The best membership plugin for WordPress is 100% free

Join thousands of people around the globe who are getting paid on a recurring basis for their courses, content, downloads, products, and services using Paid Memberships Pro.

Sign up to download the core plugin for free along with over 30 Free Add Ons.

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What You Get With Paid Memberships Pro

Over 11 Years In Development

Total Control Over Your Content

With unlimited content restriction, membership levels, and members, you get maximum control over what your members can access and who can access different types of content.

Unlimited Use and Customization

All the Power of Other Paid Solutions

Our free plugin is, quite simply, better than the paid alternatives. You can use PMPro to do just about anything from simple content restriction to building a full-featured membership site.

Membership Plugin Grows With You

A Membership Plugin that Grows with You

Some membership plugins charge 10% or more on each sale. That means if your site was making $100,000, you’d have to pay $10,000 in service fees. No thanks!

Download PMPro and start making money today—for free. You won’t be forced to switch platforms as your site grows, either.

Unlimited Use and Customization

Unlimited Use and Customization

Paid Memberships Pro is 100% open source under the General Public License (GPL). This means you can run it on as many sites as you want—and customize it to fit your project’s needs.

Built for your unique membership site.

PMPro supports any kind of member-focused business or organization. With over 12 years of experience working with creators like you, PMPro delivers on what you need today and in the future. Select a use case to learn more about how to build your business using PMPro.

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
Add Ons to Supercharge Your Business

30+ Add Ons to Supercharge Your Business

Connect your membership site with popular WordPress plugins and third party services. Even our paid Add Ons can be used for free.

How to use Paid Memberships Pro for free:

1. Download the full free membership plugin for WordPress here or at

The “free” version of Paid Memberships Pro is the complete version—with no limitations. This full version of our plugin includes many features other plugins charge for, such as recurring payments with Stripe, Braintree, and PayPal Express.

2. Download our free plugins from

Our most commonly used Add Ons are also available for free at This includes plugins that allow you to integrate PMPro with third-party services, our Add On to collect profile fields, and our Add On to customize member emails.

3. Download our Open Source Add Ons from GitHub.

We use GitHub to maintain the code repositories for all of our plugins. We believe in open source software and have made all of our repositories public.

  • This means that any developer can get quickly involved in the maintenance and development of our code.
  • This also means that you can download the full versions of any of our plugins for free.

To download our plugins from GitHub, first find the official repository under our Stranger Studios organization account, then click the “Releases” link in the right sidebar. Download the “Source code” ZIP file for the latest release. If there are no releases, you can also download the “master” or “main” branch to get the latest stable version of the plugin. Once you have the ZIP file, you can upload it and activate in your WordPress site.Important Notes:

  • Some repositories on GitHub include plugins in “beta” status. These plugins are not ready for public use.
  • Some of these plugins require developer experience, which is why we bundle the purchase of a license key with a support membership.
  • If you install a plugin from the ZIP file downloaded from a branch on GitHub, the plugin directory may have -master or another branch name appended. This is usually fine, but can cause confusion if you download a copy of those same plugins from our site later. To avoid this, unzip the downloaded folder, rename the plugin folder, then compress it before uploading to WordPress.

4. Leave your “License Key” blank.

You do not need a license to run any of our software. Paid Memberships Pro and all of our Add Ons, regardless of their paid license type, will continue to run even with an expired license or no license at all.

If you would like to purchase a license, here’s a link to buy membership at a discount.

How to Use PMPro and Add Ons For Free

Get support directly from our team of experts.

Best Support Ever
The real strength of this project is the technical support—the quality of support and customer care.

I have been using this great plugin for years and they have never let me down. In case of bugs, they can take care of the request in a very short time. Really marvelous.

—Rocco Palmitesta

Fast and Effective Support
You measure the plugins and software not by how well it works on a good day, but how good the support is to help you on a bad day.

I logged a support ticket and within a day had the answer to my problem, which saved me hours of config changes and testing. Great plugin the paid version is very worth the cost, one happy client!


