Membership Plugin – How to Access


I have set up the Membership plugin – but I do not know how to make it accessible to my site visitors.

How do I do this? It’s like this part of the site is hidden. How do I make it visibly accessible like, for example, BuddyPress is?

Please help.

Thanks in advance.


  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi William and welcome to WPMU DEV!

    Hmm, sounds like you might just need to setup a membership level for Strangers, which would tell Membership how to display the site for non-logged-in visitors.

    Have you already set that up? If so, could you let us know a bit more detail on that, perhaps providing a screenshot of the membership level in question?

    Also, could we maybe get a link to the site to see what’s occurring?



  • wcolvard
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi David,

    I followed the instructions here:

    I set up one for ‘Free Users’ and another on for ‘Members/Premium’. Is the ‘Free’ the same things as the ‘Strangers’ that you mentioned?

    This is the link to the site:

    I have the Buddypress bar there – but shouldn’t there be a “Login” area or something like that for the Membership site?

    Please help.

    Thanks in advance!


  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi William,

    The ‘Strangers’ setting would be a level you specify in Membership > Edit Options. Basically, you select a membership level for use as the Stranger setting there, and when visitors are not logged in to your site, they’ll see whatever you’ve specified in that level.

    So, your Free level can be specified as the Stranger setting, but any level really can be specified there. You could, for example, setup a very, very basic level, where users only see one page on your site, and specify that level as the Stranger. You could then have the Free level see just a bit more than that.

    As for a login, Membership itself simply relies on WordPress, but there really are any number of ways you could handle the login. There are lots of login widgets you can use, for example, to place the login where you like it on the page. Something like the following for instance.

    The BuddyPress/WordPress admin bar at the top of your page does provide a link to the login as well.

    The following article from the blog also helps to explain things in some good detail regarding Membership setup.

    Hope that helps to explain things a bit more.


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