MemberPress Review – How To Create A WordPress Membership Website 2019

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MemberPress Review – How To Create A WordPress Membership Website 2019

MemberPress Review – How To Create A WordPress Membership Website 2019

This is going to be a review and walk-through
of using a powerful awesome membership plug-in called MemberPress hi my name is Adam from were I make WordPress videos for non-techies and if you like the content
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go ahead and click on that and you too will send you notifications so were talking membership
plug-ins and this one is going to be all about member press here is the MemberPress website
and in fact I actually made a review video on MemberPress else a year and 1/2 ago or
so and it was about time to take a fresh look at MemberPress and see what is going on in
the MemberPress world since I left that review there been many many updates and MemberPress
is going strong and if you did watch that video I highly praised MemberPress in the
awesome thing is is today I would give it even more praise for what it does now membership
sites there usually membership sites going to make money right you have a membership
site you’re selling access to some content that you have and so you want to use the tools
that are GNU make your life a little easier from a user management standpoint and also
are going to enable your membership website to be as profitable as possible now what I
like about MemberPress is it also throws in the simplicity of protecting content and selling
access and managing the access to that content now the reason I’m bringing this up is you
is if there’s one plug-in you want to pay for it’s going to be something like this okay
and I don’t advise anyone to go into that I want to have a membership website kind of
path and say how can I do it for free where I’m not paying for anything because you’re
going to get a you can end up with a shoddy website you’re into an Apple with the website
where today you might not know all the little nuts and bolts of what you’re going to need
in six months or 12 months plus any of the free plug-ins that I’ve seen. They just not
that easy to set up and use their kind of these old archaic beasts that haven’t really
evolved or changed or had any improvements in the code this is something that you really
want to go with a rock solid solution and MemberPress is one of those rocksolid solutions
and also when it comes to membership website you don’t want just a rocksolid solution in
terms of code you also want a company that’s cannot get your back that’s going to be there
for you that your your paying for support and they’re obligated to give you the support
because were talking mission critical money out of your pocket if there is a problem type
situations that’s why upfront you want to go with the company where not only do you
know that the products can be good but that you also know that the support is going to
be there at those crucial times when you need it the most and you know nothing is more important
than support in those moments where you need it right you can have a support contract and
you never need support so you know you’re not thinking I want to have a company with
great support but the moment when something goes wrong that’s when you see which is the
best solution which companies can provide you not only the code but the quality of support
and that is MemberPress I have built membership websites using MemberPress and I have contacted
their support because typically something like setting up a membership website you’re
going to need some support at the very least in the beginning. I need some support and
there might be a random thing here there that you have a question on or you might need some
help on and I gotta tell you every single time I needed support from MemberPress they
have responded with thoughtful and personal and answers back I mean it’s not like a standard
form email every time Mike I contacted them they they actually took the time to read what
I wrote look at the link I might’ve given them and write out a thoughtful response and
I appreciate that because with you have a membership website your time is money it’s
business time is money and then it’s just how much do you value your time okay so I
know I just went into just kind of like the mindset you need to go into when it’s wet
when it’s time to choose which membership site solution to go with also it’s important
to note if you’re gonna build a membership website using WordPress you want a respected
WordPress developer that’s providing that solution and that’s what MemberPress is there
are some very old very archaic membership site solutions that don’t really do things
the WordPress way the kind of pack jobs that were put together when they never really shifted
gears to be more mainstream and you know I I’m so tempted to start listing off product
names because there are a ton of them there are 81 of these products that you do not want
to go near at all but I’m not into that I want to keep this one positive is just put
it this way MemberPress is going to be a real solid route for you to go okay him it essentially
is going to do everything you needed to do just know that right off the bat I can start
listen off bullet points in the different ways you can take payments in the different
email integrations and all that I think him and to save that for when I show you the plug-in
but you can come here and read about it let’s take a quick look at the pricing I know the
prices gone up a little bit since my first review video about a year and 1/2 ago it’s
got up about 20% which is reasonable because they know how much support they want to provide
and it’s okay to pay just a little bit more so you have a single site licenses 119 a developer
license can be 239 I own the developer license for 239 paid with it paid for it with my own
money and these are to come with a variety of add-ons one important thing to note is
that and I actually really like this about MemberPress it integrates with a lot of third-party
solutions but they also provide solutions direct one of them is if you want to have
an affiliate program for your membership website while it includes a perfect affiliate program
called affiliate Royale they used to sell this separately but they’ve integrated it
and it communicates and it works perfectly with MemberPress but if you don’t want to
use this there’s other solutions that they’ll be more than happy to integrate with one of
those being affiliate WP okay so this is the cost you can come here take a tour frequently
asked questions I have a link to this but down below obviously I’m an affiliate with
them and I’m trying to think of a good bonus package if you did purchase it through my
link I think I might put together a course on creating membership websites so if you
did purchase MemberPress through my link down below what I’ll do is when you click on it
also need to page on my website about the offer and does essentially by MemberPress
semi cup with a receipt and I give you access to the course but until I build that coarsening
of access to one of my other ones if you did happened to purchase MemberPress just to sweeten
