Using Memberstack 2.0? There is an updated version of this article here.
Every Memberstack project needs a membership. Memberships can grant access to members-only content, bill customers, and more.
About this article:
Difficulty level: Easy
Technical background needed: Beginner
Estimated time required to complete: 5-10 mins
What and Why?
Memberships are the foundation of any Memberstack project. You can create and manage your memberships from the Memberships page. This article shows you the different types of memberships and features you can create. Free memberships and Paid memberships. Members-only content and redirects.
Note: If you are using Memberstack in test mode, admins will have to delete the test members by hand. A bulk delete feature for users has been added to our roadmap, and we hope to release it as soon as possible.
Free memberships & features
These types of memberships are great for lead generation, employee access, setting user permissions, and more.
How to sign up for a free membership:
It's up to you how members will gain access to your site. If you want anyone to be able to sign up, you can offer a signup link anywhere on your site. If you want to restrict signups to approved or verified members, you have a few other options:
Restrict signups to a particular email domain.
Add a new member one-off on the members page.
Or import members in bulk from a CSV.
Paid memberships & features
Paid memberships let you earn money for the product, service, or content you provide. Activating a paid membership requires a Stripe account.
How to sign up for a paid membership.
Site visitors can join a paid membership by entering a coupon you provide or by entering their credit/debit card details during checkout. Note: As of April 2nd 2020, it's not possible to add paid members via the dashboard, Zapier, or front-end API.
Memberstack allows you to hide pages and folders, hide links, or hide individual parts of a page depending on your website builder. The only way to unlock members-only content is inside of a membership.
Note: a green lock means this membership grants access to this members-only content. A red lock means it's not accessible.
Membership settings & redirects
Every membership is going to need a name, a type (free or paid), and a place to send members after they sign up, log in, and log out.
The page after signup is required, but its content is entirely up to you. We recommend creating a welcome page to thank and onboard new users. It can be disorienting to join a site that assumes you already know your way around. Note: if you don't specify any other redirects, your members will land on this page after login as well. Tip: enter a # to redirect the user to your homepage (root domain).
The page after login is essentially a second homepage where members can access content, edit their profile, and interact with your product or service. They'll see this page every time they log into your site.
The page after logout is optional, and really only important when you want to confirm for members that they are no longer logged in.
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