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Creating a Membership Site

Membership sites are built on the same platform as your Simplero site. So they'll be brand-consistent, modern, and beautiful. They even use the same page editor as your main site.

Membership sites feature a blog, a forum, a member directory, and Engagement badges. Membership sites also feature Courses with a structured curriculum and support for quizzes as part of the lesson plan.

Creating a Membership Site

  1. Select Content from your Simplero Dashboard. 
  2. In the Membership sites tab, click the + Create new membership site button in the upper right corner.


  3. Complete the fields for your site and click the Create site button to save.


  4. Once your site is created, you will be able to edit its Settings (Configure tab) and access the Pages Editor on the top right corner. 

Site Configure Settings

There are some settings specific to the site that you might want to know a bit more in-depth before launching your new site:

Using a Custom Domain

 

Access to Your Membership Site

You can make your membership site viewable in three ways:

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  1. Closed, only accessible to people who have been granted access.
    • This option requires that the membership site be connected to a product or list in the content tab.
  2. Open to everyone, but requires people to log in with their Simplero ID.
    • With this option, the user would need to be on your list or purchase that product from you to gain access. Users will still be required to register with Simplero, but not to your list. 
  3. Open to everyone without a login.
    • This option only requires them to have the URL so you can share it publicly. 

Member Directory

If the Member directory remains disabled, your contacts won't be able to tag other members on any comments on this site.

When enabled, you will be able to add it as a section on your Page Editor Menu:

And this is how it will look like on your Site when it goes live:

Adding Sign-up Forms

Using this section, you can add a sign-up form as a page within your membership site. Simply select the Add signup form button, and you can choose any of the sign-up forms you have created within your Simplero account. 

Broadcast Settings

The will only apply when sending broadcasts to members of this site. If empty, we will default to your Account Settings :)

Meta Data

Allow showing SEO data when sharing a closed site URL in Facebook by checking the box at the bottom of this section.

Launch your Site

Once you are ready to Launch your new Site, click on "Launch site now" from any of the tabs.

Connecting a Membership Site to a Product or a List

  1. Select Sales from your Simplero Dashboard.
  2. In the Products tab, select the product you want to add to a membership site.
  3. Select the Content tab.
  4. In the Courses & Sites section, check the box next to the membership site that you want to grant access to via the product.

  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Save changes button.

Our team has built a Demo Membership Site so that you can have a better idea of how it looks like as an end-user :)

Last updated 3 Oct 2021.