Plugin Version: 3.7
Plugin Requires: WordPress 4.0 or higher
WordPress 5.0, WP Multisite 5.0
Simple membership plugin is very user-friendly and well-documented. You will be able to protect your content (tutorials, videos, ebooks, courses) behind a membership login and start charging users to access it.
Simple membership lets you selectively protect your articles/posts/pages by creating various membership access levels (example: Free, Silver, Gold etc.) and protect the content (posts, pages) of your site.
Install the plugin, follow our documentation and in a few minutes you will have your membership site ready to go.
It is very easy to install the simple membership plugin. You install it just like any other WordPress plugin. Upload, activate, follow our tutorials.
Password protected member's area. Easily protect posts and pages that only members of the site can access and view.
Membership signup, payments, profile maintenance, account expiry, upgrade notification etc is fully automated after you set it up.
You can charge a One Time payment or a recurring payment for your membership access. For example: charge a monthly or yearly fee for the access.
Create unlimited number of membership access levels (free, silver, gold etc). You can charge more for higher access levels.
Selectively protect the posts. Create different access levels and select which posts and pages can be viewed which access level.
View all your members, their access levels, account status all from the admin dashboard. Move or upgrade them to different access levels easily.
The plugin comes with member login, registration, edit profile etc shortcodes. Use a login shortcode in the sidebar widget to create a sidebar login form.
Need the membership plugin in another language? The framework is translation-ready, making it as easy for you to translate.
Set the page that your members will be sent to after they log into the site. You can set different redirection pages for different membership access levels.
You have the option to manually approve your members. The members can only log into the site after you have reviewed the details and activated the membership account.
The plugin has integration with some of the most popular payment gateways. You can accept membership payment using PayPal, Stripe or Braintree gateways.
You can offer a free stand-alone trial period or alternatively you can provide your customers with a free trial period prior to a subscription payment.
There are lots of hooks that a developer can use to customize the plugin. There is also an API that can be used to create and update member accounts.
You can choose to enable the "Force Strong Password" feature in the settings which will force the members to pick a strong password.
Simple membership plugin will easily integrate with PayPal so you can accept membership payments directly into your PayPal account from your members.
Your users will be able to make payments using their PayPal account or using their credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Amex etc)
You will be able to charge one time fee or recurring subscription fee for your site membership. For example: you can setup a Buy Now button to charge $49 for a 6 month access to your premium membership access. You could also setup a subscription button to charge $19.95 per month (recurring payment) for the access.
Simple membership will seamlessly integrate with your existing WordPress theme.
You don't need to use any special theme or make any custom changes to your theme to use this plugin.
All the output from the shortcodes (example: the login form, registration form, password reset form etc) should look good and work with any WordPress theme).
The plugin also works nicely with responsive WordPress themes.
A membership site has specific areas for members. Generally members pay some type of fee to join the site and become a member. It could be a one time or a recurring monthly/annually fee to get access to some or all of your content.
You can create recurring income generating revenue by creating a successful membership website.
Here are some examples of what you could sell from your membership site:
Premium tutorials, newsletter, magazine, database, online community, software, apps, videos, ebooks, audio files, discount codes, fan clubs, consulting, coaching etc.
The membership payment is handled via PayPal. your members will be able to pay for the membership via their credit card or their PayPal account
Yes, you can create both types of access levels (one time payment and/or recurring payment).
Yes, you can have both free and paid memberships on your site.
Yes, simple membership will work with the latest version of WordPress. The plugin is always kept upto date.
You can ask your questions on the support forum