Speaker: Anthony Hortin – Building a Membership site with WooCommerce

Anthony Hortin

Anthony Hortin

We’re happy to announce another speaker and another WooCommerce talk. I’m sure after your appetite has been whet about WooCommerce after Jen’s WooCommerce Case Study you’ll be have all sorts of ideas of products and services you can sell online with WooCommerce. Anthony will show you how you can build a membership site using WooCommerce!

Anthony’s presentation will show how you can create a membership site using WooTheme’s WooCommerce plugin. Although there are a number of membership specific plugins around, WooCommerce brings with it a number of benefits. First and foremost, WooCommerce is a trusted and well supported plugin, which is easy to setup and use. It’s currently estimated to be powering approximately 28% of all eCommerce sites. Other benefits include the number of available extensions, and in particular, payment gateways, which are ideally suited for membership sites. On top of that, if you want to sell products to your members, you automatically have the ability to do so, nice and easily. Anthony will outline the benefits of using WooCommerce, over dedicated membership plugins. He’ll also discuss which plugins (along with WooCommerce) would be required and how to go about setting them up.

During Anthony’s presentation he will covering the following areas:

  • Benefits of using WooCommerce
  • Benefits of WooCommerce over other popular membership plugins
  • Plugins required (WooCommerce plus others)
  • How to set up and configure the various plugins

Anthony runs a boutique design & development studio in the South-East suburbs of Melbourne. Maddison Designs works with a wide range of clients, from micro businesses through to large corporates, specialising in custom WordPress sites and WooCommerce stores.

Anthony has been developing for the web since the late 90’s. His love for WordPress was realised back in 2005 and he’s been happily using & coding for it ever since. He’s passionate about giving back to the WordPress community and has contributed to both the WordPress Theme and Plugin Directories and can be frequently found on the WordPress support forums.

Anthony is the author behind the highly popular Easy WP Guide an easy to read WordPress manual for end users and WordPress consultants.

Back in 2013, Anthony was a co-organiser for WordCamp Melbourne and each month he helps organise the WordPress Melbourne meetups.

You can follow Anthony on Twitter.

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