Paid Memberships Pro integrates flawlessly with the top gateway options listed below. Payment Setting setup is simple: just select a gateway and paste the appropriate API information into the Memberships > Payment Settings page in the WordPress admin.

Some other membership plugins require you to create subscription buttons for each membership level and only offer off-site checkout at PayPal. Paid Memberships Pro has only one settings page to configure the payment gateway for all memberships, whether you select an off-site gateway option like PayPal Express, PayPal Standard or 2Checkout, or an on-site gateway like Stripe,, Braintree Payments or CyberSource.

Payment Gateway Options



Automated Recurring Billing


To make the checkout process secure, you will need to install an SSL which can be obtained through your domain registrar or web host. If you are unsure, GoDaddy is a good SSL provider where you can get a cheap SSL to use no matter where your site is used.

An SSL is a digital “signature” by a trusted certificate authority. It allows visitors verify the identity of a secure site before they provide private information, such as their account password or billing information. It validates the HTTPS protocol, allowing the web browser to communicate private information with your secure website.

A certificate authority such as GoDaddy or GeoTrust provides a seal that a majority of web browsers already trust. As the website owner, you can purchase the SSL seal so that visitors to your site know that their private information is safe. Without a valid SSL seal, the web browser will be prompt to trust your website with an alarming security message, upon which a savvy visitor would dismiss the message and leave your site.