January 2019 | WordPress Membership Website
The goal of this project was to create an online version of Finishing School for Modern Women, a local business that offers in-person classes that help women own their power. These online classes are bundled in subscriptions; memberships include access to social learning forums.
I worked closely with the owner of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Headmistress Jill Miller, during the design and development stages. We had access to The Membership Guys website which offers guidance and guidelines for how to build a successful membership site. Throughout the process I researched and utilized dependable plugins for custom functionality and relied on my HTML, CSS, and PHP skillset to add further customizations.
Additionally, I used WPBakery, a page builder plugin, this allowed me to add custom responsive design settings, stretch content to full width, and add widgets to page layouts. Using MemberPress and LearnDash integrations I was able to add the needed functionality to the website. Many times through the process I had to troubleshoot issues, reach out to support, and Google possible conflicts in order to assure that the site functioned properly.
Important aspects of this project include the creation of rules that protect content from unauthorized users, trigger notifications that send custom emails about a user’s progress, and integration of a payment system that completes transactions and activates subscriptions automatically.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Jill since 2013 and we have worked on various projects together since March of 2018. Having the opportunity to work through this process closely with Jill has been very rewarding. My goal was to create a functioning and fun membership site that carried the Finishing School for Modern Women brand to an online platform where women from all over the world can meet, chat, and learn from each other.