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Why doesn’t BuddyPress work with popular subscription plugins?

  • aubreyw


    I use BuddyPress and I’ve been trying to add a good member subscription plugin. I’ve tried Paid Memberships Pro, Restrict Content Pro, and S2 Member. Not of them were very compatible for whatever reasons. Paid Memberships Pro manages the billing successfully, but cannot properly restrict pages. Restrict Content Pro told me –

    The reason many plugins don’t integrate with BuddyPress right out of the box is that BuddyPress uses totally custom templates for all their pages and that means they will not be restricted in the same way we restrict normal WordPress pages. It requires custom coding specifically for BuddyPress in order to restrict access to those pages.”

    I dont know custom coding, so I need a plugin that can be customized with simple settings. Does BuddyPress offer a plugin that makes it play nice with subscription plugins? Or can someone please recommend a subscription plugin that will work for me?

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  • Boone Gorges


    Hi @aubreyw – Thanks for the post!

    I haven’t done a lot of work with these plugins myself, so I can’t give direct advice. But I was recently researching a bit, and I found that Restrict Contact Pro has a third-party add-on that does integrate nicely with BuddyPress: I have not used this myself, but the screenshots make it look really promising, and worth a closer look.



    Thanks @boonebgorges. I will take a closer look at RCP. I spent much of yesterday searching and also found that MemberPress might work. At least it looks like there are options, so it’s not so bad after all.



    Hey @aubreyw, I know that you can restrict pages with BuddyPress using MemberTypes.

    I believe this is the plugin that handles that:

    You can then give certain member types access to specific pages. So a persons member type will determine which pages they can see.

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