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Membership Toolkit

A collection of our favourite tools and resources for building membership sites.

AccessAlly

A unique all-in-one membership solution that features LMS functionality, gamification and extensive integration with marketing CRMs.

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AffiliateWP

Our favourite WordPress affiliate plugin which offers a great core plugin, a good selection of integrations and add-ons for additional functionality.

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Auphonic

Audio post-production service for improving the quality of audio in your podcasts, videos etc. Free for up to 2hrs of audio per month.

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bbPress

A highly popular but extremely basic and limited forum plugin for WordPress.

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BuddyBoss

An attractive, feature packed all-in-one solution for selling memberships, courses, and building online communities on WordPress.

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Camtastia

Screen recording and video editing software for creating “screencast” videos. Available on both Windows and Mac

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Canva

Easy to use drag-and-drop design tool for creating a variety of graphics, social media images, presentations and more

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Captivate

Our favourite podcast hosting service, with detailed analytics and a range of marketing and growth features built in.

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Churn Buster

Churn Buster is an automated “dunning” tool to help you to recover failed payments and avoid involuntary churn.

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Circle

Circle is a newer and more modern community option that is a cross between Slack and social networking options. It is a standalone platform but also integrates with other systems such as WordPress.

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ClickFunnels

An all-in-one tool for creating sales funnels – covering every aspect including landing pages, lead generation, ecommerce, in-built affiliate programme and more.

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CoSchedule

Social media scheduling tool with WordPress integration, social media campaign templates and  “Requeue” – which enables automated scheduling of past content.

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CSS Hero

CSS Hero enables you to customise the look and feel of any WordPress theme with a simple point and click editor that gives total control over every element on your site.

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DepositPhotos

Our favourite resource for affordable, high-quality stock imagery – with a wide selection of stock photographs and illustrations.

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Descript

A text-based editor for podcasts and videos that massively simplifies and speeds up the editing process; allowing you to edit audio/video as simply as you would edit a Word document.

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Digital Access Pass

Digital Access Pass (often referred to as “DAP”) has perhaps the most extensive capabilities of any membership plugin on the market. There’s not much it can’t do.

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Discourse

A hosted forum platform that features a more modern “feed” layout, similar to popular social media websites. Also provides a single sign-on integration with WordPress.

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Divi

Divi is a powerful and popular WordPress theme with a flexible drag and drop page builder feature that's also available as a standalone plugin.

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Easy Affiliate

A solid WordPress affiliate plugin that's our recommended solution for anyone using the MemberPress membership plugin.

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Ecamm Live

An all-in-one livestreaming platform for Mac. This simple to use software enables you to easily produce high quality, professional live video for Facebook, YouTube and more.

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Elementor

Elementor is a popular, free WordPress page builder that enables you to create great looking sites and pages with ease.

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FacetWP

FacetWP is a nifty WordPress plugin that enables you to add advanced search and filtering to any list of content you have on your site.

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GeneratePress

A stylish, powerful but lightweight WordPress theme that also has a free version available in addition to a more feature-packed premium version.

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Gravy

Gravy provide failed payment recovery services which combine automated technology with hands-on retention specialists who personally deal with each payment failure.

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Headliner

A handy tool that lets you create short social media videos – such as “audiograms” and annotated video clips – from your existing video or podcast content.

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iDevaffiliate

Advanced affiliate software with extensive features and direct integrations with numerous membership plugins and ecommerce systems.

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Invision Community

Invision Community Suite, sometimes referred to as “IPBoard”, is one of the most powerful online forum platforms on the market.

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Kajabi

An all-in-one hosted platform for creating membership sites, courses and digital products. With built in email marketing, automation, sales funnel tools and a lot more.

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Kartra

A feature-rich all-in-one platform for creating memberships, with an extensive sales funnel functionality and support for webinars, affiliate management and more. Save 20% off your first payment with the link below!

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Learndash

One of the most popular learn management system (LMS) plugins on the market, with extensive features for creating courses and lessons inside your membership.

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Learnworlds

A feature-rich course platform that has put a lot of thought into the learning experience. Boasts an impressive page builder and membership capabilities.

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LifterLMS

An easy to set up free LMS plugin with inbuilt membership function and stylish course pages

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LiquidWeb

Our first choice for web hosting – especially VPS and dedicated servers. Highly reliable with great customer service, Liquidweb is where we host all of our own websites.

