Run Your Online Video Business with WordPress

You’ve found it: Paid Memberships Pro is the most robust membership plugin to sell access to your private videos on WordPress.

Build and grow an online video business that you control. Give your members the video content they seek and earn a reliable income with a totally independent online business.

Screenshot of an example video membership site using Paid Memberships Pro.
 

Real Video Creators. Real Results.

Joe Casabona Headshot

After trying a bunch of different solutions for my online course membership, it became pretty obvious that Paid Memberships Pro was the best choice.

PMPro provides a winning combination: Ease of use and flexibility to create features that I didn’t see in any other membership plugin or platform.

Joe CasabonaPodcast Coach and Educator
Sara Bigatti Headshot

PMPro is the best way to protect your content and provide a smooth experience for your users.
We are a yoga video streaming company that offers monthly and annual memberships. Our customer base has grown 10x thanks to the membership power and versatility of PMPro.

It was a breeze to integrate PMPro with the dozens of official and third-party Add Ons.

Sara BigattiLa Scimmia Yoga

What happens after you sign up?

After checkout, you’ll get access to the software, documentation, and tutorials you need to protect and sell your online videos with WordPress.

You’ll also get access to our Videos Hub™, which guides you through all of the steps you need to take in order to get your first paying subscriber—as well as create, distribute, price, and market your videos even better.

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

Restrict your videos (and any other content) to members only

Charge fees on a monthly, yearly, or daily basis

Completely control who can access your videos, when, and how

Maintain more privacy than a standard YouTube channel

Utilize diverse payment methods

Create unlimited membership levels and access tiers

Drip feed access to a series of videos

Fully manage memberships and paid subscriptions

Personalize everything from profiles to member dashboards

Customize your video 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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Mike Morrison Headshot

A wide selection of features and functionality—some of which you simply won’t find in any other membership solution on the market today.

Registration and checkout are slick, and at the end of the process members are provided with detailed information about their transaction with the option to print off an invoice.

The fact that you can customise all pages in this process is a definite plus, meaning you can add tailored welcome messages as well as select custom page templates for the checkout process.

One thing is for sure: the innovations coming from the Paid Memberships Pro camp have us very excited about the future of this plugin, and we’re eagerly watching to see what they do next.

Mike MorrisonMembership Geeks

Video Hosting Platforms We Integrate With

Already have a preferred video platform? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

YouTube Vimeo Wistia
Bunny.net Presto Player Amazon S3

PMPro can protect any video you embed in your WordPress site—where you host the video is up to you.

The bottom line? If you can embed it on a WordPress site, you can protect it with Paid Memberships Pro.

Own the Land You Build On

We always say, “Own the land your business is built on,” and with video content, this could not be more relevant. With some other video hosting and eCommerce platforms, you don’t have the same ownership. This could mean:

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You rely entirely on the platform, its viability, performance, and security

Any revenue from ads and sponsorships is at the mercy of the platform’s algorithm

You have little control over the levels of access subscribers get

Your audience sees recommendations for competitor content

You’re limited in the type of content you post

You’re stuck, even if prices change or something else happens and you want to move your videos elsewhere

Branding and customization options are extremely limited

You can’t necessarily access your subscribers (audience) outside of the platform

When you sell videos on WordPress and PMPro, you own the land you build on. 100% ownership and content 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 videos on your WordPress site.

Lock down individual videos, livestreams, a series or library of videos, and even a video micro-course.

Protect self-hosted video content or videos hosted with a service like Vimeo, Wistia, YouTube, and more.

Create unique video bundles and packages, including other content formats and extended footage.

Charge monthly, yearly, per-user, or offer a one-time fee for limited or lifetime access to your videos.

Offer different pricing tiers to appeal to different audiences and budgets.

Contact your subscribers directly (outside of the video platform) with free email integrations like ConvertKit and Mailchimp.

Do I Really Need a Membership Plugin?

There are many different ways to build a thriving video subscriber audience.

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

Members are the hub of your private video membership site.
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 four plans: Free, Standard, Plus, and Builder. 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 video Add Ons do I get with my purchase?

The core plugin has everything you need to sell access to members-only video on your WordPress site. However, we do recommend using an email marketing platform like ConvertKit or Mailchimp (we offer free integrations for these) to make sure you’re set up to succeed.

After signup, you’ll gain access to our Private Videos Hub™ with focused documentation to guide you through the decisions you’ll need to make when setting up your video membership site.

Can I offer free videos with Paid Memberships Pro?

Absolutely. The content protection rules you’ve learned about in this guide are separate from how you choose to price your membership levels. Paid Memberships Pro supports free memberships, plus every variation of paid membership from one-time, fixed-term, recurring, trials, lifetime, and more.

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!

asienchris

Will I get to keep all of my video library revenue?

Hosted video platforms like Vimeo on Demand, Udemy, and Dacast can take up to 10% or more of your money. No matter how large your subscriber list gets, that is a fixed fee you cannot change.

Paid Memberships Pro is 100% free and open source software. We do not take any portion of your video revenue at the platform level.

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 $247/yr.) or using the recipe in this post to remove the connected platform fee.

How many subscribers am I allowed to have?

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

Enterprise

$5,000+
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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Plus

$397/ 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

Standard

$247/ 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

Free

$0
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.