We have moved our support page from our main website SmartMediaPro.com to wp-Member.com so that all the information that our customers need can be accessed from one location. This is part of our ongoing streamlining process, making it easier and quicker to be able to obtain support, information or contact us.
For full details, please read the full post on SmartMediaPro.com by clicking here.
We have just launched our new style website. As WP-Member.com grew, it reached a tipping point where the present design was beginning to restrict the usage of our website.
Our new design provides fluid access to content in a reader friendly format, swiftly and accurately. (more…)
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.
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.
Advertising and promoting your website can be very expensive if you use the usual advertising methods. There are other ways that you can advertise and promote your website to hundreds of thousands of users worldwide for free. One of these ways is Podcasting. Every day huge numbers of information and entertainment hungry users check the internet for podcasts on their favorite subject.
What Can I Include?
Creating a 5 minute advert for your site would be a bad idea as most sites will delete your podcast from their services. Instead, you should create a podcast that will introduce users to what you do and what your site can offer. If your site offers regular posts, you could create a weekly or monthly podcast that briefly covers a couple of posts and tells users to visit your website for more info. If you offer betting tips on your website, you could create a podcast talking about past tips you have given that have won big. You could cover future games and talk briefly about the latest betting odds on each game. This will show users what your site can offer and they can then visit your website from your podcast or by manually entering your domain.
Podcasting is better than simply paying for adverts because there is no limit to how often you submit podcasts, how long your podcasts are or how many people view your podcast and visit your website.
We have created Podcasting-Live.com using wp-Member. You can register for a free account and easily submit an audio or video podcast. Podcasting-Live.com will then distribute your podcast to Search Engines, Podcasting Directories and Caching services around the world, receiving extra exposure and customer streams for free.
You have a website that sells access, podcast users are info hungry, podcasting puts your website directly into the focus point of all interested users. This level of exposire simply can not be missed.
So what are you waiting for?
Start planning what you will include in your podcast, get recording and post it on Podcasting-Live.com by registering for a free account, logging in and then click on “Sumbit audio podcast” or “Submit video podcast”.
How does Podcasting-Live.com work?
Once you have submitted your podcast and it has been approved, it will be posted on Podcasting-Live.com.
Your podcast post will be submitted to hundreds of search engines including all the big players such as google, yahoo and msn.
Our rss feed will be updated and the relevant podcast caching, indexing and directorys will be informed of the new podcast posts.
iTunes will receive instant notification of new podcast posts.
Users will visit your podcast post and view/listen to your podcast. You can see the stats in each podcast post.
Users can then reply to your podcast, gaining credits for each reply they leave. The users reply can include a video/audio clip that they can either upload or record directly from their webcam. This creates a unique threaded podcast socializing system. Get great feedback and construction for your next podcasts. It’s all up to you, you can tell users what you want in the comments, or you can just let them leave general comments telling you what they think.
Visit Podcasting-Live.com now!