the deal there so let’s go ahead and take a look at my WordPress website now I have
MemberPress installed I did that are ready just to save a little bit of time and I wanted
to go in and activated first thing what it does is it adds this nice widget right here
that gives you a snapshot of the stats for your membership websites just you know some
money stats and kind of snapshot of the transactions there are really good reporting capabilities
and actually one of the projects I had done with MemberPress as I move someone from an
existing membership platform and they were also on some other affiliate platform they’re
paying a lot of money for both the solutions and I was able to work with support to figure
out how to import all that stuff into MemberPress so that it would be a seamless transition
process we were even able to link up the different dub came out PayPal processing so that it
was a smooth transition because it was a reoccurring cost of the membership let’s just say maybe
go through the different option page set up process so I didn’t go through it so I’ve
had this message it says MemberPress hasn’t been configured yet but I can click on this
link to go through it so typically with a plug-in like this or maybe WooCommerce any
of these these more involved the plug-ins all have this nice little set up process so
the first thing they’ll do is there any need to set up some unique pages that they’re going
to use for the plug-in so with MemberPress they want to thank you page your account pages
with the account page for your members and a login page and we don’t have to touch this
when I go through the options and then click update options this can automatically create
these for me on that we could use our slugs a we can leave these default as well here’s
some options on how to deal with unauthorized access by default right here it’s saying to
show a login form on those pieces of content that are restricted and you can also choose
a message however for me I think it’s better to choose redirect to a specific URL so this
could send them to a URL to either join the membership or to log in and the reason why
is some page builders might give you some trouble the content that you put in the page
builder might be outside of what MemberPress or any of its on a MemberPress issue with
any membership plug-in would see as the actual content area and it’s because a lot of these
page builder plug-ins and some wonky things so I’ve found it to overcome that I would
just use this option right here and redirect them to a specific page family this as default
let’s keep moving on on this set up processing is actually very quick by the way you shouldn’t
feel overwhelmed at all with the set of processes like a five minute thing to be longer with
me because I’m in a be explaining some of these options so Nexus take a look at these
permissions so right here is a really nice feature and it’s it you know what I like about
going through his options there choosing like what I would choose except that one setting
just a second ago the really choosing what I would choose in going through a set up process
and so this one right here is perfect this is disable the WordPress admin bar for members
have you ever been to a website where you got a login and now that you’re logged in
you have this WordPress bar at the top it’s kind of confusing usually only see that when
you’re the administrator of your website and then you can actually click into like the
backend of WordPress doesn’t have all the options but you’re still in this area that
you probably have no reason to be and there’s no benefit for you to be in there right here
these these options here it prevents that from happening in fact there is this a developer
I was talking to the other day he actually custom coded a plug in for a different membership
plug-in for WordPress and it only did that one feature and I think charges like 15 or
$20 for it and he says he’s made so much money off of that but it should be added to the
core plug-in but you get this with MemberPress because their experts at this and they thought
through everything already it’s a mature platform they thought through everything that you’re
gonna want and need and they’ve put it here as an option for you at some the other things
a thought through right here is to allow your members to manage their own account this is
good and bad right if you wanted to allow them to cancel their own subscription here’s
an option if you wanted to let them pause or resume their subscription which you probably
wouldn’t really use but it’s there because this membership plug-in MemberPress will cover
pretty much 99.9% of the membership site scenarios that anyone could or would have so it’s nice
to allow your members to administer things on their own because that’s less work that
you’re going to have to do some and wants to cancel and you make it so they if you go
to solution where they can’t do it in on their own and then now they’re contacting you and
I have to do all this admin work so really cuts down to give your your members the opportunity
to do that them selves now here are some options to control the registration process and set
that up there here are some log in options this would force someone to go to a specific
login page that you might have designed or created that’s probably what I would do is
have them go to a specific login page and then you can choose what happens to them after
they log out while this is login this right here these two options are where they go on
a login where they go when they log out soaring when they login you might want them to go
to an update page a remember dashboard or whatever like that that you might’ve set up
for them and after they log out you might want to send them onto your blog or your homepage
or something like that so these are our account options let’s take a look at fields and this
is actually very simple it’s just the information you want to get from someone when they register
so you know like the address stuff if you didn’t want the address stuff you would leave
this unchecked and you wouldn’t require it just like that if you wanted their name which
you probably do you would show it in then require it but a lot of kiss situations you
might want additional pieces of information maybe you want some information about them
that’s not your address and your name type of information and you can actually add these
custom fields right here in the settings is you don’t need some custom field solution
to add that in you can grab it all right here I really like that they’ve done that us let’s
take a look at payments so right now I didn’t actually activate the add-ons for all the
various payment processors so were probably knocking to see them right now so by default
it’s given me I think there’s other ones in this add-on option thingamajig are here that
were to take a look at a minute so by default it’s given me PayPal express
checkout PayPal payments Pro and what I like is a also offer PayPal standard people standard
you don’t really have to go through all these weird hoops with PayPal just you put your
PayPal email address there and you set this thing called in IPN and all of these connecting
into these payment processors it’s all documented on the MemberPress website and then we have
