How To Set Up A Membership Site In WordPress

In this tutorial series you will learn how to set up a membership site using WordPress.

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Build A Membership Site With WordPressOut of the many different business models online available, membership sites have consistently stood the test of time. Membership sites allow you to protect some or all of your content from being viewed or accessed by other online users.

You can use membership sites to deliver exclusive content to members and customers such as information products, software downloads, “how-to” training, video tutorials, e-books, media files, wholesale pricing lists, etc …

Membership websites (also known as continuity websites), can also help you penetrate into new markets by funneling your existing community into related niches, pre-launch new products, test new marketing strategies, and ultimately save you a lot of time and money in the process of building a customer base.

With membership-based communities, you can generate recurring streams of revenue, grow a membership of loyal customers, build brand awareness, and profit from niche markets.

Build A Membership Site With WordPress – Step-By-Step Tutorials

In this tutorial series, you will learn how to set up a membership site with WordPress.

How To Create A Membership Site Using WordPress

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to create a membership site with WordPress:

redarrow Part 1: Introduction To Membership Sites – Learn about membership sites and the benefits of starting a membership site using WordPress.

redarrow Part 2: Membership Site Planning – Learn how to plan and research what the focus of your membership site will be and the audience you will be targeting.

redarrow Part 3: Membership Site Platforms – This section looks at different membership platforms that will suit your membership model and help you deliver your products or services, communicate with your members, etc.

redarrow Part 4: Membership Site Elements – This section covers some of the main components that allow you to set up and manage a membership site successfully.

redarrow Part 5: Membership Site Software – This section covers different software options for setting up and managing your membership site.

redarrow Part 6: Membership Site Pricing – This section looks at membership pricing and explores different pricing models for your membership site.

redarrow Part 7: Membership Site Tips – This section provides useful tips to ensure that your membership site can continue to grow and is able to service its members.

redarrow Part 8: Membership Site Resources – This section provides a list of useful membership site tools and resources.

redarrow Part 9: Membership Site Plugins – This section covers various WordPress plugins you can use to build and manage a membership site with WordPress.

redarrow Part 10: WordPress Membership Site Blueprint – These video tutorials will help you set up a membership site quickly with WordPress.


"This is an awesome training series. I have a pretty good understanding of WordPress already, but this is helping me to move somewhere from intermediate to advanced user!" - Kim Lednum

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

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