aMember 4 Tutorials Now Available to Grad School Subscribers
May 13, 2014 Filed in: Video Release
Overview of New UpdatesA new series of tutorials covering the aMember membership system is now available to Grad School subscribers.
Instructions for Grad School SubscribersLogin here to access your account, then navigate to the Grad School curriculum and select Section 201 > aMember from the main menu.
Details of New UpdatesThis update is a few days late on account of some significant editing time that was required, but I am pleased to release a completely new series of tutorials covering Version 4 of the aMember membership system.
The aMember system is used here at RapidWeaver Classroom, and is an excellent solution for membership websites. aMember handles pretty much everything -- automated customer registration and account management, payment, content protection and access, email communication, etc. About 99% of what you see here at RapidWeaver Classroom is done with RapidWeaver, but a lot of very important behind-the-scenes work is handled by aMember.
These new aMember tutorials will walk you through the process of integrating aMember with a RapidWeaver website. The first 5 tutorials run just over an hour total, and those are available now. The remainder of the series will be made available by the end of this week. There is some HTML and CSS work required to fully integrate aMember with your website, so knowledge of the material covered in the rest of the Grad School curriculum is important.
Finally, if you are interested in working with aMember, but can't fully handle the installation and setup yourself, then I'd be happy to help. I have completed many aMember installations for RapidWeaver users over the past 6 years. Please get in touch with me if you need assistance.
In Case You Missed It (Recent Updates)Recent changes have been made to the Classroom membership area. You will now find a "Featured Tutorials" section on the Home page, and I've adjusted the styling of some elements throughout the tutorial sections, which I hope will improve the user experience as you navigate through the different tutorials. I have also been working to implement RapidSearch Pro in the membership area as another method of finding tutorials, but some hurdles related to the protection of the content has prevented that from being successful so far. I do hope to have this working relatively soon, but for the time being you can use your browser's Find function (CMD+F) on the Browse All page to search for tutorials.
A series of 14 new tutorials covering the Stacks 2.5 plugin were released in the first half of March. I highly recommend these new tutorials for every RapidWeaver user! Click here to learn more about these Stacks 2.5 tutorials.
The past couple of months have brought a number of other new tutorials: one covering the customization of banners or slideshows in the header of 3rd-party RapidWeaver themes, another discussing a method of embedding responsive YouTube videos, and there have been many new Stack Elements tutorials covering the PaySnap, MapSnap, DateSnap and BackSnap Stacks from Yabdab, the Content Fader Stack from DK Stacks, the PlayListr Stack from StackManiac, and the Jack Stack from Joe Workman. A couple of "How to..." tutorials on replacing an existing website and creating a mySQL database have been added, along with a couple of tutorials covering the excellent RapidSearch Pro plugin.
Coming Soon (Future Updates)Some exciting new training is coming to the Classroom curriculum very soon. Many of you have probably already heard about Joe Workman's new Foundation Theme. It is very impressive, and I will be bringing you a massive series of tutorials covering the details of working with Foundation. Check back next week for more details.
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