How To Create A Credible Online Membership Platform?

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Have you noticed that subscriptions / business models based on membership are thriving these days? Taking into account current commercial standards, it is highly profitable and generates a large ROI.

But every great business idea has an obstacle. And, in this case, you are finding a reliable means or platform to start your membership-based efforts.

Luckily for us, we have the perfect solution –

Membro – Subscriptions / Membership WordPress Solution

The latest creation of InkThemes, Membro WP theme specializes in creating membership sites or subscription-based sites.

The complete WordPress Membro system is composed of a WordPress theme with an elegant design, along with a couple of WordPress add-ons.


WP plugins are responsible for creating plans (unique or subscriptions) and the search module for the entire site.

Let's start with the basics, but first,

Download the WordPress Membro solution


A step-by-step tutorial to create a credible online membership platform


Preview of the WordPress Membro theme


How to install the WordPress Membro theme?

Before installing the Theme WP Membro, you must have WordPress installed on your server. In case you need help with that, visit – https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

Now, once you have finished installing WordPress, you can start the process to install the theme Membro WP.

There are two ways to load a WordPress theme –


1. Using the WordPress administration theme load

To install the WP Membro theme by loading the WordPress administration theme, you must follow the path –

Panel → Appearance → Topics → Add new → Upload theme

  Add new theme

 Upload new theme

As soon as you click on the "Upload theme" button, you will be asked to Load the theme file in .ZIP format.

Click on the "Install now" button to complete the installation process.

 Activate new theme

Since we wanted to give the subject WP Membro much more efficiency, they have added the Membro Plan Creator plugin and the free Ajax Search Lite plugin .

Once the theme is installed, you are prompted to install and activate the add-ons mentioned above.

 Install add-ons

The creator plugin of Membro Plans will help you create subscription plans. While the Ajax Search Lite plugin provides the best search module for your site.

2. Manual installation via FTP –

Manual installation of the theme can be done using the FTP client. For this, you must extract the zip file of the theme of Membro on your computer.

Once the zip file is extracted, you have to manually upload it by accessing the host through the FTP administrator.

You can configure your settings to create a subscription / subscription based website after installation.

Once the installation is complete, you must create new pages for the menu, for a quick and easy navigation of the site.


Create a new page

To create a new page, you must follow the route –

Board → Pages → Add new

 Add new page ]

Once you create the required number of pages, you must assign them the appropriate panel template " Page Attribute ". For example,

  • Assign "Blog Template" for the Blog page.
  • Assign "Contact Template" for the Contact page.

And so on.

 Select the page template

These pages can / will be used to create the Theme Menu for quick navigation of the site.


Improving the Theme Efficiency of the WP Membro Updating Theme Options

Once the theme is installed and all the pages have been created, you can customize the theme.

All basic elements and advanced settings can be configured from the Membro Theme Options panel.

Follow the path – Control panel → Appearance → Theme options

 Membro Theme options


1. Upload the site logo, favicon, etc. to get a better brand reputation

Dashboard → Appearance → Theme options → General settings

  Membrane_Site Options_General settings

The general configuration of the WP Membrane theme allows you to load a custom logo, favicon, background image and charger of topics. You can also track the performance of your site by adding the Google Analytic code in the given field.

2. Create a better first impression by adding sliders

Control panel → Appearance → Theme options → Slider settings

  Membro_Tema settings Slider options

You can customize the start screen of your theme via the theme Setting the slider. Each page / sliding panel can contain Header, its Description, Button and an Image.

3. View content category wisely

This topic option allows you to display up to 5 main categories of your products, in a section of dedicated categories on the home page.

To select categories, just follow the path Dashboard → Appearance → Theme options → Category sections activated / deactivated

 Membro_Theme Category_options Category sections activated and deactivated

4. Personalize your homepage

The home page settings allow you to show / hide certain highlighted sections of the theme. Following the route – Dashboard → Appearance → Theme options → Start / stop page sections

  Membro_Tema Page start page sections On-Off

You can show / hide the following sections –

  • Slider
  • Categories section
  • Main display section
  • Gallery section
  • Double column section and two

Each section has its own customizable options.

5. Accentuate your membership services briefly

The theme allows you to emphasize your membership site through a dedicated 2-column section.

Following the route – Board → Appearance → Theme options → Home page two Cols can update the section.

  Membro_Theme Options_Homepage Two Cols

6. Highlight the key points on the home page

We all know how important it is to show the main features of your business. The theme Membro WP has a special section dedicated to highlight them. Home Featured section.

You can add up to 6 key points by following the path –

Control panel → Appearance → Theme options → Home Featured section

 Membro_Theme Options_Homepage Featured section

7. Tag your gallery

To add a catchy title and a short description, you can follow the route –

Control panel → Appearance → Theme options → Complete columns of the homepage gallery

 Membro_Theme Home page options gallery Full Columns

8. Securely Monetize Your Membership Plans

The basic principle of a membership site is to sell your products and services and collect them periodically / only.

This can be done very easily by configuring the PayPal integration settings available at

Panel → Appearance → Theme options → PayPal integration main page

  Membro_Tema Options page_Home PayPal integration

You can also set a preferred currency for your membership site.

9. Designing your theme

The Membrane WordPress theme comes preloaded with multiple style options. You can set a desired theme color scheme, select a theme language format or add a custom CSS.

Follow Control panel → Appearance → Theme options → Style options

 Membro_Theme Options_Style options

10. Socialize your membership theme

In order to maximize the social reach of your site, the Membro WP theme allows you to link your social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and RSS.

