The Membership Guys

Membership Toolkit

A collection of our favourite tools and resources for building membership sites.

AffiliateWP

Our favourite WordPress affiliate plugin which offers a great core plugin, a good selection of integrations and add-ons for additional functionality.

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Auphonic

Audio post-production service for improving the quality of audio in your podcasts, videos etc. Free for up to 2hrs of audio per month.

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Canva

Easy to use drag-and-drop design tool for creating a variety of graphics, social media images, presentations and more

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ClickFunnels

An all-in-one tool for creating sales funnels – covering every aspect including landing pages, lead generation, ecommerce, in-built affiliate programme and more.

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CoSchedule

Social media scheduling tool with WordPress integration, social media campaign templates and  “Requeue” – which enables automated scheduling of past content.

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CSS Hero

CSS Hero enables you to customise the look and feel of any WordPress theme with a simple point and click editor that gives total control over every element on your site.

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Descript

A text-based editor for podcasts and videos that massively simplifies and speeds up the editing process; allowing you to edit audio/video as simply as you would edit a Word document.

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Discourse

A hosted forum platform that features a more modern “feed” layout, similar to popular social media websites. Also provides a single sign-on integration with WordPress.

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Divi

Divi is a powerful and popular WordPress theme with a flexible drag and drop page builder feature that’s also available as a standalone plugin.

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Ecamm Live

An all-in-one livestreaming platform for Mac. This simple to use software enables you to easily produce high quality, professional live video for Facebook, YouTube and more.

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Gravy

Gravy provide failed payment recovery services which combine automated technology with hands-on retention specialists who personally deal with each payment failure.

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Headliner

A handy tool that lets you create short social media videos – such as “audiograms” and annotated video clips – from your existing video or podcast content.

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Kajabi

An all-in-one hosted platform for creating membership sites, courses and digital products. With built in email marketing, automation, sales funnel tools and a lot more.

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Learndash

One of the most popular learn management system (LMS) plugins on the market, with extensive features for creating courses and lessons inside your membership.

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Learnworlds

A feature-rich course platform that has put a lot of thought into the learning experience. Boasts an impressive page builder and membership capabilities.

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LiquidWeb

Our first choice for web hosting – especially VPS and dedicated servers. Highly reliable with great customer service, Liquidweb is where we host all of our own websites.

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Memberium

Memberium is a great option for WordPress memberships using advanced email CRMs such as Keap (Infusionsoft) or ActiveCampaign.

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Memberoni

The ONLY WordPress theme designed for memberships, with an in-built LMS, plus templates for dashboards, content libraries and a lot more. Exclusively available to Membership Academy members.

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PlaceIt

A very handy resource for creating “mockup” graphics – ideal for creating marketing assets to showcase screenshots of your membership “in situ” on a device, desktop etc

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Rev

Rev

Fast and reliable service for transcribing videos and audio, providing both standard transcripts as well as captions and subtitle files.

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Screenflow

Software for recording and editing “screencast” videos – ideal for creating tech walkthrough or slide-based courses. Mac only.

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Simplero

Simplero is an all-in-one platform for creating membership sites and courses; boasting an impressive, advanced featureset at an affordable price.

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Siteground

An affordable, reliable hosting company which gets our recommendation for people who don’t need the larger resources of a VPS or dedicated server.

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Tapfiliate

A hosted affiliate program with advanced features and direct integrations for numerous ecommerce systems – plus a simple setup option for all other sites.

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Thinkific

Thinkific is primarily a platform for creating and selling online courses, however they have also developed a suite of powerful features for selling memberships too.

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Tribe

A powerful, modern community platform that can be setup as a standalone service or embedded into your existing site.

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Unsplash

A fantastic resource for downloading completely free professional stock photography, with a huge library of unique images not available on other marketplaces

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Vimeo

Our preferred video hosting service, with useful options for membership owners, including the ability to restrict embedding to only your membership site.

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WP Fusion

Extremely powerful plugin that lets you integrate your WordPress website with a range of other tools and software. Ideal for people using tag-based email CRMs

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WPForo

Our favourite WordPress forum plugin which comes with a great featureset and lots of flexibility for customisation and advanced functionality

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Xenforo

Powerful forum software that ranks among the best in the market. While the lack of SSO with WordPress rules it out for many, it works great standalone.

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