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WordPress Membership Plugin – 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, follow our video tutorials 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.

Best of all, we keep the plugin updated to work with the current version of WordPress, provide support to our customers and it doesn’t break when you upgrade.

Membership Plugin Features

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

  • wordpress icon

    Easy Installation

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

  • protect content

    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.

  • unlimited membership levels

    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.

  • Multisite icon

    Multi Site License

    When you buy the WP eMember plugin you can use it on as many sites as you own (you gotta love that!). There is no “Developer Option” here. One low price entitles you to use the plugin on all of your sites.

  • Easy member management

    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.

  • partial content protection

    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. How to do it is explained here.

  • secure RSS feed for members

    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).

  • automatic membership upgrade

    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.

  • member after login redirection

    Login Redirection

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

  • custom member registration field

    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. More details on custom registration fields can be found here.

  • ease of design

    Ease of Design and Usage

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

  • bookmarking feature

    Bookmarking Feature

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

  • folder protection

    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.

  • PayPal Integration

    Easy PayPal Integration

    Can be easily integrated with a hosted or standard PayPal button. Both one time and subscription/recurring payments are supported. View details here.

  • Autoresponder icon

    Autoresponder Integration

    It can be integrated with Autoresponders (AWeber, MailChimp, GetResponse). This way the members automatically get signed up to your list/campaign for email marketing purpose.

  • Affiliate icon

    WordPress Affiliate Software Integration

    Can be integrated with the WordPress Affiliate Software Plugin. So if you decide to boost your membership signups by introducing an Affiliate Program later (award affiliates that redirect visitors who become your member) then all you have to do is activate the other plugin.

  • wordpress shopping cart icon

    WP eStore Integration

    Can be integrated with the WordPress eStore (WordPress Shopping Cart) plugin so you can create any type of payment buttons for your paid membership content.

  • Shopping cart documentation

    Detailed Documentation

    Scared of getting worthless product documentation after you purchase the product? Checkout the membership plugin documentation before you make a purchase.

  • great support icon

    Great Support

    One of our strong features is the support we offer to our customers. We always keep the plugin updated to work with latest version of WordPress. We guarantee that software bug (if any) will be fixed within a reasonable amount of time.

View the full list of WP eMember plugin features.

WP eMember Plugin Demo

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Free WP eMember Addons

You also get access to the following WP eMember addon plugins with your purchase of our WordPress membership plugin.

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    Members Profile Display

    The Members Profile Display Addon lets you display your member’s profile on a WordPress page so other visitors can view it. Easily show off your members list.

  • captcha addon icon

    Captcha Addon

    The Captcha addon adds alternative captcha option to the member registration form. If you do not like to use the standard Google reCAPTCHA then this addon will come in handy.

  • affiliate lead capture icon

    Capture Affiliate Leads

    This addon allows you to capture each WP eMember user signup as affiliate leads if the user was referred by an affiliate. This can be helpful if you are using our affiliate plugin.

  • pricing table addon icon

    Membership Pricing Table

    This addon gives you the ability to create pricing tables for your membership levels. You can summarize the benefits of your main membership levels and how much it costs.

  • email broadcast addon icon

    Email Broadcast

    This addon gives you the ability to send an email broadcast to your members (all or a few selected members) from within the WordPress dashboard.

Documentation & Technical Support

If you are having any issue with this plugin then feel free to post it on the customer only support forum.

Please visit the demo and the documentation page to make sure you understand the capability of this plugin. You can also watch the video tutorials. If unclear let us know and we will try to clarify it for you.

Customer Feedback

We won’t waste your time with fake testimonials! Checkout the customer feedback page and see what some of our customers have to say about us.

A huge shout out to the team at Tips and Tricks HQ for providing the most fantastic, easy to use, plugins for WordPress. I highly recommend WP eMember product – simply awesome!

Lawrence Snow
http://www.sjcwebdesign.com/

You can also check the comment section below for more customer feedback.

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Plugin Summary
App Category
WordPress Plugin
Software Name
WordPress eMember
Version
8.8.6
Date Modified
2014-04-16
Operating System
WordPress 3.9
Description
A plugin to create free and paid WordPress membership sites
File Format
application/zip

Turn your existing or new WordPress site into a membership site easily. (Includes Free Updates)

Frequently Bought Together

WP eMember + WP eStore
Sale Price: $79.95
Original Price: $99.90

See the Products page for more packaged product deals.

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WP eMember Questions (F.A.Q)

Please leave a comment below if you have any queries or concern.

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Comments (380 responses)

  1. Korin Iverson says:

    @Mark, Yes our plugins are all compatible with the latest version of WordPress. We always test our plugins with upcoming releases to make sure our customers have no issues when updating.

  2. Mark says:

    I just want to verify that this is compatible with WordPress 3.9?

  3. admin says:

    @Brijesh, yeah there are shortcodes to do that.