Outstanding Support
I don’t know if there are better membership plugins out there, but I very much doubt any have better support.

The PMPro team are always friendly, helpful, and technically brilliant.


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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Frequently Asked Questions

If PMPro is so good, why is it free?

Our goal is to provide you with the best software – and that means making PMPro 100% open source (just like WordPress). However, our paid users do get to enjoy support, automatic updates, and other benefits.

Are you going to nickel-and-dime me on paid Add Ons?

Our free core plugin includes many features that other plugins charge for, such as gateway support and email marketing integration. Everything we include in our core plugin is designed with one thing in mind: What is best for the software (and our users).

You can even get our paid Add Ons for free. Fill out the form below to register for free account then contact us to learn how.

Will I just have to pay for support later?

No. The large majority of our users do not pay for our plugins or services. Of course, when you’re building any website, some issues do come up.

We provide a variety of free documentation and resources for all of our users, but if you’re still stuck on something, our support team is ready to help.

We want you to get paid. So, our support goes above and beyond to make sure you get PMPro properly integrated with your WordPress site.

Why should I bother using WordPress for my membership site anyway?

While hosted membership platforms can seem less complicated, the truth is that they’re often less flexible and less scalable. Ultimately, this can limit your business in multiple ways, including features and customization, design, and revenue.

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Stop reviewing membership plugins. Start working on your site.

You can use PMPro with the confidence that you’ve found the best membership plugin for WordPress. Our experienced developers and dedicated team have your back.

PMPro is member focused, and saves you time and resources by keeping all of your member information in the one place you need it most: your website.

PMPro is 100% free to use. You can also explore our paid options.

What Others Say

Jonathan Perez

I’ve tried a handful of other “Top” rated plugins but PMPro was definitely the easiest to implement. Everything worked as it was supposed to. That bundled with the fact that it’s free!! I don’t think you can beat it. I paid for additional support, and it was well worth it. The add-ons, plus the fact that you can use native WP plugins to add more functionality make this plugin truly worth using.

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Terms of Service

Whether you are purchasing our plugin support and premium Add Ons or enrolling in our courses, it’s important to us that you understand the terms that govern our relationship with you.

The following terms apply to the products and services we offer, and vary based on what you have selected to purchase from us.

By engaging with any of our products or services, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

1. Plugin Licensing

Paid Memberships Pro and all Add Ons, unless otherwise stated, are licensed under the GNU General Public License ( version 2.0.

This means, among other things, that you may use the software on this site or any other site free of charge. You can run this code on as many sites as you want. The code is not obfuscated, so you can customize it to fit your needs or use the code in your own projects.

In fact, you can do pretty much anything you want with our code as long as you follow the GPLv2 guidelines by applying the GPLv2 license to any altered or unaltered versions of our plugins that you distribute.

If you are using an altered version of one of our plugins in one of your projects, we do ask that you:

(a) Give your software a name other than “Paid Memberships Pro” or “PMPro” to avoid confusion.

(b) Notify us of your distributed version so we can potentially promote the distribution if it’s a good effort.

More information on why we’ve settled on this license can be found in our blog post here:

2. Warranty

Plugins sold and distributed by Stranger Studios, LLC, are done so in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Inasmuch as WordPress functions correctly on a clean install of itself, Paid Memberships Pro is guaranteed to function on a clean install of the minimum, stable and required version of WordPress for Paid Memberships Pro and our Add Ons. Because the number and variety of plugins is vast and wide, we do not guarantee that the plugin will function with all third-party plugins, themes or browsers of any kind. We do not guarantee that the plugin will function with all combinations of our Add Ons and code gists active. We do not assume responsibility and will not be held responsible for any conflicts or compatibility issues that may occur due to third-party software. We assume no responsibility for any data loss as a result of installing or using Paid Memberships Pro. Should conflicts occur with third-party software, we may provide support at our discretion. Additionally, we are not liable and will not be held responsible for any personal loss, site damage, site errors, theft, fraud, loss of profits or revenue, loss of business or opportunities, or loss of customers or clients as a result of installing or using Paid Memberships Pro.

