It can be difficult to build a membership site on WordPress. WordPress was not really designed for the complexities of membership sites, and so a lot of the functionality needs to be retrofit or modified in some way.
Luckily a lot of developers are up to the challenge, and they have built excellent plugins that do everything you need. And you have several different options depending on what you are looking to do.
In this article, we take a look at the best plugins and engines for building a membership site. Once you have picked a plugin, you will also need a theme -- if the plugin doesn't come with it -- so you should check out our related themes as well (click on the link below). There's some overlap between the two roundups, because many of the plugins and themes come together in a package, but there are also some differences.
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Okay...here's the roundup of our choices of the best membership plugins: