Choosing the right membership plugin is crucial because having a better platform means that you have more opportunity for growth. There are plenty of WordPress membership plugins; however, not all of them have the specific features that you might need to create your membership site. Some of the plugins are good for selling subscriptions on a single level, while others provide various membership levels and subscription management features. If you are considering building a membership site in WordPress, here are the four best WordPress membership plugins that can help you to create a paid membership site easily.

Wishlist Member

In my opinion this is the best option. It’s my go to plugin of choice.

WishList Member protects your posts, pages and custom post types so you can create an ongoing membership site, online course, community or any other kind “paid content” gateway. You’re not tied to a single type of site, setup or design. WishList Member™ is built to match your creativity.

WishList Member also seamlessly integrates with Learning Management Systems (LMS) like LearnDash, WP Courseware, LearnPress, Sensei and others.


LearnDash is an extremely easy to use and flexible WordPress plugin. It is easy to set up and adding content to your site with LearnDash couldn’t be easier. It allows you to hide and content and restrict it to different groups of members easily, and comes with a powerful drip content feature that allows you to roll out content to members on a regular basis.


A free WordPress membership plugin, S2Member also has a pro version available. The free version is limited concerning support and features, but it can give you a good starting point. The Pro version comes with content dripping, while the free version supports PayPal.


One of the most popular WordPress membership site plugins is MemberPress. It is also the simplest to use and, when it comes to features, it’s the most robust. MemberPress can automatically setup your pricing, login, account, and thank you pages for your members. It also contains powerful access control, which allows you to restrict access to any of the content on your site.

While there are many WordPress plugins for your membership site, these are the best ones for beginners to use. Make sure you thoroughly research each plugin option to ensure that you are getting the one that best suits your needs.

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