Having membership functionalities on your site has many benefits. It can help you serve your audiences in a better way. You can keep sensitive content out of public view or even monetize content.
Luckily, there are WordPress plugins available for every type of imaginable membership system. WPGIZ is here for you to make your membership plugin choice easy by bringing a list of best WordPress membership plugins, which can be downloaded for free.
The WP-Members membership plugin turns your WordPress site into a membership site. You can restrict premium contents, create custom registration fields, and more. WP-Members is easy to set up and manage. The plugin restricts selected WordPress content to registered site members so that you can show premium contents to selected members only. To make the registration process a part of your content instead of the native WP login page, WP-Members put it on the site front end. Extreme level customization is possible with more than 120 action and filter hooks packed with the plugin. A library of API functions for extensibility is also there if you are thinking to do more.
You can sell memberships on your site easily with the Membership & Content Restriction plugin. You can create multiple levels of memberships, each with their unique pricing. Several actions can be done just using shortcodes. Advanced features like automatic log users in, hide admin bar, account sharing prevention, reCAPTCHA are available as well. PayPal payment option is available with the plugin. So, you can keep track of all member payments, payment statuses, and purchased subscription plans. More powerful add-ons are available to add to the plugin’s functionalities.
Extend your controls over your blog using the User Role Editor by Members plugin. You can easily edit users, roles, and capabilities. With a user interface, you can manage how your members will use your site. That means you get control over which users by role have access to post content. Shortcodes are available to control user access. There is a login form widget and users widget to show in your theme’s sidebars. You can make your site and its feed completely private if you want. Moreover, many existing plugins integrate their custom roles and capabilities directly into this plugin, which is a plus point for sure.
Ultimate Member is a user profile & membership plugin that makes it a breeze for users to sign-up and become members of your website. You can create advanced online communities and membership sites just by managing user profiles. You can create almost any type of site where users can join and become members with absolute ease. With this plugin, you can conditionally display menus, customize email templates, and display a member directory. Several add-ons are available to enable WooCommerce integration, private messaging, and more.
Using the User Access Manager plugin, you can create a user group based on WordPress Roles & capabilities. You can use some checkboxes to assign pages, categories, or individual posts to that group. The possibility of assigning users and content to more than one group is also available.
The name of this plugin already provides information about its functionalities. This plugin called User Submitted Posts allows users to create content on the front end of your site. Right after activating this plugin, your users can even submit images to your site. You can set the status of submitted posts to draft, published, or set to auto-publish after that user has a specific number of previously approved posts. If you’re hoping for your users to create some content for your site, then this plugin is a must-try one.
The ZM Ajax Login & Register plugin enables login and register systems for users on the front end of your site. The login form can be shown as a modal window or directly on a page. It’s fully customizable. Logging in with a Facebook Account feature is also there.
This plugin named Multisite User brings an amazing feature to WordPress sites that allow user accounts to function across multiple sites in a WordPress Multisite network. Though the plugin’s functionalities sound complex, the plugin is very easy to set up with a few tweaks. If any changes to an account happen on any site, it’ll be synced with all synchronized sites.
The Peter’s Login Redirect plugin lets you create a login, logout, registration redirects for users by roles, capabilities, or specific individuals. This plugin is very useful for those times when you want users to see specific content after they perform a member-related action.
Ever wanted not to provide access to your WordPress Dashboard to low-level users? Then, this plugin called Remove Dashboard can help you out. Using this plugin, you’ll be able to redirect users with specific roles to another URL and keep them away from the dashboard.
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