One of the features that sets MemberPress apart from other WordPress Membership Plugins is the ability to centralize all access control on your Membership Site.
Many other membership plugins tie the access control directly to pages, posts or other types of content. So, once you get a large amount of content, you can quickly lose track of what is protected and who has access to what … this is a real problem and can directly impact your users' experience. MemberPress handles this in a very different way that makes access control much easier.
Once you create a membership product in MemberPress then you could create rules to:
- Only allow access to posts tagged with a specific tag to users who have purchased this product
- Only allow access to a single page to users who have purchased this product
- Only allow access to all child pages of a specific page to users who have purchased this product
- Or any other subset of content on your entire site
So, unlike some other membership plugins, in MemberPress you don't have to go in and set access controls for each of your pages or posts (some sites have tens of thousands of these) … with MemberPress you may be able to just set up one or two rules to protect all content or any combination of content on your website.
Once you have your access rules in place, it's very easy to just modify … and you always know right where to find what's protected and what's not. Unfortunately with many other plugins you pretty much have to search through all your content entries and edit their access control one by one–and with some membership plugins, there's no clear indication from the page or post listings as to which are protected or not … so you just have to “remember.”
Really, the bottom line is that MemberPress has a powerful feature set that is geared towards real world Membership Sites. Centralized access rules are only one of the many features that make MemberPress the most complete WordPress membership plugin for real world Membership Sites.