About Sschmidt
Joined February 2015
Hi, my name is Steven Schmidt, I am a solo father with 2 children aged 16 & 21, hail from Ngati Tuwharetoa (Central North Island) and currently living in Auckland, New Zealand for the last 25 years. I have been in the IT industry for over 28 years and about a year or so ago my circumstances changed and my world was turned upside down when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. It takes a family to beat this disease and it hasn't been easy and has drained all our resources but we are getting there. She is now on the road to recovery. I have been looking at ways of supporting my family as well as being there for them during times like this. I have managed ATM networks for banks, programming in many different langages, building online systems and websites for many years in PHP/HTML/JAVA but lacked skills in marketing and converting them into $$$$. This is how I have landed here. Looking to gain skills that can generate income as well as give me the freedom to be there for my daughter and my family as a whole. I am a firm believer in paying it forward and sharing knowledge so where I can I will contribute and I also hope to bring a few more people with me who are deserving of this opportunity. Thanks for reading and all the best.
Regards Steve.

p.s. My addys are
Website : http://www.mybizfreestuff.com
Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+StevenSchmidtSnr/posts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybizfreestuff
Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/+mybizfreestuff

Feel free to add me and I will do like wise. Wide circles, better the reach. :-)
(Learning that here)
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#1 $250,000 pa
#2 $500,000 pa
#3 All my time. No going back now. :-)
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sschmidt Premium
#1 $250,000 pa
#2 $500,000 pa
#3 All my time. No going back now. :-)
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Steven, I know you will achieve your goals. As you start seeing more progress and results, you will be able to spend more time on your business.

When I started out online, I had limited time because I was in school full time and I was able to achieve "full time" status within the online business world in a year. I totally understand that we all have "time" issues in life, but I absolutely know you can do the same and accomplish the same sort of success!

Take action on the training here, immerse yourself within the community, and ask for help when you need it. This is your sure path to your own personal goals and successes Steven! :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Steven !

Do you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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uniqueone Premium
Thanks for the follow. Hope your daughter is well.
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Mjahdah Premium
Thank you for adding me to your circle. It's good to hear that your family's love has helped your daughter get back on the road to recovery.

Many blessings to you.
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Keisi Premium
Thank you for adding me to you network. I am very happy to hear about your daughter's recovery. I am following you also.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for adding me to you network. I too think the network is one of the important things here. Good luck as you are working you way through to where you need to be to meet your goals and needs.
Looking forward to visiting on the inside.
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KimWatson Premium
Hi Steven!
I'm wishing the best for your family and your daughter especially! It sounds like you have the knowledge to make this a very successful venture. Good luck, you are right, this is an amazing opportunity! :)
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stevechic Premium
Keep up the good work
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Qcalvert Premium
Steven, thanks for the follow!
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pinkabella Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow
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MozoTyce Premium
So glad to hear your daughter is getting better, just been through all that with my wife and you're right it takes all the family to push through. Thanks for the follow and good luck with your site.
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AK007 Premium
Thanks for the follow Steven and my best wishes for your success.
Best regards
Alexander
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1David Premium
Thanks for the follow and I will reciprocate.
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AlexandraM Premium
Hi Steven
I can see that you have knowledge in PHP and Java. Do you know anything about API?
Alexandra
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sschmidt Premium
Hi Alexandra,
yea, API's are just small external interface programs that provide access to a system or database.
If your interfacing to a system you can use predefined API calls to access that system as defined by the programmer.

If you want to provide access to a system, (programmer) you can define API's to provide secure access calls into the system. (Partially dependent on what the system was written in, just depends)

In short, just a small program to allow controlled access without having to go through the main system.

Can be used when talking system to system or controlled access from a website.

