WP eMember
WordPress eMember is a powerful WordPress Membership Plugin that can turn your existing or new WordPress site into a fully featured membership site easily.
Install the plugin, ​Choose your preferences and within minutes you will have your own membership site ready to go!
WP eMember lets you selectively protect articles by creating various membership levels (example: Free, Basic, Premium, Ultimate etc.) and protect the content (posts, pages, comments etc) of your site. The plugin manages all the membership management side of things.
Here we present a summary in which we explain about this plugin and the most important advantages it provides to the user.
We have used several sources in writing this summary, on top of which comes the official website of the developers, as well as the opinions of users on the wordpress.org site, in addition to our personal opinion based on our experience with it.


We include here the ​users rating and a summary of their opinions on this plugin, according to the wordpress.org site.

Final rating: 4.5 stars

Rating percentages:
5 stars: 75%
4 stars: 15%
3 stars: 5%
2 stars: 3%
1 star: 2%
General impression: WP eMember is a popular membership management plugin with mostly positive feedback. Its ease of use and rich feature set make it a solid choice for creating and managing membership sites.

What is a Membership Site?

A membership website will have specific content for members of the site. The content could be tutorials, videos, ebooks, digital downloads, news articles etc. Generally members have to pay a fee to become a member. It could be a one time fee or a recurring fee (billed per month/3 months/year etc) to get access to some or all of the members only content.

Membership Plugin Features

Below are just some of the notable features of the WP eMember Plugin:

Easy Installation & Setup

Easy installation like any other WordPress plugin. Upload, activate, follow our video tutorials and you will be up and running within minutes.

Fully Automated Membership System

Membership signup, profile maintenance, payments, account expiry, upgrade notification, cancellation, password reset is fully automated after you setup the plugin.

Content Protection

Selectively protect the full or a section of an article content. Create different membership levels and select what content (posts, pages, categories, comments) can be viewed by each membership level.

Bulk Protect Posts, Pages and Categories

You also have the option to bulk protect the posts, pages and categories of your site. Protecting a category will protect all posts under that category.

Unlimited Membership Levels

Create “Basic”, “Premium”, “Ultimate”, or any other levels you want. Charge more for higher levels of access – all within the same WordPress site.

Easy Member Management

View your members, membership level, account status and much more. Easily upgrade members, move them to different membership level, pause their membership, or delete them entirely.

Manually Approve Members

You can choose to manually approve the member accounts. There is also an option to send them an email when you approved the member account.

Blacklist Users

Ability to blacklist IP addresses, email addresses or email address patterns. This can help you prevent problematic users from registering on your site.

Partial Content Display

Easily protect a section or sections of a post or page to create teaser content. Only members with the correct permission can view the protected section content.

Assign Multiple Levels to Members

Multiple membership levels can be assigned to a member’s profile. In this setup the member will be able to access content from all the different membership levels that he has in his profile.

Automatic Membership Upgrade

Schedule automatic upgrade of your members from one level to the next. For example, after 30 days, you can automatically upgrade members from a “Silver” level to “Gold” level which will allow them to view the content of this new level.

Login Redirection

Set the first page your members see when they login. Even use a different redirection page for each membership level.

Custom Registration Fields

You can customize what fields are included in the member registration form. You can also add custom registration fields to the member registration form.

Ease of Design and Usage

Very easy to use the plugin and it seamlessly integrates into your existing WordPress site. No site or theme redesign necessary.

Bookmarking Feature

Your members can bookmark their favourite posts and pages on your site then view their bookmarks later.

Export Member Data to CSV File

Ability to export all your members profile data to a CSV file. You can open the CSV file in Excel for further processing, analysis, formatting, or printing.

Download Folder Protection

If you offer downloads for your members then you can use the folder protection feature. Users will need to provide valid login credentials to download any file from the protected folder.

Secure RSS Feeds

Secure RSS feeds allow your members to view their membership material in their favorite RSS reader (non-members cannot access the feed).

Stable Membership Plugin

Our plugin code-base is very stable. We put a lot effort into testing and developing our plugins so it doesn’t break your site after you upgrade.

Works with HTTPS Pages

WP eMember plugin works with https pages out of the box (useful if you are using an SSL certificate on your website).

In our hosting plan

We offer you all the ​features of the Premium Package.

In Conclusion:

The Impact of WP eMember on Member Experience

WP eMember is a noteworthy WordPress plugin that aims to streamline membership management and enhance the overall user experience. By offering a range of features that cater to content protection, registration customization, and member administration, this plugin holds potential for those looking to create a secure and engaging online community. While it is essential to maintain realistic expectations and recognize that WP eMember may not be a one-size-fits-all solution, it is certainly worth considering for website owners interested in cultivating a dedicated member base. Ultimately, the value of WP eMember will depend on your specific needs and objectives, but it is undeniable that it brings some valuable tools to the table for managing and nurturing online communities.

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