Having great administrative tools is wonderful, but we also want to be able to expose the membership signup and renewal pages on our website in order to solicit new members and retain existing members. In CiviCRM, we do this through a contribution page.
Contribution pages are used to solicit funds from site visitors. This may be for general donations, sponsorships, pledges, campaigns, or in our case, memberships. Begin by visiting Contributions | New Contribution.
We will not review all of the options available in the contribution page configuration, as that has been covered in depth in the previous chapter. We will focus on the key elements pertinent to membership signup pages.
In the Title tab, you will see a Financial Type field. Its use, for our purposes, can be a bit misleading. As you recall, when we defined membership types we assigned a financial type to each. When processing memberships through a contribution page, whatever...