Chamber Dashboard Member Manager

Description

Chamber Dashboard Member Manager is a part of the Chamber Dashboard collection of plugins and themes designed to meet the needs of chambers of commerce and other member organizations. Member Manager works with Chamber Dashboard Business Directory to allow members or businesses to signup or renew online.

With Chamber Dashboard Member Manager, you can:

  • Create different membership levels
  • Describe and display the membership levels’ prices and perks
  • Let organizations sign up for membership on your website
  • Collect payment with PayPal
  • Automatically set the membership renewal date
  • Automatic email notifications to the admin and the business/member
  • Track when membership payments are due
  • [Premium] Use payment methods other than PayPal
  • [Premium] Automatically send invoices when membership payments are due

Note: The premium features are available through our premium plugins. You can get more information on our premium plugins here.

The Chamber Dashboard Member Manager requires that you have the Chamber Dashboard Business Directory installed.
You can learn more at chamberdashboard.com

Basic Usage

Go to Businesses->Membership Levels to enter in your membership levels, perks, and prices.
To display the membership levels and perks on your site, use the shortcode [membership_levels]
Enter your PayPal email address on the Member Manager settings page.
Use the [membership_form] shortcode to display a form that will let people sign up and pay for membership.

For full instructions about how to use the plugin, go to Chamber Dashboard Documentation

If you want to track the people associated with businesses in your organization, check out the Chamber Dashboard CRM plugin!

To display an event calendar, you can use the the Chamber Dashboard Events Calendar plugin!

Support

If you are using our free plugins, you can access our documentation here

If you have purchased any of our premium plugins or our support plan, you can open a support ticket

Screenshots

  • The membership form
  • Public invoice view
  • Entering an invoice in the dashboard
  • Payment report

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the \’Add New\’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for \’chamber dashboard member manager\’
  3. Click \’Install Now\’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the \’Add New\’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the \’Upload\’ area
  3. Select chamber-dashboard-member-manager.zip from your computer
  4. Click \’Install Now\’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download chamber-dashboard-member-manager.zip
  2. Extract the chamber-dashboard-member-manager directory to your computer
  3. Upload the chamber-dashboard-business-directory directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the \’Add New\’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for \’chamber dashboard member manager\’
  3. Click \’Install Now\’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the \’Add New\’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the \’Upload\’ area
  3. Select chamber-dashboard-member-manager.zip from your computer
  4. Click \’Install Now\’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download chamber-dashboard-member-manager.zip
  2. Extract the chamber-dashboard-member-manager directory to your computer
  3. Upload the chamber-dashboard-business-directory directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
What payment methods are accepted?

PayPal is the only accepted payment method. We offer a premium version that gives you the option to choose additional payment methods via WooCommerce.

Reviews

Too Limited to Be Useful–Too Unsupported to Continue

At first this plugin was great. I love the sister plugin, Chamber Dashboard Business Directory, and this feeds (somewhat well) into that.

Then the problems started. You can’t customize the application form AT ALL. And the standard one doesn’t even ask for half the information that’s available to display on the Business Directory side, so if you want to fill all that information out you have to bug your members with ANOTHER email asking them to fill out an entirely separate application and send it back to you.

Next, it kept having weird problems processing payments. I would get a notice from PayPal that a new membership payment had been received, but at the same time I would get inundated with error emails from Chamber Dashboard that there was an error processing the payment, and an email full of incomprehensible broken code. Stated another way, I would receive their payment from PayPal, but Chamber Dashboard would bug out, flood me with error messages, and fail to create a Business Directory listing. Or show an application had been submitted at all.

This only happened every third or fourth application, though, so I thought I’d deal with it, only I was seeing this error, and it was a free plugin after all. I’d give them some slack, especially since I enjoy Business Directory so much.

And then the nail in the coffin: It started showing errors on the customer side, making my website look inefficient. For absolutely no reason, the total due at the end of the application would show double the amount. If anyone braved clicking forward to pay anyways, PayPal had the right amount due, but almost no one did. Applications died on the vine when it showed them owing twice as much as they actually did.

As I mentioned before, this is a free plugin, so naturally you need to make some allowances. They have an option to pay a subscription fee to get support, and I’ve done that on other plugins, mainly when the support included timely responses and customizable options support. However, I believe that even if you’re going to continue to offer a free plugin, you need to make sure the fundamental functions work, or you should just take it down entirely and ONLY offer it as a paid plugin. When there was a fundamental error, such as the two mentioned above, I reached out to them. Both times I got a “we’re aware of this problem, but we can’t help you because you haven’t paid for support.” Basically, we know our plugin is crud, but we’re going to try and extort you for money.

Even if I had paid, there was no foreseeable plan to allow customization of the application, which is the only reason I would have paid.

Oh, and the real kicker? All of these problems happened within three months’ time.

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Contributors & Developers

“Chamber Dashboard Member Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.3.2

  • Added option to add a consent box and a Terms and Conditions statement along with the Join Now form.
  • Added an option to add referral dropdown to the Join Now form

2.3.1

  • Fixed some issues with PHP 7.2

2.3.0

  • Fixed the issue with payment reports

2.2.9

  • Added country field to the Join Now form
  • Added the option to set the business address the same as the billing address

2.2.8.1

  • Corrected some typos in readme.txt

2.2.8

  • Fixed the password field not being displayed when Member Updater is active

2.2.7

  • Fixed the issue of people records being created while using the renewal form

2.2.6

  • Fixed some minor issues with invoice numbers and membership form fields.

2.2.5

  • Fixed some minor errors to make it compatible with MM Pro.

2.2.4

  • Fixed the issue of PayPal sending error messages

2.2.3

  • Sign up form is now separated from renewal form
  • Ability to add category when a member uses the sign up form

2.2.2

  • Fixed some warnings and error messages

2.2.1

  • Fixed the warnings showing up on plugin activation

2.2

  • Fixed the processing fee not being sent to PayPal

Earlier versions

For the changelog of earlier versions, please refer to the separate changelog.txt file.