20 Best WordPress Membership Plugins

20 Best WordPress Membership Plugins

Do you own a WordPress membership site or plan to start one soon? They’re a great way to monetize websites that share exclusive content, tutorials, discounts and more to members. Membership sites are everywhere and in every industry – including online newspaper memberships like the Wall Street Journal, discount shopping websites like Shoedazzle, or a premium WordPress Theme membership site like Elegant Themes. If you own (or run) one, well and good, this article will benefit you greatly.

In today’s post, we will cover some of the top WordPress membership plugins to power up your membership site. The plugins will add all manner of functions and elements to your website, giving you all the power you need to wow your users with an experience like no other. Enjoy and keep the conversation going in the comment section below!

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1. Restrict Content Pro Premium Membership Plugin

Restrict Content Pro is one of the best premium content membership plugins out there. No only does it give you the ability to charge users for use of your website, but you can create an unlimited number of of membership levels each with different rates, terms and/or benefits. Another great feature is the ability to restrict specific portions of your site. So you can still maintain a public blog to generate fresh traffic while also creating members only posts and pages. Restrict Content Pro also includes a membership signup report so you can see how many users are registering, and how your site is doing in general.

Other plugin features include easy setup, great support, complete member management, unlimited subscriptions/membership levels, PayPal payment support, promo/discount code support, earnings reports, data import/export, built-in help tab to guide you during setup, plus great plugin extensions (such as Strip, PayPal Express, strong passwords, math verification and more). This is a great plugin that you should definitely consider. In fact, we used to use it here at WPExplorer for membership signup. The plugin is quick to setup and easy to use. And from a developer perspective it’s also easy to customize to your needs.

2. MemberSpace


MemberSpace is a popular GDPR friendly membership platform that integrates with 14 popular site builders, including WordPress. But what really makes this platform great is that you don’t need to be a developer to get started. MemberSpace includes tons of easy and ready to use features that you can enable to restrict content, create membership levels, follow up with leads and more.

With MemberSpace you can manage all of your site membership features from one place. This means you can create member signup and login forms, enable free trials, create



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10 Best WordPress Membership Plugins for

10 Best WordPress Membership Plugins for 2020

One of the greatest qualities of the WordPress ecosystem is its ability to build a community based on interests of any type or personal preference. There have always been membership plugins in varying degrees of complexity. In 2020 there are some very good membership plugins on the horizon.

Some plugins allow you to just add a phone number, address, or maybe some security info, and that is it. While other plugins offer member tiers and the means to build a complex profile with unmatched security protocols.

Use a WordPress membership plugin to create new income streams or build a like minded community, the possibilities are endless.

Some of the best WordPress membership plugins for 2020.


MemberPress is a rules-based plugin with tons of features to build a comprehensive tier-based site. Quality membership plugins allow its users to control the content subscribers can access, and MemberPress is no different. Use child pages, custom post types, and categories to provide only the content you want subscribers to see.

Start a forum inside your site to build a like-minded community. Use built-in password protection and give subscribers a sense anything they post is secure. Integrate your MemberPress forum with other popular WordPress forum plugins like BBBPress and build a robust community.

Memberpress makes it easy to start monetizing your site with full coupon integration. Run any number of promotions and giveaways to generate new business.

This WordPress Membership Plugin offers everything a site owner could ask for.

MemberPress offers three tiers of subscription access.

  • Basic Pricing is excellent for the beginner. This plan lets you use Memberpress on one site with unlimited members and content.
  • Plus Pricing is excellent for Entrepreneurs just starting out. Use on two sites and works with Authorize. Net.
  • Pro Pricing offers all the available features above plus use on up to five sites with exclusive add-on features.

Member Mouse

Member Mouse is an outstanding plugin for anybody stating a membership site if you can forget about the name. Member Mouse is a comprehensive plugin for managing e-commerce solutions.

Deliver any type of content to your subscribers, including specials and promotions on any number of products. Member Mouse provides a complete customer management system, smart tags, and one-click upsells. Customers feel a part of the action with their self-service page to update passwords and preferences.

One of the best features is the ability to drip content to your subscribers. Use individual schedules or a tier system for any number of subscribers. Member Mouse offers plenty of automatic features, such as the ability to downsell an account if your customer attempts to cancel. Set up different price-points for any number of subscribers in different tiers or the same level.

Three pricing levels



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