Run Your Association or Non-Profit Organization with PMPro

You’ve found it: Paid Memberships Pro is the most flexible membership plugin to run an association, club, or organization on WordPress. Build and grow an association that is customized to your mission, core values, and the needs of your members.

Bring together your niche community while earning a reliable income with scalable software that doesn’t break the bank.

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Real Associations. Real Results.

Greg Robins

Excellent Product, Fantastic Support, Perfect with BuddyBoss
We migrated away from expensive SaaS products and settled on PMPro as our membership tool. As an association of more than 4,000 members, we wanted an elegant solution that would allow us to restrict content, manage memberships, and integrate with a variety of other WordPress plugins for Events, CRM, and LMS.

The migration was easy and doing custom dev has been smooth and seamless.

Greg RobinsBeautyCouncil • BeautySafe • BCBA
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Excellent plugin. The ideal solution for managing the payment of renewal registrations and new registrations.

The plugin allows you to prepare content only for members and other useful services for members.

The main advantages are:
1) a rich catalog of useful Add Ons,
2) the support service that responds quickly with highly trained technical staff,
3) open source.

Roberto Corvaglia

What happens after you sign up?

After checkout, you’ll get access to the software, documentation, and tutorials you need to build and manage your association with WordPress.

You’ll also get access to our Associations Hub™, which guides you through all of the steps you need to take in order to get your first members, move your existing association online, and optimize your association in meaningful ways.

When you sell association memberships on WordPress with PMPro you get: the Plugin Download, Documentation, Recipes and Tutorials, Associations Hub™ Access
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With Paid Memberships Pro, you’ll be able to:

Restrict any type of content to members only

Charge fees on a monthly, yearly, or daily basis

Offer calendar year memberships or other customized dues structures

Collect donations in addition to dues.

Use diverse payment methods

Create unlimited membership levels, chapters, and association tiers

Create boards and committees

Offer group and corporate memberships

Fully manage memberships and paid subscriptions

Set up unique approval processes

Personalize everything from profiles to member dashboards

Customize your association website to your heart’s content

We believe in open source software.

We’re tired of plugins and themes that don’t play well together, aren’t you?

At PMPro, we fully embrace open source, which means that compatibility problems are less likely—and they’re easier to fix if they do happen.

We make our code publicly available so anyone can read it, extend it, and integrate with it. We work closely with plugin and theme authors to handle compatibility issues so you don’t have to.

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James Wonder from The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners club

The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners Club (founded in 1972) made the transition from a previous website platform to WordPress.

Paid Memberships Pro was the key to making this possible.

We have a very active forum that needed to be converted to phpBB and a full membership management system. I could easily use hooks and filters to customize the plugin for our needs. This made building the WordPress member, billing, and self-service interfaces quick and easy with very little help from the wonderful staff at PMPro.

James WonderThe Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners Club
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Own the Land You Build On

We always say, “Own the land your business is built on,” and with associations this could not be more relevant. With some other SaaS and AMS options, you don’t have the same ownership, which could mean:

You rely entirely on the platform (and its viability)

You’re stuck, even if prices change

You may have to pay more as your association grows

Branding and customization options are extremely limited

You can’t easily export your association content

You can’t access your members outside of the platform

When you sell association memberships on WordPress with PMPro, you own the land you build on. 100% ownership with total access to your content and audience.

Focus on Members and Getting Paid

Paid Memberships Pro is the best way to charge for access to content on your WordPress site.

Manage approvals and automate renewals, expirations, and communications

Create multiple tiers of an association with member tracking and support

Create public or private directories with custom profiles

Organize and manage events, including ticketing, badges, and QR codes

Collect and organize full member information—no paper forms or spreadsheets

Manage all of your members-only content with a fully integrated CMS

A Flexible Platform With Integrations Galore

Connect your membership site with the most popular WordPress plugins, page builders, and third-party services.

Zapier Integration ConvertKit Marketing Platform Integration Mailchimp Marketing Platform Integration Stripe Gateway Integration Paypal Gateway Integration LearnDash Integration
LifterLMS Integration Elementor Page Builder The Events Calendar Logo bbPress Integration BuddyBoss Integration BuddyPress Integration

Do I Really Need a Membership Plugin?

There are many different ways to build a website for your association, club, or organization.

Paid Memberships Pro works best when the focus of your online presence is your members. Putting members at the center of your concerns is a great way to build out an online presence.

Members are the center and hub of your membership business with Paid Memberships Pro, surrounded by courses, community, email newsletters, videos, events, directories, podcasts, and block posts
100% Money Back Guarantee

Our Commitment to You:
Money Back Guarantee

Every purchase is backed by a 100 day money-back guarantee. If you decide not to use your premium plan, request a full refund—no questions asked.

Even if your request comes after 100 days, we will still refund your payment by any means necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which plan should I choose?

