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members area on blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MediaConsult, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. MediaConsult

    MediaConsult Regular Member Premium Member

    Sep 17, 2014
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    I want to install 2 different members areas on my wordpress site
    1 for user
    1 for press people to download media kit

    whas the best wp plugin for that ?
  2. Yarosss

    Yarosss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jan 26, 2012
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    For my wordpress sites I am trying some of the free plugins that do not have some extended features. BUT you can choose what is right for yourself. I have found very informative article after very quick internet research.
    Here is an excerpt:

    Using WordPress Membership Plugins To Create Your Own Website Membership

    Membership (FREE / $19)
    Membership is a plugin from WPMUdev that allows you to restrict access to posts, pages, categories, comments, galleries, downloads, and more.

    Paid Memberships Pro (FREE)
    Paid Memberships Pro is a great membership plugin that lets you easily set up multiple subscriptions and membership levels. In addition to free and paid subscriptions, it allows you to offer trial memberships to visitors to encourage them to sign up.

    Members (FREE)
    Members is a versatile plugin . With its built-in role editor, the plugin is a great alternative to User Role Editor.
    As the name suggests, Members also offers membership functionality. It allows you to restrict content and add a login form to your sidebar via a widget.
    Sadly, that is as far as the membership functionality extends. There is no way to set up membership levels, no way to offer different subscriptions, and no way to accept payment from members. The plugin is therefore suitable for a small private website, but not a commercial membership website.

    Restrict Content (FREE / $42)
    The free version of Restrict Content offers the same kind of membership functionality as Members. Posts and pages can be restricted to certain user groups via an option box in the post editor. Parts of your content can be restricted using a shortcode and you can customize the restricted message displayed to unauthorized users via the settings area.
    There is very little that the pro version of the plugin cannot handle. It is almost unrecognizable to its counterpart on WordPress.org and offers everything you will need for a membership website.

    WP-Members (FREE)
    WP-Members is a free membership plugin that allows you to block all posts and pages by default. Visitors are shown a teaser of your content when they view a restricted page and encouraged to register. The length of excerpt that is used for a teaser can be defined in the settings area.

    Memberful (FREE / $25 Per Month)
    Memberful is a membership plugin that places an emphasis on simplicity. To get started, all you have to do is create a subscription plan, add a buy button to your website, and then select the content you want to protect. You can restrict access to posts, pages, videos, and podcasts. There is also an option to protect pages from BuddyPress and bbPress.
    Digital Access Pass ($167)
    Digital Access Pass is one of the most feature packaged membership solutions available for WordPress. It does everything that you would expect from a premium membership plugin such as unlimited membership levels, unlimited subscriptions, full and partial content restriction, file protection, and payment processor integration with over a dozen major companies.

    Amember ($179.95)
    Amember works as a standalone script, however it integrates with your WordPress website. It can also integrate with other platforms such as forums, affiliate scripts, help desk software, email systems, and image galleries. It supports unlimited membership levels and subscriptions and allows you to promote your website using discount codes.
    s2Member (FREE / $69)
    s2Member is developed by the same people who released Quick Cache; a useful caching plugin that I reviewed recently. Their s2Member plugin has a similar interface with each individual setting having a long explanation about what it does.
    The plugin allows you to restrict posts, pages, tags, and categories. A complex download system is included with the plugin to ensure that unauthorized users cannot download restricted files.

    Wishlist Member ($97)
    The plugin can be used to create unlimited membership levels. Customers can be offered free, trial, or paid memberships. Content can be dripped to members slowly through their sequential content delivery feature and you can use popular payment processors to charge for memberships.