MemberPress Vs Wishlist Member 2019

by Adam @ WPCrafter   |   Last Updated: June 30, 2019

MemberPress is a WordPress plugin used to secure and sell content on your website. With its extensive features and integrations, MemberPress can handle just about any membership website requirements.

Wishlist Member is one of the original WordPress membership plugins available.

Current Pricing: $149 – $349
Current Pricing: $197 – $297

Comparing Wishlist Member to MemberPress is quite easy. It's like comparing an old tube television to a beautiful flat panel. Out with the old in with the new. Wishlist Member is an old archaic membership plugin that is extremely tedious to use where MemberPress is brilliantly easy to use, it's full-featured, and has fantastic support that your business can rely on. With MemberPress you can have a membership site running in a matter of minutes, with Wishlist Member it takes hours to figure out how to do anything because nothing about it is intuitive. It was great 4 years ago, but it just hasn't kept up.

MemberPress Pros

  • Easy To Use Intuitive Setup
  • Drip Feed Content
  • Multiple Payment Processors
  • Email Autoresponder Integration
  • Affiliate System Included With Higher Priced Plan
  • Powerful Access Rules

Wishlist Member Pros

  • Unlimited Membership Levels
  • Shopping Cart Integration
  • Multi-level Access
  • Provide Skeak Peek Content
  • Many Integrations

MemberPress Cons

  • All Front End Elements Look Ugly And Dated
  • No WooCommerce Support :-(
  • Slow Development And Few Improvements Made Over Time
  • Questionable Marketing Tactics Fake “Limited Time Offer”

Wishlist Member Cons

Sadly Wishlist Member is still the same membership plugin that it was 5 years ago. Many of the modern features you would want, like content drip, is just a major pain to implement.

Ease Of Use


While quite easy to use and setup, the front end styling is very dated so expect a lot of effort to make it look good.

Ease Of Use


Price / Value


The price is in line with other solutions but offers less active installations. However the included affiliate management tool makes up for it.

Price / Value




My support experiences have always been prompt and helpful with an eagerness to help.



12 thoughts on “MemberPress Vs Wishlist Member”

  1. Howdy Adam,

    I am a huge fan of DAP for the membership plugin, but they have become a bit bloated & conflicty with plugins.

    I have tried Wishlist and Memberpress but they are lacking shortcode customization that DAP made super easy. (where you can drop shortcode in to any designed page)

    What other member plugins are out there?

  2. We’d love to have you do a new review. Our team completely redesigned the interface in WishList Member version 3.0. We’ve had some amazing feedback from our customers since the release in mid-April 2019. Our integration with Zapier has been well received and more features are coming soon.

    1. My apologies Tracy for not getting this post updated to reflect the new version of WishList Member. I know you had reached out over the summer, but it was quite a busy summer for me. I try to get to this in the next week or so.

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