WishList Member is a simple yet effective solution that can instantly convert ordinary WordPress blogs into full-blown membership sites. By using this nifty plugin, creating a fully functional membership site within minutes is possible. Here are some reasons to consider using this software.
WishList Member: Features and benefits
Apart from the ease of using WishList Member to convert blogs into membership sites vs. starting from scratch, there is the added benefit of being able to keep existing search engine juice since there is no need to move content to another domain or IP address.
If you have been using WordPress for a while, you will appreciate how easy it is to convert your existing blog into a full-blown membership site. All you need to do is to unzip the file, upload it into your plugins folder and activate it. Once you have done that, the system will ask you for your license key and email address, and you are ready to go. It is that simple.
Now, for those who are just starting out and are quite unfamiliar with WordPress, there are a number of instructional video tutorials that come along with your purchase to help you.
WishList Member features a professional easy-to-use interface that is very similar to the WP dashboard. It highlights your membership site’s stats and provides quick links to all the areas in your site for easy navigation.
Complete membership management suite
With WishList Member, site owners can have total control on how they want to manage their site. They have the freedom to set their preferred membership options, manage member accounts and communicate with their members using the built-in email broadcast functionality.
By using this plugin, site owners can have unlimited membership levels and set different price points for each level. They can also create free, trial or subscription-based memberships, should they decide to do so.
Member account management
WishList Member gives site owners the freedom to view members’ profiles, registration status and membership levels. It can also be used to import and/or export members, upgrade or move members to another level, pause their membership subscriptions or completely delete their accounts. If you want to offer trial memberships, you can simply set it to expire after a certain number of days.
Total content control
By using WishList Member, you can have total control over your content. You can choose to protect files, folders, posts, pages and comments, and even prevent password sharing by restricting logins of the same username and password from multiple IP addresses.
If you have multiple membership levels, you can set which content your members are allowed to access based on their membership level. You can choose to provide a sneak peek or a partial display of your content while granting full access exclusively for members. This can be a great way to entice non-members to register to your site. It also allows members to access site feeds using their favorite RSS reader without making your content accessible to non-members.
WishList Member also features a sequential content delivery system so you can set it to automatically provide specific content for a certain amount of time. This feature comes especially handy in membership sites that offer a lot of content. With such a feature in place, you can schedule how you want your content to be released. This can help prevent your members from being overwhelmed with the sheer volume of materials available in your site. This feature will, likewise, discourage “buy, download and dash” customers from downloading all of your content in one go and cancelling their membership right afterward.
Shopping cart integration
WishList Member can be fully integrated with a number of payment processors, including PayPal, 1ShoppingCart, ClickBank, Cydec and Infusionsoft, to name a few. Full integration with other payment gateways can be set up by using the generic option.
WishList Member integrates seamlessly with several autoresponders such as aWeber, GetResponse and MailChimp, among others. Full integration with other autoresponder services can be set up by using the generic option.
Affiliate program integration
WishList Member can be integrated with affiliate programs such as ClickBank and 1ShppingCart. It can also be fully integrated with the iDev Affiliate tracking software so that you can have greater flexibility in managing your affiliates.
WishList Member Packages
WishList Member offers two types of packages – a single site license and a multi-site license. By choosing the single site license, you get the right to install the plugin on one domain. You also get more than 30 instructional training videos, detailed support guides and unlimited support and updates for one year.
With the multi-site license, however, you get all the above benefits plus the right to install the plugin on unlimited personal domains. You also get several bonuses along with your purchase, including two custom WordPress membership themes, the “Top Membership Models” audio, the “Plugins that Rock” webinar and over 300 membership site icons.
Should you decide to upgrade to a multi-site license, you can do so by contacting the support desk and paying the difference between the cost of a single site license and a multi-site license. All purchases come with a 30-day no questions asked money-back guarantee so you can try it to see if it suits your needs without worrying about your investment.