It is plugin Wednesday

One of my favorite plugin discussion is about membership plugins.  Most web designer have their favorite or go to.  Being a free lance web designer, I have had to used just about all of them.  All of them have pros and cons.  S2 Membership used to be my favorite.  And I still use it on some of my sites.  However, Restrict Content Pro is Super Duper GREAT!!!

There are five (5) area to review with regards to a membership plugin.  Cost. Ease of Use. Built in Integrations. Payment Gateway(s). Support.

Cost

Restrict Content Pro has four levels of payment.

Ultimate which is $499 for lifetime.  It comes with the following features…11 Pro Add-ons, 12 Official Free Add-ons, Lifetime Updates, Lifetime Supports, and Unlimited Sites.

Professional which is $249 annually.  It comes with the following features…11 Pro Add-ons, 12 Official Free Add-ons, Plugin Updates, Email Supports, and Unlimited Sites.

Plus which is $149 annually.  It comes with the following features…12 Official Free Add-ons, Plugin Updates, Email Supports, and 5 sites.

Personal is $99 annually.  It comes with the following features…12 Official Free Add-ons, Plugin Updates, Email Supports, and 1 site.

Restrict Content Pro is very costly with regards to membership plugins. You will find most around the $99 range, but that is probably it’s only negative.

Ease of Use

Because Restrict Content Pro integrates with WordPress, it will give you controls on each page.  You can select which pages are secured, and which are not secure.  Check out the image below…

Built in Integration

The eleven (11) Pro Add-ons include the following:  Group Account, WooCommerce Members Discount, Drip Content, Custom Redirects, Site Creation, Restriction Timeout, Restrict Past Content, Hard-set Expiration Date, Help Scout, Rest API, and Math Verification.

The twelve (12) Official Add-ons include the following:  Affiliate WP, MailChimp, WP Job Manager, Easy Digital Download (EDD) FES Vendor Limits, EDD Member Downloads, EDD Member Discounts, EDD Wallet, Limited Quantity Available, Download Monitor, Campaign Monitor, MailPoet Add-on, bbpress, CSV User Import, and Enforce Strong Passwords.

There is about 10 other 3rd party add-ons, which were developed by others.  Some are free and others are premium (paid), which is amazing.  You have developers getting some cash flow from their add-ons.

Payment Gateways

Restrict Content Pro offers the following free add-ons: Stripe, PayPal, and Braintree.  It supports the following payment gateways: Alipay, 2Checkout, PayPal Website Payments Pro, PayPal Express, and Stripe Checkout.

Support

This is the area, which separates Restrict Content Pro from others.  This past December, while I was at WordCamp US.  A client contact me about their membership plugin, Restrict Content Pro.  Submitting an support ticket, I received a response within about 15 minutes from Pippin.  Pippin was about 10 feet in front me at the time.  I walked over and introduce myself. It took about 10 minutes to fix the problem.  Support is AWESOME!!!

Generally speaking all my support tickets have been resolved within 24 hours…

Price is only negative…but all the features make this an impossible plugin to move pass.

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Image courtesy of Andrew Neel.