Membership Pro VS Protected Content: Which system is better for our needs?
We have a membership group of about 200 members, not expecting very many more than this at any one time.
While we have two or three small areas of the website which we would like to restrict to members only, we are primarily looking for a membership management solution.
We would like members to pay by credit card (Authorize.net), on an annual basis, with no automated recurring option.
Rather than automatically recurring subscriptions, we would like to alert expiring members and invite them to subscribe again manually for another year.
Ideally, we would like to send reminders approximately 30 days, 15 days, 7 days, before membership expiration, and possibly at least one reminder after expiration of membership.
Content-wise, we want paid members to have access to only two or three small areas of pages inside our website, with the rest of the website being publicly available.
However, we need five different membership cost levels, such as Regular, Student, Senior, etc. -- but any paid member of any level, would have access all protected areas.
Throughout your website, I see comments by your staff that the Protected Content plug-in is a better solution, with more features, while being more simple to implement than the Membership Pro plugin.
So my question is: given my above requirements, which plug-in do you think will be the better option for us?
Thank you in advance for your answer.