How to set up a staging environment to test changes and new features for your Membership site.

Running a membership-based business online requires constant innovation and the ability to quickly respond to member needs. If you are operating a mature, public membership, it can be difficult to properly test, develop, and release new features. Enter the staging site.

This article aims to explore the best practices and mandatory rules you must follow when setting up a staging site for your membership business.

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This entry was posted by Kimberly Coleman in FAQ and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: February 27, 2020. Titled How to set up a staging environment to test changes and new features for your Membership site.

How to Set Up a Demo Membership Site

If you’re looking to start a new membership site on WordPress, you are probably comparing several platforms for your project. One of the best ways to get a true feel for any software out there is to take it for a test drive. For this reason, we’ve put together a complete demo site—the “Must Love Dogs” membership program—that you can download and use.

Your demo site includes sample settings, member data, a history of orders for reporting, and several feature-enhancing Add Ons. You’ll get a true experience for what it will be like to manage a Membership site on WordPress.

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Understanding the various “Order Status” options in your PMPro membership site

PMPro creates a unique “Order” record for each membership checkout and recurring payment received. Order data is stored in the pmpro_membership_orders table and can be viewed on the Memberships > Orders page in the WordPress admin.

There are 7 primary order statuses available in Paid Memberships Pro, including cancelled, error, pending, refunded, review, success, and token. This article will explain what each order status means, specific to your gateway setup.

Understanding the various “Order Status” options in your PMPro membership site

This entry was posted by Kimberly Coleman in FAQ and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: February 5, 2020. Titled Understanding the various “Order Status” options in your PMPro membership site

How to troubleshoot and repair 404 errors on your membership site.

We’ve compiled this troubleshooting guide to help you fix a “Page Not Found” or 404 error in your membership site. The guide covers 404 errors for members-only content, your posts archive pages, and any plugin-generated pages in PMPro.

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How to use a Page Builder to create a custom Membership Level Pricing page.

The landing page for your levels is the primary place your site will attract and sell its membership products. Our plugin includes a few options to design this page, including the default [pmpro_levels] shortcode and the enhanced options when using the Advanced Levels Page Shortcode Add On.

What if you need more control over this page and would like to design a completely custom page for your levels? In this article, I will take you through the process of building a new membership levels page using the Elementor Page Builder, an open source plugin available in the WordPress plugin repository.

How to Load a Custom Template for Membership Pages or System-Generated Emails

Theme authors and developers often ask how to modify a membership email or plugin-generated page. Most templates can be adjusted using Action and Filter Hooks, custom stylesheet/CSS, and the Email Templates Admin Editor Add On.

Some customizations can only be achieved through a completely custom template. This article explains how to use the pmpro_loadTemplate() function to load any of the plugin-generated pages or system-generated emails from a different location.

Online Learning and Courseware for Membership Sites

Courses can be a meaningful addition to your membership site. Your audience may readily welcome (hint: pay for) content that helps them improve their skills and deepen their knowledge. This guide covers some of the most popular eLearning software options that can be used with your membership business.

Online Learning and Courseware for Membership Sites

This entry was posted by Kimberly Coleman in Add Ons, FAQ and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: November 2, 2019. Titled Online Learning and Courseware for Membership Sites

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Have you ever wondered what affiliate marketing actually is? Ever thought about becoming an affiliate of a company but didn’t know where to begin? Do you have your own business and want to start an affiliate marketing program of your own? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these scenarios, this article is for you.

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Build Your Nest Egg

We all agree that its awesome to #GetPaid, but building a sustainable core business or side hustle that serves as your #NestEgg is a deeper, more valuable concept. In this article, we explore what it means to “Build A Nest Egg” and why having any nest egg at all matters.

PMPro Mascot - Nugget and her nest egg

How to improve your sales funnel and grow membership by giving something away for free.

Your prospects and leads are a group of potential customers that have an interest in your business and products, often referred to as your “list.”

In this article, we tackle the problem of building and growing your list. We’ll show you how to leverage a Free Membership product as the first phase of your business’ sales funnel and (ultimately) help you convert list members from prospects to lifetime customers.

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