Magic Members Review: Best WordPress Membership Plugin

Well last year I written a post about best WordPress membership plugin and suprisingly some of my readers personally mailed me asking my favorite choice. My answer to all those questions are here. Yes, Magic Members is my favorite WordPress membership plugin and I will be giving you a detailed review about it now. Recently I purchased Magic Members single license for one of my premium design blog. As you know WordPress is a powerful platform for selling products products online, with variety of premium ecommerce themes. Apart from themes WordPress is well known for support, so you can easily fix issues either by googling the issue or checking out a video on Youtube.

If you are planning to start a Membership site, all you need is

  1. A good web hosting. I suggest Hostgator because of their incredible 24/7 support and all my blogs are hosted with Hostgator. You can use “bloggermint” coupon code to get 25% discount on any hosting plans.
  2. Install WordPress
  3. And Magic Members WordPress Membership Plugin. Yes these three are the ingredients for creating a full fledged membership site.

magic members membership plugin

Why Magic Members?

First and the foremost reason for picking up Magic Members was because of their customer support, money back guarantee and great collection of support videos. As you might know configuring a membership plugin is not that easy, I have seen people hiring WordPress developers for installing and configuring their membership plugin. But that’s not the case with Magic Members. Users find it a lot more easier to configure using the support videos.

  • More than 16 Payment Module Integration
  • Pay Per Post Access
  • AutoResponder Integrations – AWeber, GetResponse, Constant Contact, iContact and MailChimp.
  • Download Manager with permission based on different membership levels.
  • Unlimited Membership Levels
  • Custom Widgets & Shortcodes and much more

Lets me explain certain features of Magic Members in details.


Magic Members offers great control over membership. The members tab give you a detailed picture of registered members, their membership level, joined dates and the status. Exporting members from a specific membership levels to another can be moved with a click of a button. Other than the membership features, coupon codes can be created with user limit and expiry date.

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I personally loved the “Roles and Categories” under Members tab to easily assign roles to subscribed users. You can use the existing roles like Admin, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber or you can create your own role (with any name) and assign capabilities.

magic members wordpress membership plugin

Pay Per Post

This is my favorite feature in Magic Members. Pay Per Post allows defining post pack for certain posts or a specific post for which users are asked to pay before reading the post content. Alternatively you can also use “Content Control” setting in Magic Members to specify Full, Partly or None content protection.

Another important feature to talk under Pay Per Post is “Gift a Post/Page“. Using Gift a Post you can select a registered members and send a specific post/page as a gift.

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Payment Settings

Magic Members supports almost every popular payment gateway. Be it to PayPal Pro. Then you get to customize payment confirmation email content, failed payment email content and even you get to customize button/logo for membership levels. Literally setting up payment gateway never been this easy.

Magic Members also comes with support for popular email responders like AutoResponder Plus, Aweber, Constant Contact, GetResponse, iContact, Mail Chimp.

magic members wordpress membership plugin review

There are many featured which I haven’t discussed here but you can learn more by visit their website. This review is based upon my real experience with Magic Members and how good their supports is.

Finally there is one more thing,

You can watch video tutorials of “how to use Magic Members” right inside your WordPress dashboard. Cool isn’t it? So think wisely and get Magic Members to power up your membership site.

Magic Members has three types of pricing plan based upon your need. On plan two and three you get Magic Kicker Plugin for FREE.

3 Users
Training Videos
1 Year Update
Free Magic Kicker Plugin
Detailed Support Guides

Single Plan – $97 (1 Domain installation)

3 Users Plan – $197 (2 Domain installation)

Unlimited Plan – $297 (Unlimited Domain installation)

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7 Responses so far!

  1. Thanks for posting this review. I was looking for reviews on Magic Members to see how reputable it is. I have a client that wants to have a subscription based informational website and was looking for a solution.

  2. If ANYONE can hande setting up my wordpress/magic member site for a reasonable fee, please email me ASAP. I’m desperate and have evrything ready to roll (but can’t figure it out). :(

  3. Please disclose, do you make any money off of recommending the Magic Members wordpress plugin? Perhaps you are an affiliate?

    Still, your review of available plugin(s) for wordpress is helpful. I’m now searching for a new one after purchasing a licensed copy of the plugin. After a week of back-and-forth I have yet to get it working despite working with their support staff and wondering why it (the v3.1.1. plugin), put simply, does not work. If that changes I’m happy to write a followup post to let you know I got it working. Until then, AVOID WP-MEMBER.COM!

    Thanks for your review!

    • Yes, I do get a kickback from Magic Members for every successful sale, however I written this review based on my experience with MM. Also, you do get 30 days no questions asked money back guarantee.

  4. I have been trying for a month to get Magic members working. Big Problem: It is NOT compatible with the new Payflow version of Paypal Pro. Supposedly they are working on an update, but I can’t get a reply to my support tickets asking for an estimated delivery date. The product may be good, I can’t tell yet, but right now I would give them a very poor grade on their customer service.

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