stripe of course so what I don’t know if you realize that but you can actually have multiple
multiple payment methods so if I wanted this to be striped and then I can just go ahead
and click on this plus and then right here I could use PayPal standard or something like
that and you can go ahead and it’s it’s it’s so easy if I wanted striped just go to striping
get your secret and the publishable key right here you just copy and paste those right in
and bam you are good to go with accepting payments already through stripe it’s that
easy to do and there’s some various options here as well same thing for PayPal I chose
standard which only really requires the email but then here is the the IPN that you would
need to paste into your PayPal account what that is is someone makes a purchase through
PayPal PayPal pings the website right back to say okay we did actually get the money
because you don’t know what happens when someone leaves the website and so that’s with the
PayPal IPN is you should be familiar that nexus take a look at emails you’re obviously
going to want to put in here you’re from name and these are the emails what’s going to be
sent out from the system so right here you will deftly want to put your name and the
email that would be tied to your website and there’s all these prewritten emails right
here for all these different events and you can go here you can send a test email to see
what it looks like and you can click on the edit to change the text of any of these emails
but you can just when you read the different emails that it has you can see how like well
thought out this solution is how they really covered all of the bases was right you might
not be thinking I need to have a positive subscription notice email but MemberPress
is already thought of that for you and and that’s what I like and right here credit card
expiring notice to see these are things you’re not getting when you use one of these hokey
Nokia free solutions plug-ins that you’re getting off of the WordPress repository unit
you’re not getting these things they don’t have credit card expiration notices that you
know they they are not as deeply and well thought out as a paid solution like MemberPress
is right here we have some admin notices as well now you for sending emails out from WordPress
you absolutely have to have one of the SMTP plug-ins for WordPress they’re all free and
looking to make it so you can choose where the emails go out from if you don’t do that
probably emails and end up in the spam folder such as a little side bonus let’s take a look
at the marketing tab and essentially what this is going to do is allow MemberPress to
integrate with some of your email marketing platform providers number not seeing the list
of integrations right here because I haven’t enabled any of them would have to show you
that but then you come here you can connect into a lot of the biggest most well-known
1/3 party system subordinate take a look at that moment so you get your convert kit your
active campaign and all of these various services dripped I think is also in that list but will
will take a look at that moment also if you know me I’m big on Mautic they don’t actually
have an official Mautic solution but there’s 1/3 party one available a second look at info
this is your info that you would put in here that would be used for various purposes that
we have these general options right here which is language currency things of that nature
here is interesting if you want to have a blog posts that are behind a pay wall and
there’s options here for that so let’s move on and then we have taxes I tell you if you’re
you’re going to have these little solutions that are free that don’t factor in taxes and
all this kind of stuff this is the one solution that will fit 99.9% of the scenarios let’s
see what happens when I hit update options let’s see how it’s given me a warning because
I tried to add those payment processors but I didn’t set them up properly so it took those
out which makes it easy now I do that great so now we have our pages to set up my thank
you account login and all this stuff is set up so now let me actually try to find that
at on page I think I can go to activates right here this is where you would have activated
it and then right here’s the add-on tab so here’s all the little add-ons that are included
with MemberPress now what’s beautiful about this is you don’t want to just bog down your
website with a ton of add-ons and plug-ins and all that big heavy plug-in because it
will over time it could cause some performance issues so the model that MemberPress as is
you just install the core plug in and then you just install what you need and it’s all
right here so let’s just go through these requests you really know what you’re buying
so we got that active campaign integration that’s a very popular auto responder marketing
automation platform affiliate or Royale that’s the complete affiliate platform one button
and you have that installed the Avent affiliate program now for your membership website we
have a Weber we have Amazon Web services so this is to allow you to use Amazon’s a server
to protect your contents you have your content there and then when you’re using it in your
site it keeps it more secure it has all the information right here buddy press integration
never been a fan of Buddy press Re: campaign Monitor constant contact convert kit these
are all email autoresponder services this is actually very interesting corporate accounts
so if you have a membership website and you want to have a like a corporate package for
company and all their employees you can do that in this actually very unique well thought
out solution that is kind of rare and I think there’s only one other membership plug-in
that provides this delightful downloads not familiar with that developer tools drip that’s
your another marketing automation platform get response help scout that could be good
as well to provide support importer that’s the move data in and out mad Mimi MailChimp
meld the new MailChimp integration so they say this is why you want a membership solution
that you’re paying for because you have these providers they change things drip change things
MailChimp change things so you need a developer that is on top of re-doing things when these
integrations stop working because of the other company mail poet math captcha mail relay
send a sensei that’s a learning management platform and WordPress user roles all these
integrations are all right here for you now be honest I haven’t set up a membership site
with MemberPress in quite a while and so I’m going to try to do right now to show you how
easy this without looking at the documentation but I may stumble along the way and only have
five minutes to do it because I need to wrap this video up and go to memberships were going
to go ahead and click on add new and I’m just gonna call this the gold membership there
it is I got my name here I would go ahead and pop in a price so let’s make this $50
per month so I popped my 50 in on the billing type election I need to change the access
right here to expire and I think I need to make it expire okay billing type now I can
make a reoccurring so it’s can be $50 or reoccurring in the interval is going to be every month
