Normally, you advertise your membership program to your site visitors and get them to become a member of your site. However, if you are creating a private membership site then you don’t want your visitors to be able to register on your site.
Do the following to convert your site into a private membership site:
- Edit the “Join Us” page that the plugin created (you can find it under the pages menu)
- Explain that this is a private membership site and you don’t accept any public registration. You can also tell them to contact you for more details (if needed).
- Edit your “Registration” page and remove the shortcode from there (you will probably be creating the membership account from the admin dashboard side).
That should do it.
If you want to show different navigation menu to members and non-members then this addon might be helpful.