MemberPress vs Paid Memberships Pro Comparison

Comparing MemberPress vs Paid Memberships ProWhich membership plugin is the better alternative for my blog? With more and more competing premium WordPress plugins it gets harder and harder to answer that question. This article takes a look at two popular WordPress membership plugins: It compares MemberPress with Paid Memberships Pro in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to MemberPress and Paid Memberships Pro on the market which I have compared in separate articles. Go to my main WordPress Membership Plugins comparison to start your search.

Please note that this comparison only looks at the features on paper as reported by either plugin’s developers. It does not and can not tell you if or how well a certain feature will work for you. Because such a verdict would depend on too many variables, including your server setup and personal preference, I have decided to stick to the hard facts for this feature comparison between MemberPress and Paid Memberships Pro.

MemberPress And Paid Memberships Pro Feature Comparison

In my comparison I track 26 different features for all the membership plugins. In MemberPress you can find 17 out of 26 of those features. Paid Memberships Pro on the other hand offers 22 out of the 26 features in total.

MemberPress Paid Memberships Pro
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Membership Features
Unlimited Membership Levels


Manage Members


Content Protection


Download Protection
Coupons and Discount Codes


Drip Content


Affiliate Program Integration


Pay Per Post / View


MemberPress Paid Memberships Pro
Payment Processors


Paypal Pro / Express






Google Wallet


MemberPress Paid Memberships Pro
Email and Other Integrations






Constant Contact


Amazon S3 / AWS


MemberPress Paid Memberships Pro
Misc. Features
Login Redirection
Member Export
BuddyPress / bbPress Compatibility


Premium Support

Even if many of the features compared above overlap between the two competing products there is one very important difference: MemberPress as well as Paid Memberships Pro both provide a unique interface from which you will build powerful membershp sites. Since it is hard to rate the quality of such an interface objectively I recommend that you try both products yourself before deciding for one.

MemberPress vs Paid Memberships Pro Price Comparison

WPscoop indexes the exact prixing plans of all compared plugins. Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of the prices of MemberPress and Paid Memberships Pro.

To find the cheaper membership plugin for your individual needs please go to my main comparison article. There you can search for the features you need and then see the exact price you would need to pay for MemberPress or Paid Memberships Pro (as well as other alternatives).

Price MemberPress Paid Memberships Pro
Minimum (1 Site) 99.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 199.00 USD 97.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 199.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 199.00 USD 97.00 USD

Explanations: The minimum price compared above is the lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the version with the least features. The maximum price listed is for a version of the product that includes all features. For plugins that charge per addon it factors in the cost of all available addons. For some products the price increases if you want to use it on more than 1 WordPress site – the listed price for 10 sites shows if that is the case.

Disclaimer: While we update this comparison regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.

Product Videos

You can have a look at the Youtube videos below to see MemberPress and Paid Memberships Pro in action. That will give you a better idea of how the interface looks and which of the two WordPress membership plugins is easier to use.

MemberPress Video

Paid Memberships Pro Video

More Information

Visit the developers website to learn more about each of the membership plugins and order or download the software.

Most WordPress plugins have an option to test their service for free, either thrhough a basic free version, a trial period or online demo. Check if such an offer exists for MemberPress and Paid Memberships Pro and if so: Make use of it! By doing so you can compare both plugins directly and find out which one is the better alternative in you situation.

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Other Alternative Membership Plugins

But wait, there is more! Besides MemberPress and Paid Memberships Pro I have compared several other WordPress membership plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for MemberPress alternatives or Paid Memberships Pro alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.

MemberPress vs. other membership plugins

Paid Memberships Pro vs. other WP membership plugins

Did you spot a mistake in here? Is some feature in my comparison out of date? Please leave a comment below so I can update the article!

Which one is the better WP membership plugin: MemberPress or Paid Memberships Pro? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 12.3.2015

About Thomas Höfter

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1 Comment

  1. The features available don’t include the functionality of the website. In Memberpress, you can do pricing groups, members can buy multiple member levels, have multiple payment gateways (Not JUST paypal or Just, you can offer both.) PMpro has none of those options. The way PMPro locks down content is much better though. Memberpress offers prorated upgrades to memberships also. With PMPro a member renewed 3 days before his membership ended, and his new month started at the time of renewal. It didn’t extend his first membership.

    With PMP all my memberships expire at 7:45 Est, which makes no sense. Members buy a month and they don’t even have access for all of the last day. PMP is free, but if you have a question you have to pay $100 because all of their support is premium and their advice is to check out the premium forums. You have no idea how good their premium support is before you buy it either.

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