Configuring MemberPress General Tab

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Language Code - Using the drop down menu, select the Language Code MemberPress will use

Currency Code - Use the drop down menu to select the Currency Code that MemberPress will use for your site.

Currency Symbol - Pull down the menu to choose the currency symbol that will be displayed on your site in front of your membership prices as can be seen here:

Symbol After Amount - Checking this option will make the currency symbol display after the amount of an item. So with this option enabled what was $5.00 will display as 5.00$. Only use this option if know your country commonly displays prices this way.

NOTE: if you don't see the language code, currency code, or currency symbol that you need for your country, let us know and we will be more than happy to add it!

Theme Compatibility

Global CSS Styles - Check the box here if you are finding that your CSS isn't loading correctly or if your page just "doesn't look right". This will force all of MemberPress' CSS Styles to be loaded to the front end of your site, and should resolve most issues. NOTE: This option should only be enabled if MemberPress' compatibility with your themes requires it.

SEO & PayWall

Authorize Search Engines - Checking this option will give "permission" to search engines to view your protected content as if they were authorized members. This is especially useful to help search engines index your site, meaning when your future users our searching the web, search engines will show links to any relevant materiel on your site that had to do with their search. NOTE: this feature does not work if you have caching enabled on your site, whether it be in the form of a caching plugin or on the your host server level.

Enable PayWall - This option allows you to specify if you would like to give non-registered users access to your protected content to let them see what your site offers. After enabling this option, another option will appear where you can specify any X number of free views to your site they will have. After the number of views has been reached, the non-registered user will then see your unauthorized message. IMPORTANT NOTE: This feature utilizes caching to prevent users from exiting the site and going right back to get access to more protect content. However, it cannot prevent these non-registered users from exiting your site, clearing any caching and viewing until the threshold again.

Rewrite Rules

Disable Rewrite Rules - If you find that you are having issues with 3rd party applications working correctly alongside MemberPress like phpBB or phplist for example, then enable this option. NOTE: when this is enabled, any current or future Custom URI Rules that you may have, will not work to protect any self hosted static files like .pdf that you may have on your site.

Background Jobs

Asynchronous Emails - Enabling this option will allow MemberPress to send emails in the background at a later time. Enabling this has the potential to speed of the registration process, but could result in slowing delivery speed of the emails your users receive. IMPORTANT NOTE: in order to enable this option wp-cron has to be enabled and working on your site.