Paid Memberships Pro

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A customizable Membership Plugin for WordPress integrated with or PayPal(r) for recurring payments, flexible content control, themed reg

Author:Paid Memberships Pro (profile at
WordPress version required:5.2
WordPress version tested:6.6
Plugin version:3.1
Added to WordPress repository:06-07-2011
Last updated:17-07-2024
Rating, %:86
Rated by:631
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Total downloads:5 989 966
Active installs:90 000+
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The most trusted way to build a membership site on WordPress.

Paid Memberships Pro is a complete solution to secure your content and create a seamless membership experience on WordPress.

With over 28 ways to protect content, advanced membership management, and built-in recurring payment gateways, we provide you with everything you need to create an efficient and user-friendly membership site.

Read about all of the plugin’s features at Paid Memberships Pro or launch a personal demo site now to test drive the full plugin and premium Add Ons for free.

Built For Your Unique Type of Membership Site

PMPro supports any kind of member-focused business or organization. With over 12 years of experience working with creators like you, this plugin delivers on what you need today and in the future. Select a use case to learn more about how we specialize in supporting your unique business:

You can also browse Case Studies for successful membership sites that are using PMPro to get paid for their content and reach their personal or business goals with 100% open source software.

“PMPro is very user-friendly, affordable and scalable. It has all the features you would need to run a fully-functioning membership site.”
Katie Prescott, Founder, Abridge Academy

28 Types of Content Restrictions

  • Restrict Default Content: Show sneak peaks or completely hide restricted content
  • Restrict Other Content: Secure content like courses, videos, forums, products, events, podcasts, and more
  • Limit or “Meter” Access: Limit access to a specific number of views before hitting the paywall
  • Content Dripping: Drip feed access based on membership start dates
  • Personalized Content: Unique pages and navigation menus for each membership level
  • Directories & Profiles: Browse public or members-only directories for a robust community
  • WordPress Multisite: Secure content across your network with a single login

Membership Management Features

  • Unlimited Levels: Create distinct pricing and content access for each level
  • Multiple Memberships Per User: Increase LTV by selling multiple membership types, allowing members to hold more than one active subscription simultaneously (now built into core PMPro v3.0+).
  • Group Memberships: Offer child accounts linked to a paying parent account for umbrella or corporate memberships
  • User Fields by Level: Capture custom profile info by membership level
  • Email Communications: Customize content and design of every message
  • Sync Roles and Levels: Define custom capabilities based on your membership features

Built-in Ecommerce & Recurring Payments Features

All of our payment gateways are included in the plugin. Choose from Stripe, PayPal,, or Braintree. You can offer multiple gateway options at checkout including PayPal Express or manual and offline payments, like Bank Transfer, Check, and Venmo.

  • Flexible Pricing: Configure free, one-time payment, or recurring subscription levels
  • Multiple Gateways: Integrate with Stripe, PayPal, and more
  • Multiple Payment Methods From credit card, Apple Pay, bank transfer, and “buy now pay later”
  • Customizable Trials: Offer different trial periods from your recurring billing
  • Proration and Pausing: Offer custom proration rules and pausing options
  • Discount & Gift Codes: Offer discounts, run sitewide sales, and track success

Seamless Member Experience Features

  • Front-end user profiles and editing
  • Front-end user registration
  • Front-end user login and password recovery
  • Custom form fields
  • Conditional logic for form fields
  • Membership account dashboard
  • Membership orders and billing information pages
  • Custom member emails
  • Restrict WP dashboard access
  • Hide the WP toolbar
  • Conditional nav menus

Admin Tools and Reports

Add members manually, import/export members, require membership approval, and manage membership roles.

Track sales & revenue, signups, member activity, and more in detailed reports.

Install a web app on your mobile device or table for real-time updates on membership site reporting.

Site Enhancements

Extend functionality with affiliates, page builders, themes, and landing pages.

  • Page Builder Compatibility: Gutenberg Block Editor, Full Site Editing, Elementor, Divi, Beaver Builder, Oxygen Builder, SiteOrigin
  • Integrate With Popular Platforms: WooCommerce, BuddyPress/BuddyBoss, Mailchimp, Zapier
  • Use With Your Favorite LMS: LifterLMS, LearnDash, Sensei LMS, and Tutor LMS

“Recommended to anyone from beginner to experienced coders. I tried MemberMouse and MemberPress and they both lacked critical features that I wanted for my member site. PMPro has all the features I need (Social Login, ability to gift, multiple membership levels, works with BuddyPress) and more. I can easily customize to make it look great too. If I have questions, which is often since I am a beginner in WordPress and know nothing about coding, they are quick to respond and always find a way for me to do exactly what I want. Super happy. Would recommend to anyone from beginner to experienced coders!”
@efsluys via 5-star Review

Documentation, Support, Localization

Access free support here on or reach out on our contact form. Refer to our information on premium support if you would like more help.

Our website has extensive documentation to assist you in building your membership site.

We also offer unique content hubs, which explore the 8 most popular membership site use cases and how to build a successful membership site on WordPress.

Developer Friendly

Open source, REST API support, extensive hooks, and tools for easy customization.

Our website offers over 340 examples on how to use our action and filter hooks to customize your membership site.

Free WordPress Theme

Our official theme, Memberlite, is built specifically for membership sites. Memberlite has deep integration with Paid Memberships Pro to offer advanced features for logged-in/out users and works alongside your favorite page builders, like the Block Editor and Elementor.

Popular Add Ons

Extend the features of your membership site or integrate with third-party services through our library of over 65 Add Ons. Some of the most popular features include:

View all Add Ons

Paid Memberships Pro is a free membership plugin for WordPress

Our plugin is 100% GPL and available from the WordPress repository or on our site at The full version of the plugin is offered with no restrictions or additional licenses required. Developers should get involved at our GitHub page.

Compare PMPro to Other Membership Plugins and Platforms

Are you comparing Paid Memberships Pro with another membership plugin or third-party platform? We have a series of product comparison guides that will help you see the distinct features of PMPro as compared to other options, including:

…and more. You can read all of these comparison guides here.