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10 WordPress plugins to create a membership website and protect your content

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The creation of a membership Website professional allows you to sell content strictly reserved for a category of subscribers. It can be anything: Training, e-Books, tutorials, articles, pages and many more. Creating a membership website is so a great way to limit access to a certain type of content.

However, 2 problems arise:

  1. Which tool (plugin) to use to create a member area on a website?
  2. And, how to configure it?

The answer to the first question will be given throughout this article and the answer to the second is not always easy.

So let's come back to the answer to the first question "How to create a member area on a WordPress website?" ". To do this, we will offer you the list of 10 best premium WordPress plugins to use to create your member space.

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1. ARMember

ARMember is a premium WordPress content protection plugin. It is a unique solution that allows you to sell subscriptions on any website. It has a whole range of tools that allow you to protect completely or partially its contents.

WordPress plugins to create a members area and protect your content - ARMember

Another of its features is the fact that it offers a free option which is a bit limited in terms of functionality. Speaking of features, this powerful WordPress plugin offers among others: The possibility of plan its contents, support for several subscription plans, easy configuration, migration between different subscription plans, WooCommerce support, several models of forms, and more.

It is also a reference in this niche.

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2. UserPro

UserPro is an all-in-one premium WordPress plugin that allows you to create a community website complete and functional. But if it appears in this list is because it offers a powerful management and content restriction feature that you can use to create an e-learning website.

UserPro Community and User Profile WordPress Plugin

It comes with features such as registration on the website through the accounts of Social networks, viral marketing support, user badge management, account certification, public / private activity flows, etc ...

It is simply an all-in-one plugin, which you will have to try.

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3. PrivateContent

PrivateContent is a powerful yet easy-to-use solution for creating a true multi-level registration website. It's a plugin compatible with the new European legislation on the protection of users' data.

PrivateContent Multilevel Content Plugin

Like most plugins in this list, it comes with a whole host of full features that are only waiting for you to install it.

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Protect your content with this premium WordPress plugin and let subscribers access it based on the role or status they have. In addition, it is one of the best selling plugins in this niche, and one that deserves special attention from you.

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4. Youzer

Youzer is another premium WordPress plugin packed with features and perfect for creating any website that wants restrict its content. But it's not just for that, it can also help you turn your website into a true community platform.

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Its features are plethoric and list them here would be to simply write an article dedicated to this plugin. Also note that at the level of the layout and overall appearance of this WordPress plugin, you will be seduced by its maturity and robustness. 

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Simply check out his demo and make an opinion that will be specific to what you expect from any WordPress plugin this niche.

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5. User Profiles Made Easy

User Profiles Made Easy (UPME) is a premium WordPress plugin that manages the display of profiles as well as login and registration on your website. It adapts to all mobile devices, and works with any WordPress theme.

User Profiles Made Easy

With this plugin, your users will no longer consult their profiles in the backend (Admin area) and your login and registration pages will be replaced with new, prettier pages that will improve the user experience Visitors, thus giving a more professional look to your website strictly reserved to members.

Its features include: a user profile section, customizable profile fields, a member area, the multilingual support, control over access to content, a responsive layout, integration with WooCommerce, a SEO optimized for search engines, and more

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6. Ultimate Membership Pro

Ultimate Membership Pro is an excellent premium WordPress subscription and content restriction plugin. It allows users to be managed according to their plan (free or premium) by creating exclusive access levels.

best WordPress plugins - Ultimate Membership Pro

It will therefore be possible to protect all the content of your website, or just part of it. It will be for example a course, a lesson, a page, a product, a category, an image, etc ...

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Key features include: content protection, multiple levels of access, support for multiple payment gateways -PayPal,, Stripe, 2CheckOut, Bank Transfer-, partial content protection, and more again…

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7. WP Membership

The premium WordPress plugin WP Membership has the advantage of being multilingual and is delivered to date with almost 11 languages ​​in its directory. It will help you like the other WordPress plugins in this list to protect your content.

WP Membership

Its strength lies in the fact that you will hardly have to configure or customize it. Just install it and start protecting your content. This premium WordPress plugin also has a free version that does almost everything. Except that the creation of the number of levels is limited.

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As main functions, it offers among others: the support for multiple payment gateways - Paypal, Stripe-, several price grid models, 2 models of pages dedicated to the registration on the website and 5 profile section templates.

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8. Fitness Trainer

Fitness WordPress is a premium plugin whose name describes what it was designed for. Its role is to help fitness coaches to offer fitness classes on the internet. It installs all the pages you will need to use it.

