Paid Memberships Pro is a plugin for WordPress installs running version 3.0 or higher.

We continually validate compatibility with new WordPress releases as well as with PMPro updates and feature add-ons.

Payment Gateways

PMPro currently supports the following gateways. See here for information on how to add a new Payment Gateway option.

  • Stripe
  • Braintree Payments
  • Advanced Integration Method (AIM) with Automated Recurring Billing (ARB)
  • PayPal Standard
  • PayPal Express
  • PayPal Website Payments Pro
  • PayPal Payflow
  • PayPal Pro (Choose Payflow in the Payment Settings)
  • Pay by Check
  • Cybersource
  • 2Checkout

Other Third Party Services

PMPro current has support for the following services through “sister plugins” to install alongside Paid Memberships Pro.


PMPro should work on any host that supports WordPress 3.0 or higher.

Windows-based hosting platforms should be able to run PMPro, but we do not do extensive testing on that setup. If you have issues, please contact us to work them out.

To enable SSL, you will need a dedicated IP address and an SSL certificate setup by your host.

We recommend the equivalent of a “Virtual Dedicated Server” or higher when choosing a hosting plan.

Shared hosting plans that rely heavily on caching are not a good fit for PMPro because membership sites cannot be cached as aggressively as standard sites.


Due to the nature of a membership site (you want to show some users one set of content and other users another set of content) you cannot have caching enabled on any member-protected content. For this reason, make sure that the hosting plan you have selected performs at the level you need when caching is disabled. If you use any caching plugins for WordPress, make sure that your member pages and also the pages created by PMPro are excluded from the cache.

If you have a large site under heavy load that you can no longer throw more hardware at to improve performance, we can work out caching solutions for you individually. Contact us for more information.

Theme Compatibility

PMPro will work with any WordPress theme. Certain themes with dark backgrounds or heavy styling may need to have some CSS rules added to your stylesheet to ensure that text is readable.

Plugin Compatibility

We try as hard as possible to have PMPro work alongside any plugins you may have installed. The following types of plugins may cause issues when run alongside PMPro:

  • Other membership plugins.
  • Plugins that redirect HTTP URLs to HTTPS URLs or vice versa.
  • Plugins that redirect to or from the login or registration pages.

If you are having an incompatibility issue, please sign up for a support membership account and contact us to work out the issue.

Work With Us

If you are a plugin author or WordPress theme designer interested in testing your compatibility with PMPro or if you would like to add PMPro hooks within your plugin/theme to allow for new or advanced features, contact us.

If you are running an earlier release of WordPress and would like to know if the plugin is compatible with your installation, contact us. As we gather more compatibility information, we will post it here.