The 3 Fundamental Steps of a Successful Membership Site Launch
The most common mistake made when building a successful membership site is getting too caught up in the creation process. Many membership sites fail, not because they don’t offer great content or a solid value, but rather because little thought has been put into how to get members before the launch. In less you have a large cushion of time and resources in which few paying members can support your membership site, it is critical to emphasize the initial launch of a membership site. In order to do this there are three fundamental steps which must be completed.
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Adding a Forum to Your Membership Site
Using a forum to engage members in a membership site has long been a popular and effective option.
With so many different types of platforms, including social media, which can be used to engage an audience it is important to make sure a forum is the best way to provide additional value to your members. There can be multiple variables to consider when selecting how to implement a forum, but before this step it is critical to answer three fundamental questions about your membership site.
Does Adding a Forum Serve a Purpose?
One of the worst mistakes you can make is adding a forum to your membership site simply to add one. The key is to ensure it will add additional value to the content you are delivering in an effective way. If a forum does not have any true underlying purpose there are a multitude of complications that will actually push members away. The most common problem with forums is when they are not used by members. An empty forum is visible for everyone to see and if there are no ongoing conversations it lowers the perceived value of the membership.
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We released a new version of Magic Members WordPress membership software. You can download the latest version from Magic Members’ dashboard.
-added- Beta – Dynamic shortcode support for emails. You can use the fields created in Custom Fields to your email templates
-added- 2 New capabilities – MGM setting disable admin bar, MGM setting block admin access. You can enable/disable them in Roles and Capabilities menu for the user role you select
-added- Sort option without searching anything in Member List shortcode
-added- Disable option for the member listing if nothing is searched
-added- RETRYNUMDAYS setting in PayPal Express Checkout, PayPal Pro and PayPal Payflow
-added- All the extra options for Post Purchase in Post/Page(s) setup page
-added- [membership_type] shortcode support in payment confirmation email
-fixed- Payment Gateway option listing for specific packages
-fixed- Conflict with jquery slider plugins
-fixed- bbpress performance issues. Excluded -reply- post_type for protections
-fixed- Stripe subscription upgrade causes 2 billing profile
-fixed- Multiple cancellation emails in Stripe gateway
-fixed- Download file issue if the server doesn’t have HTTP ranges
-fixed- Coupon import issue if the coupon is set to unlimited usage
-fixed- Cancellation emails was not showing Membership Type and new membership Status
-fixed- Allow Renewal –> No setting
-fixed- Typo in payment confirmation email
-fixed- PayPal Pro regular period cost is charged for trial period cost
-fixed- Pack Join date issue for Trial membership level
-fixed- Password variable in CCbill upgrade form
How to Setup CloudFlare Free CDN in WordPress
Page speed has become more important than ever for determining a website search engine rankings. As a result, more people are trying to set up their WordPress website to utilize a CDN or content delivery network. One of the more popular options is CloudFlare. This is a quick tutorial of how to setup CloudFlare in WordPress.
What is CloudFlare?
CloudFlare is a combination of several tools. It is a web application firewall, distributed proxy server, as well as a content delivery network. This allows you to optimize your website by acting as a proxy between visitors in your server which both increases page load speeds while preventing DDoS attacks. For small websites and blogs they offer a free basic plan, although they do offer paid packages as well.
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How to Move WordPress to a New Host or Server with No Downtime
There are two primary concerns when moving your WordPress website to a new host or server. The first is making sure everything is moved accurately and the second is minimizing downtime. Moving your website and ensuring everything is moved correctly is fairly straightforward. With the correct strategy it is possible to move your entire website with zero downtime which is what this article is going to focus on. In fact, if you move your website to a new host or server was zero downtime following the correct steps then you are almost guaranteed to move it accurately.
The Easy Option
The easy way to move your WordPress website with zero downtime is by taking advantage of a company or service provider who will move it for you. Depending upon the hosting company you switch to they may offer this service for free or a nominal charge. If you are unsure as to how to move your website quickly and efficiently with no down time that these services may be well worth the money. They provide a hassle-free solution.
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