The VIP membership area of the forum will help me continue to do what I enjoy doing. That is, interacting with the WordPress community, writing about interesting things while at the same time, being able to pay my bills. The money from the subscriptions will fund me in my personal life, maintaining the WPTavern community, and will help fund traveling costs to WordCamps. If you decide to purchase any one of the two subscription plans, I sincerely thank you for your support.
There are two different subscription plans with the only difference the two being prices, and length. The first subscription option is for $60.00 which will allow you to be a VIP member for 6 months. The other option is to pay $100.00 which will give you one years worth of VIP access. Here is what the subscription will provide.
Job Board – It’s rudimentary but it will get the job done. VIP members can publish jobs they need to fill as well as respond to existing job offers. These jobs are seen by everyone who visits the forum. In order to provide more value to the job poster, all regular forum members are able to respond to job offers. Please read the rules regarding the job board.
Private Forum – I have created a special forum that can only be seen and participated in by VIP members. A little get away so to speak.
Exclusive Content – From time to time, I may record a special interview with someone or create content that VIP members will get access to first. A good example of this content is my Where’s Matt segment which airs monthly during the WordPress Weekly podcast.
Special Deals Throughout The Year – This is a variable but throughout the year, I will work with publishers, commercial theme and plugin authors to get special deals and discounts for VIP members. I’m hoping to provide at least one good deal a month. These coupons and deals are based on a first come, first serve basis.
Also keep in mind that the VIP area is a work in progress. As new things develop or I figure out different perks to offer members, the value of the subscriptions will increase.
You must be a registered user of the WPTavern forum in order to sign up to the VIP subscription plans. Once registered, view the Edit Your Profile page. On the left hand side, under My Account, you should see a link that says Paid Subscriptions. Click on that link and select which subscription plan you want and go through the ordering process.
Right now, I only accept payments through PayPal. Also keep in mind that these subscriptions are recurring payments. This means you’ll have to manually end the subscription in your PayPal account to stop it from being charged automatically.
Please allow up to 24 hours after sending payment for me to move your account into the VIP user group. You will not see the VIP members area until this is done. Also note that no refunds will be provided so choose wisely.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.