Below are the features included with every MemberGate installation.
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Subscription & Content Management
Operate a large subscription or membership web site and let MemberGate do the work for you. You set the rules, and MemberGate makes sure everyone follows them.
Website Content Publisher
Using the master rules you specified in site setup, MemberGate creates and formats the page for you, and provides you a preview of the results. To publish, simply click the 'activate' button. Include graphics in your pages to appear anywhere that you want. Restrictive access allows you to manage who can see your content.
You set the rules, start it up, and it literally runs on auto-pilot, keeping you informed of daily statistics and alerting you of any problems. Full reporting makes it easy for you to instantly check any area of the sites performance. Automatic member signup, automatic sending of welcome messages, renewal notices, etc.
Automatic Member Signup
MemberGate fully automates the new member signup processing, allowing visitors to become new members instantly. You can set up an unlimited number of membership plans, options, terms, etc. Easily customize the member application form to meet your needs.
Automatic Page Publishing
Pages can be set to 'hold until' a specific release date, and 'purged' upon a future date. You also have the ability to 'drip' content so it only appears for a member after a specified time as a member.
Automatic Page Archiving
This way, as the older pages fall off the portal and department page index screens, they can still be quickly found by either clicking the 'view more headlines' button on all portal pages, or doing a keyword search on the archives.
Update the look and feel of your site with MemberGate's responsive themes and rapid site templates. A theme will allow you to change the graphical details of your site and will allow this new look throughout the site. Select from pre-made themes or customize your own.
Flexible Site Design
You have complete control over the page layout, including navigation panels, typestyles, colors, graphics, links, hover colors and much more. No html is required. All pages on your site are formatted using your design. You can edit the design as often as you'd like.
MemberGate follows the protocols required to make sites responsive and mobile-friendly. It recognizes the screen size of the viewer and will adjust the page view as required. Google does consider responsiveness when ranking mobile friendly sites.
Learning Management System
The LMS Is set up to provide a fully functional course program which includes lesson material, downloadable files, multi-media options, quizzes, assessments and a final certificate.
Master Control Panel
Each option is fully documented with pop-up help offering advice and tips. Almost all choices are 'one click' or 'select from the list', making it easy for you to have MemberGate create the kind of site you want. Control Panel access has four levels of roles based security, making sure only those you authorize are able to add content to your site.
Multiple Membership Levels
Plans can be for fixed periods (i.e. yearly), or for automatic recurring billing (i.e. monthly, quarterly). Even create group plans, corporate plans, and special discount plans (ie miltary discounts, teacher discounts).
Role Based Security
You can have members, content providers, dept managers, asst site managers, site managers, and more - each with clear restrictions on what they can do on your site. The roles based system is designed so that when members sign in, they can only see and access the material and options that are within their scope of authority.
Protect files available to your members to download. The download library is a protected storage area for the member's only download files - any files can be added - pdf, zip, doc, xls etc. Restrictive access can be set so only members of particular plans can access.
Timed Release/Drip Content
Release content to your members based on how long they have been a member with the time release content option. Specify that specific departments release its content when someone has been a member of your site for x number of days.
Site Wide Search
MemberGate includes a fully automatic site wide search engine that makes it easy for visitors to search for keywords and phrases appearing in any of your active content pages. Search returns all matches, even those in the member area. But when clicked, non-members have to join to see the full pages.
Members and Public Areas
Within each department, you can place an unlimited number of content pages - and access to the content pages is controlled by the department settings (members only or public viewing). You can instantly change any department and all its content from members only to public status (and vice versa).
MemberGate includes over 50 customizable reports to show you everything from daily income, page stats, suspicious activity, site referrers, problem pages, search phrases, new members, renewing members, credit card transactions (selectable by any date range), a daily status report (automatically emailed to site manager each day), and many others.
Daily Page Stats
Knowing this can help you determine which content is the most appealing to visitors (as well as which pages have little or no appeal). This allows you to concentrate your efforts on the type of information your visitors want to see.
MG Quick Glance™
Login to your site and visit the dashboard for an instant look at how your site is doing. Includes information on members, logins, membership and shopping cart fees processed for the month, the year and the lifetime of the site.
