Recently, Pixelita Designs undertook to investigate several popular membership plugins for WordPress. Most of them tend to be geared toward selling “subscriptions” to protected content or digital media downloads (ebooks, etc.). Only two, CSS Jockey Front-End Membership and Member Mouse, seemed more “member-centric” and focused more on the member, with custom member profile pages and social media logins available. Those two are Restrict Content Pro and MemberPress. We’ve decided to share that research with you in the hopes that it might save you some time. And in this business, time is money! (You can also download a PDF version of this handy chart!)
|Features||MemberPress||Restrict Content Pro||CSS Jockey Front-End||Member Mouse|
|eCommerce||Digital content only||Digital content only||Digital content only||Yes|
|Compatible with BuddyPress?||Yes||Unknown||Yes||Unknown|
|Social Media Login?||No||No||Yes||Yes|
* Pricing is based on a sliding scale for number of members. Price quoted is for less than 1,000 members.
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.