How to Set Up a WordPress Membership Site in 5 Minutes

MemberPress is a powerful WordPress membership plugin that allows you to get your site set up to start charging members for access in about five minutes.

If you've ever set up another membership plugin, you'll be surprised by how much easier MemberPress is to get rolling. There's no complicated page flow setup, and there's no need to copy and paste anything but the actual API keys and webhook URL.

And once your payment method is established properly, MemberPress stays in sync with your payment gateway. This means that the user's status is determined by whether they've paid (or not).

So there's no longer a need for the tedious manual syncing of your gateway and website. And unpaid members are no longer able to gain access to your premium content.

The bottom line is that MemberPress allows you to stop worrying about the day to day mechanics of your site so you can focus on delivering great content to your members.

The video above will:

  1. Show you how to utilize WordPress' built-in plugin uploader to install MemberPress (note that not every web host will allow you to install plugins using the built-in uploader; if your host doesn't, you can check out the MemberPress User Manual for installation instructions)
  2. Walk you through setting up your first MemberPress payment method (we'll use Stripe)
  3. Show you how to create a new Membership
  4. Show you how to add a Rule that restricts content on a page so that only users who've purchased a Membership can access it
  5. Walk you through adding a Membership Registration page to your website's menu

That's it; quick and easy! Get started with MemberPress today! 

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About Blair Williams

Blair is the creator of MemberPress. He is an experienced Software Developer who has created large scale web apps for scores of businesses. He now focuses on WordPress and Ruby development -- in particular the WordPress plugins he has created: MemberPress, Pretty Links, and Affiliate Royale. You can read his blog by visiting