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squaredmonkey says

Hi There.. Im looking to create a “secure” membership area in my WP Site. I know there are a bunch of Plugins out there. I wanted to ask you guys if you had made any expirience? and perhaps could recommend me a solution??

Your help is greatly apprciated!!!

Sq

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FlexiPress says

I only have one experience with YourMembers plugin from yourmembers.co.uk It works great for me for one of my membership site.

Note: ThemeHybrid use YourMembers plugin for her theme club machine.

But, when I need “bigger” membership system, I choose Amember. It is not a wordpress plugin but it is a real membership script. Amember also provides free Wordpress addon to integrate your Amember with Wordpress. It also has many third party addons to create “single login” area between your Amember and your third party CMS (phpbb3, vbulletin, etc…)

Note: WooThemes and some of big WP theme clubs use Amember for their membership system.

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squaredmonkey says

wow dude! thanks for the rundown :D

Have you heard of Magic Members? Do you guys have any expirience with that??

Thanks!!

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FlexiPress says

there are many membership wp plugin released for the last two years… MagicMembers, WishListMembers, MemberWing, etc…

So, it depends on what you need, you can check every site, give them detail pre-sales question, check their refund policy, and then test it for you. If you are not happy, request refund…

I remembered when my friends refer me to WishListMember. Okay, it looks good and easy, but when I try to use it, It is not what I need, It is not easy for me… And finally, I requested refund and get my money back within 30 days…

And you know, there is always “wordpress update nightmare” regularly… :-D

That’s why, finally I use third party system (for this case Amember). When I see wordpress update notification, I just click it. I don’t need to worry that it will stop my membership system… ;)

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squaredmonkey says

Yeah man… your so right! Im glad i could learn from your past expiriences…

Thanks for sharing.. I will look into Amember :P

Thansk AGain!!!!

Sq

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mpforce says

S2Member is a plugin to restrict areas based on user levels and you could also set paid accounts via PayPal payment which is awesome. There is a pro version with more options and payment methods but the free one could be found in the WP repository with video instructions :)

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designcrumbs says

I used MagicMembers on the last client project I did. It worked really well. I had previously used WPMUDev’s Membership plugin and it was a pretty big nightmare to customize.

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chrisakelley says

if your looking for something a little more light-weight http://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-premium-content/137192

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squaredmonkey says

Hey Guys,

Your plenty feedback is greatly appriciated!! It helped me ALOT ! Envato Marketplaces are filled with wonderfull people!! :D

Sq

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ZoomIt says

I used this – http://codecanyon.net/item/wpmembership-plugin/109088 – customised it and worked like a charm. The author does not really give support, but all-in-all it’s very easy to setup anyways.

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