Building an association website using WordPress and MembershipWorks
Association: Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
For a professional association website, member functionality is usually high on the priority list. In the case of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, everything from online registration and payments to a member directory was a necessity. Using the MembershipWorks plugin, we were able to check off every item on ILCA’s list.
Integrating online registration and payments on the ILCA site was a great way to streamline their system. They are now able to view and accept applications on the back-end of the site, as well as accept online payments. Members can pay their dues online with the option of automatic recurring billing. Once logged on, a user can renew their membership, update their profile, and access restricted members only content.
Administrators can see each member’s history with a timeline view of payments, upgrades, and renewal dates. They can then update a member profile if needed. See the image below for an example of the member timeline.
ILCA had specific annual events they wanted to showcase. With MembershipWorks users can easily find events with a full calendar view of both annual and recurring events. From here, they can register and pay for the event right from the site.
For ILCA, a member directory was essential. MembershipWorks made it easy to to create a directory of every business in the association, with a map pinpointing each location. Our favorite feature is that each business is able to customize their profile with a logo and a description of their services. Whether a member is searching for a specific company, service, or location, criteria can be searched at the top of the directory to find information easily.
Above are just a few of the examples of how MembershipWorks was used to streamline and integrate systems for this association. If you would like to know how MembershipWorks can be used for your site, give us a call at 877-302-2185. We’re always happy to help find the best possible solution for your association website.