Membership levels allow you to easily control and assign what content your members CAN and CANNOT see on your site.
When a visitor becomes a member, he/she is assigned to one of the membership levels you create. Then this member can see content based on his membership level.
Adding a New Membership Level
Go to the “Membership Level” menu from the membership plugin’s admin interface. See screenshot below:
Next, click on the “Add New” button to add a new membership access level.
Give your membership level a name and choose the membership access duration value then hit the “Add New Membership Level” button.
You can use one of the following types of access duration for your membership level
- No Expiry
- Expire After XX Days (example: 90 days)
- Expire After XX Weeks (example: 14 weeks)
- Expire After XX Months (example: 6 months)
- Expire After XX Years (example: 3 years)
- Expire on a Fixed Date (example: 01/01/2018)
Membership Level and Access Duration
The membership level controls how long a member of that level has access to the content. For example: if you have created a level with a 1 year duration, then members who belong to that level will get access to the content for 1 year from the date they joined. After that time, their account will expire and they will need to renew or upgrade their account.
The exception to this is if you use fixed date expiry. If you use a specific/fixed date expiry then the expiration date will be set to that date. Renewing will not automatically change that fixed expiry date.
You can create as many membership levels as you want to. So create a membership level for each different variations of access that you need to offer on your site. Then you can assign members to a membership level based on the kind of access to content and expiry you want for them.