The idea was simple. Thirty plugin reviews in 30 days. I would first have to see if there really were more than 30 membership plugins.
Truth: there are.
By my limited research, there were over 45 different membership plugins for WordPress. But some are really new. Others are only sold for pennies by internet marketers on sites that look like they are virus-delivery mechanisms.
And we’re not counting all the membership-oriented solutions that are hosted and not WordPress. Many are fine. Many are great. But I was focused on WordPress plugins.
So the next step was to figure out which would make the cut and which wouldn’t.
And that’s how I came up with the list of 30.
But it turns out, it was really hard to write full reviews day after day. Some of the plugins required a few days to configure. I also took a week’s vacation and only wrote a few posts that week.
So the last couple took some time.
And now summer is over. But it’s time to wrap up the series.
The List of 30
What you’ll see below is my list of 30 reviews.
This article not only announces the winner but highlights why it’s the winner – by reviewing #30. I left MemberPress for last because I figured it’s be in the top three. I was right.
Membership 2 Pro – 3.0
WP eMember – 3.3
WP-Members – 2.3
Restrict Content Pro – 3.3
FastMember – 3.6
Memberful – 2.9
InstaMember – 3.6
Members – 2.5
WP Membership – 2.3
Cart66 Cloud – 4.1
Private Content – 1.9
Zippy Courses – 3.6
Ultimate Member – 1.7
Easy Quick Member – 0.4
WooCommerce Membership (Envato) – 2.0
MemberWing-X – 3.0
Simple Membership Plugin – 2.0
Page Security and Membership – 2.0
S2Member Pro – 2.3
Digital Access Pass (DAP) – 3.3
Magic Members – 2.9
Wishlist Member – 2.4
Rainmaker Platform – 3.9
WP eCommerce w/ Membership Add On – 2.8
Memberium – 4.0
Paid Memberships Pro – 2.8
WooCommerce Memberships – 5.0
iThemes Exchange – 4.9
MemberPress – 5.0
WordPress Membership Plugin
MemberPress is an easy to use WordPress Membership Plugin. This powerful Membership Software installs simply on your site and helps you instantly start charging for access.
MemberPress will give you the ability to confidently create, manage and track membership subscriptions and sell digital download products. In addition to these powerful abilities, MemberPress will allow you to grant and revoke access to posts, pages, categories, tags, feeds, communities and digital files based on what products your users have purchased or subscribed to.
With MemberPress you’ll be able to create powerful and compelling WordPress membership sites that leverage all of the tremendous features of WordPress and WordPress plugins including content management, forums and social communities.
Unlike many other Membership Software solutions, MemberPress integrates fully with your already-existing WordPress website, is very robust but is also simple to use. So if you’re wondering what software to use to build your new membership site … you’re in the right place.
By default, WordPress does not limit the number of revisions it saves. This can make your WordPress database significantly larger than it needs to be as each draft takes up another row in you your post database table; which is a problem as a larger database increases the time it takes for your pages to load.In this article, I would like to show you how you can delete old WordPress post revisions and make your WordPress database more efficient.
A collection of WordPress code snippets that allow you to change the functionality of WordPress.
Remove the URL Field from the WordPress Comment Form
Require Minimum Comment Length
Remove Auto Linking of URLs in WordPress Comments
Automatically link Twitter usernames in WordPress
Exclude Pages from WordPress Search Results
Redirect To Post If Search Results Return One Post
Redirect a Successful Registration to Specific Page
Change Your WordPress Login Logo, URL, and Title
Change the Author Slug URL Base
Allow PHP in Default Text Widgets
Change the Number of Default Post Revisions
Empty Your WordPress Trash
Modify WordPress Automatic Updates
Automatic Database Optimizing
12. Change the Number of Default Post RevisionsFile to Edit: WP-Config.phpThe WordPress revision system saves a copy of your posts and pages every time you update them. This is handy as it allows you to refer back to previous versions of your article, compare drafts, and correct mistakes.The problem is that WordPress does not limit how many revisions it saves. Therefore, if you have saved an article 100 times, your website will store 100 revisions of the article. This can greatly increase the size of your database as one article with 100 revisions will take up just as much room as 100 articles with no revisions.It is therefore practical to limit the number of revisions that are stored. On my own websites, I limit revisions to two. This allows me to refer back to the last few copies of an article, without taking up too much room in the database.You can limit revisions by adding the code snippet below to wp-config.php.1define( ‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 2 );Revisions can be disabled altogether by using the following code.1define( ‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, false );Be careful about disabling post revisions. If you lose your internet connection or accidentally close your browser tab, you could lose everything you had written since you last saved your article.Source
A tutorial on how you can create an archives page for your WordPress website.