Hope this helps.
Steve.
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AlexandraM Premium
Hi Steve
Maybe you can help me. My website http://www.catsdogsmovies.com is about all genre of short videos and movies trailers done by new or established filmmakers. I need a website developer that can add an API key to allow upload of videos by other members to my website. The difference from other video sites is that I want the videos to stay out of my website until I have accepted them to be OK. The theme link: http://themeforest.net/item/beetube-video-wordpress-theme/7055188
Would you be able to do it? And I you can, how much will be the cost?
Alexandra
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sschmidt Premium
The API key would be needed if you were interfacing to another site or producing a method for allowing someone to interface to your system for some reason. API keys do the same job as normal keys in that it allows a programmer to access secure API's.

If I'm reading right, you basically want to allow registered users to be able to upload videos and have the video sitting waiting for moderation much the same way as comment are moderated. Does that sound correct?

Something like this? https://wordpress.org/support/topic/any-plug-ins-for-user-video-upload-features
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sschmidt Premium
I think I get what your doing now.

Are you using the BeeTube theme and have upgraded to the paid license which requires a key to activate the extra functionality?
i.e. uploading, after production etc.

If so, it won't take much to get that going. You have already done most of the work by installing the theme by the looks of things.
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AlexandraM Premium
Yes it is something like that, I need to moderate some videos because I don't want anyone to uploads some real violent video to my website.
I need the API key code inserted since Vzaar video hosting requires that, Vzaar.com. And also the other video hosting Vimeo Pro (Vimeo.com) requires an API code.
BeeTube theme doesn't have that set up I have already asked to the theme developer.
Alexandra
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sschmidt Premium
Will PM.
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craig6 Premium
Hi Steven,thanks for the follow it is appreciated,all the best with your enterprise/s..success is imminent,Jay
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Nelson35a Premium
Thanks for the follow Steven, followed you back
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MPerron Premium
Thank you for the follow, Steve.
M.
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srsanzo Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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Kempers Premium
Good morrow, my friend! Isn't it another lovely day here at Wealthy Affiliate? I'm glad to have you in my network! Let's keep in touch :)

Here's my latest article on the latest scam:
http://howcanyoumakemoneyblogging.com/motor-club-of-america-scam

Let me know what you think! Cheers, my friend :) If you need feedback, send something my way!
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sschmidt Premium
Yes, the beginning of each new day is like a new promise of good things to come.
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PhilRou Premium
Thank you very much for your follow back!
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Steven, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you good luck with your website
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Steven, it is very nice to meet you here and hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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Lynn1214 Premium
Hello, Thank you for following. :-)
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videre Premium
Hello Steven...I just finished another "growth blog" here at WA. Let me know what you think:)
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TSmithers Premium
Hi Sschmidt and thanks for the follow.
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AlexandraM Premium
Hi Steven
Thanks for the follow. Best Wishes with WA.
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CecyV Premium
Thanks for following me, I wish you great success.
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Timard Premium
welcome I'm sure we are in the right place and can learn an awful lot with WA.
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JeanR Premium
Hi,Thanks for the follow. Enjoy Much Success.
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MAndrew Premium
Thanks for the follow back Steve. You are awesome.
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RockyT Premium
Welcome Steven to WA. Sometimes lift throws us a curve ball and sends us in a tail spin. Glad to see that your daughter is on the road to recovery. Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow. Rocky
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bsmith1222 Premium
Hello Steven and Best Wishes to you!
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tesryan Premium
Hello, thanks for the follow, wish you all the best.
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KRiches Premium
Thanks for following me, and thanks for sharing your struggle because it helps us to appreciate your strength. I hope that you realize all the success that you desire with this business and that your children would want to develop the same skills that you possess and use it for their success. I have a daughter in college, and I hope to inspire her to learn affiliate marketing someday.
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Adeng Premium
Nice to meet you:) Wish you great success in your online adventure, and turn your IT skills into big $$$.
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KBush Premium
Thank you for following me, I am following you back. Hope all is well you and your family, my prayers are with you. I wish you great success and a prosperous future.
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. It is much appreciated. All the best at fulfilling all your goals especially the ones that brought you to W.A. in the first place.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey there!
I just wanted to thank you for adding me to your circle and to wish you a fun and exciting journey to success here on Wealthy Affiliate! I'm sure you'll find all the training, tools and help that you need.
Have a great day!
Cheers
Sarah
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Donnas88 Premium
Hello Steve, thanks for the follow. I wish you great success with all of your goals.
Cheers
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Be-Free Premium
Aloha Steven! Thank you for the follow. Best wishes for you and your successes!
-Wayne
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BigDaddyFred Premium
Hi Steven. This is Big Daddy Fred. I have been in and around Affiliate Marketing for over 20 years. I had some success but I never had support like I now have at WA! Enjoy, learn and ask lots of questions!
Best Success to you
BDF
PS. You can look at my Fungi Health at www.bigdaddyfred.com
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STenney Premium
Thanks for the follow. Have a great day.
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vicky29714 Premium
Hi Steven! Thanks for following me back, much appreciated! Best of luck with everything! Have a good weekend!
Vicky
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despatis Premium
Hi Steven, welcome to our WA Community, you're on the right place to learn how to start an online business! Happy to read your daughter is on the road back to recovery! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your online course, keep on track and let's stay in touch, Desmond.
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BrenJ Premium
Hi there Steven, thanks for the follow.
Take Care!
Bren
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dunbar Premium
Hi Steve thanks for the follow hopeng well for your daughter and all the best in wa cheers Helen
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Welcome Steve! Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success.
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roamy Premium
Welcome to WA,glad to meet and follow you
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sschmidt Premium
Hey Roamy, thanks for the follow. Good to meet you in WA world as well. You sound like a determine person, good for you. Good luck to you and holla if I can help with anything. Steve.
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BlueDot Premium
Hey Steven - well done for you cricket win over South Africa - rooting for you guys all the way!!
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sschmidt Premium
Mate, that was close eh. I though SA had it, but that last over. Ironically , Grant Elliot, the guy that hit the winning six is originally from Joberg.

