Build a secure and reliable WordPress membership site

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.

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:

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    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 icon

    Fully Automated Membership System

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

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • members blacklisting feature icon

    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 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.

  • access to multiple membership levels

    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

    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.

  • easy design and usage

    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

    Bookmarking Feature

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

  • CSV export feature

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

  • 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.

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    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.

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    WooCommerce Integration

    WP eMember plugin can be integrated with the WooCommerce plugin to accept membership payment via WooCommerce.

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    Autoresponder Integration

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 customer support

    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

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)

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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.

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    Captcha Addon

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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

Get the WP eMember Plugin Now

Plugin Summary
App Category
WordPress Plugin
Software Name
WordPress eMember
Date Modified
Operating System
WordPress 4.9
WordPress plugin to create free and paid membership sections on your website
File Format

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

Frequently Bought Together

estore and emember plugin bundle

WP eMember + WP eStore
Sale Price: $79.95 (20% Discount)
Original Price: $99.90

See the Products page for more bundled product deals.

WP eMember Questions (F.A.Q)

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions

Comments (431 responses)

  1. admin says:

    You will import the existing WP users into emember as members. The following page has some details on this:

  2. Hussein says:

    Am going to buy but what happens to my users already on my website. I have many users they are Pending Review, Approved, rejected and so on. There for how I will be same after I removed the previous membership plugin and installed this plugin. I don’t want user to become mixed. Please let me know the answer to my Email thanks

  3. admin says:

    @carlene, yeah they can renew anytime. The extra time will be added to their membership.

  4. carlene says:

    If my clients have a membership that is expiring and they want to renew before it expires, can they and will it be a consecutive type of thing. I only do pay as you go membership,

    Also can I change expire dates. I give away free time.

  5. Korin Iverson says:

    @Bruce, Yes the eMember does use the latest Clickbank IPN.

  6. Bruce says:

    I would like to know if your plugin uses the latest version of the Clickbank IPN?

  7. Jim Galiano says:

    Your plugins are so much better than many/most of the other options on the market.
    I’m glad I found this site a few years ago. The support has been great, too!

  8. Korin Iverson says:

    @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.

  9. Marco says:

    Hi! I am seriously interested in this plugin. But does it allow members to have multiple memberships at the same time?

  10. Korin Iverson says:

    @Elise, Yes the plugin has an option for it.

  11. Elise says:

    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?

  12. admin says:

    @Anna, is different than You can install the 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.

  13. anna says:

    Will the plugin be in effect if the site is opened in China since wordpress is blocked in China?

  14. Korin Iverson says:

    @Doug, There is no limit.

  15. Doug says:

    Is there a limit on the number of members I can have?

  16. Korin Iverson says:

    @Cheryl, Yes you can set a membership level to expire on a set date.

  17. Cheryl Comfort says:

    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?

  18. Korin Iverson says:

    @Mandie, Yes the eMember does have the option to use the new Google Captcha.

  19. Mandie says:

    Does eMember use the new Google Captcha?

  20. Les Corrigan says:

    Wp-emember is the backbone of our website. Great plugin!

  21. admin says:

    @Terrence, Yes our plugin will work nicely with a responsive theme.

  22. Terrence says:

    Is the membership area responsive design?

  23. admin says:

    @Chucho, Yes

  24. Chucho says:

    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!

  25. Korin Iverson says:

    @Jason, Yes you can disable the update/upgrade notifications from the email settings of the plugin.

  26. Jason G says:

    Can you disable the upgrade email notice in the plugin?

  27. James says:

    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.

    Thank you,
    James from Atlanta

  28. admin says:

    @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.

  29. slavo says:

    Hi there, is it possible to have one time payment, not monthly or yearly, just one single payment for membership?

  30. admin says:

    @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:

  31. Scott says:

    Are you able to put users/members into categories. And then display the individual list users in one category on a page

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