s2Member vs Restrict Content Pro Comparison

Comparing s2Member vs Restrict Content 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 s2Member with Restrict Content Pro in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to s2Member and Restrict Content 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 s2Member and Restrict Content Pro.

s2Member And Restrict Content Pro Feature Comparison

In my comparison I track 26 different features for all the membership plugins. In s2Member you can find 21 out of 26 of those features. Restrict Content Pro on the other hand offers 13 out of the 26 features in total.

s2Member Restrict Content Pro
Listing Data Verified?
User Rating

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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
s2Member Restrict Content Pro
Payment Processors


Paypal Pro / Express
Google Wallet
s2Member Restrict Content Pro
Email and Other Integrations




Constant Contact
Amazon S3 / AWS
s2Member Restrict Content 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: s2Member as well as Restrict Content 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.

s2Member vs Restrict Content 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 s2Member and Restrict Content 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 s2Member or Restrict Content Pro (as well as other alternatives).

Price s2Member Restrict Content Pro
Minimum (1 Site) 0.00 USD 42.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 69.00 USD 155.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 0.00 USD 132.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 129.00 USD 155.00 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 s2Member and Restrict Content 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.

s2Member Video

Restrict Content 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 s2Member and Restrict Content 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 s2Member and Restrict Content Pro I have compared several other WordPress membership plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for s2Member alternatives or Restrict Content Pro alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.

s2Member vs. other membership plugins

Restrict Content 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: s2Member or Restrict Content Pro? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 12.3.2015

About Thomas Höfter

I am a WordPress plugin developer from Germany. Some might know me from my WP Robot plugin or one of my free plugins but most don't know me at all. To change that you can write me a message or find me on Google+.