The best membership plugin for WordPress is 100% free
Join 100,000+ people around the globe who are getting paid on a recurring basis for their content, products, and services using Paid Memberships Pro.
Sign up to download the core plugin for free along with over 30 Free Add Ons.
What You Get With Paid Memberships Pro
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Build the exact membership site you need—for now and for later.
With PMPro, you can build any kind of member-focused business or organization with the features you need today or down the road.
Courses & Coaching
Associations & Professional Organizations
Communities, Directories & Listings
Products & Digital Downloads
Premium & Paywall Content
How to use Paid Memberships Pro for free:
1. Download the full free membership plugin for WordPress here or at WordPress.org
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.Download Paid Memberships Pro
2. Download our free plugins from WordPress.org.
Our most commonly used Add Ons are also available for free at WordPress.org. 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.Browse Our Integration Plugins at WordPress.org
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
-masteror 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.
We Do Things the WordPress Way
We’re tired of plugins and themes that don’t play well together, aren’t you? At PMPro, we do things “The WordPress Way,” which means that compatibility problems are less likely—and they’re easier to fix if they do happen.
In other words, we work with other plugin and theme authors to handle compatibility issues so you don’t have to.
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.
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
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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