When WordPress was first released,it was a simple blogging platform.Over the years,it has become the best solution for content publishing site and management system.Today,wordpress can be used for almost all purposes like blogging,link directory,e-commerce system,photo gallery etc.You know,Wordpress is a very functional management system.One of the reason for this functionality is that plugin system works very well.So,with the help of many specific plugins you can turn your wordpress blog into a totally different platform.
In today’s post,we have gathered premium membership plugins to turn your blog into a fully functional membership site.These plugins are either for a download system with premium content or a buying and sellig platform.
You may also take a look at our past plugin collections;
Subscribe to Download
Subscribe to Download for WordPress makes it super easy to add a cool freebie download system to your site, just like the popular resource site PremiumPixels and the new freebie section on tyler.tc. Subscribe to Download not only handles all of the emails and verification, it also has a list manager that can be exported with one click to any popular mail service.
- Freebie download system automatically confirms emails and sends download links.
- Works with any download link
- Comes with support with Goo.gl to shorten the verification emails / download tokens.
Link Remover – A Membership Extension
Link remover plugin shows links only to registered or paying users.
- Show different links to different types of users
- Define how various user groups see links and if they see them at all
- Turn links into plain text
Restrict Content Pro
Restrict Content Pro is a complete subscription and premium content manager plugin for WordPress. Create an unlimited number of subscription levels, including free, trial and premium. Manage member’s and their subscriptions, track payments, offer discounts with a complete discount code system, and provide premium, members only content to your subscribers.
- Unlimited Subscription Packages
- Integrated with PayPal Payments
- Discount Codes
- Math Verification Captcha
- Earnings Graphs
This is a WordPress plugin that helps you sell your content; you only need to install the plugin, create a category for your private content, setup the prices of your memberships and your Paypal account. Don’t hesitate and purchase it today
- You don’t have to modify your template
- Paypal integration
- Premium posts only seen by active members
- Setup unlimited memberships
- A dashboard that shows your sales by month
PrivateContent – Multilevel Content Plugin
PrivateContent it’s a simple and fast solution to power up your wordpress website by adding a multilevel login, private areas, user private pages and users management features. It’s easy to use and doesn’t require any scripting knowledge
- User private page
- Protect your private contents
- Login form and logout box shortcodes
WordPress Premium Content
WordPress Premium Content plugin allows you to easily set up a web site with content which is only accessible to users registered with an active PayPal subscription. You can easily manage your subscribers, change subscription prices and set up custom membership renewal options (annual, bi-annual or just month by month).
- Take payments via PayPal
- Auto-renew subscriptions or just one-off payments
- Give posts premium status and a content level
- Hide entire posts via an easy to use write panel
- Hide parts of posts using a [premium] shortcode
WP Premium Members + Pre Advertisements
This plugin is more than just a normal Membership plugin. Beside displaying Premium content to your paying members only, this plugin also manages Pre Post Advertisements. This plugin is designed to work both as a standalone premium membership plugin
- Manage Premium content
- Only show Premium content to paying members
- Manage pre post advertisements
- Set permissions on who does and who doesn’t see pre post advertisements
- Automatically remove all advertisements from every post
- Automatically add advertisements to all your posts
- Manage your Premium members
Magic Members is a premium WordPress Membership Plugin that turns your WordPress blog into a powerful, fully automated membership site.
- Unlimited Membership Levels
- Easy Integration with Existing or New WordPress Blogs
- Payment Integration Modules
- Control Subscription Length
- Unlimited Coupon Creation
WishList Member is a powerful, yet easy to use membership solution that can turn any WordPress blog into a full-blown membership site.
- Unlimited Membership Levels
- Integrates With Your WordPress Site
- Sequential Content Delivery
- Shopping Cart Integration
s2Member® is a plugin for professional WordPress® membership management, integrating seamlessly with User Roles & Capabilities for WordPress.
- Easily configurable & highly extensible
- Specific Post/Page “Buy Now” access,
- Protect downloadable files and streaming audio/video
MembershipWorks is a web-based membership software system with a variety of features including:
- event calendar
- member directory
- online payments
- shopping cart
- forms member only content
Thanks for the awesome round-up, Arshad. I just want to add that you need to use a membership plugin if you previously started a blog and now you need more social features. At the same time, if you’re starting an online project just now, you need to firstly thing if WordPress is actually what you wanna use. In case you want to get a new forum off the ground, you might want to check other options like phpBB or something like that.
Arshod, great list here. I think your readers may also be interested in Paid Memberships Pro, which is 100% open source and available for free in the WordPress repository.
PMPro compares favorably to the premium membership plugins you listed. All of the source is available for free in the WP repo or on GitHub (no paid modules, etc). Support and documentation can be found at http://www.paidmembershipspro.com.