Website navigation is a very opinionated topic. The way you want members to move through and interact on your website is usually subjective but there are some good common options to consider. Below are the two main options MemberSpace customers have successfully used to ensure their user experience is intuitive :)
Option 1 - Create a navigation page for members only
This is one of the more popular approaches MemberSpace customers use. You would create a page in your WordPress site (e.g. "/dashboard") and design it however you want. You would then add the page URL as a Member Page in MemberSpace.
You would make sure to include links on this dashboard page to the various other Member Pages on your website so this acts as the home base for your members to get anywhere else they need to go on your website. See this case study for a visual example.
You could also make this dashboard page the After Log In and After Sign Up page URL for your Member Plans so new and returning members are brought there automatically.
We recommend then adding a link to this dashboard page in your top navigation by first creating and designing the page.
Then customize your Menu and add the dashboard page:
Lastly don't forget to "Publish" your changes.
OPTION 2 - Create a member page dropdown in your top navigation
If you prefer to have links to every Member Page easily accessible in your top navigation, we recommend you create a drop-down.
You could call the dropdown title something like "Member Navigation" and then you would add links within the dropdown to your various Member Pages. Maybe you would even include a Log In / Sign Up popup here (which would turn into a Your Account link automatically after member's are logged in).