We’ve just launched our Zapier Integration in the WordPress Plugin Repository. You can now unlock integration with loads of third party apps offered via Zapier to send or receive data in your Paid Memberships Pro-powered membership site.
What is Zapier and what are Zaps?
Zapier is a service that moves info from one application to another. Think of it as a bridge that can connect your website to an external application or service.
Zapier uses the term ‘zap’ to refer to the basic connections that automate a process for you (a trigger with an event). Our Zapier Integration includes support for sending data from your membership site to an external application as well as receiving data from an external application into your Membership site.
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What are some popular integrations I can set up using this Add On?
The more you familiarize yourself with Zapier and its supported apps, the more you will be able to imagine potential ways to extend your membership site. The Add On documentation page offers more details on what data is available via the integration, as well as the possible “actions” and “triggers” you can use in Zapier.
A few of the more popular ways we see Paid Memberships Pro working with Zapier to SEND data include:
- Populating and Updating Google Sheets with new lead information from your Paid Memberships Pro site.
- Integrate with a third-party email marketing program, like ActiveCampaign or Campaign Monitor, where there isn’t an existing Add On for PMPro.
- Send member information to a CRM system like HubSpot or Salesforce.
- Adding new lead information to an email sent to your Gmail address so you can personally follow up with your members.
- Create invoices from membership orders in your QuickBooks Online account.
If you’re looking to RECEIVE data into your Membership site, some possibilities include:
- Leverage a third-party gateway system such as ClickFunnels to sell membership and create accounts on your site.
- Update a user’s membership level when they participate in social activities or register via third party apps.
- Check a member’s level before providing access to a third party service.
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We’ve just launched our BuddyPress Integration in the WordPress Plugin Repository. You can now restrict access to specific features of your BuddyPress community by membership level, allowing you to build a custom, private, and flexible members-only community.
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Building a Membership Community with your WordPress Site
BuddyPress adds community features to WordPress, including Member Profiles, Activity Streams, Direct Messaging, Notifications, and more. What many of you have already implemented via custom coding is now possible with one easy-to-use plugin.
With the help of this integration plugin, membership sites running Paid Memberships Pro can now take advantage of the following features:
- Redirect users without access to a specific page which can be used to explain the community features and sell community membership.
- Level-specific settings to restrict access to BuddyPress features including Group Creation, Single Group Viewing, Groups Page Viewing, Joining Groups, Public Messaging, Private Messaging, Send Friend Requests, Listing in the Directory.
- Assign members to groups in BuddyPress.
- Restricted access settings for users without a membership level.
- Option to use the BuddyPress Registration process.
- Assign “member types” by Membership Level.
- Display a Member’s Level Name on their BuddyPress Profile.
Migrations Steps for Sites Using a Custom-Coded Solution
Prior to this Add On’s release, we did offer a custom-code solution to restrict BuddyPress access to Members. If you are using a custom solution loaded via a Plugin for PMPro Customizations, below are the steps to migrate to the new Add On-based solution.
- Locate the custom code in your Customizations Plugin.
- Uncomment or Remove the custom code. We recommend saving a copy of the code as a backup.
- Install and activate the BuddyPress Add On for Paid Memberships Pro.
- Configure the Add On settings per your unique restriction goals. Read the documentation page for help on setting up the Add On.
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We’re excited to announce the launch of a new Community Discussion Forum for our PMPro Members.
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This new forum is intended to provide a private discussion area as an added benefit for PMPro Members. We’ve love to see discussion on topics such as business models, membership pricing, other recommended plugins, complementary third party services for membership sites, developer networking, and more.
It’s been our goal since the start of Paid Memberships Pro to be a community-driven solution. Many of our add ons and ongoing plugin development stems directly from the feedback, suggestions and use cases requested by PMPro Members like yourself. Now, we’re providing you all with an area to communicate together about the future of your own businesses — as well as the future development needs and ideas for Paid Memberships Pro.
There are over a thousand members with active PMPro subscriptions, and we hope good percentage of this community will share ideas and receive invaluable feedback, as well as make business connections and relationships.
If you’re not a PMPro Member, please sign up to gain access to the forum.
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Some Discussion Guidelines
Note that this Community Discussion Forum will not be regularly moderated by the Paid Memberships Pro team. Please use it for general community discussion for topics other than support.
Please continue to go to the members forum for plugin or add on support.