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WP eMember Plugin Membership tutorial will show you how to set up new members to your website. It also shows you how to add different levels and more.

Last Updated: December 09, 2016

Revision Update: I have added new images and changed some wording to reflect the latest version 9.0.7.

WP eMember Plugin Membership Steps

Manage Members

Step 1 ) When you first install the plugin and navigate to WP eMember -> Members -> Manage Members you will see the following image. This is because there are no members added to the websites or have not been imported yet. You can start adding new members and or import WordPress members.

Members Information

  • Member ID
  • User Name
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Membership Level
  • Subscription Starts
  • Expiry Date
  • Account State
  • Member Since
  • Last Login
  • Last Login IP
  • Notes
  • Actions


Add/Edit Member

Step 2 ) In the following section you can set up the following fields for each member.

  • Username (This will become the Members User Name)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Password
  • Retype Password
  • Membership Level
  • Subscription Starts
  • Account State = See image below
  • Member Since
  • Email Address
  • Phone No.
  • Company
  • Address Street
  • Address City
  • Address State
  • Address Zipcode
  • Country
  • After Login Page URL
  • Gender

Step 3 ) The following image Account State allows you to select from one of the following.

  • Active
  • Inactive
  • Expired
  • Pending


Step 4 ) The following image Country allows you to select which country your new member lives in from the drop down list. Remember to click on Save Member Info when you have completed entering your new member’s details.


Step 5 ) The following image Gender allows you to select from the following drop down list.

  • Male
  • Female
  • Not Specified


Step 6 ) In the following image you can set up the following Custom Fields for each member.

  • Country
  • Admin Notes

Remember to click on Save Member Info when you have completed entering your new member’s details.


Member Lists

Step 7 ) The following image Members List allows you to set up the following options.

  • Display Member Email List for a Particular Membership Level
  • Display Email List of All Members and
  • Export All Member info
  • Display Soon to Expire Member List


Import WP Users

Step 8 ) When you first install the plugin and you click on Import WP Users, if you have not created at least One Membership Level you will see the following red message.


Once you have some users to Import you will have the following options available.

  • Import All WordPress Users
  • Import WordPress Users Selectively

Manage Blacklist

Step 9 ) The following image Manage Blacklist allows you to add entries as per the following.

  • IP Black List
  • Email Address Blacklist
  • Email Address Pattern Blacklist (This new feature is part of version 10)
  • Remember to click on Update Blacklist button once you have completed adding entries to the above mentioned fields.


Auto Upgrade

Step 10 ) First read the Auto Upgrade Setup Documentation before you begin.

If you have not created any Membership Level, the first time you click on Auto Upgrade tab you will see the following screen.


Step 11 ) I have created two Membership Levels for you to see how it works. You can manage the following Membership Level’s and Promote them to what ever level you select from the drop down list. You also have the option to promote to a different level after a certain number of days after the Subscription starts.

It also allows you to Enable Automatic Upgrade Email Notification. This will send an e-mail to your members letting them know that you have changed their Membership Level.

Remember to click on Update once you have completed your task.


Step 12 ) The following image shows you your drop down menu with all the Membership Level’s available.


Click on the following link Membership Levels  to complete the next tutorial.

I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for more.


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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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