Dashboard → Appearance → Theme options → Social Icons

 Membro_Theme Options_Social Icons


11. Protect your content by means of a copyright declaration

Dashboard → Appearance → Theme options → Footer configuration

  Membro_Tema Options Config_of_Footer

Following the path, you can add a copyright declaration in the footer of your topic.

12. Optimize your theme

Taking into account SEO, the theme of Membro WP allows you to optimize your site by adding meta keywords, description and an author name.

To do this, you must follow the path – [19659049] Control panel → Appearance → Theme options → SEO options

 Membro_Tema Options Options_SEO


Advanced theme customization WP Membro [19659014] The WordPress Membro theme has been developed with the sole purpose of providing you a hand in the field of online membership platforms.

The Membro theme is backed by a very advanced theme personalizer that will help you achieve it.

You can access the Customizer at – Panel → Appearance → Customize

 Membrane Customizer

The Customizer allows you to get a view prior to changes on your site before publishing them. You can navigate to different pages of your site in the preview.

The Theme Customizer gives you the freedom to change the active theme, site identity, menus, widgets, home page settings, and additional CSS.

 Membro Customizer 1

1. Create a unique site identity

As you know, to create a good first impression, the customizer allows you to add a site title, slogan and a site icon.

You can update this in Control Panel → Appearance → Customize → Site Identity

  Customizer_Site Identity Meme

2. Navigate quickly through custom menus

You can use this panel to manage navigation menus for the content you have already published on your site. You can create menus and add elements for existing content such as pages, publications, categories, labels, formats or custom links.

Menus can be displayed in locations defined by their theme or in areas of widgets by adding a "Navigation menu" widget.

Dashboard → Appearance → Customize → Menus

 Member Customizer_Menus_Main

3. Widgetize your theme

As everyone knows, widgets are independent sections of content that can be placed in widget areas (commonly sidebars and footers) provided by your theme.

To customize / add – Dashboard → Appearance → Customize → Widgets

4. Choose what you want to display on the home page

This customization setting allows you to choose what is displayed on the home page of your site. It can be published in reverse chronological order (classic blog) or on a fixed / static page.

You can do this in – Panel → Appearance → Customize → Home Page Setup

 Membro Customizer_Homepage Settings

5. Give your theme a touch of personal style

The final customization option offers you to add your own CSS code to customize the appearance and design of your site.

Control panel → Appearance → Customize → Additional CSS

  Customizer_Additional CSS Membrane


How to create a membership environment using the WP Theme Membrane?

Once you have customized all the settings, you are now ready to create a membership environment for your site. [19659002] You can achieve this only with a couple of modules, ie

    • Creating new subscription / subscription plans for your products through the Membro Plans plug-in.
  • Adding new content, products and services to sell.

1. Creation of new plans through the Membro Plans plug-in

Add new plans –

Board → Plans Membro → Add plan

 Plugin Membro_Add new plans

 Plugin Membro_ Add new plans_Create New plan

To create a plan, you must first access the Membro Plans plugin that was installed at the time of installation of the theme.

Through this, you can create unique subscription plans that are payable or recurring. Adding a trial period is also an available option.

Include exclusive features for corresponding plans –

Since all plans are different, they must include some exclusive features. You can do it by Dashboard → Membro Plans → Add features of the plan

 Features of the plan Plugin_Add Memo

First, you must select the plan through the list window drop-down and then add up to 10 features of the plan.

Membro Plans Payment Settings –

Dashboard → Membrane Plans → Configuration

 Membro Plugin Configuration

This The add-on section is focuses on the configuration related to the payment. You can set the payment mode as PayPal or Cash later, email and PayPal settings, redirection thank you page, etc.

This setting also allows you to add a restriction text. It will be displayed in case the user tries to access premium content.

Control Transactions –

Control Panel → Membro Plans → Transaction

 Plugin_Transaction Membro

The Membro Plans plugin gives you the freedom to monitor transactions processed on your membership site.

Membro Plans Help –

Panel → Membro Plans → Help

 Plugin_Help Meme [19659002] The Membro Plans plugin provides the following short codes for quick help –

    • [login_reg] – This shortcode is used to create the login page.
    • [payment_status] – This shortcode is used to display the payment status on the thank-you page.
    • [im_pricing] – This shortcode is used to create price pages.
    • [private_content] – This abbreviated code is used to protect the selected content.

2. Creating new content / products / services through publications

Finally, you can add your products, services or content through publications and monetize them under the subscription plans created through the Membro Plans add-on.

Obviously, it's as simple as adding a post, choosing a suitable category and protecting it with premium content by setting up a subscription plan.

 Add new products through publications Updated


Highly coherent search module

The final module that makes Membro WordPress Theme an essential tool for your online membership efforts is Ajax Search Lite – A search module add-on.

Get this add-on as an additional bonus just like the Membro WP plugin.

This plugin searches for keywords in the title, content, pages, and publications, along with exact matches only. You can also filter the search criteria by category.

 Membro Search Module

Advanced configurations for add-ons are available in –

  • General options
    • Fonts and basics
    • Behavior
    • Sort
    • AutoComplete and Suggest
  • Image Options
  • Interface Options
  • Design Options
  • Advanced

  Membro Search Module Configuration


What's next?

I hope that this documentation fulfills its mission of creating a reliable site based on memberships / subscriptions. In case you have any questions about the subject, feel free to take it in the comments section below.

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