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How To Test Your Membership Site Setup With A Test User

Before your AccessAlly membership site goes live to the public, it’s always a good idea to create a test user. With this test user, you can explore the front-end of the membership site to make sure that everything is working properly.

This is important because you want to make sure that every course, every route on your website is configured properly before making it live. This will help to avoid bad situations like going live with a course … only to realize hours later that no one can access the course content, and now you have hundreds of unhappy customers, when you could have caught the setup error by running a simple test user through the flow first.

Even the smallest mistake in a CRM automation or permission tagging can make a huge impact on your site.

Choose Your Testing Method

There are two different ways to test your site, and you’ll want to use both.

Method 1: Change Your Admin User to “All Access”

This method gives your admin user the ability to view all pages of the site, regardless of what tags are assigned where.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in as your WordPress Admin account
  2. Go to WordPress – Users and search for your admin user.
  3. Edit the user. Towards the end, there is a checkbox to give the user All-Access. Check this box and click “save”.

Method 2: Create a test user

This will be best to do to check your completed course to test your automation, tags, and emails that you send.
What you will want to do is follow this tutorial here to create a test user and use them for testing:

How to Create Unlimited User Email Variations for Testing

Each user has to have its own unique email address, which can get confusing when you have to create a lot of different test users. Fortunately, you can create unlimited variations from a single GMAIL address:

Example email: name@gmail.com

Variations:

  • name+1@gmail.com
  • 
Name+2@gmail.com
  • name+3@gmail.com

However, to make it easier to know what portion of the site you’re testing, you can get more descriptive with your email name variations, like:

  • name+goldmembership@gmail.com

  • name+basicmembership@gmail.com
  • name+DIYcourse@gmail.com

Test All Opt-Ins

The first thing to test are the opt-ins you’ve set up on your site. Each time you opt-in, you’ll want to use a different email address.


Test All Order Forms

Next, you’ll want to test any order forms that are set up on your site. To do this, please follow this tutorial: How to Test Your Order Forms with Stripe or PayPal


Test Your Online Courses and Automations

This phase of testing should happen naturally, as you test the opt-ins and order forms. Some main things to look for include:
Free Course

  • Did you submit the opt-in form?
  • Is the email address saved in the CRM?
  • Were the right permission tags added?
  • Was this information synced with AccessAlly (via a webhook for Infusionsoft, Ontraport, Drip, Keap, and ActiveCampaign users or via the tag you use to trigger your webhook for ConvertKit users)?
  • Did the email confirmation go through successfully?

Paid Course

  • Did you make a test purchase with your order form?
  • Is the email address saved in the CRM?
  • Were the right permission tags added?
  • Was this information synced with AccessAlly (via a webhook)?
  • Did the email confirmation go through successfully?
Updated on March 12, 2020

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