MemberPress is a premium membership plug-in for WordPress. Whatever you are building – a membership website or a community, MemberPress is an excellent choice that provides great features and capabilities. Absolutely have to mention that this plugin comes from the very same developers of the popular Pretty Link Pro Plugin.
There are two licensing options – Business and Developers. The main difference is that you can use Developer version with unlimited domains, as well as it offer unlimited campaigns and more payment processing options.
MemberPress Plugin at a Glance
Installation process is straight forward, same like with any other WordPress plug-in, though the number of features and interface can be a bit confusing for first time users or inexperienced web-masters.
Some of the tabs that you will see in the admin dashboard are: page options, account options, field options, payment, email, general options, marketing, etc. I would suggest checking the official documentation before you start working with this plug-in. Documentation is very well written and support is quite active.
With MemberPress you can create unlimited number of products (access levels). It is easy to set up prices, subscription period, trial periods, etc. This plug-in will automatically create registration and subscription pages for you which is a huge plus.
Products (levels) can be organized into different groups, and you can also offer an option to upgrade them. Literally you can create membership within different membership in the same site. Setting up rules might be a bit advanced process for most users.
Of course every membership site should have different access rules that are given to members; this section gives you the option to create different access levels for different groups and membership levels.
If you are running a promo on your membership website, this is the place to set coupon codes, rules and expiration dates. The section is very much self explanatory.
Integration with 3rd Party Plug-ins and Services
MemberPress supports 3rd party plug-in integration and works well with BBPress, Simple Press Forum, WP Forum and Mingle Forum.
Different payment processors supported include Paypal and Authorize.Net through API integration, which is the simplest way to start accepting payments.
Auto-responders work with MailChimp, but I think it is a bit downside that it doesn’t offer other mailing services as a choice.
MemberPress is an advanced premium plug-in for WordPress that provides great capabilities at a very reasonable price. One of the main advantages is that MemberPress works with any theme built for WordPress. All in all, a good, small plug-in with excellent support and great features!