Fitness Trainer Training Membership Plugin

Features include: WooCommerce full media and most popular payment gateways, highly responsive layout, the ability to create any type of registration, MailChimp support, from WPML, and others.

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This is a very easy to use plugin, just install it and guide your members in their quest for performance.

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9. WooCommerce Membership

The WooCommerce Membership plugin is a premium WordPress membership plugin that allows you to offer your potential customers access to premium content and products from your online store. You will be able to create, manage and follow the subscriptions of your member area.

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In addition to these powerful capabilities, you will be able to assign and revoke access to certain articles, certain pages, certain categories, keywords, digital files, etc… according to the subscription plans of your users.

Its features are, among others: easy installation, powerful access rules, simple integration of payment gateways, compatibility with all premium WordPress themes, full control over access to your content, the ability to sell digital products safely, the integration of a affiliate program, a forum strictly reserved for premium members, and many others ...

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10. Edivently LMS

The Edivently LMS premium WordPress plugin will help you easily create a learning management system - LMS-, to give your website the power that an online academy should have.

Edivently LMS

Your instructors or teachers will among other things easily create and sell their courses on the internet, track enrollment, send separately a message to the entire class or students, manage certificates and course sales via a single dashboard.

As for the students, they will be able to follow their lessons, and their progress via the account of each one.

The other features available are: lesson planning, possibility to create quizzes and exercises, the management of course expiry dates, a profile section for each user, the support for several popular WordPress themes, easy management of sound and video and more.

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11. LearnDash

LearnDash is a premium WordPress plugin designed to help you build an online course management system. Nowadays, many universities are using this plugin in order to achieve their educational goals.

LearnDash wordpress plugins create members area protect content

With this plugin, not only will you be able to sell courses, but you will also be able to create them. However, it offers a lot more than the publication of the courses, as you will have the possibility to reward students with certificates, badges and even points, in short, to interact with the users according to the skill level they have achieved.

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By choosing the WordPress LearnDash plugin, you offer your e-learning website a powerful content restriction tool, which cannot be seen or consulted by users, if they have met certain conditions. Configure prices, create groups, manage student progress, and communicate with members of your platform.

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Here ! That's all for our list of the best premium WordPress plugins to create a space strictly reserved for subscribers of your website. You can also use these WordPress plugins to block access to your forum content, create a social network, a coaching website, e-learning and much more.

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting the guide on the WordPress blog creation or the one on Divi: the best WordPress theme of all time.

If you are already using a premium WordPress plugin that we have omitted from this list, then leave it to us in our comments section to continue to grow this list. Especially share this article on your different Social networks.   


This article features 105 comments

  1. Hello, I am starting to create websites for my clients (merchant), which plugin should I use for the creation, management and host of all my created websites?
    And how do I ensure that each of my clients can only have access to their respective website?

    merci pour votre aide

    1. Hello S. Youssef,
      Thank you for your question, We would love to have more details on what you are looking to achieve. Because if you create websites with WordPress each of your customers will certainly have their own website. But if you are looking to create a website or an online store with several sellers then that changes. There are a multitude of marketplace themes that allow you to do this. Read the following article How to create a Marketplace with WordPress and come back to us.

  2. Bonjour,

    I am creating a classified ads site with ultimate member, do you know if it would be possible to allow users to add a price to their ads and in the process get a commission on the price offered?
    If not, with which plugins would this be possible?

    Thank you in advance for your assistance

  3. Hello Thierry
    I am using a Kleo wordpress template with buddypress for my family support network. In the registration form I added several fields (training, job, center of interest, number of children, school, the name of the people who sponsor them to enter the network ...) do you know how I can recover thanks to a plugin all member data. I tested a few plugins I only have the basic information. thank you so much

  4. hello, very good article only I don't know if what I'm looking for is here, in fact I want to create a private user space (each user -> a different private page) and in this space a user can load and view these files ( specific to him) ex: upload files, invoice, pff, etc. here I have been looking for a few days but I cannot arrive. thank you for your info

    1. Hello,

      Invoices can be personalized, but I'm not sure all files are user-specific. I have unfortunately not yet tested.

