What Is MemberPress?
Caseproof, the company behind MemberPress, focuses its attention on only four plugins, all immensely popular. Unlike others that create hundreds of plugins to see what sticks, Caseproof goes all out on a few solutions. That’s why you can expect frequent updates and specialized support.
Here’s how it pans out for MemberPress:
MemberPress is an astonishingly well put together WordPress membership plugin. The code is clean, bug-free, lean, and it gets better each year.
Memberships and Subscriptions
MemberPress lets you set up unlimited membership levels. It’s effortless to apply various rules to different access levels. You can display all the relevant info on the pricing table in a few clicks.
One cool thing is that users can have multiple memberships. It’s fantastic if you want to sell multiple products with different access levels.
It's easy for users to manage their subscriptions. They can cancel or upgrade their membership in a few clicks. The system can allow prorated upgrades automatically, so customers have extra incentives to purchase.
Users can pause their subscription to your WordPress membership website. Еven if someone doesn’t want to be a subscriber, they might restart the membership later—great for minimizing subscriber churn.
Access rules let you restrict just about anything—pages, posts, tags, categories, etc. You can drip content, set content expiration times, etc.
Pricing options abound as well. Free trials, lifetime memberships, monthly subscriptions, and coupons are on the table. You can also set a paywall giving visitors a sneak peek before being locked out.
You can use add-ons for even more functionality to your store. One is MemberPress Courses, which turns the WordPress paid subscription plugin into an LMS software. You get a ton of options for setting up an educational website.
There are options for creating corporate accounts—solid if you want to sell group memberships. MemberPress Developer Tools add a REST API for doing custom coding. MemberPress Downloads lets you upload files and restrict access for members. It also allows reporting on member file access.
Lastly, the reporting tools are comprehensive. You can view info on the number of active/inactive members, the average lifetime value of a subscriber, and overall money made/refunded.
By now, MemberPress probably sounds like a pretty good membership plugin for WordPress. It is one of the most feature-rich platforms, and it lacks no significant tools.
Integrations and Payment Gateways
Admittedly, MemberPress could do better where payment gateways are concerned. The free integrations support PayPaland Stripe, which are the two most popular gateways. Paid plans only add Authorize.net. Not the broadest choice, all in all.
Other integrations are decent, though.
Autoresponder integrations include AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Constant Contact, Drip, GetResponse, MailChimp, and a bunch more. Pretty much all popular and a few less popular systems are included.
The WordPress members plugin is compatible with sites built on Elementor, Divi, or BeaverBuilder. These are three of the best WP page builders and are an excellent asset for getting custom site designs.
Affiliate marketing integrations cover Affiliate Royale and Affiliate WP. The former solution is created by Caseproof, so it works quite smoothly with MemberPress.
You can also hook it up to AWS S3 instances. It's fantastic if you want to let subscribers access various files.
There are a few good add-ons for creating registration forms and advanced account pages.
Unfortunately, there’s no good support for ecommerce functionality. The plugin does integrate with ThriveCart. However, this means you can’t use MemberPress’s member management, which makes this WordPress members-only plugin less effective.
MemberPress user reviews are simply stellar. The great majority of people love the features, how well and smoothly everything works, and many heap praise on the support team.
All in all, most clients enjoy using this tool.
MemberPress has three pricing plans:
- Basic—Works on one site, $149, renews at $249/year
- Plus—Works on three sites, $249, renews at $399/year
- Pro—Works on five sites, $349, renews at $549/year
The core WordPress membership management features are mostly the same across the plans. The plans differ on the number of site licenses and what integrations are supported. All add-ons are included in the Plus plan.
There is no free version or even a trial. However, you can use a 14-day money-back guarantee.
MemberPress is one of the most powerful and user-friendly solutions. It offers you everything you need to create a powerful membership site. The flexible features make it the best membership plugin for WordPress for most projects.