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What Plugins Do I Recommend for a Simple Online Course Site

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In this session I talk about the difference between a courseware website and a membership website and the courseware plugins I have used and recommend for an online course site. These plugins work well with the Thesis theme and Agility Skin. I also talk in depth about hosting videos and how videos can be served

How to Setup Automatic Registration for One Site when the Payment is made on a Second Site

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We talk about three different ways that you can setup automatic registration for one site when the payment is made on a second site. The first is the easiest because it requires no programming. Here you’d have the customer pay on one site and then be directed to a registration form that is filled out

A Preliminary Evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash

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In this session we give a preliminary evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash and discuss the different online reviews for these. We have used these courseware plugins for a variety of courses. Once Rick is done building the Bootcamp Class, he’ll have a set of recommendations and will do a full blown seminar

What’s the Best Membership Plugin to Use for a Free Membership Site?

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In this session we talk about what the best membership plugin is to use for a free membership site. We discuss the use of Members plugin which is a system that assigns a user role to a user when they register and controls access to the content based on their registered user role. We also

How Not to Make Big Money with a Membership Site

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In this session, a member asks how to gain members quickly and get regular income from a membership site. We discuss the growth of our membership site and then answer the question “what I would or wouldn’t do if I were to start my business all over again”. Video Transcript Member: Well, I sent you

Is There an Advantage to Selling Access to Individual Courses Rather than a Subscription to the Whole Site?

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In this session, we discuss the difference between selling membership access to individual courses versus selling a subscription to a whole website. The choice really depends on the goals for your website. We also discuss a third approach which is having both membership subscription methods on your site. Okay, what was your other question? The

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – Display Teaser Content to Members

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this Monday edition of our live session on How to Create a Membership Website. This is our long-awaited 12th and final session in the series. Today, what we’re going to talk about is how to display teaser content to people who aren’t otherwise, authorized to view the content. As

Lesson 12 – Strategies for Displaying Teaser Content

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In this final lesson, Strategies for Displaying Teaser Content, of our How to Create a Membership Website course we show how to display teaser content for both members and visitors of your site. We cover how to protect the page when the teaser content is for members and how to remove it for teaser content

How to Create a Wholesale Only Sales Site Where Only Authorized Sellers Can See the Prices and Purchase

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In this session, we discuss how to set up a wholesale only sales site using WP e-Member where the prices and purchase are available only to authorized customers who have user names and passwords. We recommend using WP eStore shortcodes to hide the price and purchase button until the member has logged in. Rick: So

Lesson 11 – Part 6 – Add Module List for Each Course

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We're going to wrap this up today by adding one final widget, which will give a module listing for the course. So when we're in this course How to install WordPress and Thesis, what I want to do is have a thing here that lists all the modules in the course, so i can easily

Lesson 11 – Part 5 – Course Specific Sidebar Content – Control Content Display

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The next thing we’re going to do is do course specific sidebar content. Now we could use the plugin that I’ve already shown you, the dynamic widgets plugin to do this, but I have also created a plugin for this purpose and it’s called the thesis sub sidebars plugin, or the b.y.o.b. thesis sub sidebars

Lesson 11 – Part 4 – Add Member’s Forum Posts

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Okay, so the next thing we’re going to do then is… we’re going to add personalized forum options here. In particular, what we’re going to do is display forum posts as they apply to a specific individual. So for example, on the dashboard, I’m going to have it set to display all of my posts

Lesson 11 – Personalize the User Experience

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In this eleventh lesson, Personalize the User Experience, of our How to Create a Membership Website course we focus on adding features that tailor your site for the logged in user. This personalization shows up in the form of a User Profile, a Course List and displaying their forum posts. We finish the lesson by

How to Create an Angie’s List Type of Site with WP eMember

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In this session we discuss how to create a membership site similar to Angie's List Site. This can be achieved two ways; one is using a plugin called Gravity Forms that allow you to have a data input form that can be stored inside a database or a Comments Plugin that allow people to post

Lesson 10 – Part 7 – Recommended Setup for Secure Mobile Video

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The next thing I want to do is show you how to use the plugin that will switch between mobile content and non-mobile content. What I have got here is a mobile video, right? And then I have got a standard video and they’re just sitting on top on each other. Obviously that’s not how

Lesson 10 – Setup Secure Content Delivery

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In this tenth lesson, Set Up Secure Content Delivery, of our How to Create a Membership Website course we continue working with Amazon S3. In the last lesson we set up an Amazon S3 account, here we show how to upload content to your account and how to configure the S3Flowshield player options. Then we

Lesson 7 – Part 2 – Develop the Member Dashboard

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The next thing we are going to do is develop the member dashboard. We are not going to be able to complete the task of developing the member dashboard because one of the plugins I created that allows you to easily swap sidebars isn’t working properly so it’s not available at the moment. But by

Lesson 4 – Part 6 – Understanding Content Protection

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And that brings us on to Understanding Content Protection. The slide here says there are 7 Levels of Content Protection. This more tag protection is just different in another way. Create a Membership Website – 7 Levels of Content Protection First, is the content is visible to everybody. There are parts of this site, for

Can I Make My Website Private and Only Accessible to Those I Choose?

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This member asks if it is possible to create a private site that only people she selects can login to and view. We discuss the concept and the tools necessary to accomplish it. Okay so you had a couple of other questions though. You said something about making a blog page private and opening posts