If you’re planning to sell premium subscriptions to digital content or services through your business’s WordPress website, you’ll need to use the right membership management platform. While you can technically handle subscriptions manually, this isn’t feasible for medium- and large-sized websites. As more users purchase a subscription to your website, you may find yourself exhausting countless hours trying to manageĀ  each user’s subscription. Thankfully, though, there are membership management plugins available for WordPress, two of the most popular being MemberMouse and MemberPress

What Is MemberMouse?

MemberMouse is an all-in-one membership management plugin for WordPress websites. It allows you to easily manage paid subscriptions to your website while providing a convenient customer management portal as well. Using MemberMouse, you can set up a password-protected “members-only” area so that only paid subscribers can access your premium content or services.

A key feature of MemberMouse is the use of shortcodes know as SmartTags. SmartTags allow you to easily change the dynamics of your website’s paid subscriptions, such as the content that members can access, without messing with otherwise complicated HTML or PHP code.

According to the developer’s website, some of the following WordPress websites currently use MemberMouse:

  • CNN
  • The New York Times
  • Reuters
  • TechCrunch
  • CNN

If you’re skeptical of MemberMouse, you can try it before you buy it. The developer is currently offering a 14-day free trial. You’ll still need to enter your payment information, but assuming you cancel within two weeks, you won’t be charged. Of course, you can refrain from cancelling your free trial if you like the plugin, in which case you’ll be charged $19.95 per month for the Starter Plan.

What Is MemberPress?

MemberPress is another popular membership management plugin for WordPress websites. It offers many of the same features as MemberMouse, including the ability to manage paid subscriptions to your website’s content or services. The real beauty of MemberPress, however, is its ease of set up. The plugin has been designed so that anyone can sell paid subscriptions on their WordPress website, regardless of experience and technical knowledge. Once MemberMouse has been installed, and activated, just enter your gateway information for payments, add products, and then you’re good to go!

Unfortunately, MemberPress doesn’t offer a free trial, but it’s still a relatively inexpensive service. You can choose the Basic Plan for $129 per year, the Plus Plan for $249 per year or the Pro Plan for $349 per year. While features vary between the different plans, the biggest difference is the number of websites they support. The Basic Plan supports just one website, while the Plus Plan supports up to five websites. And the Pro Plan supports up to 25 websites.

Design Your Membership Driven Site

In today’s marketplace, a designed, professional website is a minimum standard when launching a membership driven service. You buy it, we’ll configure it! Call or email Green Vine to launch your member driven business and we’ll install and configure your choice, MemberMouse or MemberPress free with your design.