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Membership sites were, up until recently, quite hard to implement. You needed a lot of tech know-how to integrate a membership software with you static or even CMS driven website.
Up until WordPress, of course. It seems that “there’s a plugin for that” whatever your needs are, just like on the iPhone.
This article covers some of the best WordPress membership plugins and tutorials available at the moment.
WordPress Membership Plugins and Solutions
1. aMember Pro
aMember is the most used membership plugin. Although it was originally a stand-alone software, it now has support for a lot of platforms, including WordPress. aMember is a PHP membership script that can handle any types of membership you can think of. One good example are premium WordPress theme providers that sell a membership along with their themes.
Some features include: many payment systems integrated, translated into 7 languages, easy web administration, protection plugins and much, much more.
You can create unlimited membership levels, allow for sequential content delivery, control what your members can view/access (depending on their membership), control the lenght of subscriptions and even serve secure RSS feeds only to your members.
This plugin really gives you full control and the best part is it’s very, very easy to install and get it running.
Another great WordPress membership solution. This plugin add membership functionality to your WordPress installation by creating various membership levels (like Free, Basic, Premium, Ultimate). It also protects your content (posts, pages etc) so that only members are allowed to view it.
4. Magic Member
With a clean design, this plug-in makes it very easy to get your WordPress membership site up and running. The only thing you need is to actiavate the plugin. If you need any help, they have a wide range of video tutorials for every single function. One of the cool features I liked is the Pay-Per-Post Access function.
You can also check out Magic Affiliate Plugin, created by the same people that made Magic Member.
Features include membership types, levels, content protection, PayPal integration, teaser pages and of course, member and subscription lenght management.
This is an advanced membership plugin that comes with some unique features like Digital Content Theft Protection and Tracing or Digital Content Automated Promotion.
It also integrates with many 3rd party services, such as Aweber or iDevAffiliate. And the best part is, they even offer a free version.
WordPress Membership Plugin features all the common functionality seen in membership plugins. As a plus, it comes translated in 9 languages and allows you to design the registration pages easily.
Whatever license you opt for, you’ll also get 12-month support included.
8. WP Members
WP Members is a feature packed WordPress Membership Management Plugin that allows you to turn a WordPress Blog into a fully functioning membership site which can accept payments through Paypal, ClickBank and WorldPay.
Features include multiple membership levels, control over content, several payment modules, partial content display and even a download manager.
Further reading and other resources
Members Only – a WordPress plugin that allows you to make your blog only viewable to visitors that are logged in.
Please share any other resources you know or use (either commercial or free) in the comments below.