PMPro Update 2.5.5

Version 2.5.5 of Paid Memberships Pro is out with a handful of enhancements and bug fixes, including two security related updates. First, we have improved sanitization of parameters for some of our endpoints in the REST API. We are also now requiring reCAPTCHA even for logged in users when that feature is enabled for your checkout.

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Automatically Cancel Membership After Failed Payment

A healthy membership site means that your gateway and your membership site orders are in perfect sync. Every payment received through the gateway is communicated to the membership site, and all members have accounts in good standing. This guide will explain how a properly configured PMPro site will retry payments, then automatically cancel membership after failed payment.

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Custom User Avatars with Register Helper for Paid Memberships Pro

There are many options when it comes to choosing an avatar management plugins for your WordPress site. These plugins allow users to adjust their profile picture without needing to edit the Gravatar for their account email.

If you’d prefer a native solution for your PMPro site, this guide will show you how to add avatar management without the need for a third party plugin. The recipe uses the field field type in Register Helper to add an avatar upload form at membership checkout or on the frontend member profile edit page.

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Managing Affiliates with Paid Memberships Pro

There are many ways to grow a membership site—one popular option many sites leverage is an affiliate program. Affiliate programs reward referrers for any new member signups. Some programs even give a commission on recurring subscription payments received from long-term members.

How do you set up an affiliate program with Paid Memberships Pro? This article highlights the platforms that support affiliate programs for membership sites, including popular WordPress plugins like AffiliateWP or SliceWP.

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SEO for Membership Websites: The Basics & Beyond [Webinar]

Search engine optimization is an essential component to grow the recurring revenue for membership websites. Watch the video below to learn more about SEO for Membership Websites hosted by Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO.

In this webinar, Halsey walks us through the basics of SEO for membership websites along with specific strategies you can deploy at any stage of your business.

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PMPro v2.5.4 Update

PMPro v2.5.4 is out with a handful of enhancements and bug fixes. Some of these bugs have the potential to hinder sales, so be sure to upgrade. This update fixes an issue introduced to our reCAPTCHA v2 code in v2.5.3. We have backported a fix for this bug, but anyone who upgraded to v2.5.3 already but doesn’t want to upgrade to v2.5.4 yet, can manually patch this issue by making the change here.

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UK Leaves the EU: What Changes in the VAT Add On

As of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom no longer falls under the European Union. As a result, UK VAT numbers return an invalid result when passed through the European Commission’s validation service. This article explains a workaround needed for membership sites to collect UK VAT numbers. VAT Add On v0.7 Release Notes At this (more…)

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How to Grow Your Freelance Business by Specializing in Membership Sites

Online member and subscription based businesses are growing. With growth comes a major opportunity for freelancers. Both developers and non-developers can expand their customer base and provide more services for their existing customers with memberships.

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This guide explores how you can grow your freelance or small agency business with a specialty in building, maintaining, and marketing membership and subscription e-commerce websites.

Why Specialize | Customer Characteristics | Learning Basic PMPro | Advanced PMPro Dev | Non-Dev Opportunities | Video and Slides

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