Topic: membership website software

Wishlist Member – Beyond Membership Websites

I am a fan of WP Wishlist Member and I have found a lot of great uses for the WordPress Membership Plugin that are beyond the obvious, which is doing a membership site that makes money.  So here are some alternative usages for whishlist member – if you buy the multi-site license you then have the tool (along with wordpress) to crank out private membership sites all day long.

  1. Private Sales Portal – Use Wishlist Member to create a private sales portal for your sales team or for your affiliates.
  2. Course – You can develop a one time course using WP Wishlist Member.  It does not have to be a monthly thing – and you can later upsell items as they stay involved in the course.
  3. Intranet – WP Wishlist Member is a great way to create a simple intranet for your organization.
  4. Upsell – I use Wishlist Member to manage a free membership site – but the free site is not open to the public, it is an upsell for another product where the customers that join via my reseller account get bonus training.

I am sure there are even more uses for Wishlist member that you can think of.  Feel free to leave ideas in the comments area.

Membership Site Software

Are You Looking For Membership Site Software?

You might notice the add on the right for Wishlist Member.  It is a WordPress Plugin for making WordPress into a membership site.

I tried many different membership site options before I finally got that membership site software solution.

If you are even mildly good at WordPress, the Wishlist Member Plugin makes it easy for you to set up a membership site and manage it.

Membership Website Software

If you are one of the many authors, speakers, consultants or specialists that read this blog, you will like this post.  I have been experimenting for about 9 months with different membership website software and finally I found the winner.  Wishlist Member

I went through a progression of different membership website software packages.  I tried Moodle, but it was too complex for what I was trying to do (and was hard to make look good.)  Then I tried a paid vesion on Ning, but that is more social networking and not great for leading learning.  I also tried Joomla, Drupal and DotNetNuke.

Finally I came to realize that a membership site is about publishing highly valuable content in a clean, private environment.  I decided upon WordPress and it was a great decision.

The only down side was the wordpress membership plugin made it necessary for me to set up people’s accounts.  That was just not acceptable.

Then I found WordPress Wishlist Member.  I already had ecommerce, affiliates and more.  I just needed an easy way to integrate membership and manage them.

The Wishlist development team does a great job with online training videos and their support is very good as well.  They have also just updated the membership website software to include paypal integration that looks fantastic.  I am looking forward to trying that option.

If you have ever thought about starting a membership website but did not know what is the best membership website software and the best membership site platform, I strongly recommend keeping it simple and powerful with the combination of wordpress and Wishlist Membership.

Want more infomation about membership site creation?  Visit How to create a membership site.


WordPress is the software that this blog runs on.  It is free, although you need a web host to run it.

While I tell people all the time that they can do 90% of what they want in wordpress themselves, many people still have trouble.

The good news is WordPress just launched WordPress.TV which has tutorials.

This kind of public video is increasingly important for you to make complex sales.  For example, look at WordPress Wishlist.  I would have not bought the software had they not had the video tutorials on the right side  I bought it because I was confident it would solve my problem after watching every video.

I like the software so much, I launched a whole new website dedicated to helping people build membership sites with the same low-cost membership website software tools I use.

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