After careful consideration, you have decided using a membership plugin for WordPress is the best option to deliver your content. Now you’re faced with the decision of which plugin to use – what are the features, cost, and benefits, and which one is best for you?
These are the top two WordPress plugins we recommend for Membership Programs:
This is a popular, easy to use plugin which is often noted as the best option, and it has a lower price-point. This plugin does support PayPal and Stripe, which offers two popular options for member payment. MemberPress does not currently integrate with Infusionsoft, which could be a consideration for future growth/change in email marketing platform.
Overall Impression of MemberPress:
This is a great ‘out of the box’ solution. It’s easier to set up and less expensive than other membership plugins, but may not have as much growth potential.
Cost: FREE without drip content OR $197/first year, $147/year thereafter
This plugin offers more integration and more add-ons for increased flexibility. You can get started for free, and it has the added bonus of integrating with Infusionsoft. More payment platforms are supported – PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, Authorize.net, and 2 Checkout (plus more). For businesses who need more flexibility with payment options, this is a winner. The biggest drawback is cost – to gain access to all the features, the initial and subsequent yearly costs are higher.
Overall Impression of PaidMembershipsPro:
This requires a bit more setup, but once that’s complete there are broader options for customization and flexibility. Possibly a better long-term solution for scalability and growth of your program.
For Infusionsoft users, we also recommend considering iMember360.
iMember360 is another WordPress plugin that offers the same great features listed above, but is designed specifically for integration with Infusionsoft. Of course that means the price tag is also a bit higher.
What Others Have to Say about Membership Plugins…
It’s not just us: the following articles mention our top two, and offer more in-depth analysis as well as other plugins to consider.
5 Best WordPress Membership Plugins Compared by WPBeginner.com
6 Best WordPress Membership Plugins by Elegant Themes
Best WordPress Membership Plugins by Chris Lema
Best WordPress Membership Plugins on a Budget by WPKube.com
What are you waiting for? Now that you’ve found your perfect membership plugin, read our post about how to design a great online course.
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