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Top 5 Premium WordPress Membership Management Plugins

Top 5 Premium WordPress Membership Management Plugins

Do you need to build a membership website in WordPress and want to know the best WordPress membership management plugins? It’s important that you choose the best membership plugin for your business because the better the platform, the more growth you can expect. Here’s a look at the top 5 premium WordPress membership management plugins.


MemberPressMemberPress is one of the best-known membership plugins for WordPress. It has all the features you could possibly need to put together a membership site. After the plugin is installed it lets you restrict content on your site such as posts, pages, categories, tags, and files. The service also offers the ability to create unlimited access and pricing rules, manage an unlimited amount of users, accept payments through PayPal Express Checkout and Stripe, content dripping through timed release of access, and much more. This is easily one of the best WordPress membership management plugins around.

WP eMember

WP eMemberWP eMember premium membership plugin is compatible with a number of different platforms, including WordPress. This isn’t an online service, but is rather a PHP script that you access through a subscription service. You then install the script on to your own web hosting server and then the script pretty much takes care of itself. Don’t worry if you don’t have much technical knowledge though, as the subscription fee comes with a free installation kit and the script is offered as a simple plugin for WordPress users. It has all the features you could need to manage a membership site, but the user interface can feel a little dated.

Ultimate Membership Pro

Ultimate Membership ProThis is the most complete membership plugin on the market, packed full of dozens of features. Ultimate Membership Pro is known for being the ultimate – pardon the pun – in WordPress membership management plugins. You’ll be able to work with multi-level exclusive access for members built around free and paid packages and convert your website into an income source by protecting the most valuable content. The key features of this plugin are being able to restrict content, manage members, host private content, restrict access, and more.

Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content ProRestrict Content Pro is a great tool that was built by the experts behind AffilateWP and Easy Digital Downloads for WordPress. This plugin is designed to integrate smoothly with the WordPress native interface, meaning that it’s super simple to use. Unlike some other membership plugs, Restrict Content Pro has built-in integrations rather than trying to sell them separately. You’ll get PayPal, Stripe, CSV export, email manager functionality, and much more for the price of admission.


ARMemberARMember is unique when it comes to WordPress membership management plugins in that it provides every kind of membership related function under one roof. It offers a complete package to create a membership system without any technological knowledge or programming skills. ARMember allows for unlimited membership and the ability to let users be subscribed to several levels at once. Another great feature is being able to create multiple payment cycles for an individual membership plan, allowing you to give users the chance to subscribe on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

Which of these plugins is right for your website depends on both your needs and budget. Keep in mind these are premium plugins so you can expect some price tag to be attached to them. Avoid paying for more than you need and choose the one that has the right features at the right price for you.


My name is Wayne and I’m a WordPress specialist, project manager and technology enthusiast. I’m the owner of @Applinga (Pty) Ltd where we build, manage WordPress websites for our clients. My other interests includes mountain biking and going to the gym.