  4. Brijesh says:

    Just another question. Can I create a My Account page for Members where they can see their membership levels, upgrade to a new membership, change profile details and things like that

  5. admin says:

    @Brijesh, yes you can add members manually from the admin dashboard to an all access level if you want (that member won’t have to pay anything).

  6. Brijesh says:

    Just a pre-purchase question. Does this plugin allow me to add members to one or all access/membership levels from the WordPress backend without those member paying obviously? Its for providing access to internal employees

    Thanks in advance

  7. Korin Iverson says:

    @Cammie, Yes you can protect content based on member id instead of membership level. There is even an option to set an after login redirect page on a per member bases. This way you can redirect them straight to their content once they login.

  8. Cammie says:

    Hi, I have clients that I need to only have access to their information I post for them. I want to know if I can restrict access to pages based on a member and not a membership level?

    The content is member based as they are documents and images for that client only.

  9. admin says:

    @Jordan, Yes you can do that by using a subscription payment model with this plugin. You will create a PayPal subscription button that will have a 28 days free trial and then it will charge 9.99 per month. When visitors want to become a member, they will have to go through the transaction process (it won’t charge anything for the 1st 28 days). You can add these free trial members to a membership level that has limited permission to view content. After 28 days, you will use the auto upgrade feature to automatically upgrade their account to a membership level with full permission. If they cancel the subscription, the account will be deactivated.

  10. Jordan says:

    Hi,

    I want to create a website where users can sign up for a free 28 days period but you have to provide your card credentials on registration, they will be able to view limited content.

    Then after a 28 days, it automatically takes monthly payments of 9.99. in which they can view all content.

    Does this plugin support that? we will need 3 different levels. Free, Trial & Paid levels. (plus admin /editor levels for our staff.)

  11. Korin Iverson says:

    @Casey, Yes there is an option to limit simultaneous log-ins.

  12. Casey says:

    will emember limit simultaneous log-in per user, so someone can’t share their membership with a group of friends and be logged-in at same time?

  13. admin says:

    @Gilberth, You continue to use your existing user roles. You can simply tell eMember what role should be assigned to a user when a new account is created for a particular membership level and eMember will do that. Regarding the bbPress membership integration, check our documentation here:
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/wp-emember-and-bbpress-forum-plugin-integration-644

  14. gilberth says:

    Hello, I need a certain role that can only see a bbpress forum content, the plugins wp emember create a new user role or create a new capabilities directly to the user?
    thanks

  15. admin says:

    @Sondre, The video on the following documentation page will help you:
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/how-to-re-create-the-mandatory-emember-pages-884

  16. Sondre Selnes says:

    After installing wp_eMemeber plugin, I do not get the member-login. join-us and registration pages. What can I do? to get them showing up under pages in wp?

  17. admin says:

    @Cah, There is already a content protection interface in the post/page editor area. When you are editing a post/page, look for a section called “eMember Protection Options” below your editor and you will see it.

  18. Cah Borneo says:

    Hi Admin..
    I really like this emember plugin and I have used it 2 years later.
    I just want a suggestion, can you add a shortcode button to the WYSIWYG area.
    I mean, I do it will facilitate protectionism content manually.
    Sorry, my grammar is damaged. Hopefully you get my drift.

  19. admin says:

    @Bente, If you are using the manually approve membership feature then the account is not active until you (the admin) set the status of the account to active. The subscription start date value is set to the date the member pays/registers for the account.

  20. Bente says:

    Hi,

    We’re using the WP eMembers plug in and it’s working great! But we do have one question: For “Members” and “Manage Members” there’s a headline called “Subscription Starts”. What does this mean? It should be obvious, but it’s not. For some members that are still pending (we haven’t approved them yet), when looking at the date for “Subscription Starts”, it looks like they’re already approved because the date is yesterday or earlier. Can you explain this?

    Thank you!

    Bente

  21. Korin Iverson says:

    @James, You can create products that have a product and membership level.

    Example: The customer purchases your eBook they also get access to the gold membership level (this can be whatever membership level you want it to be).

    Note your product can also be multiple items.

    Example: You can have a bundle product such as an eBook, MP3, video and a membership level. The membership can be added to any product.

  22. James says:

    I recently purchased eStore and have had great success with it! I’m thinking of purchasing emember, but I have a quick question. Is it possible to create a bundled deal using emember and estore? For example, can I sell a digital product and at the same time direct people to a “create a user account” page to give these purchasers access to paid material? I would only like to give people who have paid the option to create an account. Thanks!

  23. admin says:

    @Bente, The plugin has a manual member approval feature that you can use. When this feature is enabled, it allows you (the admin) to check every membership signup requests and approve or deny it.

  24. Bente says:

    Hi,

    I’m considering using this plugin and have a question. Is there a way to accept or deny people who try to sign up as members (ie. by receiving an email)? Most of my site is open for everyone, but I do have content that not everyone visiting the site should be able to access.

