‘Magic Members’ Plugin Turns WordPress into a Membership Site

If people are willing to pay for single articles, buy a recurring subscription or become a member with or without restricting access to your content, you need a little magic to manage payment and renewals.

Magic Members WordPress Membership Plugin With a WordPress CMS-driven Website it is only a matter of finding the right plugin – and there are a lot to choose from – to start up a paid content or membership site. I started searching and came across a great post by Kevin Eklund. He revues more than a dozen of the best premium or free WordPress membership plugins available and includes them in a sort-by-features table that makes it really easy to narrow down the field by selected criteria.

After a good deal of study and evaluation, I am now bench-testing what I feel to be the best one, Magic Members Plugin at a client site under development. The plugin developer’s Website has a great collection of instructional videos. The company also offers another plugin that will manage an affiliate sales campaign, one that provides a key missing-ingredient in the WP E-commerce Shopping cart.

I will continue to expand this post as I gain more hands-on experience, but I think this is a feature-rich application, backed by an impressive array of support resources.

Ultimate Guide to Getting Local

After you claim your listing in Google Places for Business, there’s plenty of work remaining.

This set of slides will get you started with a dozen of the most important free local listing services and a way to manage your online business reputation  – plus there’s 40 more down below if you decide to go after them all. These slides were presented live at Social Media Breakfast Door County in March 2011 by Stephen Kastner for DesignWise Studios.

  1. Axciom
  2. Best Deals on
  3. BizJournals.com
  4. Biznik
  5. Brownbook
  6. ChoiceVendor.com
  7. CitySearch
  8. CitySlick
  9. CitySquares
  10. CityVoter
  11. Dex
  12. Discover our Town
  13. Genieknows
  14. Infignos
  15. InfoUSA
  16. Judysbook
  17. Justclicklocal
  18. Kudzu
  19. Local.com
  20. LocalEze
  21. Local Site submit
  22. Magic Yellow
  23. Manta
  24. MatchPoint
  25. Metrobot
  26. MojoPages
  27. MyCity
  28. Myhuckleberry
  29. Navteq GPS
  30. Outside.in
  31. Supermedia
  32. TeleAtlas
  33. ThinkLocal
  34. twibs
  35. UsCity.net
  36. USYellowPages
  37. Yellowassistance
  38. Yellowbook
  39. YellowPages
  40. Zipweb