Memberful WP

Description

A reliable WordPress membership plugin that integrates your site with Memberful. Memberful is a service for selling subscriptions to your website with Stripe.

Features include:

  • Automatic syncing of your Memberful membership data to WordPress.
  • Single sign on: Members are automatically signed into WordPress when they sign in to Memberful.
  • Create a paywall and restrict access to content based on membership level. Protect any posts or pages right from your WordPress edit screen.
  • A widget with links for members to sign in and manage their account (update credit card, cancel subscription, etc.).
  • Option to create Private RSS feeds and protect bbPress forums.

Screenshots

  • Sync your members and their membership information.
  • Restrict access to posts or pages.
  • Simple sign in and account management widget.

Installation

  1. Install Memberful WP via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or download the file and visit Plugins => Add New => Upload from your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Activate the WordPress service from your Memberful account.
  3. From the plugin screen in your WordPress dashboard paste in your registration key and click the “Connect to Memberful” button.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install Memberful WP via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or download the file and visit Plugins => Add New => Upload from your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Activate the WordPress service from your Memberful account.
  3. From the plugin screen in your WordPress dashboard paste in your registration key and click the “Connect to Memberful” button.
Do I need a Memberful account to use the plugin?

Yes. Memberful is a hosted membership service, and the plugin connects with Memberful to bring content protection, membership management, and single sign on features to your WordPress website.

Can I protect content on my WordPress website?

Yes, you can protect WordPress content with Memberful. Every page and post features a restrict access meta box where you can set specific permissions. We also include several helpful functions for use in WordPress themes or plugins.

How do I contribute to Memberful WP or report bugs?

Glad you asked! We manage development of the plugin over at the Memberful WP Github repository. Please report any bugs there. If you want to help fix something or contribute a feature, submit a pull request.

Reviews

The right balance for a membership service

There are lots of options out there for providing a paywall in front of your content. Memberful provides the perfect balance between the two extremes. On one extreme you have overly complicated corporate systems that are overpriced and antiquated. On the other extreme you have sites that control everything and try to do everything for you — on those you have very little customizability.

Memberful is the best of both worlds. It provides modern features (webhooks, OAuth, WordPress integration, an API, etc) without being overly complicated. Because it integrates with WordPress easily and any website with some development — it gives you the power to set up however you need to.

Add to that, the customer service is top notch.

Excellent Plugin With Seamless Integration

I use the plugin for an online jazz piano lessons website and love the integrations, functionality and features.

The set up is simple and the payment processing panel is very well designed and conversion centric.

All payments are deposited directly into my Stripe account which makes things super easy to manage.

From an SEO standpoint, the plugin allows you to have two versions of the same page, 1 for paying members and the other version full of copy and teaser videos to increase search engine visibility and new member acquisition.

I always recommend this plugin… It’s not overly complicated and just does the job, allowing you to focus on running your membership site!

Hayden Hill
Founder
www.pianogroove.com

Broke my site

It broke my site giving a 500 error. I didn’t have access to anything, including my admin panel. I went into cpanel and removed the plugin but that didn’t do a thing. I had to have my hosting company fix it. Thank goodness they did and for free!

Read all 7 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Memberful WP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.32.0

  • Improve user synchronization with Memberful.

1.31.0

  • Add gift links to the visual editor.

1.30.0

  • Make automatic user deletion safer.

1.29.2

  • Fix login failures in some WordPress environments.

1.29.1

  • Improve error handling.

1.29.0

  • Add support for past due subscriptions.
  • Add class to the profile widget. Allows for more CSS modifications.

1.28.1

  • Fix notice notification during member synchronization.

1.28.0

  • Add Memberful links to the menu builder.
  • Fix plugin registration with empty registration key.

1.27.0

  • Add autorenew attribute to subscription information.

1.26.0

  • Automatically delete WP users for members deleted in Memberful.

1.25.0

  • Do not update marketing content from “Bulk restrict tool” if it is empty.

1.24.0

  • Add possibility to filter post types included in private RSS feeds.

1.23.1

  • Improve Private RSS feeds for logged out users.

1.23.0

  • Improve compatibility with Beaver Builder.

1.22.5

  • Improve cookies test description.
  • More fixes for private RSS feeds.

1.22.4

  • Do not trim content in feed when <!-- more --> tag is used.

1.22.3

  • Add possibility to perform cookies test in admin interface to identify web host incompatible with Memberful WP.

1.22.2

  • Do not show unnecessary notices if HTTP referer is not set.

1.22.1

  • Improve compatibility with OptimizePress.

1.22.0

  • Add new option to extend the WordPress user logged in time to 1 year. This matches the Memberful default and provides a better member experience. If you’re an existing customer, and would like to use this new option, you must manually enable it from the plugin settings screen.
  • Add widget support for the new WordPress 4.5 selective refresh feature.
  • Improvements to help avoid inadvertent syncing with staging sites.
  • Remove overly aggressive SSL recommendations.

1.21.1

  • Fix bug with “Any registered user” checkbox.
  • Fix plugin version in Changelog.

1.21.0

  • Improve syncing of member access.

1.20.0

  • More reliable syncing of member access.
  • Fix “Buy Download” in the shortcode generator.

1.19.0

  • Add basic support for the Sensei plugin.
  • Make marketing content filterable.
  • More reliable syncing with home_url instead of site_url.
  • Clean up two PHP notices.
  • Properly confirm bulk access actions.
  • Add debugging information for OAuth failures.
  • Synchronize subscription plans and downloads after webhook notification.

