Paid Memberships Pro vs. Digital Access Pass

Paid Memberships Pro vs. Digital Access Pass

Looking for the best membership plugin for your WordPress website, but don’t know which one to choose?

As more and more membership plugins are developed, it becomes more difficult to know which plugin is the one that will apply to all your specifications.

In this post we provide you an in-depth one-on-one comparison of: Paid Memberships Pro (PMP) vs. Digital Access Pass (DAP).

General Information:

Digital Access Pass is a paid membership that offers a monthly subscription for all features at $39.99/month or a one-time fee for 1 license ($167) or unlimited licenses ($297 / $497).

Paid Memberships Pro offers both free and paid plans. Basically, the differences between two plans is that in the paid plan you get premium support, full access to premium content, tutorials. documentation and support forum.

Membership Features:

Both Paid Membership Pro and Digital Access Pass give you access to important membership features, including:

  • Creating unlimited membership levels
  • Members Management
  • Setting the subscription length
  • Setting login redirection
  • Export members

The below features are available only in Digital Access Pass:

  • Social login
  • Creating bundles

Business Models:

Both PMP and DAP allow you to set different payment models, including:

  • Trial periods
  • Upsells
  • One-time offers
  • Discount coupons

Protection Settings:

When it comes to protecting your membership site, both plugins also provide you with the necessary protection settings, including:

  • Determine total content protection for your content
  • Set both free and paid memberships
  • Display “teaser” content (this is the content above the “read more” tag, all content after it will be protected for members only)
  • Drip your content
  • Secure your RSS feed
  • Set both pay-per-post and pay-per-view protection

Shopping Carts Integrations:

Digital Access Pass offers integrations with more shopping carts than Paid Memberships Pro, so it really depends on the payment gateway you are going to use.

DAP integrates with: PayPal Standard and PayPal Pro, ClickBank, InfusionSoft,, Stripe, JZVoo, 1ShoppingCart, 2CheckOut and SamCart.

PMP integrates with: PayPal Standard, InfusionSoft,, Stripe, 2CheckOut and also BrainTree.

Autoresponders Integrations:

Both Digital Access Pass and Wishlist Member integrate with the popular autoresponder services.

Autoresponders that integrate with Digital Access Pass: GetResponse, Aweber, MailChimp, iContact and OntraPort.

Autoresponders that integrate with Paid Memberships Pro: GetResponse, Aweber, MailChimp and Constant Contact.

Other Integrations:

WooCommerce – Both

AffiliateWP – Only PMP

iDevAffiliate and Affiliate Royale – Neither

BuddyPress and bbPress – Both

WPCourseWare – Both

Which Plugin Is Better?

It’s difficult to answer this question as there it really depends on the features and integrations you need.

The one that provides you with all the features you need is the right plugin for you.

Both plugins provide good documentation with tutorials and training and both offer 30-day money back guarantee, so you can test them and decide which is better for your needs.

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