1. Define your membership levels
Decide in advance on how to structure different membership types.
These may break down in a number of ways, such as by serving specific stakeholders, distinguishing between paid or free memberships, or as being instantly accessible or needing pre-verification.
This is also the time to build a clear picture of who your different stakeholders are and what you need to provide to them in their members’ areas through a process of extensive beta testing.
2. Build dedicated members’ areas in Webflow
Once you know which types of memberships you’ll need, you can start building the different online spaces in Webflow, which will provide the different members with relevant content.
3. Install Memberstack’s simple application on your Webflow site
This is easy to do with Memberstack’s integration for Webflow. It’s a simple script, provided by Webflow, that gets copy-pasted into the site-wide settings area of Webflow. Memberstack provides clear instructions for this. No coding knowledge required!
4. Finish setup in Memberstack’s dashboard
Once the Memberstack script is up and running on your Webflow site, go back to Memberstack’s dashboard, where you can continue setting up the memberships. This will help Memberstack understand which areas of your Webflow site should be protected from the public and which type of membership should be sent to a specific protected part of your Webflow site.
5. Install a login form on your existing website
Now all you have to do is add a login form to your public website. Memberstack provides a couple of different ways to add a login form to a range of platforms, but even if your specific platform isn’t part of their integrations yet, a simple piece of code or custom form will do the trick.
Again, Memberstack provides very good onboarding and installation articles to help you with this. If you do have different types of members (like Carefree does), this smart form works for all, providing one central place for all your stakeholders to log in to their respective member’s area. Memberstack will redirect them to the different parts of your Webflow site automatically, based on the settings you entered in the previous step.
6. Onboard members
All you have to do now is give access to your new members’ areas to your existing users or invite new users to sign up. Memberstack provides easy to use sign-up forms for this or you can upload CSV files to your account to bulk create hundreds of user accounts in one go.
Many thanks to Carefree for contributing this recipe.
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