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.
Wishlist Member is a paid membership plugin that is offered as a single license ($97) and unlimited licenses ($297), both include support and access to documentation and video tutorials.
MemberMouse has a different payment method than most membership plugins, it is priced as a monthly payment, starting from $19.95/mo and can reach up to $599/mo with many different packages in between that can be suitable for businesses in any size.
Both Wishlist Member and MemberMouse allow important membership features such as: manage members, creating unlimited membership levels, creating bundles, set an expiration date to limit the subscription length, set a login redirection and export members.
Social login is a feature available in MemberMouse (in the Premium / Professional packages), while in Wishlist Member it is available as a paid add-on (3rd-party).
Both Wishlist and MemberMouse allow defining trial periods, upsells, one-time offers and create coupons, however, with Wishlist Member you need to purchase an add-on for creating coupons – Wishlist Coupon.
With both Wishlist Member and MemberMouse you can create free and paid membership level, set total content protection, display teaser content (display content above the “read more” tag to non-members and protect the content after it to members only) and secure your RSS feed.
Also, MemberMouse has a built-in content dripping feature, with Wishlist Member you need to purchase an add-on – Wishlist Content Scheduler.
Pay-per-post feature is available only in Wishlist Member, and pay-per-view is not available in both.
Shopping Carts Integrations:
Wishlist Member offers more integrations than MemberMouse, however, MemberMouse offers integration with BrainTree, that does not integrate with Wishlist.
Popular shopping carts that integrate with Wishlist Member (partial list): ClickBank, PayPal Standard and PayPal Pro, Authorize.net, InfusionSoft, Stripe, 1ShoppingCart, JVZoo, 2CheckOut and SamCart.
Popular shopping carts that integrate with MemberMouse are: ClickBank, PayPal Standard and PayPal Pro, Authorize.net, Stripe and BrainTree.
Autoresponders that integrate with Wishlist Member (partial list): GetResponse, Aweber, MailChimp, Constant Contact, iContact, Mad Mimi and OntraPort.
Autoresponders that integrate with MemberMouse: GetResponse, Aweber, MailChimp and iContact.
Wishlist Member integrate with WooCommerce using this plugin and also with Easy Digital Downloads. MemberMouse does not integrate with neither.
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.
Anyway, you should always check if the plugin has any add-ons or API integration to allow you to enhance the plugin and customize it to your needs.
For more information, you can see a comparison table of the most popular membership plugins here