like that now you can offer a trial. If you wanted a one dollar trial for 10 days or something
like that we can do that and we can also limit how long someone’s going to be paying for
this so if it’s 50 bucks a month per year we can just click on here and we can put 12
in and then what happens at the end whether they keep their their access or they lose
it when we get rid of that and so let’s scroll down so here is some of our membership options
so we can create some or link this up to some custom pages and we can also have certain
payment methods only work with this membership if you wanted here is where we would configure
our permissions and this is really who can purchase this membership right here is the
price box option we can actually use MemberPress to create a whole price grid if you wanted
and if you had a group of different plans for the same access you can group them together
and have different pricing tables side-by-side actually it would probably look something
like this right here okay so moving through it that’s the price box and then here’s an
advanced tab were we can pop in some terms and some redirect URL some to go ahead and
click on publish like that and there you go I’ve got my first membership that I don’t
really have a pretty looking theme right now which is the default theme up there it is
gold membership my term and everything perfect all right so we have that now what we do is
we can actually have a several memberships and we can group them together so right here
like these are two memberships that are grouped together to actually purchase the product
but I’m knocking to do that right now but this is how the security works with MemberPress
it is so simple to secure content we do it based on rules which makes so much sense to
me so let me go add new and let’s take a look at what these rules look like looks like in
order for them blue work I need to change a setting in the options which is fine I can
configure this right now so we can name our rule right here and here are our rule options
can be all content and we have all these these different options so for example if you just
wanted posts with a certain posts security you can do based on tag so if you want to
create a a post for your membership you created you can maybe have a tag that’s called secure
and if any content has that tag it’s only to be viewable if you are logged in and have
access to the membership the same thing goes for categories it can be particular posts
on a one-off basis but that’s a little hard to manage really you really would want to
use some kind of a option of categorization or tags in order to identify automatically
which content you want protected another powerful option if your contents could be on pages
what with WordPress you can have a parent page and then child pages you can have the
parent in all of the children to be protected in that’s how I’ve implemented this several
times in the past you know any new page that’s a child of the parent page is going to be
protected in this membership have so many options now what you want to do though is
you want that you want to choose the option that’s good to be the easiest to manage moving
forwards you’re not having to tweak the rules so the tagging option the category option
the parent-child option these are the options that you’re going to want to choose to go
with a single page right now because I am trying to do this quick and the only page
I actually have is probably the excellent use post because I know I don’t have the content
but I know I have the hello world post right who doesn’t there is hello world him to click
on that and then click on save rules open actually got it tagged this sorry I forgot
I got a link it up to an actual membership so I created multiple membership site have
them all listed here I have actually click on the membership that I want let me go ahead
and click on save rule and just you know guys I already have a membership website some can
come pay 50 bucks a month and it’s going to automatically give them access to this content
it’s not really any more complicated than that and also you can enable direct feeding
content just so you know you can issue out coupons if you wanted to give coupons I’m
not a believer in coupons actually don’t like coupons at all you can have the reminders
here that you can set up reminders for you reminders for your members so if you want
to remind him that a payments coming up or something like that you have these powerful
reminder options I’m not doing this justice unfortunately here’s where you can manage
all your members right here you can see what they are in what the lifetime value of them
are and the status here you can manage the subscriptions and how they’re linked up with
your payment processors right here’s a list of individual transactions right here we have
reports it’s a very nice reporting solution gives you all the information that you need
and there’s a lot of it’s just very flexible our options and our help so anyways I know
I just kinda blasted through MemberPress this wasn’t meant to be an entire step-by-step
tutorial just kind of an idea of what it looks like underneath the hood and why I think that
this is a really good solution for anyone that is serious about building a membership
website hey I’m not going to hide the fact that hundred $19 might be a lot of money for
you or if your developer 239 shouldn’t be a lot of money for a developer because you
can implement the solution for multiple customers and you’ll have that direct access to support
however if you’re just starting out in your on a shoestring budget hundred and $19 might
be a lot but I’m going to tell you right now don’t go with the free solution I I’m telling
you normally if there is a free solution that’s rocksolid I’m in a say go for it if I’ve used
it I know it’s going to be good for you to say go for it even if there’s other paid options
go with the free solution but this is one reason you don’t want to go with the free
solution you just don’t want to do it because you need support you need a well mature well
thought-out solution if you’re going to base your business on this this is what you’re
building your business on it’s going to be the foundation and this is not where you want
to coach but take it from my experience you do what you know you don’t not want to go
cheap unless you want to end up like me with no hair on your head when problems happen
don’t go cheap do not go cheap self anyways this is MemberPress let me know what you think
in the comments section down below if you have built a membership website using MemberPress
go ahead and link it if you wanted you can leave a link down below so people can see
what you been doing in the creative things that you’ve done with MemberPress if you own
MemberPress and you have any opinions about it that I might have left out go ahead and
leave that as well down below and I will let you know I’m going to be reviewing some of
the other membership plug-ins that I think are really good there is another one that
I know is really good and I deftly want to give it a chance and I’ll also compare the
two but those will be on later videos so anyways I hope you enjoyed this video thank you for