  5. Good afternoon, post. Congratulations
    My case, I need to create a one page site with product descriptions, images and various static things as well as pricing with 3 offers the user can subscribe to. The other part is that if the user-signed package 1 appears, a dashboard, tables with results, graphs and other elements. Everything is static because this information is already in the database managed by another application. Can you make a unique site? What are the tips? thank you so much

  6. Good morning, thank you for your article.
    I am creating a site for an association.
    Members register on the site, then arrive on their profile, where they can join the association, register for courses, edit and modify their profile.
    Administrators want to have access to the list of registered members, their profile, to do sorting with different options, to be able to make editions and PDF exports.
    And later, be able to set up a billing.
    Which extension do you recommend?
    of course I would like everything to be translated into French ...
    Have a nice day and thank you in advance.

  7. Hello, from the Joomla world, I am very tempted to see if I can switch my sites to WordPress. I have two main sites: A retiree association of which I am a member and which organizes activities and trips. A diving club of which I am also a member and which organizes dives.

    I need to create a member area with end of membership on a fixed date like the vast majority of associations in France. The plug-in should allow me to create membership plans with radio buttons / drop-down list etc to add options to the membership plan (Individual insurance 1, 2, 3, federal review, material loan A, B, C …), The possibility of downloading the supporting documents (License, medical certificate…) with the generation of an invoice indicating the options taken and their price. The "membership" plugin must enrich the member profile with all the information requested for membership so that this information can pre-populate the forms or the event manager.

    I also need to manage events that also have options and uploading supporting documents. These events must be able to be managed by eligible members.

    A document database hiding the files and perpetuating the links.

    Are there such plugins under wordpress. The little that I have been able to observe is that I am necessarily with paid plugins that do not have a full version in test or demo. But it is true that I do not master WordPress.


    1. Hello,

      The best way to find out is to test the main plugins on this list. The first 3 in particular.

  8. Hello what is the difference between whishlist and ARmember. I want to use Learny Tunnel. Is it easy to implement once the prospect becomes a customer with Ar member? ar member, does it duplicate Optimze Press member?

    1. Hello,

      Wishlist and ARmember do the same job. And you can use them with OptimizePress, but not with OptimizeMember. Because 3 do the same job.

      1. Thank you. And once the prospect becomes a customer via the sales funnel and the purchase is validated on the learny tunnel, is it intuitive to link the purchase to the member's area via ar member?

  9. Hello,

    What do you think is the best plugin for these needs:

    - Membership with choice of monthly or annual payment
    - Registration form with personalized fields according to the type of membership
    - Secure access for members
    - Corporate access with sub-accounts
    - Membership directory online
    - Privilege price on items in the online store

    We are currently using MemberPress but for monthly or yearly payment this needs to be split into two separate memberships. In addition, renewal of the monthly membership is not possible before the expiration date. Several other small bugs.

    We are currently testing WooCommerce Subscription, but cannot have a registration form with personalized fields by type of membership and corporate access with sub-accounts.

    The thank you box

    1. Hello,

      Armember and Membership Pro are quite comprehensive. But I very much doubt that they offer all of these features.

  10. Hello,
    When you say about "Private Content": If you are planning to create a secure online training platform, then I highly recommend this plugin.

    It is only good for 1 training. In the different texts read, we talk about membership levels that are evolving. I hear it as a pyramid. Is it this ?
    Can you confirm to me that this is not ideal for training or I misunderstood?
    Thank you

  11. Hello thanks for this article. I want to sell video sports lessons via a private paid subscription area. 3 times a week, my subscribers will have access to a new session. Which types of plugins would be most suitable for you please. Thank you very much.

  12. Hello, very interesting article.
    I don't know where to turn. I will sell training in the 50 euros. I don't know yet if I'm going to have a lot of members. I would have 5 modules (1 unlocked per week) ..
    Which plugin or plugins do you think is the easiest to install (preferably in French) and the least expensive? Because going through a platform and paying every month does not interest me especially if I have few members in the end.
    Thank you very much

  13. Hello,

    I would like to create a member's area with a video library where users can create playlists of the videos they want to see again. Do you know if one of the plugins you offer allows it or possibly how I can formulate my request on Google to find information? I've been going around in circles for hours. I think we will need a member area extension and a separate video extension. Thank you

      1. I thought about using buddypress and s2 member, but I hadn't thought of a WP video theme that could have this playlist option… It sheds a whole new light, thank you!

  14. Hello,
    Thank you for this very useful list.
    A priori "Ultimate Membership Pro" corresponds to my expectations, but I was able to read on the site a warning about a vulnerability problem:
    “An attacker can use a SQL injection of WordPress Ultimate Membership Pro, in order to read or alter data. "
    The notice dates from 2016, I was wondering if since then, this flaw had been corrected or not.

