If you own a content oriented WordPress website and want to monetize your content then you know what is a Membership Plugin. The main feature of a membership plugin is to add some or all content to your WordPress website into a restricted area where only selected members can access the content in different subscription levels. 

There are a lot of Membership plugins out there. Here we are going to discuss these 5 Most Popular Membership Plugins for your WordPress site:

Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro provides a wide-ranging membership management system that gives administrators a simple way to restrict site’s content and collect payments from customers. Some other top features of Restrict Content Pro includes:

  • Create unlimited subscription levels.
  • Create free, trial and paid subscriptions.
  •  Restrict access to posts, pages, downloads at different levels.
  •  Create unlimited discount codes.
  •  Create and send emails for account verifications and others.
  •  Integration with PayPal as standard and other gateways via extensions.


If you rely on Infusionsoft or ActiveCampaign to run your business and need a membership plugin for your WordPress website, Memberium is probably where you should focus your attention. Some of the highlights are,

  • Create unlimited membership levels and Users.
  • Advanced Infusionsoft Integration.
  • Integrates with popular plugins such as Gravity Forms, LearnDash LMS, Yoast, and WooCommerce.
  • Memberium comes with tons of advanced shortcodes.
  • Advanced Analytics / Social Media Integration.
  • Well-Documented.

Paid Membership Pro

Next in our list is Paid Memberships Pro. We have personally used this plugin for a number of different websites, specially on some of the LMS sites. Some of the features include,

  • Basic free version for download.
  • Create unlimited membership levels.
  • View all members in one place.
  • Generate “Reports”.
  • Generate unlimited Coupons.
  • Integration with most popular payment gateways Like Stripe, Braintree, PayPal.


MemberPress membership plugin is a simple, but a powerful plugin. It’s easy to use and has following powerful features,

  • Multiple Memberships levels.
  • Create different “Groups”.
  • Create “Rules” on “Groups” and “Memberships levels”.
  • Generate unlimited Coupons.
  • Create “Reminders”.
  • Create and send emails.
  • Integration with the most popular payment gateways.


MemberMouse is a premium membership and eCommerce solution, which lets you create a membership site in minutes. Some of the top features of MemberMouse includes:

  • Create unlimited membership levels.
  • Easy account Management.
  • Easily restrict access to products, pages, posts etc.
  • Easily test different pricing levels for the same membership with built-in split testing.
  • Plenty of integrations are available including email marketing and payment processors.

We are analyzing these plugins, in the light of several points, take a look!

We hope this post was helpful and if it doesn’t include a plugin that you are using, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below. We will be updating this post regularly.