Best WordPress Membership Plugins 2018

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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Looking for themes for a membership site? Check out Best WordPress Membership Site Themes

Okay...here's the roundup of our choices of the best membership plugins:

 

The Best LearnDash Themes for WordPress 2018

LearnDash is by far the best LMS for WordPress, and it's the easiest way to build a WordPress educational site with all of the bells and whistles.  But it's not a theme -- so once you get LearnDash, you'll need to pick a theme that suits your institution.  

Now, LearnDash is compatible with most themes, so you can use one of the built in WordPress themes, or a free theme from the WordPress website.  However, that won't make your site look as good as possible.  And it won't have all of the special page designs needed for a learning website. That's why many third parties create themes that are designed and tested by their creators to work with LearnDash.

So in today's roundup, we take a look at the best themes out there that are specifically designed for use with LearnDash, and compare their features.   Take a look and let us know what you think. 

The Best Free (or Really Cheap) WordPress Church Themes of 2018

Whether you are just starting to build your first church website, or you are rebuilding and refreshing a current site, WordPress is a great solution.  But there are so many different options for building your church website.  You can choose a simple WordPress theme that just gives your site a nice look and feel, or you can pick something more comprehensive, that includes features such as sermon management and an events calendar.  

In this article, we will take a look at several different free or cheap WordPress church themes, and compare them based on look and functionality.   All of these are hand picked and are the best of the best options out there.

Take a look at them, and let us know what you think.

The Best WordPress Themes For Membership Sites 2018

Building a complete membership site can be hard.  Generally, there are plenty of pieces available, but putting them together and getting them all to work correctly can require a rocket scientist.  WordPress can help with building a membership site, but you need to make plenty of modifications in order to get it to work.  You can either do that by hiring a developer, or you can get a theme or plugin that does everything for you.

Unfortunately, there are very few themes/plugins that have everything needed for a membership site.  To make the best use of WordPress, you need a visual design as well as a large amount of additional functionality.

For this roundup, we looked at dozens of different themes (and plugins, etc.) from different companies.  We tried to find things that a good membership website needs.  These include: paid registration, community functions, and sharing.  We also looked for a clean and professional design, as well as some important features such as mobile friendliness.

So here goes the roundup...

The 10 Best WordPress Themes for Political Campaigns and Candidates 2018 (Democrat/Republican/Independent)

Whether you are just starting to build your first political campaign site, or you are rebuilding and refreshing a current site, WordPress is a great tool, but unfortunately it doesn't support campaigns perfectly out of the box.  To make the best use of WordPress, you need a visual design as well as some additional functionality that suits your business.  In order to do that, you need to find a perfect theme.  In this article, we will take a look at WordPress themes available for political campaigns (Republican, Democratic, or Independent). 

For this roundup, we looked at dozens of different themes from different providers.  Although each theme has its own merits, we tried to find themes that had a few specific features that a good campaign website needs.  These include: calendar/event management functionality, donation options, and social media integration.  We also looked for a clean and professional design, as well as some important features for any website, such as a good contact form, appealing typography, and mobile friendliness.

So here are the themes we found to be the best.  Take a look and let us know what you think below:

The 10 Best HVAC/Plumbing WordPress Themes for 2018

WordPress is an excellent website option for an HVAC company, but sometimes it's hard to get all of the features you need.  That's where the themes on this page come in.  Below, we review 10 different themes that are perfect for an HVAC website.  

For this roundup, we looked for themes that include all of the important functionality of an HVAC site.  That includes a booking/calendar engine, pages for services and testimonials, contact forms, and plenty of customizability.

Check out the themes below...

10 Best Chiropractic WordPress Themes for 2018

Got a chiropractic clinic? WordPress is a great solution for you.  But WordPress isn't enough -- you'll need a theme that shows off your business professionally, while still being easy to use and attractive.  In this article, we will take a look at all of the best WordPress themes for chiropractors.