100 thoughts on MemberPress Review – How To Create A WordPress Membership Website 2019

  1. Here is the link to MemberPress, I will be creating a special bonus offer for it in the next few days, so the link will first take you to my website

  2. Hello Adam. Thanks for a great video! I just wanted to ask you what program do you use to record your tutorials? is there some analog you can recommend for windows pc?

  3. Is there any plugin that does online school/education portals? Where teachers, students and parents have individual access to enter results and check results. I will really appreciate your quick reply, thank you.

  4. Hello, this was one of the most indepth tutorials. I'm in the process of creating my own membership site and wanted to find out if this plugin will allow me to create something similar to where members can upload their own content: images and videos. Thanks

  5. Hey Adam, I know this works well for businesses like an online magazine but how does this work for car sales membership sites?

  6. Thanks a lot. What if i need to deploy this into the cloud and doesn't need to install it on to different clients? I mean like where they just have to login and get whatever content they need. Does it make economic sence to buy the expensive plan?

  7. Adam, thanks as always. I've benefitted from many of your videos already. Previously, you've mentioned PaidMembershipPro. How does Memberpress and PMP compare? Thanks again!

  8. Is there a profile feature with this plugin, or do you have to use another plugin for that? If so what do you recommend?

  9. At the 18 minute mark it is suggested to use an SMTP service for WordPress generated emails. This is definitely to be done, BUT some shared hosting providers are starting to disallow this, even on reseller hosting. So if your web hosting is a shared plan you'll want to check the web host's knowledge base or ask their support department if SMTP is permitted. They may refer to it as "external SMTP" or mention the common ones such as SendGrid or Mandrill.

