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Paid Memberships Pro

The easiest way to GET PAID with your WordPress site. Flexible content control by Membership Level, Reports, Affiliates and Discounts

36 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
3 stars
it's OK at best
By , for WP 3.9.2

While it may work out of the box, there's a few things that aren't very intuitive. Any customization you may want to make will come at a price, some portions of the support docs are "Paid Members Only" which goes for a pretty hefty price. The WordPress support is scarce (as most are). Maybe if they opened the support docs for all and improved on somethings the plugin could become bigger.


2 stars
Major Design Flaw/Bug
By , for WP 3.9.2

I appreciate the Devs effort to create a "free" Membership plugin. However.., plugin seems basic and perhaps may work for some but... as mentioned by other users there's a Major Flaw in the basic functionality.
For NON or Logged-Out members when you click on any Protected Category link/menu item in the front end, instead of getting a message that the content is for Members Only and direct you to sign up or other page, you get an error like page stating-

Content not found
The content you are looking for could not be found.

If most of your Categories are member only your potential customer would never be able to see that the content on your site is restricted to members only (or see that there's any content- for that matter) and will most likely be gone forever in less than 3 seconds. For you(the service provider) it is proven that you're better-off the potential customer never land on your page THAN thinking your site is empty or faulty.
I really doubt that someone will ever see the messages you setup in advanced settings if you protect your content by category...
The magnitude of the bug is why I deduct 3 stars right away. It is simply unacceptable.
Just my 2c.

1 star
Disgusting Customer Service
By , for WP 3.9.2

Updated Review:
I'm changing my rating to a 1 star. Scroll down and you will see my original rating from before. I did state that if no help was received, I would be changing it to a 1 and that is what I am doing. Here's more of a detailed reason:
I have spent an entire week messing around with this plugin. There are all sorts of bugs in it, that even after two years,if you look on the forums STILL haven't been fixed. I have reached out and reached out and reached out, posting several questions for help on this forum, but Messica hasn't been on in a week, and neither has anyone else from this company. I am so disgusted with the amount of time I have wasted on this crappy ass plugin, but it's the TERRIBLE, DISGUSTING, lack of support on this plugin that has me saying goodbye to it. I will find another plugin, hopefully that works, and has much better support, and go from there. I wouldn't recommend this plugin to my worst enemy!!! It deserves a 0 star!!!!

I'm giving this a three because I'm annoyed. The customer service on this forum SUCKS. When I look through it, people having been waiting for over 15 hours on average, myself included, for their question to be answered. Pages and pages of questions not answered, no help given. They have this forum but they for the most part ignore it. What's the point of having the forum. The customer service STINKS!
They want you to pay $97.00 for "better" customer service, but who would do that when the FREE stuff gets ignored. No one trusts that, I sure as hell don't. 50 pages and I've been through them all and most of it isn't responded too. UGH! Waiting 15 hours and still no response is unacceptable when you are building a site for business purposes.
Stuff that is suppose to work, doesn't work and it's being asked over and over and over again by different people and they aren't answering it. I'm giving this a 3, but if I continue to be ignored I might change it to a 2 or even a 1.
Get your stuff together! Hire people who will ACTUALLY answer these boards!

5 stars
It's free and it works.
By , for WP 3.9.1

If anyone gives you something useful for free, you've got to love them for it. And this plugin is useful indeed. It's solved a lot of my problems and saved me heaps of money now that I don't have to subscribe to some expensive membership software month after month. so THANK YOU Stranger Studios. You rock.

1 star
No Support Provided
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have ask one simple question.

" Can I set membership level Hourly and Specifically for 1 hour? "

It has very simple answer either "Yes" or "No".

Does these too much for them to give such a simple answer??

Very Poor support.

1 star
Random Error/Glitch Broke Whole System
By , for WP 3.9.1

One random glitch in the user experience basically destroyed the whole system we built with this software.

Error costs LOTS of money. Test this on small sites for at least 6 months before using.

Free doesn't always mean good.

Respect to the developers, but this one error is fatal for many reasons. Also, customer support wasn't that great.

We have lots of people trying to contact us daily too, so not responding for many days is selfish. Especially, after you initially replied. If this is your way of gaining business, through frustration, it's a bad way to go. We only gain resentment and leave reviews like these.

AGAIN content creators, if you didn't read the paragraphs above. WARNING. This plugin has a weird error where users can't pay you! Whether expired or new, the payments were automatically rejected.

I find this odd, since it never happened before. Software planning or plugin conflicts, it's still unacceptable customer service. We even contacted the payment gateway and they said it was on this plugin's end.

You're better off getting Restrict Content Pro by Pippins Plugins.

There isn't a free email list integration but at least it works.

5 stars
Incredibly Easy To Use
By ,

Incredibly easy to use!! Lots of documentation, but didn't really need it as it was pretty much plugin and monkey see monkey do.

4 stars
Very good plugin
By , for WP 3.9

it's amazing plugin just one functionality add user access level like ( http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-role-editor/screenshots/ )

3 stars
Membership Shortcode Text Not Working
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin works great but I rate it as good enough after I found this problems ;

1. Message for Logged-in Non-members >> Not showed on locked contents.
2. Message for Logged-out Users >> Not showed on locked contents.

Here my blog : [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]

I have try to use shortcode from developer website ;

[membership level="1"]Will only show up for level 1 users[/membership]

[membership level="1,2,3"]Will only show up for level 1, 2, or 3 users[/membership]

[membership level="0,-1"]Will show up anyone not in level 1, including non-members and logged out users.[/membership]

[membership level="0"]Will show up for non-members.[/membership]

It still not worked for me. Please help.


5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.3

This is a quite good plugin if you want to hide your blog and need to setup a paid registered membership system.
It has many default payment gateway and settings by which you setup the blog and payment according to your own way.

The support is very reliable, fast and very helpful.

I am impressed with this plugin and support. +1 for fast support :))

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