We are pleased to announce the release of wp-Member v3.0.5. The latest version includes minor changes, some of which are added security, code changes and development of new areas.
To download the latest version of wp-member, please click here.
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.
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Many wordpress users have wondered how they can hide categories to unregistered users wordpress without having to use too much code, or manually manage users.
Using wp-Member Plugin you can create unlimited membership levels and subscriptions. wp-Member will manage your site users and keep their payment details up to date using paypal IPN.
When creating a post, page or category you can select which membership levels you would like to have access. This puts you, the site owner in a position of full control while your entire membership site is fully automated.
Using the inbuilt newsletter system you can easily mailshot all of your free users telling them about the great benefits of your other subscription plans. Tests have shown a 500% increase in user sign ups when using wp-Member.
We have designed wp-Member with flexability in mind. You control what each membership level can access and how much you want to charge users to be able to join a membership level.
To further increase your sign ups you can hide blocks of content in posts and pages. Unregistered members will see a message instead of the hidden content. You can change this message to say whatever you want. When a user has registered, they will be able to see the post or page with the hidden content.
WordPress is not only a great CMS (Content Management System), but it is also a great blog that has features for almost every site. The only downfall that wordpress has is it’s user system. Large, or active site owners will have found themselves limited when it came to user management and creating user groups / access levels
We have created wp-Member to fill this gap and provide you with an advanced wordpress user system that not only manages your users, but allows you to protect posts, pages and categories. You can create as many access levels / user groups as you want and charge a one off payment or recurring subscription for access.
We have designed wp-Member to be as flexible as possible and meet the needs of almost every membership site owner. From small sites looking for a way to provide selected members with access to certain pages to full membership sites with multi level access needs and large user bases.
wp-member will let you create unlimited access levels/user groups, each level can then have unlimited recurring subscriptions ranging from 1 day to unlimited years.
Using wp-Member you can sell access to parts, or all of your wordpress site. You can offer both free and paypal subscriptions. Create unlimited access levels and paypal subscriptions.
wp-Member will fully automate the user signup & privileges. wp-Member uses the Paypal Subscription Instant Payment Notification (IPN) to keep your users up to date.
Should a member miss a payment or cancel their wordpress paypal subscription the member is e-mailed telling them their payment is late. Then wp-Member downgrades the member to an inactive status.
Creating wordpress paypal subscriptions for membership sites has never been so easy. You can create your own wordpress paypal subscriptions in minutes with wp-member.