    If your web host does not permit the use of an external SMTP on shared hosting it is likely they will allow it on a VPS plan. Also, a membership site uses more computing resources than non-membership ones so you'll probably want to upgrade anyway.

  10. Hi
    to make user registration form with login, not wordpress standard login form, and make privileges to allow some users explore some pages and the other not, which plugin can do that?

  11. I'm late to the party, but another solid review. I have heard good things about MemberPress for a while. Out of curiosity, have you heard much about activemember 360 (built on top of active campaign)?

  12. Hi mate. Can you use this plugin to have a 'video vault' where you store videos of different categories? Thanks in advance

  13. One problem with MemberPress is that they do not have an option to limit the number of signups per membership. This seem like a basic feature. Also, knowing that there are only "x" number of spots available (with countdown) would encourage people to sign up sooner.

  14. Does MemberPress create keys or have a way for customers to put in a invoice/receipt number to create their login? What I have is an interactive website that works with the purchase of my book. When you purchase the book (first website), the membership is free (different website)

  15. I want to create a membership where they are able to pick two categories vs one. Is that possible? I want jane to say she works in A field, does B thing and has C hours to work. If she does all that she is one level and gets certain views.

  16. Hi WPCrafter and others , I would like to have a payed member page on my site as well as having the option of generating username and passwords to give a way as a reward for sponsorship on other sites like  is this posable on MemberPress

  17. Hi thanks for those great tutorials i have learn alot from you, i have a question how to make a membership with digital content restriction i mean i want to create 3 membership first 5 downloads with 20 mb download allowed, second 10 downloads 100 mb allowed and third 50 downloads with 200 mb allowed how i can do it in memberpress please please tell me or any other person knows this kindly help me thanks

  18. Hi mate, brilliant channel I have subscribed. I was wondering can you use this to make members for a loan company? And update customers repayments?

  19. Hi! So happy to see that you are actually responding to comments. I have a question about video membership. I read that they have connection with Wistia. SO just wanted to ask what is your experience. How does the video membership in member press look like?
    Thank you for your answer

  20. Hello Adam, i want to buy this plugin, but when i go to my dashboard in your website, there is no any option to make order, also i cannot use online chat with you, what's wrong to your website? please reply me asap. thank you

  21. Hello wonder if you would help me please, I have designed a WooCommerce site for a customer, & they would like customers to apply to use their shop, but the customer want to approve customers 1st before they can shop, can you advice what plugin I would need, hope you can help, much appreciated for your time. I watch lots of your video. Best Regards angela franklin

  22. Very good review and instructions. Thanks. I am also considering Restrict Content Pro and LearnDash for an online course I am developing. Will you be doing any reviews about those two platforms?

  23. Hello WordPress For Non-Techies, your videos are awesome! However I am having difficulty finding a good video on how to restrict content only. Allot of people have videos showing how to restrict a whole page, I would like to know how it is possible to restrict special content only such as peoples phone numbers or other contact details. For example I want to set up a trainer website like the best local chefs, fitness trainers, babysitters and so on. I would like to show their separate profiles but without their contact details unless they have paid for the membership like weekly, monthly or yearly rate. Do you know how to do that ?

  24. Hi Adam – Great Review

    After watching this excellent review and recommendation I purchased a copy of Memberpress. The application is very good but with limitations. If you are using this on a large system then you will likely have many administrators. Unfortunately you can only access the membership details, subscriptions, transactions and reports etc from the back end. I'm not keen on letting users even other administrators into the back end. I prefer to keep them away from the back end.

    Is there a way in Memberpress where the reports etc can be accessed from the front end so that users with the appropriate user level can view them. If Memberpress cannot do this do you know any WordPress Membership plugins that will allow it.


  25. Great video – thanks! The only thing I find not easy about Payment is that it seems impossible to find out where to put this IPN… seems like PayPal got rid of it. :/

  26. Man, those people have the worest CS EVER. I was shopping for a paid membership plugin, I sent 2 emails, clarifying some stuff, no one even BOTHERED get back to me.
    If this is their CS for prospected customers (which supposed to be the best). How it looks like for actual customers who really needs help.

  27. Really informative video…thanks for posting! I was wondering about the SMTP you mentioned mid-way thru…seems like an important issue…why do I need to know it and how can I 'fix' it? I'm a complete non-tech guy who's trying to learn this as I go…and I don't want to put all the work in, miss something obvious to everyone else, and then nothing works…but glad I found your video!

