Create a Membership Website with WordPress – Accept Payments – Full Tutorial

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Learn how to create a membership website with WordPress, step by step. I have been requested numerous times to put up a tutorial to teach people how to make a membership site, so here it is!

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Table of Contents:

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0:01:02 – Live Membership Demo

0:06:42 – Acquire www. domain and hosting –
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0:13:52 – Installing WordPress
0:21:27 – Connect Domain with Hosting (if domain purchased elsewhere). Important!
0:23:56 – Initial Settings and Design Installation
0:31:50 – Posts vs Pages, and when to use them

0:37:08 – Install the Membership Plugin
0:38:43 – Generate Membership Site Pages
0:39:00 – Add New Membership Level
0:47:44 – Accepting Payments!!

1:09:18 – Member Login Page Enhancement
1:11:50 – Add Member Login to Sidebar
1:13:25 – Add Login to Menu (and Customize Menu)

1:17:33 – Create additional membership levels
1:22:32 – Paying user cancels membership – How it works
1:25:36 – Homepage Slider Image Setup
1:29:22 – Custom Dropdown Menu
1:35:31 – Sidebar Setup
1:39:55 – Image Gallery Setup
1:44:37 – Add a Contact Form
1:47:41 – Congrats! You have now created a membership website.

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  • Jeep Bosma
    Posted at 16:35h, 22 April

    Thank you sir for this video, it helped me a lot!

  • thomas kitsoukilias
    Posted at 22:49h, 22 April

    Cool. Thanks for the help.

  • ZPaul Lucenti
    Posted at 16:27h, 23 April

    Thanks your a great tutorialist! Was Paypal Enhanced Recurring Payments free before? Because now seems it costs $20 a month to have it. Is it really necessary say your just starting out and have no sales? BTW I was able to get to that page normally. Since this video it might be something paypal had fixed.

  • C Okeke
    Posted at 08:55h, 25 April

    Thanks coach, what about if I don't want to accept a payment, how would members register?

  • C Okeke
    Posted at 01:19h, 26 April

    hello coach, please make a video on how to make multiple languages membership website. Thank you

  • pham phuc thinh
    Posted at 10:29h, 28 April

    Thanks for very an useful video!
    I have a question:
    If I just want user sign up on my website for free. That mean user must sign in to read content but they don't need to pay any fee. The work flow will be like this:
    "User click register –> An email send to admin website –> Admin approve –> User granted access"
    How can I do?

    Thanks so much and appreciated!

  • luqmani herbs
    Posted at 15:09h, 28 April

    Sir, how can i add a content to the members area for a page not for a post?

  • Biz-Help-Hub Channel
    Posted at 17:12h, 29 April

    I think you r awesome… thank u soooo much!

  • Winifred Gaillard
    Posted at 11:58h, 01 May

    Hi MediaCoach,

    Can one use one membership website for different products or is it advisable to create a Membership website per product? Thanks

  • Winifred Gaillard
    Posted at 11:59h, 01 May

    Really very awesome content, kudos.

  • Chinese Hacker
    Posted at 15:31h, 01 May

    When i install the PMPro plugin it says "an annual support license is recommended". Do i need this?

  • chen siang
    Posted at 08:57h, 02 May

    Hi, I have one question, I can't sign up enhanced recurring payments, even I googled and do the way you said in video. Is that necessary?or because I just start my business account? I want to sign up, but I can't! And i saw that is good customs won't need paypal account to pay! Thank you for this amazing teaching video!!

  • Jered Standing
    Posted at 15:54h, 02 May

    I never leave comments, but this blew me away! It's literally the best tutorial video I've ever watched! And I've watched A LOT of them . I usually get really frustrated with this kind of process but this was so simple and really well done. THANK YOU!!

  • Bharath Jayaram
    Posted at 00:00h, 15 May

    Hi there,

    This is absolutely fascinating. However I was wondering, if I wanted to add a custom trial period of 7 days for which the user gets to try out the membership site for free and only then be charged for it. How do I get that done? Am looking forward to your guidance!

  • Samdi F
    Posted at 06:18h, 15 May

    Hello eMediaCoach thank you for the tutorial. I will certainly use this. It was very helpful.
    I subscribed.

  • Daily Directions
    Posted at 04:39h, 16 May

    Dear eMediaCoach,

    I am trying to use the TML process in which you have said to do. Now the plugin has changed a bit from when you did this video and I am not able to get the login to show like it did for you in the site. I have tried going into a private browser window and clearing everything like you told some others but it still will not work for me.

    Please let me know what I am doing wrong.

  • Travel Instincts
    Posted at 01:15h, 18 May

    Well done! Thanks.

  • Rahul Pawar
    Posted at 20:18h, 20 May

    Not showing theme options so what can I do

  • New Life Christian Fellowship Gaston
    Posted at 14:48h, 24 May

    Very Helpful, can I accept or decline a member in a member website.

  • Jan Bunbanlu
    Posted at 02:48h, 25 May

    You are a very good teacher – thank you

  • Puneeth Sangepu
    Posted at 12:21h, 25 May

    It's worthless. Just using plugins and no coding which helps to design the website how they are design and not how we want to be. Can i know which coding helps to create membership website?

  • Fajar Mosta
    Posted at 15:28h, 25 May

    "paypal enhanced recurring payments terms and conditions" search result: "Page Not Found" > is there any other option for this?

  • Tom Ho
    Posted at 04:36h, 27 May

    What if members share "username" and "password" to others to use? How to detect that. Thank you!

  • Fun4 Life
    Posted at 12:08h, 29 May

    Great.. Thanks for so much help..
    I still have few queries, Can you please help me with that?

  • Scarlett Windhill
    Posted at 22:20h, 29 May

    GREAT VIDEO!! Amazing. If you don't signup for the $20 a month Enhanced Reoccurring PayPal payments, do you have to UNCHECK the Reoccurring payments tab in the membership level's tab?

  • Stephanie Michalovitz
    Posted at 21:12h, 30 May

    Great!! Question, can you tell me what I need to add to be able to send out weekly emails with recipes and or videos to my membership customers?

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