Members vs MemberPress

What is Members?

Members is a roles and capabilities based WordPress membership plugin. It gives you powerful tools to add roles and capabilities and assign them to your WordPress users.

Members also allows you to set permissions to restrict content on your site by providing a simple user interface (UI) for WordPress’ powerful roles and capabilities system, which has traditionally only been available to developers who know how to code this by hand.

With these tools you can control what capabilities your users have, and which content they are allowed to view.

What is MemberPress?

MemberPress is an easy to use WordPress Membership Plugin. It will help you to instantly start charging your users for access to your content and courses.

MemberPress will help you confidently create, manage and track membership subscriptions and sell digital download products. In addition to these features, MemberPress will allow you manage your members by granting and revoking their access to posts, pages, videos, categories, tags, feeds, communities, digital files, and more based on what membership(s) they have purchased.

MemberPress integrates directly with Stripe and PayPal for easy payment and subscription management.

MemberPress also integrates with many CRM’s like MailChimp, ConvertKit, Drip, and many more. Automatically sync your members to your email list(s), tag and un-tag them based on their membership(s) too!

Which one should I use?

As with most things, “it depends”.

Do you simply need to restrict who can do what in your WordPress Dashboard, or protect a few pages on your site, and you don’t need to charge for access to this content? Then Members is probably the right fit.

If you need to charge your members for access to content or courses on your site, and manage their subscriptions — or let them manage their own subscriptions, and you want to sync your members with an email list. Then MemberPress is probably the right fit.