  15. Hello,

    I am looking to integrate on my wordpress site, a member area whose purpose is to be able for each specific user to give him the opportunity to download files (pdf).

    In summary, I have a new client, I take care of creating his account, then I will import specific files for him, once logged in he accesses a "My documents" tab, he downloads the files.

  16. I agree, my intention is to buy the Premium version.
    I only wanted to test the free version to see if it suited me and had everything I was looking for.

  17. Hello,
    I have a WordPress site which I want to limit the access of certain articles, pages or tools to my subscribers. I want visitors to have access to an extract of my articles to try to go further, but when they click on "read more" a window will open indicating that the content of this article is reserved for members with an option for them to login or subscribe by clicking on the links that will appear in this window.
    I would like subscribers to also have the option to subscribe to my newsletter in order to make only one list.
    Do you know a plugin that offers the option of restricting content and making newsletters or 2 plugins that are compatible.
    Thank you for your precious help.

      1. Thank you Thierry for your quick response.
        I looked at Ultimate-membership, I feel like I can cut off access to an entire post or page, but there doesn't seem to be a way to make only part of the post private. I wanted to leave the summary (to attract them…) and, when he clicked on read more, the whole would be under subscription. I don't see how to do this Ultimate vac.
        ARmember is not available in the free wordpress plugins, so I will be watching this tonight from home.

        Thanks again

          1. Hello,
            I bought ARmember this morning, but I tried to download it in my wordpress and it shows me; . “This file is too big. The file size must be less than 2000 KB. "

            The size of the zip file is 7 kb… Do you know what I should do to correct the situation

            Thank you

          2. Hello,

            You have to add it manually or increase the size of the files to upload from your cpanel.

  18. Hello!

    I am looking for a plugin that can create me wp user accounts with username and password automatically. The idea is that I get these id and password so that I distribute them to my students. Rural environment requires.

    Thank you for your availability.

  19. Hello,

    I imagine that with all of these plugins, it is possible to filter the access to a page according to different types of access. This page gathers all the links of the documents (pdf, word etc.). If I want to secure access to these pdf, how do I go about it?

    Knowing that getting the pdf link allows you to access it, right? So possible to find without obtaining access from the webmaster.

    Can you enlighten me on this point?

  20. hello, very good article and that interests me because I am currently on a collaborative website project where my members can publish ads and on the site, and I hesitate to use wordpress because not too much knowledge. in reality I am a follower of frameworks and the treatment of data in my database is my only fear how to make requests to insert data and retrieve them in order to display them on my site with wordpress

  21. Good evening
    What is the best plugin that can make the following functionality
    - registration
    - modify profile
    - establish a connection with an account
    - establish a connection with facebook
    - disconnection
    thank you in advance

  22. Hello,

    I would like to create a secure client area that allows clients to store files and admin can access and add files if needed. Its use must be intuitive. If you have any solutions, can you send me a sample site to see if this is really what I want? Thank you.

  23. Hello to you
    I am looking for a plugin to create a member area on a site, which allows registered people to pre-book one or more services. It would be a private concierge site, on which a registered member can therefore pre-book, for example, "a laundry service", "a home delivery", etc ... (there would be about fifteen services). I will be alerted to their request in order to contact them again. For the moment, no online payment! Only from pre-booking.

    What do you advise me?
    Thank you in advance

  24. Good evening, I use paidmembership Pro, I want to create a personal space for which when they click on 'Connect' they will go directly to their own personal space, then make a purchase if necessary. Can paidmemberhip pro do it on its own or is there an additional plugin to download?
    thank you in advance

  25. Hello, please is that with paidmembershippro it is possible to connect a subscriber without going through the back-end wordpress administration board, I would like to create a special page for subscriber authentication and registration. Is this possible with paidmembershippro? thank you in advance

  26. Hello,
    Congratulations for your article, by cons am lost, too many choices.
    I am looking for a plugins which allows (for an association) to create an information form with name, first name, address, photo… and validate the registration by an online payment (paypal with credit card for example).
    To be able to also add members manually who will have already paid me in cash.
    I should also be able to extract the information collected in an Excel table, ideally to store this information.
    Plugins free or paid whatever.
    If someone could help me?

    Best regards.

    1. Good evening Valentin,

      Sorry but we can just recommend these plugins by limiting ourselves to the descriptions of the authors, but from there to buy them all to test them, unfortunately we cannot do it because it requires a lot of money and time.

      You can always contact our pro support.

