like to keep the pin indefinitely.

To pin a post, go to Config in your portal.  Select the Site Wide tab, then select Recommendations.

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How To Add An Admin Email To Your Slickstream Account

To add an additional administrator to one of your Slickstream sites, go to your portal for that site, select the Config tab and then the Site Wide tab.  From there select General and look for the Site Admins box.  Add the email address for the person you wish to add as an administrator.  Remember that your new administrator will need to sign up to create a Slickstream account and access your portal.

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Featuring Categories

When the Slickstream search panel opens, we immediately display groups of content to offer visitors options before they even enter a search query.  Think of this as using the space below the search box to "advertise" your own content.  Across our customers we see that a substantial number of visitors immediately click through to these options.  

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Ensuring Slickstream Has Access To Your Site: Whitelisting Servers

Slickstream is a service that operates in the cloud, not inside WordPress or any other CMS.  Slickstream builds an index for your site in the same way Google does by regularly processing your sitemaps and crawling your pages to keep up with any changes.

As such, Slickstream's servers need access to your site.   If you are running security software (such as Sucuri or StackProtect) or a CDN (such as Cloudflare) they may block access by Slickstream's servers.  To ensure Slickstream can reach your site in these cases, it may be necessary to whitelist the IP addresses of Slickstream's servers.

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