Members is a roles and capabilities based WordPress membership plugin. It gives your users the ultimate member experience by giving you powerful tools to add roles and capabilities and assign them to your users.
Members allows you to set permissions to restrict content on your site by providing a simple user interface (UI) for WordPress’ powerful roles and capabilities system, which has traditionally only been available to developers who know how to code this by hand.
If you’re looking to build a business out of your membership site by creating paid memberships there’s no better way than to use MemberPress. Members and MemberPress work together to provide the ultimate member experience and will help you start and profit from your amazing WordPress membership sites!
Members now includes ALL of it’s add-ons completely free of charge! Here are some of the awesome features they add to Members:
For more info, visit the Members plugin home page.
The Members plugin is a massive project with 1,000s of lines of code to maintain. A major update can take weeks or months of work. We donâ€™t make any money directly from this plugin while other, similar plugins charge substantial fees to even download them or get updates. Please consider helping the cause by:
If you need professional plugin support from us, you can visit our support page.
If you’re a theme author, plugin author, or just a code hobbyist, you can follow the development of this plugin on it’s GitHub repository.
More detailed instructions are included in the plugin’s
I wasn’t satisfied with the current user, role, and permissions plugins available. Yes, some of them are good, but nothing fit what I had in mind perfectly. Some offered few features. Some worked completely outside of the WordPress APIs. Others lacked the GPL license.
So, I just built something I actually enjoyed using.
Most things should be fairly straightforward, but we’ve included an in-depth guide in the plugin download. It’s a file called
readme.md in the plugin folder.
You can also view the readme online.
Members now requires PHP 5.6+
When the plugin is first activated, it runs a script that sets specific capabilities to the “Administrator” role on your site that grants you access to this feature. So, you must be logged in with the administrator account to access the role manager.
If, for some reason, you do have the administrator role and the role manager is still inaccessible to you, deactivate the plugin. Then, reactivate it.
If you have a multisite installation, only Super Admins can create, edit, and delete roles by default. This is a security measure to make sure that you absolutely trust sub-site admins to make these types of changes to roles. If you’re certain you want to allow this, add the Create Roles (
create_roles), Edit Roles (
edit_roles), and/or Delete Roles (
delete_roles) capabilities to the role on each sub-site where you want to allow this.
Note: This change was made in version 2.0.2 and has no effect on existing installs of Members on existing sub-sites.
Please read the documentation for the plugin before actually using it, especially a plugin that controls permissions for your site. We cannot stress this enough. This is a powerful plugin that allows you to make direct changes to roles and capabilities in the database.
You’ll need to stop by our support forums to see if we can get your site fixed if you managed to lock yourself out. I know that this can be a bit can be a bit scary, but it’s not that tough to fix with a little custom code.
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