Create A Membership Website With WordPress – Accept Payments – Full Tutorial

Create A Membership Website With WordPress – Accept Payments – Full Tutorial

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 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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22 Replies to “Create A Membership Website With WordPress – Accept Payments – Full Tutorial”

  1. This was great! thank you so much for your time in creating this. The only question I have is regarding Paypal. I still couldn’t find the advanced recurring payment page, either through google or the Paypal website. Do you have a link that you could please share? I would be most grateful

  2. hi, thanks for the video, it was very helpful. i am trying to create a custom diary/organiser page for each member, who can register/login to my website then keep record of their own personal diary (e.g. to do list). do you know which plugin/widgets would be useful? or do you have any tutorial for this? many thanks

  3. Great video and content. I love how you show us how the customer views the site. I am trying to make a discussion forum using bbpress on my site and have it be a member only page but I am not sure if this will then cause them to have to have 2 logins for membership and the forum. Any thoughts?

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. Hi MediaCoach,

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

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

  10. 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!!

  11. 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!!

  12. 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!

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

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