I'm starting a membership site. What are my best options?

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Hey,

I'm looking to create a membership site with wordpress.

And I was wondering what do you think is the best theme/script for that?

I want it to be protected and also people automatically register when they
join. I don't want to have to manually send them their passwords

Also I want to have $1 trial for a few days and then a monthly fee,
while also having affiliates get paid instantly.

Can I do that with JVZoo? Or what should I use?

So that's it.

I'd appreciate your help.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Have you checked out WishList Membership Plugin yet?
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    • Profile picture of the author mfyaacub
      Take a look at this membership website script cms based. It great and more secure than other script. Features you need included in this script. Try demo here: CMS Based Membership Website Script
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    • Profile picture of the author rontheitguy
      I recommend Wishlist Member as well. It isn't free ($97 for one license) but it's much more robust and easier to use than s2member IMHO. It's what I use and I'm very happy with it.

      Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

      Have you checked out WishList Membership Plugin yet?
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    The s2member plugin will do that for you. The plugin also integrates with Jvzoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author willisk
    Wishlist membership plugin is definitely the way to go!

    Check it out: WishList Member | Membership Site Software
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  • Profile picture of the author Snatch
    so there is no more options for membership plugins?...I am trying to make s2member work but is a pain in the #ss. Any better suggestions? Anyone????
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    • Profile picture of the author rontheitguy
      Originally Posted by Snatch View Post

      so there is no more options for membership plugins?...I am trying to make s2member work but is a pain in the #ss. Any better suggestions? Anyone????
      As I said above, I've tried s2member and found it to be way too time consuming and I still couldn't get it to do what I needed it to. Wishlist Member is what I use now and it works great. It's not free though, and maybe that's what you're after?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Originally Posted by Snatch View Post

      so there is no more options for membership plugins?...I am trying to make s2member work but is a pain in the #ss. Any better suggestions? Anyone????
      A pain? Really?

      Follow my video and tell me what part is a pain.

      Setup a Full-Blown Membership Site in 34 Minutes… Free! | WP Video Notes
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Dear lord people, there are dozens of threads about WP membership plugins...
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I use optimize press as the membership platform

    And fast member for the membership security software

    This combination works awesome for me, I just log in every day and check my conversions and stats

    Once you have everything set up you can add it to places like clickbank to attract more affiliates

    There is a lot of technical stuff that needs to be done for setting everything up so if you're not a techy person you will need to outsource this task

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Arunabh Singh
    I have to agree with Will and Ron, Wishlist is the way to go if you are wanting to setup a membership site. As much as I like Optimize Press, I wouldn't create a membership site with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
      Member Rocket is another WP plugin you might want to check out.

      It has tons of very useful features compared to many of the others mentioned above.

      The biggest downfall is it's price, so do some research on what you have available and I'm sure you will pick out what's right for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author minimalseo
    Optimize Press & Profits themes, and my favourite OptinLite (It doesn't lock all your data into it as the previous two) - if you are looking for an integrated all-in-one wp plugin.

    Wishlist, DAP, s2member - if you are looking for membership only solutions with probably better security than the above options.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author ayushsocial
    Use amember wordpress plugin, very good for membership websites...
    seacrh google for amember
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  • Profile picture of the author seeyou
    Personally I will recommend you use amember pro 4 and use the option of wordpress add-on plugin in the amember pro admin section.
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  • Profile picture of the author Searchlabmedia
    I use optimize press and dap and haven't had any problems at all. I hear wish list is a great plugin also.

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author sdkulkarniB
    1) Amember Pro - Membership site Script

    2) Themeforest Theme like Frontline or Flashlight

    3) Doing Good Seo of sales page including High Social Signals. In my opinion outsource this step to professionals!

    That's all you need. For Content use Videos , Text Post with Screenshots. Infographs and Whiteboard Drawing Videos
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  • Profile picture of the author Niko A Berezkin
    Fastmember is a great plug-in to manage all your subscriber/auto-responder/affiliate, etc. info.

    Use any nice looking theme you want for presentation.

    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProEFI
    I released MemberSonic in September. The WSO is closed (sold over 800 licenses), but it is available here:

    MemberSonic

    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
    Amember seems a good pick.
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  • Profile picture of the author vtotheyouknow
    I completely disagree with the popular opinion on this thread.

    I'm sure you guys have had great experiences with Wishlist but I've set up a LOT of membership sites and you need to go with DAP over WishList member. DAP has VASTLY superior functionality, better documentation, and better support.

    Yes it takes a bit more mental exertion to figure it out AT FIRST but..

    Trust me. I've used every membership plugin on the market. DAP rocks them all!

    As far as what you want to do...

    DAP will integrate with JVzoo but if you want recurring payments with a $1 trial, you're better off with DigiResults or Clickbank.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by vtotheyouknow View Post

      I completely disagree with the popular opinion on this thread.

      I'm sure you guys have had great experiences with Wishlist but I've set up a LOT of membership sites and you need to go with DAP over WishList member. DAP has VASTLY superior functionality, better documentation, and better support.

      Yes it takes a bit more mental exertion to figure it out AT FIRST but..

      Trust me. I've used every membership plugin on the market. DAP rocks them all!

      As far as what you want to do...

      DAP will integrate with JVzoo but if you want recurring payments with a $1 trial, you're better off with DigiResults or Clickbank.

      I agree

      A lot of people jump on the Wishlist OP bandwagon. It's certainly a feasible way to go, especially if you are newer because it's super simple and relatively inexpensive, but I personally don't like it

      DAP works well

      Kajabi is easy as heck and very professional

      I have done forum based membership sites as well (Vbull and some others have CMS within it) etc

      Like I said, nothing wrong with going the wordpress/wl/op route, it's just over-used and I like being a little different (and there are more flexible and better looking options out there)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    I personally use Optimizepress + Wishlist Member, it's great and has all the features you requested.
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  • Profile picture of the author drumguru69
    Made lots with Profits Theme.. and had success!
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I'm currently setting up one using Optimize Press and DAP. It looks good but boy... There is a lot to learn!

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author NevinC
    I have tried S2Members and I think it is pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author safe as houses
    What about member gate, anyone tried that.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewRiseDigital
    I've used the Wordpress plugin Magic Members, based on it's integration with Magic Affiliates and it works well for our business.
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