This was my presentation at WordCamp Brisbane 2015.
In this presentation I show how you can create a membership site using WooTheme’s WooCommerce plugin. Although there are a number of membership specific plugins around, WooCommerce brings with it a number of benefits. First and foremost, WooCommerce is a trusted and well supported plugin, which is easy to setup and use. It’s currently estimated to be powering approximately 28% of all eCommerce sites.
Other benefits include the number of available extensions, and in particular, payment gateways, which are ideally suited for membership sites. On top of that, if you want to sell products to your members, you automatically have the ability to do so, nice and easily.
I outline the benefits of using WooCommerce, over dedicated membership plugins and also discuss which plugins (along with WooCommerce) would be required and how to go about setting them up.