Woocommerce Membership Review

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Woocommerce Membership Review

It is difficult to do a Woocommerce membership review without first talking about the Woocommerce core.
The membership plug-in ties directly into the core plug-in. When deciding if the Woocommerce is right for
you, it is important to first look at the core plug-in and then the membership plug-in to determine overall
compatibility, effectiveness, and cost.

The Real Cost of a Woocommerce Membership Website

when setting up a membership site centered around Woocommerce, there are several expenses to consider.
The core plug-in is free. The Woocommerce memberships plug-in is $149 per year. Depending on your
payment gateway, product add-ons, product imports week, and pricing structure, it could cost between $500
and $800. When comparing your membership website options, it is important to outline the features you
want and are willing to pay for through additional Woocommerce plug-ins. This will provide an accurate cost
for setting up the website you want.

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Paid Membership Pro Review

Paid Memberships Pro Review

Paid Membership Pro Review

Paid Membership Pro is a unique WordPress membership website plugin in a variety of way – some good and
some not so good. This solution is designed specifically for the WordPress platform so there will rarely if ever
be any complications with the WordPress core. There are a handful of excellent WordPress membership site
plugins so choosing the right one is more difficult than ever. The key is to identify exactly what you need and
select the best solution for your situation.

An Overview and Pricing of the Paid Membership Pro Options

One characteristic to keep in mind when looking at the Paid Membership Pro plugin is there are 3 options to
choose from – Free, PMPro Core, and PMPro Plus. The free version of Paid Membership Pro includes only the
plugin and necessary documentation.

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Magic Members PagSeguro Setup Guide

Magic Members PagSeguro Setup Guide

1. Login to Pagseguro account with login credentials https://pagseguro.uol.com.br/
PagSeguro Magic Members Integration

2. After successfull login you can see the https://pagseguro.uol.com.br/transaction/search.jhtml page

PagSeguro Magic Members Membership Plugin Integration

3. Here in the side bar you can find the Integrações tab ( Integrations) click here it will extract the submenu options. Below submenu options are required for our intigration
Página de redirecionamento (Redirect page)
Token de segurança (Security token)
Notificação de transações (Notification transaction)
4. Here click on the “Token de segurança (Security token) “ link and genarate the token, copy the token and go to our Magic Members->Payment Settings- > PagSeguro tab

PagSeguro Magic Members Integration

5. Magic Members –> Payment Settings –> PagSeguro tab you can find the PagSeguro API Token field and paste the above copied token here

PagSeguro Magic Members Integration

6. Click on the “Notificação de transações (Notification transaction) “ link , here you can find the two radio buttons Ativado (On) and Desativado (Off) so you can make it Ativado (On) .
7. Here we can find one more option Definir URL para receber as notificações (Set URL to receive notifications) field here you can place our Magic Members Pagseguro IPN/Notify URL and make it Ativar (activate).

PagSeguro Magic Members Integration

8. Click on the “Página de redirecionamento (Redirect page) “ link , Choose option A [ Página fixa de redirecionamento (Fixed Page Redirection)] here you can find the two radio buttons Ativado (On) and Desativado (Off) so you can make it Ativado (On) .
9. Here we can find one more option Definir página de redirecionamento (Set redirect page) field here you can place our Magic Members Pagseguro Redirect URL and make it Ativar (activate).

PagSeguro Magic Members Integration

10. In Magic Members admin panel -> Payment Settings- > PagSeguro tab , we can find “ PagSeguro Receiver Email “ Here we need to add the PagSeguro receiver email .
11. Also, we can find one more option “The Currency used for the payments” here you can set “BRL -Brazilian Real”. Currency and make it LIVE option save PagSeguro settings.
Figure : PagSeguro Settigs – Here we can find Redirect URL and IPN/Notify URL

PagSeguro Magic Members Integration

12. With the latest update, please also do the following settings in your Pageguro merchant account:
I. Integrations -> Redirect page-> Redirection with transaction code – Activate

Choose a name for the parameter as transaction_id

II. Integrations -> Automatic return data -> Activated.

Set URL to receive notifications: http://www.yoursite.com/payments?module=mgm_pagseguro&method=payment_return

WordPress Membership Plugin

WishList Member Price Increase Review

Wishlist Member Plugin Reviews

WishList Member Price Increase Review

In terms of WordPress membership plugins, WishList Member has been a mainstay for a considerable amount of time. It is currently used by more than 61,000 online communities and membership sites. WishList Member is considered to be one of the most robust and easiest to use membership solutions for WordPress websites.

