WordPress Membership Magic Members Review
This review relates to the Magic Members premium WordPress plugin.
Although WordPress can be installed in less than five minutes, One of the problems with setting up a membership site is the complexity involved, especially for non tech savvy people. Plus, whilst WordPress is free, a decent membership plugin, including “free” ones, can be quite costly.
- My ideal membership solution would be easy to install and setup, secure, flexible, fully featured and inexpensive.
Membership Site Basics
When comparing membership site management solutions it is easy to get carried away looking at all of the bells and whistles, and extra features the application can provide. In reality these additional features should be ignored if the solution doesn’t provide the basic abilities every membership site management solution should have by default.
- All membership site management solutions must effectively protect content, make member management easy, and process payments safely, securely and correctly.
The Magic Members membership plugin supplies all of bells and whistles and does an excellent job exceeding the basic membership site management requirements. It’s also an extremely popular and well maintained WordPress membership site solution.
Magic Members membership Costs
Lets get the costs of using Magic Members membership out of the way from the start.
With Magic Members there is NO MONTHLY RECURRING PAYMENT to use the system? Magic Members WordPress membership site plugin is a one-time fee. When you purchase the Magic Members software, it’s yours to use forever. Your license also comes with free version updates and support for a year.
For the latest Magic Members membership prices click here.
Build a Magic Members Membership Site
As the name indicates, the Magic Members Membership plugin, it is a WordPress membership site plugin that allows anyone who knows how to install a plugin to easily install and set up their own membership site.
- Unzip, upload and activate within a few minutes, your membership site is ready.
- WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload
This plugin will turn any new or existing WordPress site into a fully automated membership site. For those considered setting up their own membership site, this is definitely a good solution, considering the features and support if offers.
Magic Members Admin Panel
Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin simply go to the Magic Members admin panel. The admin panel controls everything you need to configure your membership site.
From the admin panel you can configure your membership levels, payment options, autoresponder setting, content control and even create coupons, etc.
- WordPress dashboard > Magic Members > Members > Subscription Options
Magic Members WordPress Membership Key Features
The Magic Members WordPress membership plugin has many great features to empower your membership site. Some of the key features include:
Installation and Setup
Very easy to install and configure from the Magic Members admin panel.
Ease of Use
The Magic Members membership software is user-friendly and intuitive. You do not need to be a coder to use it. No programming is necessary.
Controlled Access to Content
Magic Members membership software enables tiered membership access control. This is a key feature and primary condition for most membership sites.
- Put simply, controlled access to content enables you to control what different membership levels see. This is a excellent way of increasing value for your membership site.
Controlling access to content with Magic Members membership is really easy, just create a new post using the normal WordPress “add new” post method and select the level of membership option. Could it be any easier?
Sequential Course Delivery System
The sequential course delivery system (drip-feed) goes hand-in-hand with the controlled access to content. It allows you to set a delay (in days) before a member sees certain content, this allows you to develop courses with content being made available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Download and Content Protection
Content protection is always of concern with membership sites. If your content is not adequately protected then everyone will be able to access it without paying to become a member.
As you would expect, Magic Members has a download manager to protect downloads from being accessed by unauthorized members and guests. Just assign permissions based on the different levels of access. Only those memberships with the assigned permissions will be able to access the download.
With regard categories, you can simply edit your categories within WordPress and assign access to any membership level you want so giving you an easy to implement, yet excellent level of protection.
Magic Members also allows for pay per post access which allows you to sell access to a specific post or group of posts to free members.
Multiple Membership Payment Gateway Options
If you intend to charge a subscription for sell products you’ll need a method for members to pay, obviously.
Magic Members membership lets you easily configure membership payment options with just a few clicks and your payment processor account information. Magic Members is definitely ahead of the game here. You can configure a single payment gateway or multiple payment gateways, your choice.
For example, to receive money via PayPal:
- WordPress dashboard > Magic Members > Payment Settings > PayPal Standard
Your members can pay for their subscriptions on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis. For example, “Standard” members might have monthly subscriptions whilst “Premium” members have annual subscriptions. For “Trial” members, you could configure a free gateway, with controlled content if you want.
- Most of the popular payment options are included. Payment gateway integrations include; 1ShoppingCart, PayPal Standard, PayPal Website Payments Pro, PayPal Express Checkout, 2CheckOut, Authorize.net, Stripe, PagSeguro, WorldPay, SagePay, Manual Pay and more.
New payment processors are added all the time.
Although Magic Members offers a very comprehensive range of payment options, don’t bombard your readers with all these payment options just because you can. Please disable the ones you don’t really, really need.
Integration with Autoresponders
Magic Members has seamless integration with various autoresponders including, AWeber, MailChimp, InfusionSoft, iContact, GetResponse, Constant Contact and AutoResponse Plus. So if you intend to run an email campaign, that’s now a problem.
Money Back Guarantee
With Magic Members membership you have a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase is 100% Risk Free. If you’re not happy with Magic Members “WordPress Membership Plugin” for any reason, simply let their friendly support team know (via help-desk) and they will happily refund your money. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Magic Members Features at a Glance
- Multiple Membership Levels
- Easy to integrate with Existing or New WordPress Blogs
- Flexible Membership Options
- Payment Integration Modules
- Control Subscription Length
- Unlimited Coupon Creation
- Login Redirection
- Sequential Course Delivery System
- Controlled Content Access
- Partial Content Display
- Pay Per Post Access
- Entire Blog Protection
- Custom Error Pages
- Secure RSS Tokens
- Download Manager
- Simple Member Management
- Autoresponder Integrations
Tutorials to Guide You to Every Step of the Way
Magic Members has training videos, support guides, a comprehensive FAQ section and support staff ready to answer your questions. All to ensure your membership site is up and running smoothly.
Magic Members Membership Review Final Thoughts
In terms of meeting the membership site necessities, this Magic Members definitely answers the call. It effectively protects all of the members only content while being extremely easy to set-up and use with a variety of different payment processors.
- Everything just works out of the box.
To view the Magic Members membership site click here.
Obviously there are a lot more features and options within Magic Members membership. To test it yourself, head over to the free Magic Members demo page.
Note: The login details are at the bottom, left of the Magic Members demo page.
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