If you want to create a membership community based around another plugin, you’ll need to pay special attention to integrations.
For example, do you want to create a members-only forum? Make sure you choose a plugin that integrates with bbPress.
Want to offer free shipping to members of your WooCommerce store? Make sure the plugin has a WooCommerce integration (and that specific feature).
Some of the common integrations that you’ll want to consider are:
- Email marketing services (to automatically add members to your lists)
- WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads
If you’re using Elementor, you’ll also want to think about Elementor integration. Because these plugins work with core WordPress features, they all should integrate with Elementor at a basic level. For example, if you restrict an entire page, it doesn’t matter whether you built that page with Elementor or the native WordPress editor.
However, some plugins go further than others with their Elementor integrations. For example, some let you restrict access to individual Elementor sections, columns, or widgets, which is really useful if you plan to rely on partial content restriction in your Elementor designs.