Do you have a website where you need readers to sign up for something important? Then you definitely would be needing paid subscriptions. Here in this article, we will share with you some of the best membership plugins, that will enable readers to submit their details and become a member of your website.

Even though a lot of plugins offer subscription integrations, not all of them have those features which you might be needing. Choosing the right plugin is very crucial for your business. Because this platform, in turn, is going to offer you great opportunities for growth.

When you look out for various plugins, you need to keep few specifications in mind. The answers to some of these questions will enable you to chose the best plugin for your business. These specifications are:

  • Do you need subscription at single level, or diverse subscription levels and management features?
  • Do you wish to only show the hidden content, or release all content slowly?
  • Which payment gateway do you wish to use? PayPal, credit card, or both?
  • Is your subscription web-based or for other services like Broadband, Phones, IPTV or Cable services?

After answering all these, start with setting up your website. Chose the right domain name and hosting for your business. Chose a theme of your choice, or you can start building the site from scratch. But once you have the site ready, install some pre-requisite business related plugins that will perform a majority of the tasks on your site. And after doing everything, finally, install the best membership plugin according to your needs. Below are some of the best plugins according to us.

Paid Memberships Pro

This is not just a paid version; you have an option of getting free version as well. But that would have limited features only, which will give you a good idea of the overall plugin. This plugin supports many payment gateways, and can also integrate more add-ons like email marketing, CRM, etc. Along with that, this plugin also supports great range of extensions, like affiliate programs, link tracking, and many more.

However, this plugin also has some minor cons. This is not at all a beginner friendly plugin, and it might take a lot of time for initial set up. The price of Paid Membership Pro Plus is $297/year, and for PMPro Unlimited is $597/year.


This is another great plugin when it comes to memberships. Its advantage over PMPro is its ease of use and robust nature. It automatically sets up pages for the users, and is easy to navigate. With this plugin, you can also restrict access to selected content on your site. You will be having full control on the content access. This plugin also has a feature of content dripping, where you can enable viewership of certain content after some duration. It can integrate with variety of mail services, and has support for Stripe and PayPal payment gateways.

Since it has limited payment options, it might not be suitable to some who need the variety. Moreover, it also supports very limited integrations. The price of MemberPress Business edition is $99/year, and for Developer Edition is $199/year.

Restrict Content Pro

This plugin is also a very popular membership plugin. It is easy to use and navigate, and settles well with WordPress. While other plugins offer add-ons, this plugin comes with built-in integrations for variety of services like PayPal, MailChimp, email manager, CSV export, and so on. It supports variety of payment gateways, and has an excellent support system.

Other than built-in integrations, external supports are very less. The pricing for Restrict Content Pro with 12 add-ons and single site license is $99/year, for 5 sites is $149/year, and for unlimited sites and all add-ons is $249/year.