3. Support

Stranger Studios, LLC, sells and distributes Paid Memberships Pro and other plugins “as is” and with no implied meaning that they will function exactly as you would like, or that they will be compatible with all third-party components and plugins.

Support for plugins sold and distributed by Stranger Studios, LLC, is only available for those who have an active, paid license.

Support and updates are granted for one year after the original purchase based on the license you have purchased. After one year is completed, the purchaser must renew their license in order to continue receiving support and updates for the items purchased. For purchases that include an automatically renewing subscription, support will be provided for as long as the subscription remains active.

Support and updates for Paid Memberships Pro are provided as long as Paid Memberships Pro is actively in development. Should any one of the following occur, Stranger Studios, LLC, will no longer be responsible for providing support for Paid Memberships Pro:

  • Paid Memberships Pro is no longer actively developed as a viable product under Stranger Studios, LLC.
  • Stranger Studios is purchased or bought out by another company.
  • WordPress is no longer actively developed.

Whilst we attempt to provide the best support possible for our plugins, we do not guarantee that any particular support query can, or will be answered to the extent, or within a timeframe that the inquirer is completely satisfied.

4. Subscriptions & Automatic Renewal

Paid Memberships Pro is sold as an automatically recurring subscription that renews each year on the anniversary of the purchase date.

The purchaser’s subscription will automatically renew at the end of the annual license term unless the purchaser cancels their subscription prior to the automatic renewal date.

Please note the following details of Paid Memberships Pro license subscriptions:

  • Subscription renewals are automatically processed annually on the anniversary of your original purchase. The license renewal will continue and remain valid for each one (1) year unless the subscription is cancelled prior to the renewal date.
  • You may cancel your subscription at any time from your Account page on the Paid Memberships Pro website.
  • If you choose to cancel your subscription you will no longer receive updates and support for Paid Memberships Pro when your license expires.
  • Your renewal price will be locked in at the time of checkout for as long as your membership remains active.
  • Legacy pricing: If you choose to cancel your subscription, and your renewal price is lower than the current listed price for your license (a “legacy” price), the lower renewal price may no longer be available to you.
  • If you choose to renew your subscription after it has been cancelled and your membership has expired, you will be charged the current listed price for your membership type. We may not apply older or legacy pricing to your new renewal purchase.
  • We will send you an email 90, 60, and 30 days prior to your renewal date, and you may use this opportunity to cancel your subscription before the renewal payment is automatically processed
  • If you choose to cancel your subscription your membership will expire on the anniversary of the original purchase, and you will no longer receive updates and support for Paid Memberships Pro.

5. License Usage

Stranger Studios, LLC grants each customer a non-transferable license to use the software for internal use, and as defined by the terms set in the customer’s chosen license package.

The customer/license-holder may not on-sell the originally-purchased license key provided by Stranger Studios, LLC, to other users of the license (such as clients) for commercial benefit. Additionally, the customer may not sublicense, to any person or entity, any rights to distribute the software or license key. Stranger Studios will only provide support services to the original customer/license-holder with a legitimate license key, and consider any other uses of this license key for support queries as fraudulent.

6. Automatic Updates

Automatic updates are available to license holders who have an active and valid subscription and license key. Automatic updates are available for Paid Memberships Pro and all other installed Paid Memberships Pro Add Ons. Automatic updates are available as long as the license key generated from the purchase is valid and active.

7. Plugin Delivery

After we have processed your payment successfully, you will receive an email with your order number and other purchase information. Your license key is available in your account area along with your plugin downloads. You can download the plugin by logging into the account created for you when purchasing the plugin and clicking on the appropriate link.

Should you not receive an email containing your information, you can contact us through to request your purchase information.

Access to re-download purchased files will be granted so long as your license key is valid. If a license key expires, download access to the associated files will be discontinued until such time as the license key is renewed.

8. Ownership

All plugins are property of Stranger Studios, LLC. Claiming any type of intellectual or exclusive ownership rights of our products is strictly prohibited.