1.18.1

  • Fix updating of full name in the Memberful Profile Widget.
  • Fix incorrect display of “Protected by Memberful” in the post / page list.
  • Fix Undefined Variable PHP Notice.
  • Fix saving of the bbPress redirect setting.
  • Fix setting “Any registered user” with Bulk Restrict Access tool.

1.18.0

  • Don’t require the openssl extension. Use the built in WordPress nonces.
  • Hide comments on protected Memberful posts.
  • Add support for nested shortcodes.
  • Fix Bulk Restrict Access tool default content checkbox.
  • Fix PHP notice: Undefined index: memberful_marketing_content.
  • For Private RSS Feeds, mirror the WordPress feed count setting.
  • Add a warning recommending an SSL certificate if no SSL is found.
  • Only run syncing when connected to Memberful.
  • Fix the formatting in the Private RSS Feeds.

1.17.1

  • Bug fixes for private RSS feeds.

1.17.0

  • Add support for private RSS feeds.

1.16.2

  • Version bump.

1.16.1

  • Make sure the UI properly reflects the ACL status. #128

1.16.0

  • Simplified the way the plugin initially activates itself with Memberful.com.

1.15.0

  • Fix some PHP warnings when interacting with WP_Error messages. #104
  • Add a note to Post/Page list showing which posts are protected by Memberful. #110
  • Add option to protect bbPress forums. Currently done at a global level from within settings panel. #71
  • Regularly sync the current OAuth/Webhook URL to Memberful in a cronjob. #57

1.14.0

  • Add a WP filter to allow other plugins to modify Memberful members prior to their creation in WP. #116
  • Fix bug that caused special characters in site name to be sent to Memberful in escaped form. #112

1.13.0

  • Sync custom field from Memberful.

1.12.1

  • Fix bug when linking existing WP accounts to Memberful, caused by changes in WP 4.0. #113
  • By default new users should not get the WP admin bar. #111

1.12.0

  • Add [memberful_register_link] shortcode to WP plugin.
  • Allow content to be shown to all registered users, regardless of their purchases. #108

1.11.1

  • Ensure the widget links to the https version of sign in if on page served over SSL.
  • Update WP compatibility for 4.0.

1.11.0

  • Ensure the overlay targets both http and https varients of the sign in page.

1.10.0

  • Fix regression that re-introduced ability to create duplicate users.
  • Prevent the plugin from changing usernames for existing users.

1.9.0

  • Store product description when syncing them from Memberful.
  • Fix bug when switching to a different Memberful site, then signing in as a member from the old site.

1.8.1

  • Fix plugin deployment problem.

1.8.0

  • Add a fix that prevents duplicate users from being created during sign in.

1.7.1

  • Remove a couple of debug lines that accidentally got included with 1.7.0.

1.7.0

  • Internal improvements to the mapping of Memberful members to WordPress users. We now only create a mapping once the user has been created. Mapping errors are recorded to the internal error log.

1.6.2

  • Update supported version tag.
  • Fix choosing correct role for members when updating role settings.

1.6.1

  • Fix determining current role when syncing roles.

1.6.0

  • Improve how we handle the situation when a WP user account is created before Memberful member, then the Memberful member signs in.
  • Introduce role mapping (see options page for more details).
  • Add cron job for ensuring member profiles are kept up to date.
  • Deprecate old helpers and shortcodes that reference “products”, see our documentation on functions and shortcodes for new versions.
  • Allow admins to protect posts and pages in bulk. This will replace existing access rules for the posts and pages.
  • Show admins a message if cURL extension is not installed.
  • If the user signs into Memberful without using the overlay, and they weren’t trying to access a specific page then the plugin used to send them to the Memberful account page. It now sends them to the WP homepage.
  • Allow plugins to add/remove links in profile widget using memberful_wp_widget_args filter.
  • Allow authors to see the content of shortcodes without purchasing required plans/products.
  • Improve the mapping of Memberful members to WP members in edge cases.
  • Allow author to remove current marketing text.

1.5.0

  • Improve overlay’s handling of members being signed into Memberful, but not WP.

1.4.0

  • Enable new overlay interface after connecting to Memberful.

1.3.2

  • Make the CDN host configurable via MEMBERFUL_EMBED_HOST constant.

1.3.1

  • Load the JS for the overlay via Memberful’s CDN.

1.3.0

  • Add initial JS for upcoming reach popup.
  • Fix bug with setting MEMBERFUL_SSL_VERIFY.

1.2.0

  • Allow plugins to change the URL the user is sent to after sign in/sign out via memberful_wp_after_sign_in_url/memberful_wp_after_sign_out_url filters.

1.1.3

  • Ensure errors are shown to users when authentication fails.

1.1.1

  • Ensure that marketing content is swapped in before WP applies default filters to content.

1.1.0

  • WordPress 3.8 styling compatibility updates.
  • Move plugin option to the settings menu.

1.0.2

  • Send Cache-Control: private header from Memberful endpoints.

1.0.1

  • Cleanup release to ensure WordPress can correctly auto-upgrade the plugin.

1.0.0

  • New and improved Restrict Access meta box on the post and page edit screen.
  • Improved included debugging tools.
  • Stop syncing deleted subscriptions and products.
  • Added more shortcodes: account, sign in, sign out.
  • Improved error messages.
  • Ensure proper re-directs on sign out.