    Thank you!

    Bente

  25. admin says:

    @Tejas, The plugin does track the IP address of all your members who logs into your site. You can set it to block a user’s account if the same login credential is used from more than X number of IP addresses.

    Also, this plugin has a feature whereby you can disable simultaneous logins so one set of login credentials can’t be used to log into the site at the same time from different computers.

  26. Tejas says:

    Hi Ivy
    One important question to ask.
    Lately, members share their login info on forums (via PMs) and I stand to lose revenue. Is it possible your plugin could track the Member’s IP? Not full, but only the first half, say 192.168. so as to allow for DHCP address change?
    Moreover such incidents can immediately be informed to me, so as to ban the member (without telling him what the actual reason was ?)
    Any feature similar to this now, or can I expect in future? Thanks

  27. Kimster says:

    Love your products! So easy to use; relatively easy to troubleshoot. Just perfect!

  28. Michael says:

    Apart from anything else, I must say how good your introductory videos are. They are some of the best,
    clearest and well-thought-out I’ve ever seen. I wish some other “instructional” videos were as good.

  29. Jen says:

    Great plugin, I had my membership site up and running in a short amount of time. I love that this plugin works out the box.

    Jen

  30. Ivy says:

    @Andrew, Yes you can add custom fields to the registration page and profile page. You can also edit what can be seen on the profile page by other members.

  31. Andrew says:

    Can I customize the registration and profile page?

  32. Ivy says:

    @MP, Yes you can do this. You just need to use the section protection options. You can read about all of them here:

    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/?p=88

  33. MP says:

    Can I protect different areas of the same post/page for different membership levels so that the more you pay the more content you get from the same post/page?

  34. Ivy says:

    @Joy, Yes you can do this when using the eMember and eStore.

    You can read about this here: http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/?p=158

  35. Joy M. says:

    Can I make it so my members can see their purchase history with download links?

  36. Maxwell says:

    I love this plugin and all the work you guys do. Keep up the good work. =)

  37. Ivy says:

    @Bill, I believe the following option is what you are looking for.

    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/?p=194

    We handle drip content a little differently however this will allow you to drip content as you need to.

  38. Bill says:

    can I use this to drip feed content every 2 weeks for a period of time?
    I have wpaffiliate and wpestore as well
    thanks

  39. Allen says:

    Have spent weeks comparing WP Membership plugins, and the additional plugins for eStore and Affiliate Platform were the pushing points for me getting eMember.

    I’m really excited to get this new site up… I’ll be selling my training manuals in eStore, and have Free, Silver and Gold membership levels as well as a full blown affiliate program to promote the books and sell my current PLR books… all for under 200 bucks… how can anyone beat that?

    Love the versatility that these 3 plugins will provide.

    Content protection was another major PLUS in my decision.

    You guys ROCK!

    Allen

  40. Ivy says:

    @Kabir, Yes you can create upgrade buttons for your memberships. This will allow the member to upgrade their membership whenever they want to.

    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/how-to-create-payment-buttons-for-membership-upgrade-189

  41. Kabir says:

    Is it possible that members can upgrade their membership lavel by themself?

  42. Suneel says:

    Very nice and complete membership plugin. Thanks for that.

  43. Ivy says:

    @Ron, Yes there is a download now button with stamping options. You would need the following plugins to do this Wp eStore, WP eMember and WP PDF Stamper.

  44. Ron says:

    When using the eStore, eMember and PDF Stamper can I make it so when a member download a PDF file from my site it will stamp their information in it?

  45. Ivy says:

    @Jamie-Lyn, Yes you can use the member specific section protection for this. This will make it so only that member can view the content when he is logged into his memebership. You can read more about this here:
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-membership/?p=88

  46. Jamie-Lyn says:

    Can I protect a page on my site so only a specific member can see that content? I sell a design service and I would like it so the customer can log in and view the designs. So I need it so a customer only has access to their designs.

  47. Ivy says:

    @ Francis, Yes you can manually add the membership via the admin.

    As for the password you can make these whatever you want. However the usernames must be unique. You can however allow more than one person to log-in with the same account.

  48. Hi
    My client runs a training centre and they want a Students Area for different classes but the students will all be registered by the Admin and so there will not be an individual sign-up process – so in other words can ‘Members’ be registered manually via the Admin. area AND can there be one password per Class?
    Thanks

  49. Ivy says:

    @Chris, Yes you can specify a after login re-direction page on a per member basis.

  50. Chris B says:

    Hi,

    I’m developing a backend area for my clients so that they will be able to check invoices and project statuses. Now I see the whole protection of a section page and what not and that may do what I want it to do.

    Is there anyway that I could set it up to where after each member signs in, the page redirects to their own personal member account page?

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