That will be the game of the tournament, not the final. Always the way when SA & NZ meet at sports.
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BlueDot Premium
We went in with 4 bowlers instead of 5, dropped a catch and 2 missed run out's and Yes a former Saffa drafted in by Ken Rutherford (Political Loss - NZ gain)

The Damage was already done by your opening Batsman against Vernon Philander in his first 2 overs. Unfortunately South Africa, can never hold their nerve when the pressure is on.

Overall I'm happy you guys made it through and It's good for world cricket to see your side tipping the scale as a top side.

Could we see a New Zealand double - Cricket and Rugby?
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sschmidt Premium
Well, yes my friend, that is now a distinct possibility. :-) I don't think the final will rise up to anywhere near the intensity of that game. Like the rugby world cup, the semi finals were the games of the tournament.
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NemiraB Premium
Hello Steven, thank you for following, all the best to you here. Regards.
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Lady May Premium
Hey Steven welcome & thx for looking in and for the follow, it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of blog articles to help you move forward Blessings & good luck to you.
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JohnnyPvt Premium
Thank you for the follow! I highly appreciate your support. Wishes the best of luck to you.
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks for the follow! All the best...Gary
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hectoroliver Premium
Hello Steven, thanks for following and my best wishes for your success, Hector Olivera
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day Steve thank you for your follow and may all your dreams and goals become your successes on your journey mate. My sister just got diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas, she just finished her chemo and is having a operation to remove her breast in 4 weeks. Best thing you can do for them is what you are doing, being there for them mate and being strong. Take care Steve and have an awesome day mate
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sschmidt Premium
Thanks for the follow. Tell your sister good luck and things are going to be fine. Just a curve ball in life. Even tho I haven't met her, I know the pain worry she will be going through. Sounds like she has a really supportive family and that makes it a bit easier for her, especially during the harder days. Her not having to worry about the menial day to day things takes a lot of stress of her. Good luck mate. Steve.
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oggy1968 Premium
Thank you Steve take care and have an awesome day mate
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AnteroM Premium
Thanks for the follow. Best wishes!!!
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Nui Premium
Kia Ora Steve,Thanks for stopping by. toku e pai ki te whai i to outou angitu I see you have many gifts. I agree it takes an Iwi/ whanau to get through adversity. Believe me I know exactly where you are. Kua ahau i roto i te mea kotahi , ka pāngia taku tama tawhito 10 tau i ki pukupuku. Keep the faith bro. looking forward to following your success. Ma te Atua e mannaki. Mauri Ora Nui.
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sschmidt Premium
Nga mihi e hoa, kia ora mo to korero. Tumanako koutou tama pai inaianei. All part of journey along the way eh bro. Ma te wa.
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Steven, I'm sorry about your daughter. Sounds like you and your family are pulling through okay. I do wish you and your family the best. My prayers are with you. Appreciate the follow and wish you lots of success! :)
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Kyle Premium
Steven, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Steven.
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sschmidt Premium
Hey Kyle, thanks for touching base. No probs I will holla if I get stuck. I am learning a lot about keywords right now. Just starting to get a better understanding for ranking. Steve.
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Steven, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)

