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.
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.
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.
Use on Multiple Sites
When you buy the WP eMember plugin you can use it on as many sites as you own. There is no “Developer Option” here. One low price entitles you to use the plugin on all of your sites.
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.
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. How to do it is explained here.
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.
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. More details on custom registration fields can be found here.
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.
Your members can bookmark their favourite posts and pages on your site then view their bookmarks later. View bookmark feature details here.
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.
Free Future Upgrades
Free future improvements and upgrades (there is no annual fee). You will always have access to the latest version of the plugin for free.
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).
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.
Braintree Payments Integration
WP eMember plugin can be easily integrated with the Braintree buy now buttons (onsite checkout) to accept membership payment via Braintree gateway.
WP eMember plugin can be integrated with the WooCommerce plugin to accept membership payment via WooCommerce.
It can be integrated with Autoresponders (AWeber, MailChimp, GetResponse, MailPoet). This way the members automatically get signed up to your list/campaign for email marketing purpose.
bbPress Forum Integration
Can be integrated with bbPress forum plugin. This allows you to apply protection to the forum topics and replies. You can also make certain forums for members only.
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.
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.
Scared of getting worthless product documentation after you purchase the product? Checkout the membership plugin documentation before you make a purchase.
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
Click on the button below to view a demo membership site created with this plugin
- (use username: free123 and password: testpass to log in as a free member)
- (use username: silver123 and password: silverpass to log in as a silver member)
Free WP eMember Addons
You also get access to the following WP eMember addon plugins with your purchase of our WordPress membership plugin.
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.
Using Captcha on the registration form is a great way to stop spam signups (if you offer free user registration). This plugin has a variety of captcha options that you can use on your member registration form.
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.
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.
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
- Documentation page (Contains all the documentation of our membership plugin)
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.
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!
You can also check the comment section below for more customer feedback.
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WP eMember Questions (F.A.Q)
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Comments (370 responses)
@Marco, Yes your members can be members of more than one membership at a time, there is an option in the settings to turn this on. There is no limit to the number of memberships a person can be a member of.
Hi! I am seriously interested in this plugin. But does it allow members to have multiple memberships at the same time?
@Elise, Yes the plugin has an option for it.
Can I generate a list of members that will have accounts that expire soon based on a date?
Example: Say I put in a date one week from now, will it tell me the accounts that are due to expire in that time?
@Anna, WordPress.org is different than WordPress.com. You can install the WordPress.org software on any server in the world. There are many Chinese users who uses WordPress for their sites (it is the top CMS platform). In terms of the plugin, it can be installed on any site where you are using WordPress (the exact same for ANY other plugins). If you can install other plugins in your WordPress site then you can install this one also.
Will the plugin be in effect if the site is opened in China since wordpress is blocked in China?
@Doug, There is no limit.
Is there a limit on the number of members I can have?
@Cheryl, Yes you can set a membership level to expire on a set date.
Can I set a fixed date for all subs in a level to expire? For example my group’s subscription year runs from 1 May – 30 April, so I want all subs to finish on 30 April. Is this possible?
@Mandie, Yes the eMember does have the option to use the new Google Captcha.
Does eMember use the new Google Captcha?
Wp-emember is the backbone of our website. Great plugin!
@Terrence, Yes our plugin will work nicely with a responsive theme.
Is the membership area responsive design?
Hi guys. I’ve got a quick question:
If you decide to use the WP user integration settings (keeping eMember and WP users synced if the are created in any of the ways), would the passwords and any other settings get updated correctly in both tables if a user changes something using their admin panel? Thanks!
@Jason, Yes you can disable the update/upgrade notifications from the email settings of the plugin.
Can you disable the upgrade email notice in the plugin?
I have been using the eMember for sometime now and I wanted to say this has been a life saver. It has allowed me to expand my business into a recurring subscription site.
James from Atlanta
@Slavo, Yes you can charge one time payment for your memberships also. You decide if you want to charge one time payment or a recurring payment.
Hi there, is it possible to have one time payment, not monthly or yearly, just one single payment for membership?
@Scott, We use “membership levels” to categorize the members. You can read more about it here:
You can display all your members profiles by membership level on a page using the following:
Are you able to put users/members into categories. And then display the individual list users in one category on a page
@David, Yes you can set it up so an Affiliate id is created when the membership is created.
I would like to use your WP eMember with your WP Affiliate platform plugin. I want the visitor who register on my website and became a member was immediately assigned his affiliate link, without having to register separately to affiliate program. Is there any way to do this?
Thanks for your reply,
@Melissa, Yes we have a simple free add-on that will allow you to redirect non-members to a different page when they land on protected content.
If someone lands on a protected page can they be sent to a different page.
Something like they land on my protected page and they are not a member can I send them to something like a signup page?
@Sunny, Thank you for your feedback. I will add it to my list.
Please can we get any support for payza (formerly alertpay ) payment gateway for recurring subscription
@ Dave, Yes, there is a free add-on that you can install which will allow you to do this. You can see all the eMember add-ons at the bottom of this page:
The add-on you are looking for is called: Auto Redirect on Protected Pages Addon
When someone lands on a page that is protected can they be automatically redirected to the login page?
What I am looking for is skipping the “content is protected message:” and having it just auto redirect to the login page.
@Arthur, You can import WP users as members if the records are already in your WP users table. There is also an addon that lets you import users from a CSV file.
Is import users available from another database to this plugin?
@Jenny, Yes we have an option called do not allow simultaneous log-in.
There are 2 options for this.
Option 1: The user is logged out if another person tries to log into their account.
Option 2: Only the current user can be logged into the account. Any other log-in attempts will not be successful.
I need an option where only one user can be logged into the account at a time. Do you have an option where I can limit this?
To make this a little more clear here is an example:
Say John has a membership account and he is logged in. Now his wife wants to also log in. His wife would not be able to log-in until John logs out.
@Mike, It seems like you have setup one time membership at the moment. If you want to charge recurring payment for membership, please setup a subscription payment (the documentation has more info on this). Let us know if you need help with setting up a subscription payment button.
How do I set this up so that the membership automatically renews? In other words, it doesn’t ever expire unless Paypal says the payment didn’t process. My test account just got an email saying it is going to expire in 10 days and that I have to manually renew. I don’t want that. Help!!
@Kevin, Yes we have a free eMember addon to import users. There is also an interface in the plugin to import your existing WP users (if you have them). Passwords are not auto-generated. If you use our user creation API and write your own script to add members then you can leave the password field empty and it will auto generate a password. There is another free addon that lets you mass email to all your members.
Please check the plugin documentation (see link above) and you will find more info on these and then you will be able to determine if it will work for you or not.
3 questions about the eMember plugin:
1. Can I import member data?
2. Are passwords auto-generated?
3. Can I have username/password emailed after new members are added?
@John, Yes it is please see the following forum post:
Is this plugin compatible with a multisite network?
@John, We have a generic autoresponder integration option too. If your autoresponder provider allows the following type of integration then you can use that option:
Signup users just by sending an email to the list email address with the user’s email as the from address
You can ask your provider if they have this option.
I use none of the three autoresponders mentioned here. Is it possible to use other autoresponders?
@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.
I just want to verify that this is compatible with WordPress 3.9?
@Brijesh, yeah there are shortcodes to do that.
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
@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).
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