5 – Best WordPress plugins for Membership sites

5 – Best WordPress plugins for Membership sites

Flourish your online community with these WordPress plugins!

Across the Internet, there are many membership websites that are a good source of recurring income for their owners. WordPress, no doubt has made this possible with its different and powerful plugins. Without hiring a professional, you can use them with an ease and earn money.

In this post, I will introduce you with some best free and paid powerful WordPress plugins:

  1. S2 Member:

If you are looking to turn your WordPress site into a membership website then S2 Member plugin is the best option for you. This plugin will do the same within an hour. As soon as you install this plugin, you get a ‘quick start’ guide to learn the basics for setting up the membership option. You can easily set your membership levels for your website which will allow you to designate the parts of your website to different member levels.

Main features of S2 Member

  1. PayPal support
  2. Manual account creation support
  3. Content restriction support
  4. Membership levels and capabilities customization
  5. Multisite support
  6. Buddypress and bbpress compatibility

 

  1. DAP (Digital Access Pad):

If you are looking for a complete solution to create membership websites with WordPress and it was in the market from 2008. Dap has been updating its plugins and that’s why it is still hot potato. With DAP, you can create a secure as well as functional membership site and that too very easily.

Main features of DAP

  1. Content protection
  2. 2-tier affiliate system
  3. Built in auto responder
  4. Allows emailing and job queuing
  5. Free installation
  6. RSS feeds security

 

  1. Optimizer Member:

Optimizer plugin is the best one to create high converting sales pages, webinar pages, landing pages and membership sites etc. Though this plugin does not offer you many features but it has got some most interesting and important functionality.

Main features of Optimizer Member

  1. Download restrictions
  2. Own coupon codes
  3. Customization of membership levels
  4. ShareASale and other tracking solution integrationpayment gateways
  5. Supports PayPal, Clickbank and other payment gateways

 

  1. Member Mouse:

This plugin offers you with some default pages like home page, account page, checkout page etc. that you may need to use the membership. This plugin is loaded with features. Your customers can manage their accounts by their own and thus saving your time.

Main features of Member Mouse

  1. Content protection
  2. Trial offers and coupons of discount
  3. Lock out members for shared logins
  4. Payment handling
  5. Supports many
  6. Supports API
  7. iDevAffiliate integration

 

  1. Magic members:

Magic Members is the most popular plugin with loads of features. This plugin offers 3 bonuses, social icons. It has got an amazing security feature which stops multiple people from logging into a single account.

Main features of Magic members

  1. Membership levels
  2. Supports Amazon S3
  3. Payment gateways support
  4. Pay per post access
  5. Import and export options
How to move a WordPress website ?

How to move a WordPress website ?

Moving a wordpress website is one of the common jobs in the freelance websites since many years.There are many blogs and tutorials explaining the process in detail either by video or by image presentation.

In this post, I will explain the basic steps to bear in mind while moving a wordpress website which are necessary to avoid any future problems.

  • Always take a full backup of the website and database to be moved so that in case you run into any problems there is always a way back saving your precious hard work.
  • Upload the files in the server.
  • Update the htaccess file.
  • If your current website is in the root of the main domain like for example it is as www.developingsense.com and it is to be moved to another domain for example www.thedeveloping.in, then there is no such need of updating the .htaccess file.
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
&amp;amp;amp;lt;/IfModule&amp;amp;amp;gt;
# END WordPress

 

But if your current website is in the root directory of the domain and it has to be moved in any other folder of another domain like www.thedeveloping.in/wordpress, then the .htaccess has to be updated.

 

#BEGIN WordPress
 RewriteEngine On
 RewriteBase /theme/
 RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
 RewriteRule . /theme/index.php [L]
 # END WordPress 

 

  • Now upload the exported database file to the new hosting using phpmyadmin.Do not forget to change the wp-options table rows. There you have to update the new website url in two places saying site_url and home_url.
  • Now update the wp-config.php file in the root of the directory where wordpress is installed.Here you to write the new database name, hostname, username and password. This is where the database connection error occurs if it is not updated correctly.ik

Above are some of the basic steps we have to take care of while moving the wordpress website. Like we know, during migration many types of problems may occur due to different server configurations and thus never hesitate to follow up in the comments section below and i will be more than happy to help you out in that.

Any suggestions or mistakes found in this post reported will be appreciated.

Passion on HIGH

7- Smart ways to promote your business online..!!

7- Smart ways to promote your business online..!!

Looking forward to get a magical Advertising secret!

With digitalization, everyone needs a SILVER BULLET for promotion, whether he owns a company or a small business. Here are few simple ways to promote your business online and engender a massive amount of attention:

Utilize big local listing services:

  • Google places: You can register your business with Google Places, so that your location is visible on Google Maps. You only need to fill a form and register your company, and then google will verify your details with confirmation process.
  • Yahoo! Local: Yahoo also owns a huge database of businesses. You can also register into this and thus locate yourself on electronic media.
  • Microsoft’s Bling: This is another local listing platform which provides similar services as of Google and Yahoo! It is pretty easy to sign up with Bling and get located on Internet.

Grab attention with Social media network: With Social Networking Sites, you can gain attention online. You can promote your business and products to those who are in your friend list or to public as well. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc. are some of the most popular Social networking sites where you can grasp attention and hence promote online.

Start blogging: Blogging is another easy way to make a direct connection to your customers and have feedback on your products or creation. Writing Blogs for you and your company can produce a huge amount of attention hence your company gets promoted.

Post multimedia advertisements online: You can promote your Company by posting promotional videos on YouTube. Flickr, on the other hand, allows you to compile all the photos and link it back to your Company Website.

Make use of SEO for your Company website: Additionally, Search engine optimization is a smart technique to promote your Company and products. You can appoint a professional for SEO or do it yourself for publicizing your products and ideas.

Press releases: Shoot off a press release, whenever something worthy happens in your Company. These powerful media tools help you to spawn publicity. You can also use websites like PRLog or 24/7 Press Release for the same.

Join online communities: You can reach every corner of the world with related communities online. You only need to actively contribute to these communities and build a bond, while keeping your business aside. But, at the same time, you can promote your Company passively in these communities, by adding link to your company website with your Signatures.

Template option missing in wordpress

Template option missing in wordpress

Templates in wordpress are of immense use particularly if we want to have a different design for a particular page.Normally,when we create a template a dropdown is shown on the right hand side as a dropdown from where we select the template and then save the page.

But sometimes this option is missing. There can be two reasons behind this.

  1. You have uploaded the template file in the wrong place using FTP .It should always be uploaded in the theme which is active.
  2. The template file is not created properly as you missed the required template tags.
<?php
/* Template name: My Custom Page Template
*/?>
Always start the template file using above tags and can name it accordingly to the purpose which will be served by the template.
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