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How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 23 – Redirect the User on Log In and Log Out

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Let's go back to the 24 Days to Skinny website here and I’m going to logout of Skinny. Notice how when I logged out it took me to the welcome page? The login section is here in the sidebar. I’ll fill that out and log in again. This login form is nice because regardless of

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 22 – Automatic Registration Using a Mailchimp Opt-in Form

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Now that I’ve demonstrated how to create automatic registration using an AWeber Optin Form I'm going to show you how to do the same thing in MailChimp. We’ll begin at my lists and I want to view this eMember Free list. And I am going to from there to my Signup forms. Let's look at

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 21 – Automatic Registration Using an Aweber Optin Form

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There’s another way to automate registering new users in a Free Membership site in WordPress aside from registering via email. The second way is to have some kind of automated registration based on an opt-in form. And this a way that many folks are going to want use. You would have some kind of an

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 20 – Automatically Register a New User via Email

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Now that we have a registration form created for the automated registration for a Free Membership site in WordPress, it’s time to look at how the form gets to the user. So what Joanne will do once she gets into User is just email them this address. She can say, "Go to this address and

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 19 – Customize the Registration Form Submit Button

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We just created a registration form that can be filled out as part of the automated registration for the Free Membership site in WordPress that we are building. Next I’d like to show how to customize the submit button fo the form so it looks similar to one already on the site. In this case,

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 17 – Create a Form in Gravity Forms

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We have just installed the Gravity Forms plugin for our Free Membership site in WordPress and now it’s time to create a form using the plugin. We'll just hit New Form and this is going to be Distributor Registration. Now once you've done that you have this choice of fields - you've got Standard Fields,

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 16 – Install the Gravity Forms Plugin

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Now that we’ve created a registration page for the Free Membership Site in WordPress the next thing to do is to create a form. The tool that I use to do this is Gravity Forms. It's really the only tool that I know of that's available to do this. Gravity Forms is a for a

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 15 – Create an Automated Registration Page

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The whole process of creating automated registration for a Free Membership Site in WordPress starts off by creating a registration page. We're going to go ahead and do that now. Come over to Pages and Add New and we're going to create the page called Distributor Registration. We want to make sure that people just

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 14 – Why is Automating Registration a Good Thing?

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The last time we met for this How to Create a Free Membership Site in WordPress we created the membership aspect of this site. Just to remind you the example site of this type of site that we’re creating is Joanna's 24 Days 2 Skinny website. She's a network marketer and one of her unique

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 12 – Advanced Content Protection Using Thesis 2.1

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Now that you know how to control access to pages and posts for a free membership site in WordPress it’s time to look at advanced content protection using Thesis 2.1. We're going to do that on our example site and we are going to install a box called Display Content by User Role. You can

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 11 – How to Show Different Widgets to Logged in Users

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Now that you know how to control the display of menu items to visitors and members, let’s look at how to control access to widgets based on user role. There are two different plugins that can be used to achieve this. One of those plugins I think she may already have installed here, it's called

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 10 – Customize Menus for Logged in Users

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The next thing we're going to do in this free membership WordPress site is to customize the menu and we're going to do that using a plugin called Nav Menu Roles. So we'll come over here to Plugins and Add New. This plugin allows you to specify whether or not a menu item is displayed

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 9 – Show Teaser Content to Visitors

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Instead of adding a custom message for the private page under Content Protection we could actually put teaser content here. In that case, instead of protecting the whole page what you can do is use the shortcode from our Members Plugin that protects this. In fact, in order to understand the shortcodes, if you go

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 8 – Customize Message Displayed to People without Permission to View the Content

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We just added content protection by selecting a user role on a page and that’s content protection at its simplest. I’m going to show you another way to protect the content instead of this type of content protection where everything is protected and all you see is this message. First, let’s change this message. Rather

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 7 – Protect Access to a Page or Post

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Now that we've added a member’s login to the sidebar, the next thing we're going to do is take a look at how to protect content. At least some parts of the content protection are very simple to do. We're going to edit this private page here and instead of password protected, we'll make it

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 6 – Add Login Form to the Sidebar

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The next thing we want to do in creating this free membership website is to manually add a login form. Let’s begin over here in Appearance and Widgets. We’ve got this login form widget that's been added from when we installed the Members Plugin. I'm going to drag the widget up here to the top

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 5 – Manually Create a WordPress User

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Now that we’ve created a new WordPress User Role and assigned a capability, we’re going to manually create a user for this Free Membership website. Let’s come back over to Roles now and you can see we've got our Distributor role. It has no users in it and it has one capability. So now that

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 4 – Create a Custom WordPress User Role

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WordPress has these built-in user roles, Administrator, Contributor, Editor, Subscriber and Author and each of these user roles has a set of capabilities. What we're going to do is instead of using one of these preset user roles we're going to create our own user role for our free membership website. First, let's look at

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 3 – Install & Configure the Members Plugin

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We’re going to come back and work on WordPress User Roles but first we're going to install a free plugin from wordpress.org. We're going to come over here to Plugins and say Add New and we're going to search for the Members plugin. Now the plugin we're installing is written by a fellow named Justin

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 2 – Initial WordPress User Settings

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Now that you know about the ways that you can use a Free Membership Site we’re going to set up the initial WordPress User Settings. The underlying philosophy here is that we're going to use native WordPress functions so we're using WordPress users and WordPress user roles to control access and we're using the WordPress