Our plugins are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. We shall not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or losses that occur due to the use or inability to use our plugins.

9. Website & Plugin Content

All content found on this site and throughout the plugin including images, documentation, support queries and any other information is property of Stranger Studios, LLC and may not be redistributed without permission or consent.

10. Price Changes

Stranger Studios, LLC, reserves the right to modify, change, cancel or upgrade a plugin subscription and/or license key without prior notice or consent. Prices of all products are subject to change without prior notice or consent.

11. Refund Policy

All of our membership options include a 100% money-back guarantee.

If within 100 days of purchase you decide not to use our software and services, you may request a full refund. To obtain a refund, you will have to contact us at, including the username, email address, and name on file for the account you wish to cancel. At that time, we will cancel your membership and refund any one-time payment made.

Even if your request comes after 100 days, we will refund your payment as long as technically possible. In fact, if your bank or credit card won’t allow the refund anymore, we will get the information from you to mail you a check or otherwise get your money back to you.

We consider threats of refunds as refund requests and will process them immediately.

If your original purchase was made in a non-USD currency, we cannot guarantee that the exchange rate at the time of the refund will be the same as the time of your purchase. Your refund will be based on the USD amount of the purchase and may result in a higher or lower amount of currency you purchased in being credited to your accounts.

12. Email

Stranger Studios, LLC, may occasionally send you emails related to the purchase of product(s) from our company. We may also send you occasional email newsletters relating to Paid Memberships Pro updates, promotions, Add Ons and the like. We will never sell or release your email to any third party vendors. You may opt out of these emails at any time without penalty.

13. Privacy

We take your privacy very seriously. Our full privacy policy can be viewed here. Consenting to our terms of service indicates consent to our privacy policy as well.

14. Affiliate Disclosure

Some of our posts and pages contain affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and later make a purchase, we may receive a commission.

Clicking on an affiliate link which earns a commission does NOT result in additional charges to you or cost you anything extra.

Our affiliate links serve two purposes: they provide us with compensation for our referral and also help us identify what products, services, and third parties are the most desirable to our users.

Rest assured that even if we were not getting paid for it, we would still recommend every single product and service we reference on this site.

Thank you so much for shopping through our links to show your support for the companies that we love and the products that we share.

15. License Agreement

By purchasing our product(s), you indicate and consent that you have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions listed and detailed on this page. We reserve the right to change or modify the current Terms and Conditions without prior notice or consent.

16. Changes

We are constantly updating our Services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on one of our blogs, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Services within the designated notice period. Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.

17. Right to Terminate

If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Paid Memberships Pro account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using our Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Stranger Studios, LLC. reserves the unequivocal right to terminate or cancel any memberships or subscriptions at its sole discretion, without the necessity of providing any reason. Such termination may be effected at any time and without prior notice to the subscriber or member.

Termination or cancellation of subscriptions or memberships may occur under various circumstances, including, but not limited to:

  • The subscriber expresses a desire to discontinue the use of Stranger Studios, LLC.’s services or platforms.
  • The subscriber experiences and communicates issues or dissatisfaction with the functionality or performance of Stranger Studios, LLC.’s products or services.
  • Non-compliance with any part of the terms of service or any other policies that Stranger Studios, LLC. may have in place.

In the event of termination or cancellation, a refund for the most recent payment may be issued at the company’s discretion. Refunds will only be processed using the original payment method used at the time of purchase.

  • Refund Eligibility: The eligibility for receiving a refund will be determined by Stranger Studios, LLC. based on the specific circumstances of the subscription or membership cancellation. Not all terminations or cancellations may warrant a refund.
  • Refund Processing: Once a refund is approved, it will be processed promptly, and funds will be returned to the original payment method used during the initial transaction. Please note that processing times may vary depending on the payment provider.

18. Translation

These Terms of Service were originally written in English (US). We may translate these terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.

19. Severability

If any part of this agreement is declared unenforceable or invalid, all remaining clauses in this agreement shall remain binding on the customer.