  27. Hello, thank you for this article. I still drown in all these choices. This is what I want to do for my part on my site. Member access only For my clients. I gave them a password AND a login. All my clients will have access to the same platform or I will provide them with resources: video, pdf, ppt. What should I use on WordPress? Thanks a lot for your help.

  28. Hello,

    Thanks for the article.
    I am looking for a full extension to manage a fun member area with: a stand-alone forum (ie members create the topics), social network (with a wall, the possibility of "making friends", exchanging , Posting photos), the possibility for members to post articles visible on the site to the general public (with moderation of the admin), and the possibility of accessing certain contents of the site by paying a membership (in my case It would be for training exercises).

    What can you advise me as extensions with a pretty nice design for members?

  29. Hello very good article, I'm looking for a plug that will allow people registered on my site to have personalized login pages by me that will be active using certain parameters that I would have to define and a login page or registrants will be able to withdraw money or make purchases. What do you recommend? Thank you for answering me

  30. Hello, thank you for this article and thank you in advance for your response.

    On my site I would like to create a member area where I will be the only one able to manage the list of members. This would be to distribute the doc there to my users and no one else should be able to access it. I will give them each a login and a password that I will have created for them, so there will be no registration page open to Internet users.
    Is this possible with Wishlist member? And is it secure enough to share "confidential" documents?

    Thank you in advance and have a good day!

    1. Yes, this is possible with Wishlist Member, for the second part of your question, it all depends on the degree of confidentiality and the type of site. But, this is possible with 100% with this plugin.

  31. Hello,
    Very good article
    I am trying to create a member area for training via video or audio and ebooks
    My wish would be after registration to make the 1st video available to members on the day of registration, then a few days after another video, etc ……
    Two types of member, one will be registered manually by me and the other paying by subscription

    Do you know what kind of product?

    Thank you

  32. Hello I am trying to create a private space for each of my members accessible by ID and MdP without registration, you talk about the plugin Wishlist Members is this the right solution, if so or then I find it.
    Merci de votre réponse

  33. Hello,

    I want to take a plugin for a management of members but when you look at the 10 it is very difficult to make a choice.
    What do you advise me for a site where there will be 3 access (Trainer, player, club) with 3 different amounts and 3 access to different content?

    Thank you very much in advance for your response,

    1. Hello Nath,

      Sorry but this is the kind of information that we unfortunately do not give because we offer it as a service on Please contact our team of professionals to set all this up.

      Sorry and hope you understand that we have a limit in free support otherwise we will go broke.

  34. Hello Thierry,
    My site will include several categories of members: professionals, spectators, etc., I would like them to be able to register very easily and inform their status. Some content will be displayed for viewers, others for professionals, etc. And some parts of the site will be visible to everyone.
    For spectators, I would also like them to be able to acquire “medals” or change their status according to a combination of criteria (seniority, number of commented messages, etc.) or other actions.
    Finally, in the long term, I would like registered viewers to also be able to benefit from a paid subscription option (monthly micro payment) offering other content.
    Which plug-in would be best suited, knowing that everything must be in French in addition (and in addition allow the integration of a forum or discussion between users).
    I saw UserPro and Membership Manager, 'could one of the two be suitable? Or another?
    Thank you!

  35. Hi,

    I would like to know if there is a plugin which would allow to link users between them?
    Indeed, I want to differentiate 2 types of users (customers / agents), knowing that an agent can have several customers.

    Thank you good night !

  36. Hello Thierry
    I'm looking for a widget that could block certain pages where pdf files will be made available to users (members). This site is open and non-commercial but we would like to reserve certain files for members of the group. Maybe it's easier to format an email each time you log into the page or download.
    This site will be dedicated to fans of the Ski World Cup. We would like members to be able to log into a blog as well as a forum. Paypal will be used through a "donate".

    wordpress "dispatch"

    Thank you

    1. Lionel Bonsoir,

      Sorry but we do not offer a plugin search service on the blog section. Please contact our professional service on the home page who will be happy to take care of this work for a fairly low price.

  37. Hello,

    I want to make a private site where students can watch video courses.
    What I'd like to do as well, and haven't figured out how yet, is be able to control exactly what each user does (which page and for how long). So I can check who works and what.
    Which plugin would be best suited ???

    thank you in advance

    1. Hello,

      In this case, I recommend the WPLMS theme, it's the ideal solution to create an e-learning site with a real follow-up of teachers and members. So you need a theme more than a plugin.


  38. Hello,

    Very interesting your article, it allowed me to know some plugins that I did not know yet despite the large quantity that I tested.

