In order to activate and use the MemberMouse plugin, you must have an active license. This article walks you through the process of creating a license and activating the MemberMouse plugin.
Before Getting Started...
- Make sure that you have downloaded and installed WordPress. If you need assistance installing WordPress, this handy guide will walk you through the installation process
- You must have an active account on membermouse.com in order to use the plugin. If you do not have a license yet, please select a plan from our available plans page
Register Your WordPress Site With MemberMouse.com
- Log into membermouse.com. Choose Dashboard from the navigation bar.
- Once on the Dashboard, you'll see the Active Licenses section at the top. Click on the 'Manage Licenses' button.
- In the License Management section, you'll see that a license has been created for you with the default URL http://yoursitegoeshere.com.
- Click on 'Edit' in the Authorized URL column. This will make the URL field editable.
- In the Authorized URL field, enter the URL for your WordPress site. It's important that the URL you enter matches the URL of your WordPress site exactly. The best way to ensure that you're entering in the URL correctly is to log into your WordPress site, go to the General Settings page and copy the WordPress Address (URL).
- Once you've entered in your URL, click on the 'Save' button to save it. You should see a message informing you that the license was updated successfully. At this point, you'll be able to activate the MemberMouse plugin on your WordPress site.
Installing the MemberMouse Plugin
IMPORTANT: Are you installing MemberMouse on a localhost? If so, follow these instructions for installing MemberMouse locally.
Download the latest version of the MemberMouse plugin and save it in a location on your computer that you can find later.
Log into your WordPress site and go to the Plugins page.
Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
Once on the Add Plugins page, click on the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page, and the upload area will appear.
Once the upload area appears, click the Choose File button and navigate to the place where you saved the MemberMouse plugin, and choose the membermouse.zip file.
Once the membermouse.zip file has been chosen, you can then click the Install Now button.
On most servers, clicking the Install Now button will start the process automatically. However, in some circumstances, additional security is required by the server to upload plugins, and WordPress will ask for your FTP credentials. Just fill out the required fields with your FTP information and click the Proceed button.
Once you click Install or Proceed, the upload and install procedure will begin. After a few seconds, the process will complete. To finish the process, click the Activate Plugin button to activate MemberMouse.
- After the plugin has been activated, the page will redirect you to the WordPress plugins page, where you can verify if the installation was successful and see all of your other plugins.
- Lastly, be sure to properly configure any caching if you use it on your site, server, or on services such as Cloudflare. MemberMouse has strong dynamic properties and requires exclusion from all caching to perform properly.
In short, all pages and MemberMouse related scripts must be excluded from caching, or logins, purchases, billing, and other dynamic functions will not work as expected. Here you can learn more about these required adjustments: Configuring Caching for MemberMouse
In some cases, you may see a yellow bar with a message that says that MemberMouse can't use the cache.
MemberMouse utilizes a directory on your server to cache files in order to increase performance. When this message displays, it means that MemberMouse can't write to that directory because of a permissions issue. To correct this and allow MemberMouse to utilize the cache directory, click the Click here to correct this link. Depending on your server configuration, WordPress may ask you for your FTP credentials in order to proceed.