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Member Mouse

Billed as the “enterprise level” membership plugin; Member Mouse is feature-rich and features some of the best reporting tools on the market.

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MemberDash

A flexible yet simple to use membership solution from the team behind leading LMS plugin LearnDash. Solid range of features extendable with optional add-ons, and a great choice for tight integration with LearnDash.

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Memberium

Memberium is a great option for WordPress memberships using advanced email CRMs such as Keap (Infusionsoft) or ActiveCampaign.

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Memberoni

The ONLY WordPress theme designed for memberships, with an in-built LMS, plus templates for dashboards, content libraries and a lot more. Exclusively available to Membership Academy members.

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MemberPress

One of the leading WordPress membership plugins – and the one that we use for our own Membership Academy.

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MemberSpace

A free WordPress membership plugin and membership software that also works with Squarespace, Wix, Webflow, Notion, Carrd, Duda and even custom HTML websites.

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Mighty Networks

A great platform for creating your own community-centric membership site and social network, which also includes basic course features.

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Paid Memberships Pro

The only ‘top tier' WordPress membership plugin that's available for free. Solid feature-set with even more available at paid levels.

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PlaceIt

A very handy resource for creating “mockup” graphics – ideal for creating marketing assets to showcase screenshots of your membership “in situ” on a device, desktop etc

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ProfilePress

An extensive range of features for a free plugin such as advanced protection rules, form designer and user directory, with an optional upgrade for extra functionality.

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Restrict Content Pro

An ideal plugin for both quick and simple memberships and more advanced setups requiring features like group memberships or magazine style content restriction.

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Rev

Rev

Fast and reliable service for transcribing videos and audio, providing both standard transcripts as well as captions and subtitle files.

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Screenflow

Software for recording and editing “screencast” videos – ideal for creating tech walkthrough or slide-based courses. Mac only.

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Shots.co

A very useful free tool for creating product mockups shots of your website on a variety of mobile and desktop devices. Ideal for creating sales page graphics.

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Simplero

Simplero is an all-in-one platform for creating membership sites and courses; boasting an impressive, advanced featureset at an affordable price.

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Siteground

An affordable, reliable hosting company which gets our recommendation for people who don't need the larger resources of a VPS or dedicated server.

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Studiocart

Studiocart is a WordPress plugin designed to help you create high-converting checkout pages and sales funnels. If you want to add things like order bumps and upsells into your membership sales process, this plugin will enable you to do that!

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Tapfiliate

A hosted affiliate program with advanced features and direct integrations for numerous ecommerce systems – plus a simple setup option for all other sites.

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Thinkific

Thinkific is primarily a platform for creating and selling online courses, however they have also developed a suite of powerful features for selling memberships too.

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Thrive Architect

Thrive Architect is a WordPress page builder plugin with a heavy focus on sales and marketing layouts. Ideal for landing page, sales pages etc.

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Tribe

A powerful, modern community platform that can be setup as a standalone service or embedded into your existing site.

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Unsplash

A fantastic resource for downloading completely free professional stock photography, with a huge library of unique images not available on other marketplaces

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Uscreen

An incredibly powerful and feature-rich platform for video memberships, with the ability to create a white-labeled mobile app as well as built in live-streaming and community functionality.

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Vimeo

Our preferred video hosting service, with useful options for membership owners, including the ability to restrict embedding to only your membership site.

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Wishlist Member

This flexible and feature-rich plugin is also one of the first membership plugins ever created. A recent overhaul has helped it keep its place as a top choice.

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Woocommerce Memberships

While it has limitations for standalone memberships, this is a great choice for adding a membership component to an existing Woocommerce store.

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WP Courseware

A lightweight and widely-used LMS that can be added to any site and integrates with most WordPress membership plugins

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WP Fusion

Extremely powerful plugin that lets you integrate your WordPress website with a range of other tools and software. Ideal for people using tag-based email CRMs

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WPForo

Our favourite WordPress forum plugin which comes with a great featureset and lots of flexibility for customisation and advanced functionality

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Xenforo

Powerful forum software that ranks among the best in the market. While the lack of SSO with WordPress rules it out for many, it works great standalone.

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