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Monetize Your WordPressMU Site

I’ve been looking for a way to monetize a WordPressMU site, and have come down to two options: make it a membership site and/or use applicable affiliate links.

Subscription sites are getting more and more common as time goes by. There are many sites making big bucks off of mass quantities of tiny subscriptions. However, there are also many sites that never make it off the ground because they can’t get users to pay for their content or service. The only way I’ve found of knowing what will work is by trying it.
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How to Quickly Integrate aMember and WordPressMU

AMember is a membership management application that can be integrated with many popular projects, including WordPress. However, I have found very little support for WPMU in the realm of member management software. I haven’t tried out many of the WordPress plugins, because I’m just not willing to fork over the cash to see if I can hack it enough to make it WPMU compatible. If anyone already has a popular paid plugin (ie Your Members, WP-member…), I’d be happy to take a swing at it.
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9 Reasons Why Thesis Rocks Other WordPress Themes

Update: Thesis no longer rocks

We are no longer Thesis advocates, and in fact strongly dislike it now. Our dislike started with a mass change of the HTML classes and IDs, which was a huge ordeal since the styling settings in the admin settings are just enough to make things more difficult, but not enough to actually make your site look nice. Our dislike continues to grow as we deal with their issues and bad coding as we support Formidable Pro, and they refuse to correct those issues. For example, if you add multiple custom post types, Thesis forces a position in the top menu section and makes other menu items disappear. Awesome Chris, awesome.

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Terms of Use WordPress Plugin

Instead of adding Terms and Conditions to the signup page, this plugin presents all users except admins with your terms and conditions the first time they login. The Admin menu is hidden until they accept your terms if the option to require agreement on ‘All Admin pages’ is selected. Existing users and those added in the admin will also need to agree to the Terms and Conditions on their next log in. After the terms are accepted, users are presented with a fully customizable welcome message to help them get started using WordPress.
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