What Is The BEST Wordpress Plugin For Memberships?

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Hey All,

I am just getting into making a wordpress membership site and I need suggestions for the BEST (and easiest) plugin for PAID memberships.

The plugin that intrigued me was Suma but it's no longer available.
What are your suggestions & feedback?

Maybe there is an entire wordpress theme with a built in paid membership module?
I appreciate any help.

Maximum respect,

BigWaveDave
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  • Profile picture of the author riksworld
    Try the s2member plugin
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    • Profile picture of the author wimdesigns
      Originally Posted by riksworld View Post

      Try the s2member plugin
      Agree with you
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  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    Check out DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP) .

    I wouldn't worry about getting a plugin/theme combo. Plugins and themes are major specialties, and no vendor can do proper justice to both.

    Better to look for a great theme and a great membership plugin separately.

    - Ravi Jayagopal
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    • Profile picture of the author jay walters
      I would totally agree with Ravi.

      I've used DAP and so far it

      has given me great benefits of using

      a membership plugin.

      Thank you Ravi


      Originally Posted by ravijayagopal View Post

      Check out DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP) .

      I wouldn't worry about getting a plugin/theme combo. Plugins and themes are major specialties, and no vendor can do proper justice to both.

      Better to look for a great theme and a great membership plugin separately.

      - Ravi Jayagopal
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    Yes, I also think s2Member is the best. You have enough options to setup almost any kind of membership that you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Snatch
    so there is no more options for membership plugins?...I am trying to make s2member work but is a pain in the #ss. Any better suggestions? Anyone????
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  • Profile picture of the author ProEFI
    I released MemberSonic last September. The WSO is closed but the plugin is available here:

    MemberSonic

    Thanks
    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author David V
    Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post

    I am just getting into making a wordpress membership site and I need suggestions for the BEST (and easiest) plugin for PAID memberships.
    I've installed hundreds of these for clients and they all work well.
    Specific details of your needs should help you narrow things down.
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    WP emember - Exceptional (and cheap).

    Wishlist Member

    DigitalAccessPass

    DLGuard - Not as powerful membership wise as the others, but exceptional at secure delivery and relatively easy customization.
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    • Profile picture of the author david carr
      Originally Posted by David V View Post

      WP emember - Exceptional (and cheap).
      I will +1 the recommendation for emember, I moved to it after I had major issues with wishlist member.

      It's a true 1 time purchase (I would recommend you get the package though - emember, estore and wp affiliate platform) meaning you will never pay anything extra for it (I've had it about 4 -5 years and can get updates whenever I want by visiting a form online).

      And the support + Documentation for emember is fantastic.

      Regards
      Dave
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      • Profile picture of the author roblawrence
        Yes I can also vouch for emember. [...] It's been extremely easy to use. After getting frustrated with Wishlist Member and the lack of new features and development, had to finally give up on it.

        Emember support is very responsive and they are open to new ideas. Emember also has a nice post-bookmarking feature where your members can bookmark content to save to read later. And they offer Google First-Click free access which only Memberwing (so far) offers. This is great for SEO.

        I have a lot of experience with many of the membership plugins, including Membergate and others. So feel free to ask.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    I just asked the same question to one of my resources.

    Optimize Press and Wishlist Member are great but are not free.

    S2 Member is free but you have to create the pages and short codes.

    As he said, "It's more or less a time vs. money tradeoff, as with many things."
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedwarrior
    amember for wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    David & Rob,

    It looks good (emember) except the missing dripping content feature. Yes, I've read their post about it... not convincing (and the method is way too complicated).
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