Overview Work Period: May 03 & 04, 2016 Hours Worked: 11:00 @$3.50/hour Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $34.65* (*Exclusive of $3.85 charged by oDesk) Overall Difficulty of Tasks:Challenging
I have downloaded and installed OptimizePress and OptimizeMember plugins on the Ideal-Helper site.
Before creating the Membership area, I have watched all the tutorial videos under the Membership Sites & Portals. I also recommend you to watch all the videos provided on this page.
After watching the video, I have started setting up the Membership area with the internal training material.
The drawback using this plugin is that we cannot use this for WordPress posts, so we have to convert all posts to pages in order to create a membership area.
Another challenge was to set up the login page, Although I have created and set up a separate login page, but unfortunately, it’s no working well. I will further investigate this issue in the coming days.
Despite the login page issue, the good part is that we can still use the usual login page to sign in as a member.
In order to test the functionality, I have created a basic membership area pageand listed all sub-systems under that.
under each sub-system, I will put all the sub-categories and all sub-categories will have the training posts.
To test the above-mentioned system functionality, I have created some sub-categories and also added some actual video posts (Not all of them).
Creating a proper hierarchy system for all systems and sub-systems is a little challenging because you can only add categories up to three tiers. For example, Membership Area >>> Executive Planning >>> Policies. So, in this case, we cannot add another sub-category e.g. ‘Hiring Policies for VAs’. However, I figured out another way to add the fourth level of the system. I will explain this in an instruction manual or during a Skype call to you.
Coming back to test this system Please go to the membership area pageand then go to the Executive Planning sub-system. This page will show all the sub-systems under the parent system i.e. Policies.
After you click on the Policies system, you will see some sub-sub-systems. At the moment, I have just created a couple of systems.
Then, I will request you to click on the ‘Hiring Policies for VAs’ system and there you will see 3 content pages. Browse any of the pages and you will see the basic structure of how actual content posts will look.
There are a lot of possibilities in order to improve the view and functions of pages, but at the moment, I have only used the basic functions to show you a demo of the membership area.
Please share your feedback and thoughts on this, what you don’t like and what you want to improve.
I will also create and add a navigation bar on the top and will also make some other basic changes.
Other Administrative Support
Updated the budgeting spreadsheet with all the expenses and income for the month of April 2016.