Wishlist Member is a Wordpress plugin that makes it easy for you to create a fully functioning membership site. A membership site is one that allows your visitors to subscribe (for free or a paid subscription) to access your content.
Membership sites offer you a great way to make an online income. Either charge a one-off payment for access to your content, or charge a recurring monthly or annual fee. The choice is yours. Add in a forum and you have a community of people, all interested in your content.
If you would like to create a membership site, then this course will show you how. I've been using Wishlist Member since 2011, and in this course, I'll use all of that experience to teach you how to use this plugin to setup a membership site.
In the course I'll plan out a demonstration membership site, and then you get to watch over-my-shoulder as I build the membership site from scratch.
In this course you will learn:
Let me start by introducing myself and the course objectives.
What are membership sites and why do I recommend Wishlist Member?
I'll show you around my own membership site, highlighting some of it's features, just to show you what is possible with Wishlist Member.
Let's get Wishlist Member to setup the basic membership site for us.
We need to create some content for our membership site, so let's create some.
To test content protection to make sure subscribers can only see what they have paid for, we need to create some demo users.
The main way we are going to be protecting content is with the more tag. We just need to check the global protection settings to make sure everything is set up properly.
Let's assign the content we have to the various subscription levels.
Once the membership site is set up, you'll want to add new content. Let's look at the process of doing that.
We can add personalized information to posts & pages with shortcodes, as well as protect content using Mergecodes. Let's look at how we do this.
Sequential upgrades allow you to drip feed content to your members over time. In this tutorial, we'll setup sequential content for our full member level.
Wishlist Member makes it super easy to integrate a payment processor. Let's have a quick introductory look.
Paypal Integration is easy with Wishlist Member. In this tutorial, we'll set it up so that visitors can subscribe to our Full subscription level (with drip-fed content).
Wishlist Member allows you to easily integrate Clickbank into your membership site, so Clickbank can handle payment made by your members. Let's set that up.
I want to show you the forum on my own membership site. This uses the same plugin we will be setting up in this course.
Let's setup a basic forum, that only members can access.
Wishlist Member adds a "Powered By" link to your site. Let me show you how to remove that.
It makes sense to hide or show certain widgets depending on who is visiting your web page. Let me show you how you can do this with a free Wordpress plugin.
Tell me what you would like to see in this course.
A list of resources for the course.
I run a website called ezSEONews, where I teach my visitors search engine optimization (SEO) skills, and the art of building websites with Wordpress. I have also written and published a number of books that are available on Amazon Kindle and as paperbacks, including best selling books on Wordpress ("Wordpress for Beginners") and SEO ("SEO 2014 & Beyond").
As an ex-schoolteacher, I hope I can make complicated topics simple to understand. I certainly enjoy trying!