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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Customizing the Default Member Directory Sort Order

Our PMPro Member Directory and Profiles Add On allow you to add a public or members-only directory to your membership site.

This directory has a default sort order of First Name followed by the Last Name of the member. This recipe will override the default sort order to display the member’s Last Name followed by their First Name.

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Creating a Subscription-Based Website: How Fleischer Tour Fit Leveraged PMPro

For small-business owners building their online presence from the ground up, creating a successful eCommerce platform out of an otherwise blank webpage can feel daunting.

WordPress helps simplify this process with dozens of free and customizable themes and plugins to quickly get a website up and running. However, one of the biggest challenges for small companies, after they first build their page is finding the right combination of tools that will help transform a simple website into a profitable business venture.

Learn how accomplished golfer and instructor Jennifer Fleischer successfully took her training services online using Stranger Studio’s WordPress plugin, Paid Memberships Pro.

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Add WooCommerce Billing Fields to the Paid Memberships Pro Invoice

Are you using Woocommerce to sell Paid Memberships Pro memberships? You might need to add the billing fields that are collected from WooCommerce and add them to your PMPro invoices for record keeping. If so, we have just the right code recipe for you.

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Gold Country Yoga Finds Membership Website Development Success With PMPro

When COVID-19 first reached the U.S., businesses both large and small were forced to entirely reevaluate the way they operated.

People had to get creative when it came to transforming their in-person businesses into entirely digital experiences. For small-business owners, failing to innovate and adapt to a now-virtual world meant risking having to permanently close their doors. Gold Country Yoga, a studio located in the small city of East Sonora, California, was no exception. However, husband and wife team Mark Holmes and Ellen Cremer rose to the challenge. 

By joining together their unique professional backgrounds and Stranger Studios’ plugin, Paid Memberships Pro, Mark and Ellen were able to reinvent a physical yoga studio as a successful online business.

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Build a Members-Only BuddyBoss Membership Site

Private online communities are a rising trend, allowing members to communicate more openly on focused topics and shared interests. You can now create a premium, private BuddyBoss membership community on WordPress without any developer experience.

With Paid Memberships Pro, your site can restrict public access and offer paid subscriptions alongside the BuddyBoss Platform. This article outlines the top features for sites using PMPro as their BuddyBoss membership plugin.

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Give Customers a Membership Level After Purchasing Downloads in EDD

This guide demonstrates how to restrict content on your site to customers who have made a download purchase through Easy Digital Downloads (EDD).

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EDD is a powerful ecommerce plugin for selling digital products including eBooks, software, PDF files, and more. The customizations in this guide connect download purchases to membership levels in Paid Memberships Pro. After checkout, your customers gain immediate access to protected content.

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