We currently offer three plans: Free, Standard, and Plus. We put together a full guide to help you select the right plan for your business.

We designed these plans through our experience supporting thousands of membership sites on this platform for over 10 years. As such, Add Ons cannot be purchased individually. As a fully open source WordPress plugin, you can use our code for free if you cannot afford a membership or if you’re just testing.

Remember that if your needs change in the future, you can upgrade at any time and it will not affect your site settings, content, user and member information, or subscriptions.

If you’ve already read the guide and still can’t decide which plan is right for you, you can always try out Paid Memberships Pro for free.

What Associations Add Ons do I get with my purchase?

With our free membership, you get access to over 30+ free Add Ons, including:

  • Basic User Avatars
  • Events
  • Set Expiration Dates

Purchase a premium plan to get additional associations Add Ons like:

  • Add Member from Admin (Standard): Create new members in a single step 
  • Approvals (Plus): Approve or deny members
  • Lock Membership Level (Standard): Restrict level changes by user
  • Pay by Check (Standard): Allow members to pay by check
  • Donations (Plus): Allow customers to set an additional donation amount at the checkout
  • Member Directory (Plus): Add a public or members-only directory to your site

Can I use Paid Memberships Pro even if I’m not a technical person?

There are over 100,000 sites that use Paid Memberships Pro — and from our customer research most of them are DIY. They’re building their own site (not working with a developer) just like you.

Here’s what our user @asienchris says about PMPro:

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Even a tech noob can get a passive income with PMPro!
I’m a tech noob, but PMPro still makes it possible for people like me to successfully handle payment processing automatically so that I now have a passive income. Awesome plugin with a LOT of functionality, even in the free version!


Will I get to keep all of my association revenue?

Paid Memberships Pro is 100% free and open source software. We do not take any portion of your revenue at the platform level. By contrast, many AMS solutions charge by association size. This makes PMPro a particularly budget-friendly choice for associations.

Note that your payment gateway does impose fees for credit card processing. Please check with your gateway to determine their fees.

We have a special relationship with Stripe whereby membership sites that do not have a valid premium license pay 2% in gateway fees on top of the default gateway fees imposed by Stripe. You can remove this fee by upgrading to a Standard or higher membership plan (starting at $347/yr.) or using the recipe in this post to remove the connected platform fee.

Our association has annual donation drives. Do you support donations?

Our Donations Add On allows customers to set an additional donation amount at checkout, and is included in our Plus plan.

How many members am I allowed to have?

With Paid Memberships Pro there are no limits to the number of members you’re allowed to have. This makes PMPro a great choice if you’re planning to grow and scale your association business.

How much support can I expect to receive?

We provide very deep support and are able to troubleshoot most issues via the support forums.

Some custom code is straight forward, and we can assist with writing the code and instructing you on exactly where to put it. If you have found a tutorial on our site about a customization, we can usually help you to set that customization up or tweak it in small ways.

What if I have unique requirements and need more help?

In the case you need more hands-on help, we can recommend a developer we trust.

We will write the requirements and outline the possible solutions for you to share with them. This alone saves your developer tons of time, which saves you hundreds of dollars.

Choose a Plan


Best for membership sites operating at scale
  • Everything in Plus, with:
  • 50+ sites
  • Phone support
  • Development consulting
  • Performance scaling
  • Onsite visits
  • Premium hosting
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$597/ year
Best for building advanced membership sites
  • Everything in Standard, plus:
  • 2 site license
  • Priority support
  • Accept donations
  • Invite only membership
  • Member approvals
  • Member directory & user profiles
  • Multisite & WordPress Network features
  • Payment plans by level
  • Prorated pricing
  • Sell gift memberships
  • Series/content drip-feed
  • Sponsored or group accounts
  • Variable "pay what you want" pricing
+ 30 Plus Add Ons


$347/ year
Best for beginners and DIY membership sites
  • Everything in Free, plus:
  • 1 site license
  • Premium support
  • Advanced customization recipes
  • Automatic updates
  • Affiliate tracking
  • Protect custom post types
  • Email confirmation
  • Membership cards
  • Shipping address
  • Google Analytics + Ecommerce Tracking
+ 21 Standard Add Ons


The core plugin and 29 free Add Ons free forever
  • The entire core plugin, with:
  • Unlimited restricted content
  • Unlimited membership levels & members
  • Free or paid registration
  • Multiple memberships per user
  • Recurring subscriptions
  • All gateways, including Stripe, PayPal, & more
  • All email marketing integrations
  • bbPress, BuddyPress, BuddyBoss integrations
  • Courses & LMS integrations
  • Frontend login
  • No-code user profile fields
  • Restrict access to WordPress dashboard
  • WooCommerce integration
  • Zapier integration
+ 29 Free Add Ons

Not sure which plan to pick? Choose Plus Membership to get everything you need for an advanced membership site. Or try things out for free.