What Is A Membership Site, and is it Right for You?

If you’ve ever searched the internet for some niche-content, whether for entertainment or educational purposes, then there are pretty high chances you’ve landed on some “resource hub” requiring that you sign up either for a free or paid subscription. That ideally is a membership site. 

But what’s so special about membership sites, and why is it becoming a trend for both businesses and customers? We’ve highlighted all you need to know in this article. 

What is a membership site and is it the right fit for you?

Introducing Words: The First Child Theme for Memberlite

Have you ever wanted to design a simple membership site that showcases your talents, thoughts, and personality? Now you can, with Memberlite Words, a child theme of our popular Memberlite WordPress theme.

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How the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (VBMWMO) Club Use PMPro

Owning a vintage BMW motorcycle is a big deal. That’s exactly the case of Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (VBMWMO), who run a membership site where they publish bespoke articles and magazines to inspire and preserve their old-school culture.

In this showcase, we explore how VBMWMO Club is using Paid Membership Pro to manage memberships, forums, and magazine subscriptions.  

Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners Membership Site

Add Gamification to your Membership Site

Game-based features or “gamification” is a great way to stimulate member engagement and improve retention statistics. This article takes you through the ways you can incentivize participation in a membership site through gamification.

In this article we will be covering the following topics: Awarding Points and Setting up a Reward Program | Creating Competition for Status | Gamification Integrations for Paid Memberships Pro

Add gamification to your membership site

How to Build an Online Music Membership Business

Is it your dream to build a business around your passion for music and musical instruments? Matthew, from howtoplaythesax.com, accomplished this and much more. We will explore how he started his music membership business and how he used Paid Memberships Pro to do it.

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How to Set up a Membership Site for Free Members Only

If you are already running a premium Membership site, there are several reasons why you would want to create a separate website for free members. In this article, you will learn how to set up a membership site exclusively for free members. This guide applies to new member signups or members without a current subscription plan.

How to set up a membership site for free members only

Block Dashboard Access for Additional User Roles

Version 2.3+ of Paid Memberships Pro has a setting to block WordPress dashboard access for the “Subscriber” role. If you are using the Roles for Membership Levels Add On or other custom code to adjust member roles, you can use the pmpro_block_dashboard filter to block the dashboard for additional roles.

Block Dashboard Access for Additional User Roles

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Hide the WordPress Toolbar for Additional User Roles

Version 2.3+ of Paid Memberships Pro has a setting to hide the WordPress Toolbar (also known as the WordPress Admin Bar) for the “Subscriber” role. If you are using the Roles for Membership Levels Add On or other custom code to adjust member roles, you can use the pmpro_hide_toolbar filter to hide the toolbar for additional roles.

Hide the WordPress Toolbar for Custom Member Roles

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How to show a dynamic “Contact Member” form on your directory profile pages.

Allow site visitors to connect through a basic contact form on a member’s profile listing. When someone views a directory profile, they will see a form that automatically sends to the individual profile user’s email address. This can be a major feature for some listing sites, that want to enhance networking, referrals, or lead generation…

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