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.