It is not uncommon to find that WordPress is the favourite content management system used on the internet today. It is especially a favourite amongst bloggers because of the simplistic features, frequent updates and the extensive customizability features that allows you to create the perfect blog or website. In addition to all the many plus features is the easy way to create subscription WordPress sites.
A major advantage of WordPress sites is that you are not limited to RSS feed subscriptions only! There is an array of options available to suit the most discriminating webmaster’s requirements.
In order to allow for paid subscriptions on your WordPress site you can make use of WP-Member, our premium Membership Plugin. wp-member is a first-class plug-in that will change your single level subscription WordPress site into a distinguished full multilevel membership site.
The best part of WP-Member is that it is super easy to use and you do not need any prior WordPress or coding or configuration knowledge. You only need to select the membership level for posts, categories and pages and WP-Member will by design deal with access rights, payments, and subscriptions of members.
It would be wrong not to recognize RSS as the most popular option, and is commonly found on almost all blogs, websites, and especially media related websites on the internet. What is significant with subscription WordPress sites is that you are not limited to only the blogs on a website but members can subscribe to blogs or sites by using tags or even different categories.
You can make use of two easy ways. Permalinks are the easiest way to do this. It is as simple as adding “add/feed” at the end of an URL to get a feed. In the event where Permalinks are not made possible, it is just as simple. Then you only need to add “&feed=rss2” to the URL.
This is what makes creating subscription to WordPress so astonishing. You can turn almost any content into feeds! All you need to do is to affix the feed value to the applicable URL.
The following tips will assist you to create subscription WordPress sites easy and uncomplicated as well as customized to your needs and requirements.
To create subscription WordPress pages is not something you do quickly to get it up and running as soon as possible. The subscription page on your blog or site portrays in a large way the overall impression you will leave with visitors and members.
Therefore it is important to spend enough effort to create subscription WordPress pages that impress and are effective in all aspects.
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.
The default wordpress membership system is quite basic and can become a problem for larger sites. wp-member provides you with a way to build your website into a full wordpress membership website.
wp-Member lets you expand your site, offer your customers more and create a better value for your site.
You can restrict access to pages, posts and categories on a user group or access level basis. For each user group or access level you can create as many subscriptions as you want.
All subscriptions are managed using paypal IPN. This keeps your users up to date, so if a user misses a payment, their account will be downgraded until they make the subscription payment.
To increase your signups you can offer teasers that users can see once they are registered. You can even have entirely seperate posts, pages and categories available for each user group or access level you create.