- By Dianna Gunn
- July 4, 2020
One of the best ways to build a sustainable business online is to create a paid membership program. If you’re a WordPress user, you can do this easily by using a membership plugin. The following MemberPress review takes a comprehensive look at one of the most popular plugins for this purpose.
Promoted as the “all in one” membership plugin for WordPress, MemberPress is known for its easy setup and numerous integrations. In this guide, I will take a look at the following:
- What to look for in a membership plugin
- MemberPress Features
- How to use MemberPress
- The overall quality of MemberPress
- What types of businesses will benefit most from the MemberPress plugin
By the end, you’ll know whether or not MemberPress is a good option for you and your site.
Let’s jump in…
What to look for in a membership plugin
There are several things to consider when looking for a membership plugin:
Content dripping. This is the practice of releasing content to members at pre-set intervals over a period of time. For example, a course that sends modules out by email once a week. This is a common feature in membership plugins, but some are limited to the creation of locked website content.
Content expiration. This option allows you to limit the amount of time members can access certain content for.
Community creation. One of the best ways to get people invested in your membership site is to turn it into a community. Some membership plugins offer built-in community functions like forums. Others offer integrations with specialized forum plugins.
Subscription types. Some plugins may only allow you to create one type of paid membership, while others offer tiered payment plans.
Subscription management. Your members should be able to change their subscription level, pause their subscription, or cancel their subscription at any time.
Coupons. You want to be able to offer coupons and other types of discounts to new members during promotional periods.
Ecommerce integration. If you might eventually want to sell locked content as products, look for a plugin capable of integrating with WooCommerce or another ecommerce plugin.
Email marketing integration. The membership plugin you choose should integrate with your current email marketing service provider. This will allow you to send automated members-only campaigns via email.
Customization. Look for a plugin that allows
This article was written by Dianna Gunn and originally published on WinningWP.