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The search for a membership plugin: Complete!

We have been working on launching another premium plugin over the last year, but have been held up by one fundamental issue: finding a membership plugin to manage it. Our requirements seemed simple enough, that just about any WordPress plugin should be able to manage it. We need the option to use coupon codes, affiliate integration, protection of multiple digital products, and a simple database structure that won’t cause grief down the road. We have worked on sites in the past that had to synchronize user data across multiple databases and database tables. This was a huge headache that resulted in several big issues over time.

I purchased, tried, and returned just about every membership plugin I could find. Some of them were even returned without installing them, due to the duplicated user database tables. Some claimed to be WordPress plugins, but were actually standalone products like aMember, with an entirely separate admin area and database structure.

The closest fit we found was s2Member, which is actually free. But I just couldn’t get excited about it, and never completed the setup. This was about 6 months ago, and I had nearly given up on finding the perfect solution.

Then last week I heard there was a new membership plugin in town from the developer of Pretty Link and Affiliate Royale. They have a 30-day refund policy, so I snagged a MemberPress license. Before installing, I skeptically peaked under the hood to see the database structure. It’s perfect! It uses custom post types for almost everything and leaves the user information where it belongs. My excitement grew as I installed and started the setup process. It’s simple and straightforward, with a cherry on top with Stripe integration.

MemberPress covers all our needs in a perfectly-designed way. We will be paying our $99 per year (limited offer by the way) without thinking twice. Thank you CaseProof!

5 thoughts on “The search for a membership plugin: Complete!

  1. It looks like it’s going to be 2 years coming up soon. How has this plugin worked for you with the passage of time?

  2. Yeah, sorry… MemberMouse is by far the best membership platform out there. Nothing even comes close.

  3. It’s been over 4 years, how has memberpress performed? Are you still using it or you switched to another solution?

  4. Looks like you are not using it anymore and switched to EasyDigital Downloads instead, right?

    1. Yep, you’re right. We needed more flexibility with selling multiple products at different prices. Plus, our licensing system was custom built, and we wanted to offload it so we focus on our products instead.

      However, if it weren’t for that, we would definitely still be using MemberPress.

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