Commerce & Security
Real-time Credit Card Processing
Real time processing means that within seconds a member's credit card is processed, approved, and funds deposited into your account. If problems with the card number are found, the customer is alerted with a message describing the problem, and suggesting a resolution.
Ecommerce Shopping Cart
Shopping cart allows for special prices for members, secure product downloads, variable tax rates, variable shipping rates, customizable product options (size, color, etc.). Fully integrated with the Affiliate Program.
1 Click Upsells
Create upsell products or membership plans after a customer has committed to a purchase. After confirming they want to buy, they are then presented with what ever product(s) or member plan you wish to give them a one time offer.
It handles everything: signing up new affiliates, commission recording, income tracking, extensive affiliate history report, and monthly affiliate reports. Even handles recurring affiliate commission reporting. Works with subscription signup as well as the shopping cart. Set affiliate commission per each item.
'Safer Web' Integration
Google has imposed HTTPS as the new standard for subscription sites as we move to a more secure web. MemberGate sites can be set so all of their pages are https pages, thus staying in good standing with Google's search results.
Promotional Code System
Offer specials based on promotional or coupon codes that you have created. This allows you to advertise subscriptions at a special rate when marketing discounted pricing. Include an incentive to your customers to buy for a mutual benefit between you and your new member.
Split Testing Module
The built in "split test" feature lets you compare the effectiveness of one page versus another. Includes reporting as well as tracks the number of hits conversions of each page. This allows you to understand which sales page will convert more members.
MG Suspicious Activity™
Security on the web is very important and a fluid process. MemberGate has security measures in place to be proactive with all the different situations from which a site should be protected. Various types of security measures are used and put in place when any type of suspicious activity is detected. These measures are continually added as technology progresses.
With MemberGate, it's easy to place banner ads anywhere you want on the site. This includes on the nav panels, main pages, department pages, content pages, even in the discussion groups and forums. Monetize your advertising with rotating ads or by the view.
Multi-Media & Social Networking
Multi-Media Management Suite
Stream audio and video files straight from your site. Modern HTML5 video and audio players that can be accessed across all browsers and platforms. Files can be uploaded directly to the site or streamed using Amazon S3 or any other cloud services.
Built in modern discussion board. Make your site the meeting place for your members for social interaction or professional communications. Numerous forums can be created as well as restrictive access settings based on member plan.
Carousel Image System
Like a slideshow, an image carousel allows you to add a number of images to your page that cycle through the whole series. The carousel can be manually advanced or automatically advanced, and is responsive in design.
Built in help desk to track and respond to support inquiries. This feature helps to keep your customer support questions centralized and documented. Notications sent via email to your support team who can then respond to the ticket creator through the site.
Banners can be added to nav panels, main pages, department pages, content pages, even in the discussion groups and forums. Banners can be any size, and MemberGate automatically uploads them from your computer during creation. Stack the banners as deep as you like. Change banner placement and image at any time.
You have complete control over what gets posted and what information is collected. Some possible uses for the resource directory include: a list of recommended resources for your members or listings that outside companies pay to be included in.
RSS Content Syndication
Broadcast page headlines and teaser copy from your site, to the thousands of news, wire, and PR sites that depend on daily feeds from sites like yours. This is a free service, and it is one click operation within MemberGate. Simply choose 'yes' to RSS Page syndication when creating or editing a page, and the page headlines are added to the RSS package.
MemberGate automatically tracks survey results, allowing just one vote per visitor per survey. Have as many surveys as you like, with up to ten response options per survey. You have complete control of survey colors, typestyles, size, borders, etc.
Quickly add as many events to each calendar, whenever you wish. Calendars show events by day, month, and coming year. Events include dates, descriptions, links to other pages or sign up forms. You have complete control of calendar colors, typestyles, size, borders, etc.
Unlimited Image Galleries
These galleries let you or your members post their own pictures into which ever galleries you create. They can be placed in a variety of places such as your department pages or even in content articles.
Classified Ad Module
Great resource for membership! Users can post ads including items for sale or wanted items, or can even be used for hiring. A membership benefit that can be set for only members to use or can be open to all.