Hi, I’m Kim Coleman, founder and designer of Paid Memberships Pro. I created Paid Memberships Pro because I saw a real need for an open-source solution to help bloggers monetize site content. I’m excited we’ve expanded PMPro to support broader use-cases, including Association-type websites, video bloggers, e-learning and more.
Kim ColemanOwner, Plugin AuthorPaid Memberships Pro

Sites running Paid Memberships Pro use it to:

Manage professional organizations with thousands of members.

Easily manage customized registration information and recurring dues – streamlining offline processes and providing an online value-add component to your community’s members.

Get paid for E-Learning and digital courseware.

Forgo third-party solutions and manage the entire experience of your E-Learning curriculum for any delivery method including drip-feed, webcast, audio/video, downloadables and discussion.

Accept paying subscriptions for on-demand video.

Put your valuable digital content behind an easy-to-access paywall to create a recurring revenue stream, turning your passion for production into a “make money in your sleep” business.

happy times.

42 add-ons.

Struggling to find a membership plugin flexible enough to meet your needs?

Paid Memberships Pro was programmed “the WordPress way”—our code is developer-friendly, not obfuscated, and easy to customize via free add-ons or your own code.

Getting lost in pages of complicated settings and unnecessary features?

Most sites running Paid Membership Pro launch in under 10 minutes. If you have unique requirements try browsing our premium code recipes or get help on the Members-only Forum.

Having trouble configuring or getting support for premium (pricey) software?

Our code is 100% GPL and free. Support is what you pay for here, and our showcase of happy customers will tell you we deliver.

Businesses of all types recommend Paid Memberships Pro:

No other membership plugin is as customizable as Paid Memberships Pro. I’m able to help my members move forward in their careers by designing a site around their needs – not around the capabilities of the plugin.
Lisa LeagueQpractice

Recent Code Recipes, Tutorials and Plugin Updates


Transparency Report: This is how much we’ve made since 2012.

Inspired by many other businesses in the WordPress ecosystem that have been sharing their revenue numbers and other details behind their businesses, we’ve decided to post a transparency report of our own. I hope this information will help developers who are interested in transitioning from a consulting business to a products-based business. We’re also launching our new PMPro (more…)


PMPro Update

Version of Paid Memberships Pro is out with a handful of bug fixes and enhancements. Please update the Paid Memberships Pro from the plugins page of your WordPress dashboard. You can also get the latest version of PMPro here or version specifically here. The full list of updates is below. BUG: Fixed broken (more…)


Filtering Members-only Content in Home, Archives, Searches and Widgets

Version 1.7.11 of Paid Memberships Pro added a “Filter searches and archives?” setting to the Memberships > Advanced Settings tab. This post explains that feature in more detail. How to Access and Modify this Setting Go to Memberships > Advanced Settings. Select the appropriate setting for “Filter searches and archives?”: No – Non-members will see (more…)