Top 5 Subscription Membership Plugins 2018

Membership sites give you full control over your revenue stream. You don’t have to worry about losing a big advertising deal or one of your affiliates canceling the deal.

Team CometChat • Apr 21, 2020

Membership sites give you full control over your revenue stream. You don’t have to worry about losing a big advertising deal or one of your affiliates canceling the deal. With a membership site, you own your own revenue stream.

You can find a plethora of subscription membership plugins online. However, which ones are the best from the rest? Here is our pick of top five subscription membership site plugins for WordPress websites that offer great value, without making a big dent in the wallet.

Simple Membership

You can set up unlimited membership with this plugin. The plugin allows you to set up unlimited levels of membership. You can protect your website and pages depending on the type of membership. The plugin allows you to configure both free and paid memberships on your site.

All paid memberships are handled via PayPal. You can also set it up to accept payments through Braintree and Stripe payment gateways. All payments are recorded and you can view them anytime from the admin dashboard.

The available plugin can be downloaded for free. You can install the plugin after downloading the Zip file from the WordPress admin menu. You can customize the login widget with your own template. You can download this plugin here.


Paid Membership Pro

Paid Membership Pro is yet another free plugin. The plugin is a full-fledged membership subscription manager for WordPress websites.

You can use the plugin to add multiple revenue sources to your site. The plugin is customizable and can suit the needs of both online and offline businesses. Similar to Simple Membership,this plugin supports unlimited levels of membership plan

The plugin supports 6 popular payment gateways including PayPal, 2Checkout, Braintree, Stripe, and


Membership & Content Restriction – Paid Member Subscriptions

This is yet another free subscription membership plugin. The plugin provides a complete membership subscription solution. You can manage members, payments, and restrict access to premium web pages. The plugin also integrates with WooCommerce, providing greater options to members.

You can give specially discounted plans to specific customers. The plugin allows you to restrict entire posts or even sections of it. You can display content to users based on whether they have logged in to the site or their paid subscription plan.

The plugin accepts payment from PayPal. The plugin also has support for discount codes, e-mail reminders, bbPress, and navigations menu filtering.



MemberPress is a paid plugin that gives you advanced features in creating subscription plans. The plugin lets you restrict access to different posts.You can resist access in bulk as well and lock categories or tags. In addition, you can restrict access to specific files in your media library.


You can restrict access to certain files such as PDF or DOC to paid subscribers. The plugin also has support for subscription billing, customizable checkout, content protection, content dripping, affiliate programs, and more.

The price of this plugin ranges from $199 to $359 per year. The basic version supports one site while the advanced version supports up to 30 sites.


Restrict Content Pro

Lastly, you can download Restrict Content Pro for creating subscription plans.This plugin is loaded with options to create customized plans and unlimited subscription levels. You can easily integrate the plugin with WooCommerce.

This plugin supports integration with popular payment gateways including PayPal Pro, Stripe, 2Checkout, and Braintree. It also supports email integration and membership reporting feature. The price of this plugin starts at $99 and goes up to $499 per year.

LEARN MORE →All the plugins listed above can meet 100% needs of a subscription website. They are an easy and affordable solution for restricting your site to paid members.

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