MemberSpace 101

MemberSpace allows you to protect pages and content on your existing website, making that content members-only.  

To do this, you'll first create your website on one of the CMS platforms with which we integrate (like Squarespace, WordPress, etc.).  Then, you can add MemberSpace to your website to protect various pages and content on it.

This is a quick overview of how MemberSpace works. You'll find more detailed instructions on each step linked below.  For a video version of this overview, click here.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Protecting member pages Creating member pages
How to install MemberSpace Customizing your MemberSpace
Collecting payments Member account management

Protecting Member Pages

Once you've created and designed a website, you can begin using MemberSpace to protect pages.  

  1. First, you'll choose which pages on your website you'd like to be members-only (aka "Member Pages").
  2. Choose a page on your website (i.e. /course), copy the URL, and add it to your MemberSpace account under "Member Pages" > "Protect Member Pages."

    This will not begin protecting pages on your site until we install MemberSpace in a later step.

Creating Member Plans

After you add your Member Pages, you'll create Member Plans to grant access to those protected pages on your website.

  1. To create a Member Plan, go to "Member Plans" > "Create Member Plans" in your MemberSpace account.
  2. From there, choose the type of plan you'd like to create (Free, One Time Payment, Multiple Payment, Recurring Payment): 

  3. Next, you'll set the price and billing details and select which Member Pages can be accessed by members on this plan:
  4. When your Member Plan has been created, you can add its sign-up link to your website so members can join the plan and access your Member Pages.  Under "Member Plans", click "Get sign-up link", copy the URL, and add it wherever you'd like on your website.

Installing MemberSpace

Once you've set up your Member Pages and Member Plans, you'll install MemberSpace on your website.  You can find step-by-step instructions to install MemberSpace on your CMS platform here.

When you've finished installing MemberSpace on your website, you'll notice any pages you previously added as Member Pages will automatically be protected and can only be accessed by members on a Member Plan that grants access to that content.  Members can use the default Member Button or any other Member Link options on your site to create a new account or log in to an existing one.

MemberSpace will automatically generate a Create Account form when a member clicks on a plan's sign-up link or any Member Link.

Customizing MemberSpace

You can customize the Look & Feel of the Create Account form as well as change any wording and add additional custom sign up fields in the MemberSpace backend.

Collecting Payment

If you plan to use One Time Payment, Multiple Payment, or Recurring Payment plans, you'll need to connect your Stripe account to MemberSpace in order to collect payment.  Stripe allows you to securely take payments from members using all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc) and supports various currencies.

Member Account Management

When members create a new account or sign in to an existing one, they will be able to view the protected pages to which the Member Plan they have joined grants access.  Any log in links or buttons on your website will change to "Your Account" where your members can edit their profile, update payment information, and manage their plans.

You can edit, add, or delete Member Pages or Member Plans at any time. With MemberSpace, you can protect unlimited pages and create unlimited plans, based on your membership's needs. 

If you’d like live help or wish to see how a specific MemberSpace feature works, join us for Live Support Hours held every Wednesday and Friday. 

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