How to Name Your Membership Levels or Subscription Options

How you name your membership levels is one of the most important components for conversions on your membership on site.

Let’s spend some time thinking about membership level names. We’ll cover the classic membership site structures and provide examples for naming the membership levels or subscription options for each case. (And there’s even a nifty “level name” playground that tests your name within various plugin-generated phrases.)

The Low Down on Content Dripping for your Membership Site

Ah, Content Dripping. Some say it’s the perfect way to capture and retain your audience’s attention, reduce refund rates, prevent refund abuse and even increase sales. But what exactly is Content Dripping and how can it help your membership business?

Important Notes on Recurring Billing and Expiration Dates for Membership Levels

Paid Memberships Pro can be used to set up membership levels with many different pricing structures. You can configure a level to offer a recurring subscription or a level with a one-time payment and expiration date. Unless you really want a membership to expire after a certain time frame, you usually DO NOT want to set BOTH a recurring billing amount AND an expiration date on your levels.

How to Contribute to Paid Memberships Pro.

Did you know that Paid Memberships Pro is a fully open source WordPress Plugin and that you can make it even better by contributing? No matter your skill level, you can contribute to PMPro today. Here’s the why and how.

How to format the member phone number field using a filter.

The Billing Phone number captured at membership checkout attempts to format the saved value according to the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). This article demonstrates how to use the pmpro_format_phone filter to change the phone number format for your membership site….

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Change the default country of your Membership website.

Does your membership site primarily serve one region or country of members?

This recipe demonstrates how to set the default country for your membership site, which can speed help speed up the checkout process and eliminate the need for members to find their country before proceeding.

Notify Members of Upcoming Recurring Payment / Automatic Renewal for Membership

Our Recurring Payment Email Reminder Add On allows you to notify members that their membership renewal payment is processing soon. This recipe shows you how to use the pmpro_upcoming_recurring_payment_reminder filter to modify when that notification is sent.

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How to Set Up Your Membership Level Pricing

This guide covers some of the most common pricing models for membership sites and how to configure level pricing for your site. It’s a useful guide if you’re just getting started with Paid Memberships Pro and would like to learn the different ways you can potentially charge members.

Recent updates to the Theme My Login plugin and how they will affect your membership site.

Update: v2.3+ of Paid Memberships Pro now includes frontend login and profile editing. We are working to update all of our documentation that recommended using a third party plugin or custom code to allow this feature. Please read the release notes on v2.3 for more information.

We have long recommended Theme My Login as a very useful plugin for sites running Paid Memberships Pro. With features including themed login, frontend user profiles, and simple redirection rules, we found TML to be a great addition for any membership site. We recommended it to 100% of our users and included it in our WordPress bundle.

With the release of version 7.0+ of Theme My Login, several key features that were once included in the WordPress.org repository version of the plugin are now offered as premium extensions. This post details some short and long term options for membership site owners concerned about the changes and the best steps to take.

This entry was posted by Jason Coleman in General, Troubleshooting and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: June 28, 2018. Titled Recent updates to the Theme My Login plugin and how they will affect your membership site.

Getting Ready for GDPR

WordPress has released its latest version, 4.9.6, which includes privacy-related updates intended to help your site comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Continue reading for background information on these updates and to explore the three new GDPR-related tools in WordPress 4.9.6 and Paid Memberships Pro 1.9.5, including:

  1. Suggested Privacy Policy page language related to PMPro-captured data,
  2. Included membership information in the personal data export, and
  3. The membership data that will be erased or anonymized as part of the user’s right to delete their personal information.