Memberlite: Download the Import File to Setup a Demo Site

An import file containing demo content is now available for sites using the Memberlite Theme. The demo content covers basic theme features as well as the shortcodes available in the Memberlite Shortcodes plugin.

Downloading the Demo Content

The demo content file (.xml) is available on the Memberlite Theme website. We’ll continue to update and enhance the demo file as more features are added to the theme or as requests for a demonstration of specific theme features are made.

How to Set Up Your Demo Site

Demo content can be imported into a new or existing WordPress site. Just follow the steps below, omitting any steps that you already have completed for an existing site.

Be sure to make a backup of your site if you already have settings and content that you might want to revert to. [guide]
  1. Install and Activate Theme

  2. Install and Activate Plugins

  3. Import the Demo Content

  4. Set Up Paid Memberships Pro Levels & Pages

    • The theme demo is designed to reference three basic levels. You can simply name them Bronze, Silver, Gold and set any pricing. [level setup docs]
    • After setting up the levels, under the Memberships > Pages tab, click the link to generate the membership pages. [page setup docs]
  5. Assign the Menu

    • Navigate to Appearance > Menus
    • Assign the imported “Primary Menu” to the “Primary Menu” theme location.
  6. Assign the Static Front Page

    • Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page
    • Set “Front Page displays” to “a static page”.
    • Assign “Home” to the “Front page”
    • Assign “Blog” to the “Posts page”

Note that you cannot undo the import. If you are working on an existing site, you may want to take a data backup before beginning the steps above.


Exploring Memberlite Features: The Tabs Shortcode

Here’s a tutorial on the [memberlite_tabs] and [memberlite_tab] shortcodes. These shortcodes add a tabbed content area when using the Memberlite theme.

Shortcode Code Example

[memberlite_tabs items="Item 1,Item 2,Item 3"]
[memberlite_tab class="text-center" item="Item 1"]This is the Item 1 tab content.[/memberlite_tab]
[memberlite_tab item="Item 2"]This is the Item 2 tab content.[/memberlite_tab]
[memberlite_tab class="text-2x" item="Item 3"]This is the Item 3 tab content.[/memberlite_tab]

[memberlite_tabs] Shortcode Attributes

  • items: A comma-separated list of tab names to display. (required; first in list is active)
  • class: An optional class/style to associate with the area. (optional)

[memberlite_tab] Shortcode Attributes

  • item: The name of the tab that this content is associated with. (required; must exactly match a tab listed in wrapper “items” attribute)
  • class: An optional class/style to associate with the area. (optional)

See it in action.

This is the Item 1 tab content.
This is the Item 2 tab content.
This is the Item 3 tab content.

Easily add a “Shop” style page using Addon Packages (sell access to a single post)

Version .5 of Addon Packages includes a new [pmpro_addon_packages] shortcode. This shortcode allows you to display a “shop” like page of available addon packages (all pages and posts with a defined pmproap_price). Just add the shortcode to a page with your desired attributes.

View the Add On

Screenshots and Code Examples

Four Column Layout

[pmpro_addon_packages layout="4col" orderby="post_title" thumbnail="thumbnail"]


Table Layout

[pmpro_addon_packages layout="table" orderby="post_title" thumbnail="thumbnail"]


Different cases for different users

  • If the current user has already purchased the addon package, they will see a link to “View”.
  • If the current user has a valid membership for the addon package, they can purchase without modifying their membership level.
  • If the current user does not have a membership level or there is no current (not logged in), they can click the “buy” button to purchase membership and the addon package in one step.

Shortcode Attributes

  • checkout_button: The text displayed on the button linking to checkout. (default: “Buy Now”).
  • exclude: A comma-separated list of the page IDs to exclude from display (default: none).
  • include: Optionally set this attribute to only show subpages of the active page. Accepts: “subpages”. (default: shows all pages and posts with an addon package price).
  • layout: The layout of the output. (default: table). Accepts “div”, “table”, “2col”, “3col”, “4col” (column-type layouts will work with the Memberlite Theme or any theme based on the Foundation 5 grid system).
  • link: Hyperlink the post/page title to the single view; accepts “true” or “false” (default: true).
  • orderby: Accepts any orderby parameter as defined in the codex. (default: menu_order).
  • order: Accepts ASC or DESC as defined in the codex. (default: ASC).
  • thumbnail: Optionally hide or show the subpage’s featured image; accepts “thumbnail”, “medium”, “large” or “false”. (default: thumbnail).
  • view_button: The text displayed on the button linking to view the single page. (default: “View Now”).