Trade Association Websites: How the BeautyCouncil Team Connects With Their Industry

For professionals, trade associations can be a powerful resource, offering benefits including continued education, financial literacy programs, and an active community of other industry experts.

Learn how BeautyCouncil, an association that supports professionals across the beauty industry, uses a trade association website to connect members with new business opportunities.

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PMPro Update 2.5.9

Version 2.5.9 of Paid Memberships Pro is out with a handful of bug fixes. Specifically, we have reverted a change to the pmpro_is_checkout() function introduced in v2.5.8 that was causing all number of issues with form submissions and redirects on non-checkout pages. Please update Paid Memberships Pro from the plugins page of your WordPress dashboard. (more…)

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Customer Success: How to Offer Presales and Onboarding Calls for Your Members

Are you a memberships site looking to understand and retain your members? Then adding customer success to your process to open up conversations directly with your customers and help build a relationship, gain feedback on your product, and increase customer loyalty. Read on to find out how to increase customer success through calls.  

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Show a Link to the Profile User’s Author Post Archive on the Member Profile Page.

This code recipe will allow you to give your members more exposure to their written articles by displaying a link to their author post archives on their member profile page.

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Membership Website SEO: The Basics & Beyond

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art and science of getting a website to show up in search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, without paying for ads. If you want to increase free organic traffic to your membership site, then read on to find out how to optimize your content for search engines.

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Assign a Membership Level to a WordPress User Role

Assign a Membership Level to a specific WordPress user role. This can be an effective way to subscribe a user to a membership when they interact with your website using a different plugin other than Paid Memberships Pro.

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Going Digital: How the Mail & Guardian Modernized Their Subscription Model With PMPro

Like the printing press, the telegraph, television, and every form of media that came before, the internet has revolutionized the way we access and share information. 

Increasingly, consumers are getting their news online. For news outlets around the world, this has led to the rising popularity of online editions. Subscription models have gone beyond print-only into the realm of digital-only — and, as print-only circulation is dropping, digital is only continuing to grow.

The Mail & Guardian (M&G), a South African weekly newspaper, has been no exception to this cultural shift. Learn how this news organization was able to make a successful digital transition after initially struggling to pivot its subscription strategy.

Always Allow Admin Access to Member Restricted Posts

Did you know that even website administrators will need an active membership level in order to see member-only content? Use this code recipe to override the behavior of the pmpro_has_membership_access_filter to always allow admin access to restricted content.

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Limit the Number of Posts Displayed as Part of a Series

Our Paid Memberships Pro Series Add On allows you to drip feed content to your members over the course of their membership. This is a great way to keep members coming back or make sure members do not consume all of your content at once.

By default, all the posts of a series can be seen in a list. However, members can only access it at a certain time. In the event that you wish to hide upcoming or not-yet-accessible content, you will need to use this code recipe to do so.

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