Softr provides non-tech founders or just anyone with an easy-to-use tool to build a web app or website on Airtable in just a few minutes. Very often, the project can require creating a website with membership functionality, where users can register, manage their profiles, and have access to specific content only after registration. Basically, a membership website has a gated area with exclusive content, community, functionality, etc. that is accessible by members only, and you can also charge for access.
In the example we consider further in this article, we create an educational website with online courses for startup founders, setting up a gated area so that only registered members can access the page with courses. For a different example, you can check out our article dedicated to building a job board, where we’ve examined the possibility of providing the users with a form to submit their job postings and making the form available to members only (as well as potentially charging for submissions). These are just a few possible use cases, while there are endless potential applications.
As you can imagine, our potential and existing customers brought up the membership functionality a lot since Softr was launched, so we are glad that they can now give it a try and let us know what they think. It was also crucial for us to make it as simple and straightforward as possible, as there are many no-code tools out there that require a quite complex setup and integrating numerous paid services in order to create a basic membership website. In the following sections, we will demonstrate the process of setting up memberships in just a few quick steps. So, let’s move on.