The Trade Coach

Go-Live Date: Jan 25, 2008 (Approximate)

Project Overview

The Trade Coach offers membership levels to get personal financial guidance and education.

Front End Description

The client approached me with a WordPress theme already picked out and in place for a basic blog. He wanted us to customize it for a content management system (CMS) which included multiple levels of membership and had public and private pages and post.

Back End Description

This CMS was created using aMember, a few WordPress plugins, and some custom template code to keep part of the site private for paying members only. When a member logs in they will see content appropriate to their user level per the membership package they paid with. This is the first site we worked with that used multiple levels of members – and displaying content based on the user level. Amember is used to automatically create WordPress members after their payment goes through and will expire the members when their membership is up.

Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts

It would be great if we had more control on groups (user levels) could see. We also ran into some WordPress bugs with displaying private posts in some of the default WordPress functions and hope these will be fixed in the next version.