Any one that uses WordPress know that one of the isolated shortcomings of WordPress is that it is deficient in is an integrated method of charging for membership subscriptions and the lack of ability to provide multi levelled memberships.
The ideal solution for this shortage is the WP-Member package. This is an easy to install membership subscription plug-in especially designed for use with WordPress websites and blogs to enable users to control website membership subscriptions or setting various levels of memberships, but will make it possible for webmasters to charge for the effect these WordPress plug-ins create.
Contrasting to other plug-ins that enable website owners to charge for memberships, you are not restricted to only one level of membership where the complete site is locked if you are not a paid and registered member. WP-Member allows several layers of access and can be set according to different payment charges and allow you to hide categories in WordPress.
Apart from these versatile options, it is still possible to lock the complete site if you would want it to be only accessible to registered members.
This flexible WP-Member plug-in allows you to prescribe precisely how your WordPress blog or website should operate.
With these adaptable features you can:
In order to process payments for charges on your WordPress site, WP-Member makes it possible and easy to install and to set up a free WordPress Paypal subscription to have you ready to collect payments and charges via Paypal in no time at all.
It is important to note that in order to ensure the effective functioning of your free WordPress Paypal subscription you need to pay attention to some settings.
This works in the same way as the return URL. It is likely that this field will also be filled by default by WP-Member plug-in and can also be altered to suit your specific requirements.
Late in 2008 we were interviewed by Aldian Prakoso who was writing a book about monetizing a membership site easily using wordpress.
We talked about the uses of membership systems, how wp-member works, why we use membership systems as a business model, how we manage content on large numbers of blogs and how we target and drive traffic to our sites.
Here’s a quick teaser for you:
Why do you choose membership site as your business model?
The need arose from having content that needed to be distributed to separate levels of members as well as the need for a management system that would integrate user subscriptions and content management. To create a membership site, you really need good unique content so that users will signup. We designed wp-Member so that it would be almost a bare bones system giving the user the flexibility to streamline and suit almost every user management as well as content distribution needs.
Almost every large site develops a need to manage their users and have multiple membership levels, both paid and free. Another advantage to our membership system is that you can distribute seperate posts and pages to each membership level. This allows sites to have their advert banners within free members posts and pages, while paying members get to see the advert free posts and pages.
The book “MantraUANG Dari WordPress Blog” is written in indonesian and is sceduled to be released on Feb 25th 2009 in Indonesia. The author, Aldian Prakoso is currently holding seminars during the leadup to the release of his book. You can find full details here.