PS. Congrats on going Premium!
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mimedeiros Premium
Hi Schmidt! Thanks for the follow! Wish you all the best!
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cathystarrrn Premium
Thank you so much for following me. I appreciate the support and will follow you back and do all I can to support you as well. God bless and good luck with everything you attempt with wa.
Cathy
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kennnyb Premium
Suteven, thanks for the follow. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You have just found the right place to learn all there is to know about this online marketing community and how to build a highly successful business.
Just remember, this is a marathon race, not a short sprint.
So just have in mind that this online business success is not only going to take a lot of hard work from you but also dedication and plenty of time as you cannot become successful in a day or two.
Don't be in a hurry for success. Just do things right the first time around and success will meet you the harder you work.
Follow Kyle's videos and instructions and if you get stuck....well.......that is what the community is for! Just ask and you will receive everyone’s help each other out because we all care!
Ken
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PaulChetwyn Premium
Hi Steven

Thank you for the follow back
Congrats on going premium

All the best
Paul
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grampamike Premium
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we will find a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol). Anyway, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. While I'm thinking about it, I need to put a wishlist tool on my website similar to the wishlist tool Amazon uses except not quite so elaborate. It's more like a book mark tool without using your browser bookmark feature. Any idea how I might put such a feature on my website? I want to duplicate what http://www.contestgirl.com/ is doing. When you sign up as a member of their site then it activates a tool for bookmarking the contests you want to enter. That's a level of programming that is way beyond my skills. I can insert HTML code but that is about the extent of my expertise. … GrampaMike
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sschmidt Premium
Hey Mike, thanks for the follow.

WordPress uses plugins a archive extra functionality. There are thousands of plugins you can use.

To find what you are after

Click on "Plugins" then "Add New" in the left hand menu of the site builder/manager.

In the search box enter "wishlist" and hit enter.

Will bring up all sorts of options. Just make your selection and click install. The hardest part is making the selection. :-)

You many need to then activate it and depending on the plugin configure it.

Goo luck to you and if I can be of any help just holla.

Steve.
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grampamike Premium
Thanx for getting back to me. I really appreciate that. My website is not on WordPress. I operate an independent website hosted outside of WA. A blog platform would not work for what I want to do.

However, you gave me an idea. I did a Google search on "wishlist plugin" and I think I may have found some possible solutions.

I'm trying to duplicate the "follow" function here on WA so my customers can create their own mini-database of items they wish to keep in their own unique list similar to how we collect followers on WA.

If Amazon and WA can do it then surely I can find a way too.

