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Connect your existing WordPress site
Last updated on: April 14, 2023

This article is for those building a membership site using WordPress and PilotPress. If you're using Ontraport Membership Sites, click here. If you're getting started and don't know which to choose, this article will help.

Do you already have a WordPress site that you want to connect to Ontraport to add membership functionality? You simply need to integrate your site with your Ontraport account and install the PilotPress plugin.

Integrate Your Existing WordPress Site

  1. Turn on the WordPress integration in Ontraport by clicking profile iconAdministrationAdvanced Features → Toggle WordPress on.
  2. Click profile iconAdministrationMembershipWordPress Website.
  3. Click New WordPress SiteExisting WordPress Site.
  4. Name your site.
  5. Enter the URL of your website. Do not include a trailing slash after the domain name.
  6. Add membership levels by clicking Add (optional). You can return here at any time to add new membership levels.
  7. Copy the App ID and API Key values at the bottom into a text file.
  8. Click Save.

Install PilotPress on Your WordPress Site

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as an administrator and click PluginsAdd New.
  2. Search for “PilotPress” then click Install NowActivate.
  3. You will be asked for the App ID (“Application ID” in WordPress) and API Key during activation.
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