People interested in how to make money online are trying to build WordPress-powered membership sites, particularly because of the ability to drip content. In other words, you can transform your email autoresponder series into a WordPress blog.
One way of doing this is via the WordPress Drip (wpdrip) plugin which is available to members of Robert Plank and Lance Tamashiro’s Membership Cube…
The concept sounds great: Simply publish posts in your WordPress blog, and control how many days apart those posts will be. For example, if you date your first blog post January 1 and your second blog post January 2, then your first two posts are one day apart.
Next, install the Wishlist Member plugin ($297, unlimited domains) which allows you to protect parts of your WordPress blog. This allows you to give access exclusively to your blog’s members.
Third, install the WordPress Drip plugin ($2,497) and it will detect how many days apart your blog posts are. WPDrip will then adjust the dates of your blog posts depending on when your members joined or registered in your blog.
Remember the January 1 and 2 blog posts? If a new member joins on May 1, he or she will see that your first blog post is dated May 1. The second blog post will not appear until May 2.
Yes, even if you actually published the post on January 1.
Well, at least that’s how it’s supposed to work.
On the other hand, I was not able to get WPDrip to work correctly.
Yes, we followed all the steps. Even sent the Membership Cube support group examples of screenshots (which they requested) showing our Wishlist Member, blog posts list, and WordPress Drip settings.
And yes, we tested WPDrip on three different web host providers, including one which a Membership Cube member uses.
In fairness, that Membership Cube member said he was able to get WordPress Drip to work in Hostgator. I don’t know why we were not able to get WPDrip to work in Hostgator.
It’s not that we didn’t try. Spent around 15 hours, tested different scenarios and settings, tried various webhost providers.
Alas, we couldn’t get WPDrip to work as advertised.
The response of support after all this? Something along the lines of “I’m sorry you weren’t able to get this to work.”
Here’s a $2,497 plugin (which you can get for free upon joining M3, and use indefinitely after you’ve fully paid $846 for Membership Cube over an 8.5-month period), and I did not get the impression that they wanted their customer to succeed.
Perhaps they were just too busy?
There was no comment from Membership Cube support about the submitted screenshots (which they asked me to produce). No recommendations to try any other workaround solution.
Just a possible virtual shrug and an “I’m sorry you couldn’t get this to work…” after a refund was requested.
…okay, found out that Lance successfully used WP Drip version 1.4.7, so I’ll wait for a copy of that version. The one that I haven’t gotten to work properly is WP Drip 1.4.8
…Robert Plank and Lance Tamashiro came out with WPDrip version 1.4.8c, which works with websites hosted in Dreamhost. Hooray! 🙂
To those who are asking: Yes, I have re-joined Membership Cube.
This is what their headline promised:
“You Too, Can Start Your Own Membership Site In
Just Two Hours And I’ll Personally Hold Your Hand
Every Step Of The Way… 100% Guaranteed!”
I don’t need too much hand-holding. A reasonable response to a technical question will suffice.
Anyway, I hope you’ll fare better. There are Membership Cube members who said they were able to get WPDrip work.
And if you do get WordPress Drip to work, please let me know how you did it. I mean, aside from what was already shown in the video tutorials. Thanks! 😀
Just to be clear: Wishlist Member works very well! It’s WordPress Drip that’s giving me a bit of a challenge. 😉