Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a membership system to the site, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
One of the goals of this website…is to give special access permissions to community members.…To do that, we can use a membership plugin,…I've opted for the Simple WordPress Membership plugin,…that means that we can restrict access or give access…only to those with a certain membership level.…Now when you activate the Simple WordPress Membership plugin…you will see a new menu option called WP Membership…and you will also see the addition of some new pages.…These are the default pages needed for Membership,…so a Registration, a Login page,…a place to reset a password and a Profile.…
Certainly you are free to customize these pages…in any way you wish but these provide a nice starting point.…If you go to Edit one you can see it already has…some plugins from the shortcode in place.…Now for this community site we have…four levels of membership,…we've got standard annual membership…for individuals and families and Rainbow level membership…for both individuals and families.…So let's look at how we can add those membership levels.…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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