  28. We currently have an LMS website and would like to convert to MemberPress. Do you know if my current paid memberships will transfer from an LMS?

  29. Hello

    How I can customize the page my account (profile) with DIVI???
    I use the Divi LearnDash Kit (Divi+LearnDash) and for manage the access I use memberspress.
    I am now beginning to create the pages and configure the applications and the have a nice presentation for the user profile I don't like at all the memberpress presentation.
    Is there any way to get all this working in an integrated way?
    I'm a beginner 🙂

  30. Super helpful just started on my site a month ago and you really helped me out with this one video already. Here's the website tell me what you think:

    It's not ready yet but should be ready here in a few months

  31. Are the pages customizable, as this is the problem I am having with memberships pro. The pages look so bland and unattractive.

  32. I absolutely love this video, excellent job!

    A few quick questions to you or to anyone else who may know.

    Is there a way to upload user profile pictures and control who can see them vs who cannot?

    Or have other users see controlled content of other users? similarly to how you can restrict your content on facebook depending on the user?


  33. the only downside is the price. we're have to pay more than enough for the website builder itself, so these additional expenses are just headache! 🙁

  34. Adam, does Memberpress play nice with Elementor and Ocean WP? One other question… Memberpress or Woocommerce Memberships? Which one would you recommend? I need to be able to sell products online and would like to use Woocommerce.

  35. I'm not sure if this thread is still active, but if it is, I would like to see your input on ARMember, compared to the plugins you mentioned in this video. Or if someone found a review of ARMember, that would also be interesting.

  36. I love you tutorials bro, but this time you went through fast. I was really looking for an in-depth Memberpress tutorial, this was more of a quick overview. However, as always thanks for the videos, as a fellow YouTuber I totally understand.

  37. Looks like a good option but I have a few questions. Does it have the ability to allow users to share images, videos, comments, share on social. And do these functions if available have any kind of parental or security controls for folks under 18. And if you have a subscription for a club and want to give the online membership free with their club payment, is that possible?

  38. Hey I'm looking into setting up a members community page. Where members can create a profile and post to a bulletin board style page. With an ability for users to review and provide references for each other. Not sure this would be it but any videos on something such as that or ideas a program to use to make that?

  39. Would this work for a small homeowner association (about 200 members) that doesn't want to utilize payment options currently? They want 3 levels of access for various pages/posts/documents/internal communications: visitors, general members, board of directors. They want to keep everything in one place. Currently, board members are using personal computer mail programs. And data, documents, communications get lost when the board members change every 2 years. And they want to communicate in one place where the data is stored.

  40. Good video. Thanks for making it. I'm going to buy it. First I have a "Newbie" question: Should I get my wp theme and create pages before activating MemerPress plugin OR should I first activate plugin, customize it and then build pages? Also do you recommend any page builder and wp theme this goes best with? Thanks!

  41. OK so does this replace LifterLMS? Or in addition to LiferLMS? My scenario is to sell software and membership (access to videos and webinars) – what is my best option?

  42. Thanks Adam! Awesome as usual.
    So would this be the perfect storm in your opinion?
    I already have:
    WordPress website using Learndash with a bunch of content.
    Using Beaver Builder but formatting not great with the Boss Thene looking to change to Astra (which I have).
    Add ThriveCart (which I have)
    Already included is Beamer.
    Add MemberPress (need to buy)
    Integrate natively with ActiveCampaign (have) or Ontraport (have – is my main dB).

    Am I missing anything?

    Presently no courses but lots of bonus content on instructional WP videos for clients and other resources.

    Looking to open it up to the public.

    Have several free and paid courses planned.

    I think I know the answer: add Astra and replace theme. Add MemberPress and integrate as mentioned above.


  43. This looks great. The only downside is it's skewed towards paying memberships and right now I don't plan on charging. The site I'm building is for a nonpaying non-profit andI don't mind spending some money if it helps. Any thoughts?

  44. Hi.Thanks for the video. can I see a website which is implemented already? I want to restrict a specific area and have a lightbox popup that shows the user the page on the background but cant download anything unless registered.

  45. So great video. I just need to know if memberpress can redirect a logon based on refered. I am thinking about something like:

    1) I will send a custom email with a custom link to my wordpress site
    2) Student will open the mail and click on his custom link (it will be differten link each time):
    3) MemberPress login authenticate the user and if all is ok… redirect user to, not a home page, just the link.

    Right now I can do this with a plugin called Theme My Login + redirect="referer", but it's so limited…

    Thank you so much!