A good WordPress theme for chiropractors needs a few different things.  First, it needs to be medically based and have a clean and professional design.  Second, it requires pages for doctor information, directions and contact information, and services.  Additionally, it needs some sort of booking or appointment functionality -- although this can range from a simple booking form to a complete appointment calendaring system.  Finally, it's useful to have social media integration and a photo gallery.

We have reviewed dozens of themes for the requirements above and took the best ones for inclusion in this list.  Check them out:

10 Best WordPress Themes for Nightclubs 2018

Have a nightclub? Or a bar that offers live music? Or another venue?  Then this is the list for you.

We've taken a look at dozens of music related, nightclub focused WordPress themes, and picked out the ones we think are best for our roundup of the top 10 WordPress Nightclub Themes of 2018.  While some of these themes are made just for clubs, others are more typical music themes that include the functionality you will need to set up your nightclub site.

When choosing top nightclub themes, we looked for several different features and functions that are important.  Any club needs a good events page, with some sort of events management functionality.  It also needs a photo and video gallery to showcase past performances.  Some other things that are nice to have: a shop for merch, ticketing, and music samples.

So here we go -- the 10 best WordPress themes for nightclubs.

10 Best WordPress Themes for Resume Writers 2018

If you write resumes professionally, you know that the first thing potential customers do is look at your work to see if they like it.  So it's really important to have a great web presence -- and of course, the best way to do that is using WordPress.   But you can't just use one of the basic themes that come with WordPress.  You want to look professional, and you want to stand out in a sea of other websites.

Your WordPress site needs to be clean, attractive, mobile friendly, and easy to navigate.  It's also important to have a site that integrates with social media and has a good portfolio showcase.

So what do you do? We took a look at all of the WordPress themes available for resume writers, and chose the best ones.  Take a look at the list of themes below and see which ones you like.

The 15 Best Minimalist WordPress Themes for 2018

Looking for a minimalist theme for your WordPress installation? We've got a bunch of great ones for you.

Every WordPress installation is different, but regardless of what you want to do with your WordPress install, you want it to look good.  Now, there are tons of themes out there, but very few are clean and simple, with classic good looks.  In fact, there are far too many themes out there that are complicated and contain too many images and widgets.

But if you look, you'll find plenty of WordPress themes that fit the minimal bill.  Below, we take a look at 15 different themes from various providers.  Each one of them is minimal and has a clean, uncluttered design.  They also have some great features and functionality -- so they're great solutions for any website.  

14+ Best WordPress Coupon & Deals Themes for 2018 (for Creating Retailmenot or Groupon Style Websites)

For this article, we’ve gathered up the best WordPress coupon themes available for 2018.  If you’re an affiliate looking to start a deals and discounts website built on the WordPress platform, these are the themes you’re looking for. Let us be frank: there’s not many of these coupon themes on the market.  There are some […] Continue reading…

K-BOOM Club and DJ theme

21+ Best WordPress Music & DJ Themes for 2018

Today we examine the best WordPress music and DJ themes presently available in 2018.  Most of the these themes are aimed specifically at DJs, music producers, record labels, independent radio stations and other music industry businesses. If you’re looking specifically for themes made for bands and solo musicians, check out our companion article, 22+ Best […] Continue reading…

Taskerr WordPress Freelance Marketplace Theme

8+ Excellent WordPress Freelance Marketplace Themes for Quickly Creating Fiverr, Guru, Elance and oDesk Style Websites in 2018

In this Siteturner roundup, for your consideration, we’ve collected the best WordPress freelance marketplace themes available for 2018.  You might be interested in building your own Guru, Elance or oDesk style website.  You might want to set up an alternative to Fiverr.  Or, you think your community might benefit from its very own TaskRabbit.  Whatever […] Continue reading…

Semantic Theme for WordPress Writers

11+ Best WordPress Themes for Writers in 2018

In this Siteturner round-up, we examine some of the best WordPress themes for writers currently available in 2018.  Aspiring writers of fiction and non-fiction, bloggers, journalists and other literary professionals who are looking to build their first WordPress site, or simply give their existing site a professional looking makeover, can do so inexpensively with the […] Continue reading…

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