Thank you again for responding to my question ... GrampaMike
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sschmidt Premium
Yea, the plugins are just php/javascript functions. You will defiantly find an open source one for your site out there that you can "hand code" into it, just will take a bit of searching and it will give you more control over it as well.
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grampamike Premium
Hey, thank you for the help. I really appreciate that. I ran across a free bookmarking tool called Wunderlist. It's basically a to-do list utility that utilizes a one click button in your browser. Any web page you visit is automatically sent to your Wunderlist category for later use. It also automatically captures the site's URL in the process. Very efficient for my site visitors. Be nice if that capability resided on my site because my biggest competitor uses a wishlist function that resides on their site. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to help ... GrampaMike
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WillieS Premium
Hello Sschmidt, thanks for the follow! Nice country you live in!
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sschmidt Premium
Thanks Willie. Also thanks for the follow. If I can be of any assistance just holla. Steve.
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WillieS Premium
Thank you Steve!
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. You made a wise decision. All the best to you.
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for following :

I really like to meet and share ideas with the members. It's always a pleasure to see what kind of people are getting into WA.

REMEMBER: Small steps will lead to GREAT strides...

Ken
PS: Let me know if you need any assistance along the way. Just click on the "Reply" button and ask away.
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sschmidt Premium
Hi Ken, Thanks for your follow and I will touch base from time to time. Steve.
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LisB247 Premium
Hi Steve, Welcome to WA and thank you for including me in your network. I am so glad to hear that your daughter is now on the road to recovery. Wishing you great success in achieving your goals.

Best wishes to you and your family.
Lis.
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sschmidt Premium
And to you Lis. Thankyou. Steve.
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AnaB Premium
Hi Steve,

thank you for the follow and I am glad to hear that your daughter is on the road to recovery, I am not sure that I would know what to say if it was any different its hard..... You will do good and so will your baby girl. Let us know if we can help with anything.
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sschmidt Premium
Hey Ana. Thanks. Yea definitely has been a hard road. A lot of testing times but you come to learn a deeper meaning in life when faced with trials like that. Come to understand what really matters in life and be prepared to step out and up.
In it you learn to find the blessings in bad things like my son being a 99% match so he became her bone marrow donor. That was a huge blessing.
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AnaB Premium
Oh yea Steve believe me when I say I know the feeling don't give up cause at times it seems that it gets harder and harder and the easy time will come even though it does not seem like it.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Steven! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

I wanted to share with you a training I wrote here at Wealthy Affiliate. It's called "9 Tips for Internet Marketing Beginners" and it walks you through some of the things I've learned since joining Wealthy Affiliate over 5 years ago. Check it out below and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

My Top 9 Tips for Internet Marketing Beginners
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sschmidt Premium
Cool Steve, will do.

Going well. Learning plenty. Have done my first affiliate advertisement via FB for WA. Had some click thru's so someone took notice. :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Steve for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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sschmidt Premium
Cool. Thanks boomergp, I will have a look. Good luck to you also.
Steve
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pmenke Premium
Thank you for the following and best of luck to you!
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simran1133 Premium
Hi Steve, thanks for the follow! I am now following you too. Looks like you have all the right skills to give you a head start with this ~ all best wishes for your success here! ~ Shelley
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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sschmidt Premium
Hi Labman. No probs. Thank you for the intial follow. Love the pic of the Labs. Great dogs.
Steve.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Steven and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 5 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Steven, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Hit the reply button and say hi so I know you made it here OK!

And if you wanted to learn a little bit more about me, I blogged about some of my accomplishments with Wealthy Affiliate in 2014, and what I have planned in 2015 here: Looking Back at 2014 & Forward to 2015
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sschmidt Premium
Hi Steve,

First of all, great name. :-)

Thanks for the intro and thanks for your site ivetriedthat, I just about did the "first deposit" to Sniper until I read your review on it. :-) Was thankful I came across your review. What you talked about in your blog are things that I have learnt about currency and binary trading over the last couple of years but was hoping this magic bullet called sniper was the answer to beat the system. :-) Can see it wasn't and at the end of the day it is still a gamble.

After just spending a day in WA I can already see that a premium membership is going to bring far more than what I would get from there. Thank you for referring me to it.

I am just settling in and doing the online courses but thank you for taking the time to msg me and I will take a bit of time to look more around at your blog.

Regards
Steve.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Always good to have another Steve around :) And glad you dodged the bullet on the binary option scam. You have better odds picking red or black on roulette at the casino!
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