We’re happy to release a new set of 24 “plug and play” page templates that make it easier and faster for anyone to build and launch a membership site or online course with Memberium.

All membership sites have a common set of pages that it needs to be able to work as a “membership site”.Instead of having to build all these pages one by one yourself, we’ve done most of the work for you now so you can use these templates to get any new membership site launched quickly.

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Out of the box, your WordPress site is typically configured to limit itself to only using 40MB of RAM on your server. This is in many ways ideal, because you don’t want each site hit to consume an immense amount of resources, just the minimum it needs. Too much memory and your site risks becoming slow and bloated. To little memory, and your site risks a bad case of Early Onset Senior Moments.

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Memberium provides several different tools and tactics to handle page access controls. We’ll list these different tools and tactics and discuss some strategies around how to use them. In this article we’ll talk about “Pages”, but most of the concepts can be used for Pages, Posts and custom post types. Some of the tactics we cover may or may not work depending on what your theme supports. We’ll try to call these out for you, but we can’t cover every possibility that plugins and themes may differ from stock WordPress. Your toolkit is divided into two groups, restrictions that happen at the page level, and restrictions that happen inside the content of the page.

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This article describes how to create a grid of images that are in full color, or are ghosted gray depending on your access to each item in the grid. We’ll explain the end-goal, and show you how to create a similar effect on your site by walking you through the process. You’ll see references to “ghosting”. This is the name for the effect of graying out a darker or colored element to show that it is not available. It’s a design pattern that goes back many years.

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While Memberium does not store your customer’s credit card information for security reasons, it does enable your members to add their updated cards through your website. Being able to update your customer’s card on file is a very important feature. Not only do cards regularly expire, but with credit card theft on the rise, it’s increasingly frequent that cards are replaced before their scheduled expiration date.

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In the WordPress ecosystem, themes control the look and feel of the site, and plugins control the functionality. This separation of design from function also enables you to install updates in small pieces without risking updating everything at once.

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