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How To Build A Membership Site With WordPress – Membership Software

This is Part 5 of our tutorial series on building a membership site with WordPress.

In Part 4, we looked at some of the main elements that allow you to set up and manage a membership site successfully.

In this tutorial, we look at different software options for setting up and managing your membership site.

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How To Build A Membership Site With WordPress – Membership Software

There are many membership software solutions available. Some standalone membership management programs do not integrate with WordPress.

In this tutorial, we are going to focus on WordPress-based membership software.

Is Membership Software Necessary To Protect Your Content?

If all you want to do is password-protect content on a WordPress page or post, then you probably don’t need to set up a membership site or purchase membership software, although doing so can have certain advantages.

Password-protecting content:

If you just want to protect your content with a single password and don’t mind others sharing your password around, you can use the built-in WordPress content protection features explained in the tutorial below:

If you want your members to have their own unique logins and integrate automation on your site to help you better manage your members, or deliver your content securely to your subscribers, then you will need to invest in membership software.

Why Use WordPress For A Membership Site?

Membership sites can be a lot of fun and very exciting to run, but the whole process of setting one up and then managing it effectively can seem quite daunting. Fortunately, however, as complex as this all may seem, with a WordPress-powered website and inexpensive plugins, anyone can start and grow a membership site with ease, and at a very low cost.

While some plugins provide only essential features, others offer feature-rich options that may include:

Creating a membership site with WordPress essentially involves adding content to WordPress posts and pages (e.g. articles, videos, MP3 files, screenshot tutorials, downloadable PDFs or zip files, etc …), and then protecting your WordPress site using a membership plugin.

We have created a separate tutorial for WordPress plugins that you can use to set up and manage a membership site.

To learn about WordPress plugins you can use to set up and manage membership sites, see the tutorial below:

In our next tutorial, we look at pricing models for your membership site.

To view the next tutorial in this series, go here:

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