WP-Member Plugin

Create Membership WordPress Sites the Easy Way

Have you reached a level with your blogging that you want to expand and use your WordPress site to increase your income? Did you know that you can create membership WordPress sites with ease and without spending a dime?

WordPress is far beyond the average blogging site it first started out to be. It comprises of a very user friendly and innovative Content Management System that can be converted with very little effort into a single stage membership website.

It was never impossible to utilize WordPress as an association site but it was surely not as easy as it is now. You had to add various autonomous plug-in and the configuration thereof was certainly not for the novice amongst us! Moreover, you needed to re-configured the whole setup every time you installed an update

Why do You Want to Create Membership WordPress Sites?

With a WordPress membership site you will be able to:

  • Develop member exclusive content
  • Provide podcasts or tutorials and sell it to members for a minimal fee.
  • Selling products such as eBooks
  • Set up a coaching or self development series for a specific group of members

The opportunities are as far reaching as you can imagine. Not only does a membership WordPress site allows you to make extra money, but it is a secure way not to offend current readers to your site that is used to the content you provide for free. This allows you to provide alternative and more specialized content and information to those people who are willing to pay for it.

How to Create Membership with WordPress

Before you just dive in and create a WordPress membership site you need to sit down and do some proper planning on various factors such as:

  1. What differentiate members from non-members?
    What will people have to do to become members? Will they need to sign up and pay a fee or will signing up be enough?
  2. Decide what the membership will entail
    You need to establish the motivation behind the membership. When people join your WordPress site, how will they benefit by joining. You must establish beforehand what you want to provide to your members.
  3. Delivery of Membership Benefits
    Are members receiving all the benefits of membership all at once with sign up or are you going to reserve some content or benefits for loyal members who maintain their membership and reward them in this way?
  4. What Type of Content will be Limited to Members Only
    You need to establish what content you want to set available for members only. The ideal is to use content that is desirable and are of high informational value. This is a perfect way to enhance your membership count. Limited content must serve as an “appetizer” for non members.
  5. How will you Communicate with Members?
    It is all good and well creating the perfect WordPress membership site but you do not have an effective way of communicating with your members! Communicating effectively with members is of exceptional significant importance.
    You will need to build a confident relationship with your members by being in contact with them on a regular basis and portray the importance their membership.
    In addition this method of communication enables you to notify members of any development that takes place on the site, new content or products that are available, special member offers and events etc.
  6. What is the Site Navigation Structure?
    How easy will it be for visitors and especially members to navigate through your site and find the data they are looking for?  People tend to be responsive to uncomplicated matters. The more easy it is to use the site, the more easy you will be able to attract and keep members.
  7. Making the Layout Easy and Looking Good
    In order to keep your target audience interested you need to make sure that your site is appealing and the layout easy to understand and use. People like to be associated with things that are easy on the eye and are easy accessible.

There are numerous admirable templates available to create membership WordPress sites with. Don’t make this a rushed decision. Make sure your selection is suitable and striking and relate well to the content of your site.

During the process of creating a membership WordPress site, remember to keep a precise record of all phases and each step of creating these phases. This is very important, as you will need to disclose this information with the site developer in order to create the functioning and features of the site you have in mind.

WordPress Membership Plugin World Leaders

Best WordPress Membership Plugin

Our status as the number one WordPress Membership Plugin has enabled us to create multiple customized versions of our WordPress Membership Plugin. Two of these WordPress Membership Plugin versions have been trialed and are due to be released within the next two months.

Our ability to expand and develop new versions of our WordPress Membership Plugin is only made possible by our customers support for our range of products. Everytime we release a new version of our WordPress Membership Plugin, we will first offer it as a free upgrade to our existing customers.

Our new WordPress Membership Plugin feedback system has allowed us to gather users first hand experiences of using our WordPress Membership Plugin. This will be continued and expanded to ensure we are developing the right features for our customers, both current and future.

In short, if you want the best WordPress Membership Plugin, you have come to the right place.

Market Leading WordPress Membership Plugin

Best WordPress Membership PluginWe have recently upped the stakes in our aim to produce the best membership plugin in the world. We have form an entire team who will soley consentrate on updating & expanding current features as well as adding many many more features. We aim to make wp-Member the most compatible and best WordPress membership plugin by pre-adding code for a huge range of affiliate and other services.

Payment Gateways
Part of our next development phase will produce payment gateways for every major system. These will be released one by one. They can be dropped into wp-member and activated within the wp-member admin section. If you have any suggestions of gateways that we should include, please contact us.

World Class Support
We aim to bring support closer to you by providing support directly on your membership plugin within your blog. We have also been developing a brand new support system that will vastly reduce the time it takes you to get any answers that you might need.

Have your say
Do you have a suggestion of something you think should be included in our wordpress membership plugin? Please contact us to let us know. We like hearing your perspective and requirements.

WordPress Hidden Error Message

While testing wp-member (our WordPress Membership Plugin) we have came accross some quirky error messages. One of these is produced when comparing post revisions.

Here’s how you produce the error (please note, you do this at your own risk. When we have reproduced this error, it has not affected our blogs).

Step 1: Find a post with autosaves. At the bottom of the post while editing it, you will see “Revisions” click on one of the revisions.

Step 2: Click both bullet points on one line and click compare. In effect you are attempting to compare the same revision with its self.

Once you have clicked on compare, it will load a series of screens.

You can view a video of this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ-cQ8GYD-c

It would seem that this message has been present since at least v2.6.
Have you found any more? Is this message used in more than one place?
Leave a comment :D

Church Membership Software Programs

church membership software programsIf you are a church, a fellowship, religious organization or reading group, you may find that you want only certain users to be able to view parts of your site. wp-Member allows you to select which user groups on your site can view each post, page or category.

As an example, you could create a category that only registered and authorized members can view. In here you could post your church notices, meeting minutes, news, readings etc.

You can create unlimited protected posts, pages, categories and access levels. When a user signs up, you can then choose to upgrade the member to have access to your protected posts, pages and categories. This stops unwanted users from getting information you do not want to be available outside your organization.

If you have a large membership, you could create as many access levels as you want. For example, you could have one access level for the younger members. In here you could have jokes, games or any other fun activities you want. You could then have a second access level for older members who will be able to access the church notices, this weeks bible readings, news or anything else you wanted your older members to view.

Sending out a newsletter is very easy and can be done with a single click. You can send the newsletter to all access levels, or pick individual access levels.

We already have a handful of churches using wp-Member.

If you are a church or non profit organization we will give you full hands on support for free. This means that not only will we help you setup wp-member, but if you want, we will do it all for you for free. If you need hosting we can also offer seriously discounted, or free hosting via 5StarServers.com.

If you have any questions, please use the customer service link in the sidebar to the left.