This is a 100% non-paid review for WordPress membership plugins. I had been working on some of my clients WordPress websites, and I purchased WordPress Member  plugin for the Authorize.net gateway.

The WordPress website was currently using WordPress’s eMember  plug-in and I was very impressed up to this point, but the client wanted to add Authorize.net payment gateway to their website. So we decided to switch to the WordPress Member plugin

So back to what happened, I was switching membership plugins from the WordPress eMember to the WordPress Member and I could not for the life of me get WordPress Member plugin working. The problem was that I was getting a white screen anytime I went to login to the WordPress CMS or update the changes I made to the plugin or refresh the page. And the way WordPress Member plugin was made, there was nothing I could even do to troubleshoot the problem – the WP Member plugin code was encrypted.

The other thing I didn’t particularly care for was the poor technical support offered for the WP Member plugin. From what I could tell, WP-Member was trying to charge for support of their own plugin, which in my opinion was just crazy.

The price for the plugin was $29.99, I am not sure it was worth much more than that.

Most of the support I found for the WordPress Member white screen issue was online and was telling me to deactivate plugins one-by-one in an attempt to find the problem plugin. But the problem plugin was in fact the WordPress Member membership plugin. My guess was the WordPress Member worked poorly in a shared hosting environment or I could of had some theme conflicts. But one thing is for-sure, once I got rid of the WP Member plugin, my problem was gone.

The WordPress Member plugin was crap. I never got the plugin working, so we just decided to stay with the eMember plugin. I have yet to get a reply from the developer or technical support on the “white screen” issues I was having. The good news is my client is going to stay with WordPress eMember, and add the Authorize.net WordPress plugin.

I found a solution for membership websites looking to easily add the Authorize.net payment gateway to their membership website, check it out http://www.danielwatrous.com/authorizenet-for-wordpress