WishList Member Price Change

One thing that jumps out at people who were considering this plug-in in the past is the recent price change. Previously it was available for $97 for a single website license. It now costs $197 for a single website license. A multi-site license, for unlimited URLs, is $297. It is important to note that the multi-site license is not a developer license.

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Hosted Membership Site Management vs Membership Plugins

Are Hosted Membership Site Management Solutions Better than Membership Plugins?

One of the first question a website owner must answer before selecting their membership site platform is whether they want a hosted membership site solution or a membership plugin that will be used on their WordPress website. This can be a difficult comparison to make, especially with so many different solutions available for each option. To simplify the comparison, let’s take a look at a hosted solution (Kajabi / Member Mouse) and a membership plugin (Magic Members / Wishlist Member) that operate under a different pricing model. This will eliminate one of the more difficult points to compare. Both Kajabi and Member Mouse rely on a monthly pricing model. Membership plugins are generally one-time purchase.

Benefits of Hosted Solutions like Kajabi / Member Mouse

Nothing to Install and Learn

The first benefit of a hosted solution like Kajabi is that there is nothing to install and learn because everything is handled through Kajabi. This means a membership site developer can simply sign up and the basic framework will already be in place. When using a plugin, the plugin would need to be installed on the website developers own website and integrated into their existing WordPress framework. Plus, a hosted solution allows website owners to rely on the solutions IT network rather than managing it himself.

Only One Solution to Manage

A related benefit to hosted solutions is there is only one platform to manage. With Kajabi the sales funnel and membership area are all managed within the Kajabi platform. This is different than a membership plugin because the plugin is often used in combination with other plugins on the WordPress platform. This can simplify the initial integration and streamline the development process.

No Concern Regarding Security and Scalability

The final benefit of a hosted solution is minimal concerns regarding security and scalability. Since a solution like Kajabi is supporting thousands of other membership sites as well, they can spend more time ensuring maximum security for each member’s area while supporting their own large server network. This means unexpected traffic spikes will not affect website uptime.

Benefits of WordPress Membership Plugins like Magic Members

Flexibility via Other Plugins

The first benefit of using a WordPress plugin like Magic Members / Wishlist Member is maximum flexibility. If additional features are needed, another plugin can simply be installed to provide them. With a hosted solution the simply is an option because the only features available are the ones natively built into the membership site solution. This is a key benefit that cannot be overstated. The ability to add additional features and functionality as time goes on allows WordPress membership site owners to quickly change and meet the demands of their members rather than relying on a third party to do it for them.

Lower Switching Costs

Another benefit of using a WordPress membership plugin is minimal switching costs. If a user is unhappy with Kajabi they would need to find an entirely new solution and would not be able to export a majority of their website design, sales funnel, or membership information. On the other hand, if they are unhappy with their WordPress membership plugin they can simply uninstall it and install a new one without losing all of their key data, overall website design, and content already placed on the website. This provides greater long-term flexibility in terms of strategic management and member satisfaction.

Maximum Control

The greatest benefit of using a WordPress membership plugin like Magic Members rather than a hosted solution is overall control. By using a WordPress plugin, the website owner can control every aspect of their website. This is simply not an option with hosted solutions like Kajabi. Considering that member satisfaction and long-term strategic management is the key to continually increasing sales and revenue the ability to control every aspect of a website, both within the members area and will outside of it, should be valued above all else.