WP-Members™ is a free membership management framework for WordPress® that restricts content to registered users.
WP-Members™ is a plugin to make your WordPress® blog a membership driven site. Perfect for newsletters, premium content sites, and more! The plugin restricts selected WordPress® content to be viewable by registered site members. WP-Members™ puts the registration process inline with your content (and thus your branded theme) instead of the native WP login page. WP-Members™ works "out-of-the-box" with no modifications to your theme, but it is scalable for users that want to customize the look and feel, or want to restrict only some content. It is a great tool for sites offering premium content to subscribers, and is adaptable to a variety of applications.
By default, WordPress® allows all content to be "open" and viewable by anyone and allows the site owner to restrict specific content if desired by setting a password for the post. WP-Members™ operates with the reverse assumption. It restricts all posts by default but allows the site owner to "unblock" content as desired. WP-Members™ also offers the ability to change the default plugin settings. For those that simply want to utilize the member management features and possibly restrict some content, the default setting can easily be toggled to block or unblock pages and/or posts by default. No matter what the default setting, individual posts or pages can be set to be blocked or unblocked at the article level, overriding the default setting.
The plugin installs with additional registration fields including name, address, phone, and email. Using the WP-Members™ admin panel, you can also create your own custom registration fields and delete existing ones. Changing the field order is simple with a drag-and-drop interface. All of the registration process is inline with your theme and content rather than using the WordPress® login page. This offers you a premium content site with a professional and branded look and feel. It also provides an opportunity for the user to register without leaving the page to do so - less clicks = more conversions.
There are also some special pages that can be created with simple shortcodes:
The plugin runs on a framework with over 30 action and filter hooks so you can fully customize your implementation.
In addition to all of the features above, the plugin can be extended with premium add-on modules available from the support site rocketgeek.com. Members of rocketgeek.com have access to support, examples, tutorials, and code snippets that will help you extend and customize the base plugin using the plugin's framework. Some of the add-ons have their own hooks and shortcodes to further extend the plugin's extensibility. Visit the site for more info.
WP-Members does not automatically hide absolutely everything from view. The default install of the plugin is designed to use "teaser" content to drive users to want to register. If you want certain content or menu elements completely hidden, there are ways to do that with some customization between your theme and the plugin, but it is not automatic.
Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-4-19
21 of 50 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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