If you are planning to start a membership site or turning your WordPress website into a membership-based one you are at the right place. This article lists all the best free and premium membership plugins available for WordPress. Go through the below article and make the best pick for your website.

Paid Memberships

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Paid membership is an excellent free plugin designed for various membership sites including premium content sites, clubs/associations, subscription products, newsletters, etc. The plugin is easy to install and configure. It allows you flexible membership pricing of unlimited levels.

It has 6 popular payment gateways integrated to it to make the payment process hassle-free for your users. You can restrict users’ access to your content by using various options provided by the plugin. The plugin offers customizable reports and member dashboards thereby allowing you to manage your members much effectively.

You can easily enable further customization of your membership site by choosing from over 60 premium add-ons. Even though it is a free plugin the features offered by this plugin are of premium level. One such feature is the flexibility it provides you when it comes to setting up a time period for membership or subscription to your site’s users.

Whether your membership system includes one-time payments or recurring subscriptions (that are of annual, monthly, weekly or daily type) its just so easy to carry out with this plugin. To make it even more flexible you are allowed to add custom trial periods on your site including free trials, custom-length trial, or ‘introductory’ pricing trials.

Ultimate Member – User Profile & Membership Plugin

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Ultimate member makes it easy to build a membership website in a very short span of time. It enables you to add beautiful user profiles to your site and is a perfect choice for creating advanced online communities and membership sites. The plugin comes with front-end user-profiles, front-end user registration, and user login.

The plugin has custom form fields, conditional logic or form fields. The drag and drop builder that comes with the plugin helps you with the process easily.

MemberPress

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This easily configurable plugin enables you to build membership sites in the easiest way possible. By activating this plugin you will be able to create, manage and track membership subscriptions and sell digital download products. Plus you can easily manage your site’s members by granting and revoking their access to posts, pages, videos, categories, tags, feeds, communities, digital files, etc.

It provides great support for various third-party solutions such as payment gateways, affiliate programs, and email marketing.

Simple Membership

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This membership plugin is a great choice for those who are looking for a free and user-friendly plugin to create a membership website. Using this plugin you can restrict who views the posts and pages of your website. Then you can allow certain posts to be only viewed by your members.

It comes with an easy user interface that allows you to select a post or page for your members while editing it in the WordPress editor itself. Also when any non-members are viewing a restricted page they will be prompted with a popup that asks them to login or sign up to become a member.

You can enable both free and paid membership plans using this plugin. Payments for paid membership plans will be securely handled via PayPal. Apart from PayPal, Stripe and Braintree payment gateways are also supported by this plugin. This plugin keeps a membership log where all the payments made by your members are recorded so you can view them whenever you want.

Additional features offered by the plugin include the option to show teaser content to your visitors to increase conversions, ability to customize the login/signup pop-up window, giving a partial view of the restricted content (as used by the medium platform to persuade visitors to become members.), multiple language compatibility and much more.

Conclusion

Membership/subscription-based businesses are becoming a great way to earn revenue for your website. Turning your website to one would be a great move for your business. I hope by reading this article you are much better aware of the different types of membership plugins in the market, the available free plugins for the purpose, how they work, etc.