5 Great WordPress Themes for Membership Sites

If you’re using WordPress to create a membership site, part of that process is deciding on a theme. But with so many options out there, which one should you choose?

Hopefully, this list of WordPress themes for membership sites steers you in the right direction. Although any high-quality theme should work with your chosen membership plugin, selecting the right multipurpose WordPress theme has many advantages.

WordPress Themes for Creating Membership Sites

The good news is that the themes in our list all work with MemberPress (for sure) and probably any other high-quality membership plugin you may be using.

Not only that, but all these themes are easy to use and include premium content as well as some of the latest tools for personalizing your WordPress membership site.

But before we get into the list, we want to tell you a bit about MemberPress Courses.

MemberPress Courses

If you're planning to use MemberPress and include online courses in your memberships, MemberPress Courses is definitely your best bet. It's built right in!

Once you're signed up for MemberPress and choose your theme, all you need to do is activate MemberPress Courses, then get busy creating your curriculum.

memberpress courses classroom mode

With its drag-and-drop interface, the add-on's 100% visual builder makes creating and selling courses super simple.

memberpress courses visual builder

Building out your curriculum requires no complex coding and there's even a built-in progress tracking feature. The best part is that you can protect your course content using MemberPress' powerful access rules, and you have everything you need to create your online course website in one place – no additional plugins required.

That said, let's get to the list!

#1 – Divi

Divi Membership Theme Template

Divi from Elegant Themes is a multipurpose theme that allows you to create any type of website with WordPress. In addition to its integrated visual page-builder tool and other customization options, Divi’s growing library of pre-built website templates puts website creation right at your fingertips.

Among those templates is the LMS layout pack, which you can import to your WordPress website in just a few clicks.

Divi Course List

The pack not only looks professional, it includes two different homepage layouts, templates for your course pages, a pricing-comparison page, and layouts for all the other content your membership site is likely to need.

You can preview the LMS layout pack on the Elegant Themes website and see for yourself what your membership site could look like with Divi. As everything is fully customizable, you can either use these layouts as they are or fire up Divi Builder to start personalizing them.

Divi Pricing Table Template

One great reason to use Divi for your site is its tutorial on the Elegant Themes blog that walks you through the process of creating a membership site powered by the MemberPress plugin. If you’re new to creating membership sites with WordPress and you’d like a little extra help, this tutorial will bring you up to speed.

Divi is currently available from Elegant Themes for $69.

#2 – Astra

Astra WordPress theme homepage

The Astra theme has been created with beginners in mind. It’s compatible with LearnDash and MemberPress if you want to start selling courses online as part of your membership site. It also works with WooCommerce, so you can add an ecommerce component to your site without any coding experience.

Using the Astra theme will save you hours of time because there are no complicated settings or configurations to worry about. You can install different starter sites by simply clicking on them and following the instructions provided inside your dashboard.

Astra pricing starts at $59 per year.

#3 – Ultra

Ultra theme by Themify

If you can't afford to hire an agency or developer to build your membership site for you, but you still want something that looks great, works well on all devices, and is super easy to use, you might give Ultra by Themify a try.

The Ultra theme has everything you need to create the a membership website that will impress your audience. It's fast loading, SEO optimized with Schema markups, compatible with all modern browsers, and responsive on mobile devices. The drag and drop page builder makes it easy even for beginners to create beautiful layouts – no coding skills required!

Ultra pricing starts at $59 per year.

#4 – Binder Pro

Binder Pro theme by Artisan Themes

The Binder Pro Theme by Artisan Themes is a multi-purpose theme that makes it easy for you to create your own membership website with drag and drop modules. It's the perfect solution if you're looking for a premium WordPress business theme that also works for membership sites – and has everything you need at an affordable price.

The best part about Binder Pro is how simple it makes setting up your membership site. You can use its ready made templates or create your own page layouts from scratch using the built-in modules. As with the other themes on our list, you don't have to worry about coding skills or hiring a developer with Binder Pro.

Binder Pro pricing starts at $129 (includes a plugin package).

#5 – The Thinker

The Thinker theme by Anariel Design was built with bloggers and content creators in mind. The theme offers a beautiful design that’s perfect for showcasing your content in the best possible light. It includes multiple page templates, several widget-ready areas, a premium WordPress slider, contact form support, and more.

The Thinker isn't just another boring blog theme. It’s an elegant solution to all the common problems you might face as a blogger or content creator running a membership site. You can easily create beautiful landing pages with this multipurpose website template without any coding experience at all.

The Thinker pricing starts at $59 (lifetime with six months of support)

Final Thoughts

It can be tough to find an impressive free WordPress theme built especially for creating membership websites. However, with prices starting at $59, investing in a premium membership-focused theme is pretty budget friendly.

If you do decide to purchase one of these premium WordPress themes for your membership site, you’ll get access to a professional set of templates and a useful feature list, along with a support team you can turn to if you run into any difficulties.

Of course, all good WordPress themes work with MemberPress and other leading membership-site plugins. However, if you’d appreciate a collection of relevant content and features, choosing a theme designed with membership sites in mind has many benefits.

Which theme would you choose for your membership site? Let us know in the comments below.

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1 Comment

    Katrina R Garcia

    December 28, 2018

    Joe, thanks for the helpful info. We personally use Divi as we find it the most flexible theme out there. Plus, they have put into place several simple code options when it comes to many of the faucettes of the MemberPress interface. Nice to know we have choices.