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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