Introducing Membership 2: The Most Powerful Plugin for Protecting WordPress

Introducing Membership 2: The Most Powerful Plugin for Protecting WordPress

Meet Membership 2, a powerful, scalable and user-friendly membership plugin for offering free and premium content from your WordPress site.

Since Membership 2 was launched we’ve added sooo much new stuff. Head over to the project page to check out all the new features! Check out Membership 2

Membership 2 is the successor to our hugely popular Membership plugin and has been completely re-written from the ground up with even more features.

Whether you want to build a basic site for your exclusive recipe collection or have lofty dreams of creating the next Facebook, Membership 2 lets you easily put together everything from a simple single-level membership site to more complex and sophisticated multi-tier, topic-specific or magazine-style drip content solutions.

Plus, the new plugin has been redesigned from the ground up to provide an experience that makes installation so simple and intuitive, it will take you no time at all to set up membership functionality on your site.

We reckon it’s the most user-friendly membership plugin for WordPress.

Membership2 wizard
Our simple setup wizard guides you through configuring your membership site.

Membership 2 Features

You don’t have to mess around with confusing settings because our setup wizard will guide you through configuring your membership site. All you have to do is tell it what you want.

Four Membership Types

There are four flexible membership types to choose from, which you can further customize to suit your needs:

  • Standard Membership: Make your content available to members and hidden to logged-out users.
  • Dripped Content Membership: Release your membership content in timed intervals.
  • Guest Membership: Make your content available only to logged-out users.
  • Default Membership: Content is available to all logged-in users who have not yet joined your site as a member.

You can limit access to just about everything on your site, from pages and posts to categories, images, digital downloads, forums and even specific words.

Put your content behind a paywall and get paid with PayPal, Stripe,, or straightforward manual payments.

Membership 2 includes 25 currency options out-of-the-box so you can accept payments from just about anywhere in the world.

Membership 2 offers true Multisite functionality.

True Multisite Protection

A major feature of Membership 2 is true Multisite protection, which allows you to protect individual sites from your network admin without having to visit each sub-site admin, making it a breeze to set up protection for a large network of connected sites. You won’t find this feature in any other membership plugin.

Import and export your member details.
Import and export your member details.

Import and Export

If you use our existing Membership plugin, you can easily import your subscriptions and member data and start configuring your settings straight away. If you’re a Protected Content user, you can simply upgrade to Membership 2 and all of your data will remain intact.

Membership2 Pro includes special integrations for our most popular plugins.
Membership 2 includes special integrations for our most popular plugins.

WPMU DEV Plugin Integrations

Make full use of your WPMU DEV membership and integrate Membership 2 with any of our 140+ collection of plugins.

Membership 2 includes special integrations with Affiliates, Custom Sidebars Pro, Events+, PopUp Pro and Appointments+.

Greater Functionality With Free Add-ons

We’ve included 19 free add-ons, which you can activate and use depending on the functionality you need.

  • URL Protection
  • Multiple Memberships
  • Admin Side Protection
  • Advanced menu protection
  • bbPress Integration
  • BuddyPress Integration
  • Category Protection Coupon
  • Individual Custom Posts
  • Individual Posts
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Media Protection
  • Member Capabilities
  • Protect Special Pages
  • Redirect Control
  • Shortcode Protection
  • Taxamo (EU VAT laws)
  • Trial Period
  • Additional Automated Messages

Advanced Settings

Power users and developers will enjoy Membership 2’s extensive library of shortcodes, which allow you to do everything from simply displaying a membership type to protecting specific content from users on certain membership levels.

More advanced settings allow you to reset the plugin’s settings to the factory default, lock subscriptions so they never expire, and restore a previous snapshot of your membership database.

There’s also an API module that makes it simple to integrate Membership 2 with other plugins.

Try Our Free Version of Membership 2

If you want a taste of what Membership 2 has to offer before committing to the pro version, a free version is available to download at

It’s just as powerful and flexible as the pro version, but you’ll need to upgrade to access the full range of features, plus these premium add-ons:

  • Fully-integrated coupon system – Offer special promotions and attract new users
  • Recurring payment options – Set users up on an ongoing automated payment plan
  • Admin-side protection rules – Protect elements inside the WordPress Dashboard
  • Custom post-type protection – Protect post-types not native to WordPress core
  • Advanced media protection rules – More control when protecting media
  • Network Wide Protection – Manage membership on your entire Multisite network from one place

More Plugin Updates Coming Soon

Membership 2 is an important update for us that not only provides a long-awaited update to Membership, but also incorporates all the work we did on Protected Content. We’re really pleased with all the feedback so far from members who have used the plugin.

We have more plugin updates coming real soon and can’t wait to share them with you so stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

Let us know in the comments below what you think of Membership 2.