7+ Best Premium Membership Plugins 2016

Membership Plugin, Wordpress Plugins

WordPress membership plugins

The overall perspective of blogging and other websites comes down to making MONEY. Considering this fact, one of the best ways to monetize your website which share exclusive unique content is to create a wordpress membership plugin. Membership sites are found almost everywhere these days. The best thing about membership sites is that they offer recurring payments offering you a long term benefit.

There are so many wordpress membership plugin available today and everything is really easy to use. Anyone can learn it quickly and achieve their desires. In order to make it easy for you guys I have selected BEST 7 wordpress membership plugins.

Hope it helps!

  1. Member press

Member press is a straightforward and one of the most popular plugin. It mainly focuses on user friendliness. Member press is the hero in the perspective of administrating your website.

The main advantage of member press is that it is well suited for digital products as well as managing member site.

The disadvantage might be the cost on a annual view.

Price $99/$199
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads YES
Content drip YES
Affiliate program YES
Payment gateways 3
Ecommerce support NO
Premium support 12
  1. WooCommerce memberships

WooCommerce membership is the most simple yet a powerful one. It offers great control over the site. When it was first released in 2015 people were amazed because the number of things it couldn’t do was pretty low. It also has better billing control.

The advantage of this one is the availability of other extensions that WooCommerce offers like books, groups etc.

Although the price is cheap the cost of buying other extensions are high and that is considered as the disadvantage of woocommerce.

Price $149 for 1 site
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads YES
Content drip YES
Affiliate program YES
Payment gateways MANY
Ecommerce support YES
Premium support YES
  1. Member mouse

It is one of the easiest membership programs. It is built mainly keeping the non technical persons in mind and it is designed in such a way that it takes only 2 minutes to complete the setup.

You also get a 14day free trial. I would not say it is the cheapest but it is very economical keep the standout features like coupons, trial offers, up sells, smart tags and content dripping etc in mind.

The pro is the ease of use and the con is the hefty price tag.

Price $19.95|$99|$299/month
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads YES
Content drip YES
Affiliate program YES
Payment gateways 8
Ecommerce support YES
Premium support YES
  1. Restricted content pro

This is another premium option, this time from pippin’s plugins. It is very easy to use as helpful documentations are displayed just to make sure that you complete the setup as fast as possible. As it starts with $42 it is one of the best options for saving money. The advantages of using restricted content pro are the cost effectiveness and awesome user interface. The lack of integration with other server platforms might be the con of this plan.

Price $42
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads NO
Content drip NO
Affiliate program NO
Payment gateways 3
Ecommerce support NO
Premium support YES
  1. Paid membership pro

Another amazing membership to first look at is the paid membership pro. It will cost you zero money to get started with as it is free software. It also has two premium plans. The plugin allows you to setup your own membership levels for helping your members discover different content and if they can afford the payments. You can also create flexible payments and trials, along with member reports for checking in on which of your customers are providing you with the most money.

The pros of using this is the ability to use it as a free software in any number of sites and the cons is the need of installing additional plugins for accessing some standard features.

Price $97/$197
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads YES
Content drip YES
Affiliate program YES
Payment gateways 6
Ecommerce support YES
Premium support YES
  1. IThemes exchange

Exchange is a powerful membership plugin from the folks at iThemes. It’s actually a full ecommerce solution, with support for digital downloads, coupons, Stripe, PayPal and a clean shopping cart.

Membership add-ons are also available for buying along with the awesome economic features. Based on the membership level this helps you to sell and protect the content.

The bright side is that it is a very powerful ecommerce store and a payment processor but the dark side is the price of it however considering the features it is quite considerable.

Price $97
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads YES
Content drip YES
Affiliate program NO
Payment gateways 5
Ecommerce support YES
Premium support 1 month
  1. Magic Members

If you are looking for a membership program that will help you deliver a online course magic members is the one you are looking for. Multiple membership levels are available, and you can also offer downloadable content, which is a plus if you want people to be able to put the content on their computers. Coupon creation is unlimited, and you can drip content depending on the timing setting you specify.

The upside of this is strong content dripping and sequential content delivery make this plugin ideal for those looking for offer a premium or members only online course. The only downside of magic members is the fact that the control panel doesn’t use standard wordpress interface.

Price $97/$197/$207
Unlimited membership levels YES
Content protection YES
Restrict downloads YES
Content drip YES
Affiliate program YES
Payment gateways 11
Ecommerce support YES
Premium support 12 months

To wrap up

The competition between the membership plugins is fierce these days. There are like 25 more plugins that are available and are awesome too. With high quality free and premium options available, you should be able to setup your site in a very short amount of time using one of these plugins.

With all this in mind before making your decision try to answer to the question why, what and how you are going to use the plugins that will help you select the rite one for sure.

This Article Was Written By

Ruban Silva

I've been working on Web since 2011, loves to help others providing Web Design Resources. My other skills are Word press Development (under varies niches), Thesis Skin Development, Genesis Child Theme Development and SEO.

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