A flexible, well-supported, and easy-to-use WordPress membership plugin for offering free and premium content from your WordPress site
The simple membership plugin lets you protect your posts and pages so only your members can view the protected content.
Unlimited Membership Access Levels
Set up unlimited membership levels (example: free, silver, gold etc) and protect your posts and pages using the membership levels you create.
User Friendly Interface for Content Protection
When you are editing a post or page in the WordPress editor, you can select to protect that post or page for your members.
Non-members viewing a protected page will be prompted to login or become a member.
Have Free and Paid Memberships
You can configure it to have free and/or paid memberships on your site. Paid membership payment is handled securely via PayPal. Membership payment can also be accepted using Stripe or Braintree payment gateways.
Both one time and recurring/subscription payments are supported for PayPal and Stripe.
You can accept one time membership payment via Braintree payment gateway.
There is also option to use PayPal smart button for membership payment.
You can enable email activation or email confirmation for the free memberships.
Membership Payments Log
All the payments from your members are recorded in the plugin. You can view them anytime by visiting the payments menu from the admin dashboard.
There are lots of action and filter hooks that a developer can use to customize the plugin.
There is also an API that can be used to query, create, update member accounts.
Member Login Widget on The Sidebar
You can easily add a member login widget on the sidebar of your site. Simply use the login form shortcode in the sidebar widget.
You can also customize the member login widget by creating a custom template file in your theme (or child theme) folder.
Read the setup documentation after you install the plugin to get started.
If you have any issue with this plugin, please visit the plugin site and post it on the support forum or send us a contact:
You can create a free forum user account and ask your questions.
Works with any WordPress theme.
Ability to protect photo galleries.
Ability to protect attachment pages.
Show teaser content to convert visitors into members.
Comments on your protected posts will also be protected automatically.
There is an option to enable debug logging so you can troubleshoot membership payment related issues easily (if any).
Ability to customize the content protection message that gets shown to non-members.
Ability to partially protect post or page content.
You can apply protection to posts and pages in bulk.
Ability to use merge vars in the membership email notification.
Membership management side is handled by the plugin.
Ability to manually approve your members.
Ability to import WordPress users as members.
Filter members list by account status.
Can be translated to any language.
Hide the admin toolbar from the frontend of your site.
Allow your members to delete their membership accounts.
Send quick notification email to your members.
Customize the password reset email for members.
Use Google reCAPTCHA on your member registration form.
Use Google reCAPTCHA on your member login and password reset form.
The login and registration widgets will be responsive if you are using a responsive theme.
Ability to restrict the commenting feature on your site to your members only.
Front-end member registration page.
Front-end member profiles.
Front-end member login page.
Option to configure after login redirection for members.
Option to configure after registration redirect for members.
Option to configure after logout redirection for members.
Option force the members to use strong password.
Option to make the users agree to your terms and conditions before they can register for a member account.
Option to automatically logout the members when they close the browser.
The following language translations are already available:
Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
You can translate the plugin using the language translation documentation.
Do the following to install the membership plugin:
Upload the ‘simple-wp-membership.zip’ file from the Plugins->Add New page in the WordPress administration panel.
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.