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Turn WordPress into Membership Website with MemberPress

From developers of Pretty Link Pro (read our review of pretty link here), MemberPress is a premium membership component for WordPress with excellent features.

MemberPress WordPress PluginMemberPress comes into two editions – “Business” and “Developers” license. There are few major differences between difference licenses and these are related to support respectively standard support and premium support, as well as “developer” version can be hosted on unlimited number of domains.

MemberPress at a Glance

You can install MemberPress the same way as you install other plug-in, we will not go into many details about this.

Configuration is the thing that require special attention, I personally would suggest to follow the documentation. There are numerous options and you might feel lost in the very beginning of using this plug-in.

MemberPress Options

Navigate to “MemberPress” -> “Options”, there you will see all the features of MemberPress - Pages Options, Account Options, Fields Options, Payment Options, Email Options, General Options and Marketing Options.

We will try to review all, though again I would remind you to check official documentation.

MemberPress Products

In general this is the place to set different membership levels and products, ass well as subscription period, trials, etc...

Product Groups

Grouping the products/membership levels can be done easily at product groups menu, very much straight forward, though I think it would be good to write down thing on paper first so it will be much easier for you to continue with the action.

Access rules, Login Pages and user account pages.

Login-forums and access levels are very important for membership websites, you can technically create membership within membership, as well as create different upgrade options.

Member Management

Very much self explanatory, though at this section you can also view and manage transactions done by members of your website, as well as other options related to access rules.

Coupons Codes

What will be a membership system without coupon codes, here is the place to set you promos and codes.

Integration with 3rd Party Plug-ins and Services

WordPress works well with majority of 3rd party community and forum extensions – free and premium, we haven't test it with all, but integration with BBPress and Mingle Forum was straightforward.

Absolutely have to mention that MemberPress will work fine with any theme for WordPress – free or premium without any problem.

In current version MemberPress the supported payment processors are Paypal and Authorize.Net.

Integration with another popular affiliate program plug-in – Affiliate Royale is also supported as well as integration with email and auto-responder services from MailChimp and Aweber.

Conclusion

This premium plug-in doesn't lack anything, there are many other competitors which offer similar functionality, but I think it is very much enough to say that developer of this plug-in is trusted and known for very long time. Personally would recommend MemberPress, if you are planing to build solid membership website based on WordPress.

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