Questions and Answers
Here you will find the answers to some of the most common questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question here you’re more than welcome to contact us.
- How do I add an item to my wishlist?
- How can I edit an item in my wishlist?
- How do I delete an item from my wishlist?
- How do I reorder items in my wishlist?
- How do I change the look of my wishlist?
- How do I mark an item as reserved or bought?
- Are items automatically removed when bought?
- Can I share the list with my friends and family?
- What is a bookmarklet and how does it work?
- How do I add the bookmarklet to my web browser?
- What are tags and how does it work?
- What is RSS?
Your account and your profile
- What should I do if I forget my password?
- What should I do if I forget my username?
- How do I change my password?
- How do I change my user image?
- I’ve uploaded a user image, but I can’t see it. What’s wrong?
- What is “Remember me”
- What is OpenID/OAuth?
- How do I block users from following me?
- How do I cancel my Wishlistr account?
How do I add an item to my wishlist?
Answer: Simple. Click the “Add an item” button on the edit page. In the form, the Title field is the only one that is always required to fill in, but if you’d like you can also add a link, a comment, and an image.
How can I edit an item in my wishlist?
Answer: On the edit page, drag your mouse over the item you want to edit and click the icon that shows up on the right side of the item. You’ll be presented with a form where you can edit title, link, comment and image. Once you’re done just click the Save button to save your changes.
How do I delete an item from my wishlist?
Answer: On the edit page, drag your mouse over the item you want to delete and click the icon that shows up on the right side of the item. You’ll be presented with a message that asks you to confirm that you really want to delete the item. Click Delete item and the item will disappear from your list.
How do I reorder items in my wishlist?
Answer: On the edit page, drag your mouse over the item you want to move, then press and hold the icon that shows up on the right side of the item to move it up or down.
How do I change the look of my wishlist?
Answer: You can change the look of your wishlist by going to the preview page for your wishlist. Click the “Choose template” button on the left and you’ll be presented with a range of templates for different occasions.
How do I mark an item as reserved or bought?
Answer: Reserve functionality is optional and can be activated for your list on the settings page. For other wishlists than your own you will see a reserve button next to each item, that you can use to reserve the item when you bought it or are planning to buy it. For your own list you won’t see these buttons by default, you’ll first have to click the Reserve toggle button on the top of your list (we try to not spoil the surprise for you!). If you are viewing someone else’s wishlist and don’t see the reserve buttons it means the owner of the list has not activated this feature – tell them to activate it under settings.
Are items automatically removed from my wishlist when bought?
Answer: Nope. Items are not automatically removed. If you want to avoid duplicate gifts we recommend you activate the reserve feature for your list (See "How do I mark an item as reserved or bought?").
Can I share the list with my friends and family?
Answer: Of course. Just give them the address to your list (your friends do not need to have a Wishlistr account in order to view it). You can also use our share tool to easily send out an email or share your list on different social networks.
What is a bookmarklet and how does it work?
Answer: A bookmarklet is basically a type of bookmark that can add smart functions to your web browser. Wishlistr’s bookmarklet makes it easy to add new items to your wishlist from any other web site. Let’s say you’re browsing a web shop and you find a nice product that you would like to add to your wishlist — just click the bookmark with the Wishlistr bookmarklet and you’ll instantly get a form that lets you post a new item to your list. The link to the item will automatically be added and you can choose from images on the page to add to your new item. Also, if you had any text on the page selected, that text will automatically be added to the title field. When you click Add to wishlist the item will be added to your list and you can continue browsing.
You’ll find our bookmarklet here.
How do I add the bookmarklet to my web browser?
Answer: You’ll find thorough, step by step instructions showing you exactly how to add the bookmarklet to your browser here.
What are tags and how does it work?
Answer: Tags are small keywords that you can use to organize your wishlist items. Read more and see some examples here.
What is RSS?
Answer: RSS is a standard format for delivering web content. By using an RSS-aware program (called an aggregator) you can keep up with all your favorite websites by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them. Read more about RSS here.
Your account and your profile
What should I do if I forget my password?
Answer: Go to the login page and click the Forgot your password? link. Use the form on that page to reset your password.
What should I do if I forget my username?
Answer: If you don’t remember your Wishlistr username you can use the password reset page to retrive it. Enter your email address and click the "Reset password" button. Both the email that you will receive and the confirmation page will mention the Wishlistr username for your account. If you remember your password and don’t want to change it, you can delete the password reset email that was sent to you and just go directly to the login page to login with your username and password.
Note that your username is different from the email address you used to register. So do not try to login with your email address as username – it won’t work.
How do I change my password?
Answer: Go to the Edit Profile page and click the change password link. Use the form on that page to change your password.
How do I change my user image?
Answer: Go to the Edit Profile page and click the upload a new image link. Use the form on that page to upload a new user image.
I’ve uploaded a user image, but I can’t see it. What’s wrong?
Answer: If you can’t see your new user image even though it says “The new image has been uploaded”, it’s probably because the old image is still cached in your web browser’s memory. If you reload the page your new image should show up. If you’re still having problems, please contact us.
What is “Remember me”?
Answer: The Remember me feature, which can be activated through the login page, makes sure that you don’t need to login with your username and password each time you visit Wishlistr.com — we will remember you.
When using Remember me you shouldn’t logout from Wishlistr — just close your browser or go to another website when you’re finished. The next time you come to Wishlistr.com you will automatically be logged in and taken to the page you requested.
The Remember me feature should only be used from your own or your family’s computer. Never from a public computer (such as in a library or at school), because there is a risk that someone else, using the same computer, can access your account if you forget to logout.
What is OpenID and OAuth?
Answer: OpenID and OAuth is an open standard for authorization that lets you use the same username and password on all OpenID/OAuth enabled websites across the Internet. This means that you don’t have to remember different usernames and passwords for different sites. The most common is to use your Facebook, Google or Yahoo account to login to other websites.
You can use OpenID and OAuth to login to Wishlistr — you don’t even need to have a Wishlistr account, just sign in!
If you already have a Wishlistr account but want to use your external OpenID/OAuth enabled account to login instead, you can. Just sign in with your normal username and password and visit this page to associate an external account with your Wishlistr account.
How do I block users from following me?
Answer: Go to that users profile page and click the gear icon (to the right of the "Wishlist" button). This will open a menu where you have the option to block the user.
Blocking a user means that the user won't be able to follow you on Wishlistr. It also means the user won't be able to view your profile or wishlist while logged in. If you block a user that is already following you that user will be removed from your followers list.
How do I cancel my Wishlistr account?
Answer: Use the form on this page to cancel your account.
What is Wishlistr?
Answer: Wishlistr is a web based wishlist that makes it easy for you to keep track of the things you want, and share those things with friends and family (no more unwanted gifts!).
Who’s behind Wishlistr?
Answer: A small web studio called Digital Venues.
What do I need to be able to use Wishlistr?
How much does it cost to use Wishlistr?
Answer: Nothing. Wishlistr is completely free to use.