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Members Area Integration Strategies

Members Area Integration Strategies

May 9, 2011
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" Regardless of the type of membership site solution you choose, be sure to include provisions for the billing companies of your choice "

For adult webmasters seeking ways to implement a members area for use with WordPress based websites, a wide variety of free and premium options exist — some of which are more suitable to the task than are others.

These options include everything from setting up a standard .htaccess protected directory, such as “/members” and then defining “members” as a separate category within the Word-Press admin; to the use of different plugins that promise various levels of integration with the WordPress core — including post reading, post commenting and other privileges.

Some plug-ins, such as WP-PaySite (www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wppay-site), allow users to operate a basic membership based site that incorporates both front-end and back-end functionality while preserving generic WordPress features.

According to its publisher, WP-PaySite automates both photo and video updates for the front-end, automatically crops thumbnails for frontend and members area images, offers an integrated flash player for video updates which are displayed on the front-end, along with a multilingual support and a configurable number of free tour pages and updates per page.

Regardless of the type of membership site solution you choose, be sure to include provisions for the billing companies of your choice to be able to write access information to your membership database while attempting to do so in a user-friendly manner that does not require a separate subscriber login for the core WordPress feature set.


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