    I'm still looking for a plugin more suited to our needs that I haven't found yet. As I said, I have tried several but the most seriously tested are
    "Emember" and I am currently riding with Paid Membership Pro.

    However, there are several things that are not adapted to our needs in PMPro.

    Here are our needs for an association so that our members have access to certain pages:

    1- Completely translatable in French
    2- Offer several payments per level (per month or per year) without having to create different levels per payment period.
    3 - Offer to pay by PayPal and offline payment (pre-authorized check or debit)
    4- Supports coupons
    5- Generates a login page and account management (not those of WordPress)

    Thank you for your reply!

  39. Mr THierry Bertrand I would like to know if you have an idea on Dubli network .. because I intend to become integrated in the days to come. Thank you

  40. hello, very good article only I don't know if what I'm looking for is here, in fact I want to create a private user space (each user -> a private page) and in this space a user can load and view these files (own to him) ex: load stl files to view objects in 3d with the stl viewer plugin. voila I've been looking for a few days but I can't arrive. Thank you for your info 😉

    1. Good evening Kary,

      Membership plugins mainly have the role of protecting pages of your site or blog from unauthorized access according to the chosen plan. Once the page is protected, you can include any content or plugin on the one of your choice.

      So on principle, it should work.

  41. Hello,

    Thank you for this fairly comprehensive article on the outline. On the other hand, I see that there are only paid plugins here (or almost). I don't mind investing but I would like to know if the plugin is able to do what I want. PrivateContent seems the most suitable but I'm not sure.
    So, I would like to know if the plugin is able to manage a category in common between two types of users.
    In a simpler way, I would like a type of user of type Author to be able to create an article in category A. Once the article is created, I would like an email / SMS to be sent to users of type Subscribers who have chosen category A in their profile to receive the link to this last article (The link would only be accessible to people with the link).
    Thank you!

    1. Hello Kevin,

      If you don't want to invest up front, then I recommend Paid Membership Pro. This is a great plugin that will allow you to protect your articles, courses, training, pages and products. It's time to easily create your website with a secure member area.


  42. Hello,
    Do one or more of these pluggins support the import of an existing list: I already have a database of 600 names which is managed under filemaker but I would like to have a single database accessible via my site.
    Thank you!

    1. Hello Julie,

      YES if the file is in CSV format. Or, you can always use the WP ALL IMPORT plugin to import the content to your site with member zone.

  43. Hello,

    Thank you for this very comprehensive comparison!
    Personally I opted for S2Member in free version. He does the job really well.

    I had the idea behind my head to create a SaaS application with WordPress, which was not won at the start. But with this plugin as well as another (wp-saas) a kind of starter-kit to initialize a SaaS application (it provides the minimum to start a SaaS application: manage customer accounts, to which we associate a company, ...) in plus this plugin provides an example of CRUD + list for a 1st business entity (contact management for each customer). Not being very experienced in WordPress dev (and in dev at all!) I duplicated this screen to manage other things in my application.
    Well, technically it's not very "sexy", but it's starting to do the job nicely! 🙂
    See you soon,

  44. Hello Thierry,

    Thank you for your article! Very interesting
    For my part I am looking for a plugin that will allow me to adopt a member area on my site, without any Internet user being able to register automatically!
    Is it possible to find this kind of plugin, where we control who can register and become a member?
    If you could inform me it would be superb, thank you for your help!

    1. Hello Leroy,

      I know an excellent plugin and it is called: Wishlist Member! It is very complete and especially very professional. However, you should know that like all plugins, it will be a bit complicated to configure from the start.

      We offer customization services.


  45. Hello,

    Interesting your article, precisely I seek to create an ecommerce site with a public access and a professional access (with connection by identifier and password and different prices).

    Does the userpro plugin allow pros to identify themselves? knowing that he could not register but just identify himself ...

    Otherwise, would you have any plugin ideas to offer me?

    Thanks for your help

    1. Hello Beez,

      In my opinion, Wishlist Members remains the best WordPress plugin to create a secure members area (site with member zone).

  46. You have not talked about Woocommerce subscription. I was wondering if its price justify its effectiveness and if it was just as good to take a plugging like Magicmember?

    1. Hello,

      For the integration of a space with members area protected by password, I recommend Wishlist Member, it is very good and above all, very complete.

  47. I am in the process of creating a portal for NGOs, so I would like to know how to automatically assign them a blog, a page that they can animate. All this on a single site that I could manage myself in the back office? please answer 🙂

    1. Hello Patrice,

      For that, one might think of creating a multi-site network. We can do it for you if you wish.

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