Studio Editor: Using the Members Area

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A Members Area is the ideal platform to turn site visitors into loyal customers. Every member gets their own account where they can see their information and manage their activity. For example, members can check on their latest store order or reschedule a session they've booked. 
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In this article, learn how to:

Adding the Members Area

Add the Members Area app to your client's site directly from the Editor. This automatically adds the Member Page and a Login Bar element, allowing people to sign up and log in. 
Before you begin:
If you see the Member Page in the Pages panel, the Members Area is already installed. Some templates already include the Members Area app, and certain Wix apps (e.g. Wix Stores, Wix Forum) automatically install the Members Area.  

To add the Members Area:

  1. Click App Market  on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Click App Market.
  3. Enter "Wix Members Area" in the search bar. 
  4. Click Wix Members Area.
  5. Click Add to Site.
A screenshot of the App Market adding the Members Area app

Choosing which tabs to display

The Members Area is made up of different tabs, centralized under one site page – the Member Page. You can choose which tabs to show on the Member Menu, depending on the capabilities your client wants members to have. 
GIF showing how clicking a tab in the Manage and Navigate panel takes you to see it
The available tabs depend on the Wix apps that are currently installed. For example, Wix Stores  adds tabs like "My Wallet" and "My Orders", for members to easily manage their purchases.

To choose which tabs to display:

  1. Go to the Member Page in the Editor.
  2. Select the Member Menu.
  3. Click Manage and Navigate.
  4. Choose what to do next:
Add any link to the Login Bar menu:
While the Member Menu only shows the default tabs, you can add any link to the Login Bar menu. 

Customizing tabs in the Members Area

You can personalize each tab of the Members Area so it fits your client's brief. Edit the texts that appear on the tab and adjust the design, choosing the colors and fonts you need.

To access and customize a tab:

  1. Go to the Member Page in the Editor.
  2. Select the Member Menu.
  3. Click Manage and Navigate.
  4. Click the relevant tab to access it.
  5. Customize the tab to your liking:
    1. Select the tab.
      Tip: Usually, the content of the tab is displayed in a single widget. This widget is what you need to select.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Use the available settings to customize the tab's texts, design and layout.
The Profile tab in the Members Area and its Settings panel, open on the Design tab

Showing exclusive member-only content

Add custom pages to the Members Area, on top of the built-in tabs. This is a great way to make announcements and market exclusive promotions. You can design these custom pages from scratch, based on the content your client wants to show their members.
The page is already private when you add it.

To add a private member page:

  1. Click Pages  on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Click + Add New Page at the bottom.
  3. Click Add under Members Area Page.
  4. (Optional) Customize the page's name and permissions:
    • Rename the page: Double-click the page and enter the new name.
      Tip: This automatically changes the page's name in the Login Bar menu. 
    • Limit the page to specific roles or pricing plans: 
      1. Hover over the page and click the More Actions icon .
      2. Click Settings.
      3. Click the Permissions tab.
      4. Select the relevant option under Which members can access this page?.
Renaming a new private member page from the Pages panel
What's next?
Once you create a custom page, it's automatically added to the Login Bar menu. 
A screenshot of the Login Bar menu, showing the new custom page automatically appears on the menu

Viewing and managing site members

Once you make the Members Area live, visitors can sign up by clicking the Login Bar. 
Head over to the site's dashboard to see and manage the member list. The list is divided into current members, members who are waiting to be approved, as well as members who were reported or blocked.

To view the member list:

  1. Go to the relevant site dashboard.
  2. Click Contacts on the left.
  3. Click Site Members.
  4. Click a tab at the top to view members and their details:
    • Site Members: All current members of the Members Area.
    • Pending: View any member requests if you have chosen to require approval for potential members.
    • Reported: View any members who have been reported by other members. 
    • Blocked: View any members you've blocked from your Members Area.

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