  46. Hi Adam, one question, is there an option in memberpress to accept credit card as the only way of payment? thank you in advance.

  47. Hi Adam, I wish to build an online course website, free to register. On that page customers may enroll in courses that will have a price tag on them. Do I need Member Press to do that or can I do it with Learn Dash itself? I am confused because in all tutorials it's all about Gold or Platinum Memberships. Yes, I wish to protect my content but I don't want to offer recurring subscriptions or monthly fees. I'd appreciate your honest response on that. Thanks, Sascha

  48. Hi Adam, Thanks for this! Can you recommend a profile plugin. I'm really looking for something which allows members to type and capture notes into the page…IDEALLY with more than just one page in the profile section so they can tab across. EG: Goals page where they track goals, and other specific note pages to keep notes as they go through my site. Thank you very much for any help!!

  49. I had wordpress site and honestly I spend more time updating the pluggins then I did growing business. Plus I never felt comfortable with self hosting as I am not IT expert. I switched to Shopify about 6 years ago and its been much better. I also tested Big Commerce (which is better if you have particular payment gateway you want to use). Wix in last 10 months added membership/subscription features but still working out bugs. What I have not tested yet is square space but its look expensive.

  50. Hi Adam, Great work on this and your entire channel. This might be out of scope but I'd love to MemberPress integrated with AWS.

  51. I've email MemberPress many times and hit them up on Twitter and they won't respond. I have these questions before I make the switch from Squarespace (using MoonClerk) for our patron offering to WP using Divi theme and MemberPress plugin:

    1.I'm basically trying to see if I can use MemberPress like my own custom Patreon system, to upload content and have it pushed to appropriate tiers automatically as I indicate on back end.

    2. Also, I need to know if they will allow me to create a super simple signup form for live events that requires minimal info, since speed is crucial at live events for people at a merch table. See our current signup form here: (no billing address needed, technically only email and CC are needed).

  52. How does it look for members on mobile devices? That's very important. Can they access rewards from their phones?

  53. Adam, this is Dragon from Hong Kong. 

    Thanks a lot for your professional advise as usual and I want to ask some questions, hard to find an answer on the web and I hope I could have some professional advise from you.

    1. Between Membermouse and MemberPress, which plugin you think is better because they are similar but I can see Membermouse is hard to setup, I am not sure MemberPress is similar as well.

    2. I am not sure this is out of the scope of this video or not is about Sendowl, I am not sure if I use Membermouse or MemberPress why do I need to use Sendowl or if this is a plugin for those membership plugin that is not so advance without payment gateway.

    3. The third thing is about Paypal, do you know if Paypal is working well with MemberPress since their website told that Paypal does not support digital products such as online course anymore.

    Once again, thanks for your professional advise in advance and I always follow your videos and I learnt a lot from you!

  54. Excellent Video Adam, I was looking for a membership option for my own site and this seems to be a good choice, so I will go ahead and get it, or can I get it through WP Crafter and I take it works with Thrive Themes

  55. It appears that most e-commerce membership sites have one service with multiple levels (silver, gold, platinum), my challenge is that I have multiple services that each have two different levels of service: multiple educational courses that each have different levels of support and feedback at different prices. I'm trying to figure out how to access those from a member's account page or a different work around.

  56. Are they no longer offering the developer license, it isn't on the page when I clicked your link. Highest package is pro, you get 10 sites to install it on but that's not enough

  57. 02:32 I kinda like these old archived beast cause I don't have to worry about them going out of business and leaving me with a broken website (in IT, old = durable).

  58. Hello, Can I use this to restrict only a member section of a website, and have free content as well on the same site?

  59. I was wondering is is there any membership plugin that allows me to give discount to specific products

  60. Hi Adam, thanks for the great tutorial. One question. I have been using the same WP website for about 13 years, with tons of content. Can I create a membership site on that website or is it better to create a new one just for the membership site?

  61. Can u make tutorial how to integrate memberpress + woocommerce, i've being stuck long time how to integrate my-account (woo page) and account page (internal memberpress itself), cause i dont want make 2 separate page to access account (woo & memberpress).

  62. Hi Adam, thanks for this. I'm creating a site using Member Press and I have two questions for you. Well the first is about your tutorials. You were mentioning your plan to create a more in depth tutorial about building a membership website using MemberPress. Is this still in your plans? The other question is about the theme. Should we install first the WP theme and create the static pages layout before installing MemberPress or is better the other way around? Many thanks!

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