How to Create a Membership Website Free with Wild Apricot

Website & Technology May 30, 2017

Terry Ibele

By Terry Ibele

Thousands of organizations use Wild Apricot's software to manage their membership websites (we're also the most popular provider). That’s because Wild Apricot is one of the few membership website creators who offer a completely free account to small organizations for as long as they need it.

Wild Apricot's free accounts are designed for small organizations of less than 50 members, or organizations that are just starting out. 

Read on or watch the video below to find out how to create a membership website free with Wild Apricot, what you can do with it, and how to get help to grow your organization.


How to Create a Membership Website Free with Wild Apricot

To get started, simply click the free trial button located at the top of every page on the Wild Apricot website, click here, or click the button below.

  Create a membership website free

Once you’ve done this, you’ll be taken to a registration page where you can enter your account details. Once you click submit, you’ll activate a free 30-day trial of the paid version of Wild Apricot’s software. This means that you will have all the access to all the functionality that our paid clients receive for 30 days.

Your free membership website isn’t fully activated yet.

At the end of the 30 days, you’ll receive warning that your trial account will expire unless you upgrade. To activate your free account, simple let the trial expire. Wild Apricot will automatically turn your trial account into a limited free account that lasts as long as you need it to. All the information you entered during your trial period will be saved and accessible in your free account.

With Wild Apricot's free membership website creator you can:

  • Create a membership website freePick from your choice of Wild Apricot’s professionally designed website themes
  • Create a members-only access area requiring members to login
  • Upload resources to your website
  • Add social media feeds, a blog, or a forum
  • Create a membership directory and more

If you create a membership website with Wild Apricot, your website will be mobile responsive, so it will look professional on any device (tablet, phone, desktop).


Get Access to Many More Membership Features, Including...

An easy to manage membership database

  • Add and update member records
  • Search and filter members
  • Create groups of members and set up membership levels (free only)

Events with online registration

  • Schedule as many free events you like
  • Add an events calendar to your website
  • Customize registration pages and forms
  • Send automated confirmation and reminder emails

An great way to communicate with your members 

  • Choose from any of our professionally designed email and newsletter templates
  • Send as many emails and newsletters as you like
  • Easily email different groups of members
  • Customize your automated welcome email

Free Accounts Have Some Limitations

  • Max number of administrators: 1
  • Max contact database size (members and email contacts combined): 50
  • Single file size limit: 100 MB
  • Total file storage limit: 100 MB
  • Online or recurring payments: No
  • Custom domain name: No
  • Banner ads appear on the top of every website page
  • Free accounts left unattended for 90 days will be deleted

How Wild Apricot Helps You Grow Members

Another great thing about Wild Apricot is that we provide many free resources for organizations looking to grow. Here are a few that most nonprofits find very helpful:

Once your organization grows beyond 50 members, you can consider upgrading to a paid account to access the full capabilities of Wild Apricot’s powerful membership management software including:

  • Allowing beyond 50 members and contacts
  • Giving access to more administrators
  • Accepting online payments and donations for memberships and events
  • Automating recurring payments for member dues
  • Using a custom domain name
  • Increasing your file storage limit
  • Removing the banner ads from the top of your website

View additional details of all Wild Apricot's plans here.


Free Help Getting Setup

If you need any help when you create your free membership website with Wild Apricot, we provide unlimited, free support. You can browse our online help wiki, email us, or get in touch with a live tech support agent.


Start Your Free Wild Apricot Membership Management Software Account Today

In just an afternoon you can have your whole membership website up and running and your member database imported so you can focus on growing your organization right away.

Click here to open your free Wild Apricot account now.


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