MemberPress Platform Details & Review

The MemberPress plugin allows you to quickly and easily create membership sites, build a community around your content, sell memberships and more.


MemberPress is the easiest and most powerful WordPress membership plugin available today. It lets you quickly and easily set up a membership website, sell access to premium content or files, charge recurring fees, and so much more. And it's all included right in your WordPress dashboard!

MemberPress Features

  • Power of WordPress - MemberPress’ paywall feature is a built-in WordPress capability that gives you extraordinary power over what content or products you wish to make available behind your paywall.
  • MemberPress is a wordpress forum plugin that allows you to easily build password protected forums with the same quality software and support as WordPress.
  • MemberPress is great at giving you control over what content you’re users can see. You can decide and customize who can access your site based on content restrictions set within MemberPress and fine-tune your WordPress site in so many different ways.


  • The access restrictions is a great feature, wherein you can select any content that you want to block.
  • It is flexible in deep integration with WordPress. It makes it very easy to brand and pull into their API to meet your needs.
  • Its 2-in-1 feature of Course and Membership plugin for WordPress is convenient for setting up course sites.


  • Expensive, no Lifetime Option.
  • Interface is not the friendliest.
  • Integrations should be built inside the plugin.

MemberPress Reviews

"It's good, but it can improve"

I think it would be better if you have more functionalities like BBPress. For the price I think it's not the whole value.

Reviews on G2.

"Amazing Customizable Membership Product"

I was previously on Kajabi but could not get that product to look exactly how I wanted it to. Nor could I get the function. However, I knew I could on my own site but that left the problem of managing a membership and payment gateway. Enter here memberpress for the win! What a great solution that is straightforward to use and comes with so many amazing features like automatic emails, rules to guard content, and multiple membership options.

Review on Capterra.

"Poorly written, full of bugs, terrible support. AVOID."

Unfortunately, we could not be more disappointed with this product. Since launching our clients membership website, we have experienced major issues on an almost monthly basis. Many of these bugs have cost the company $$$. As a senior PHP developer, who has now thoroughly reviewed the mp code base (I had too, in order to fix the thing), I can say with full confidence that this software is absolutely not fit for production. The code quality is very poor, error handling is conspicuously absent and support team doesn't seem to care so much.

Review on G2.

Disclaimer: To curate the pros, cons and reviews - we mine the internet for customer references regarding the said software. Some of our sources include Reddit, Product Hunt, Twitter & Quora (and sites like G2 & Capterra).

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