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How to Sell Premium Content Using WordPress – 15 Paid Content Plugins

Most bloggers don’t charge for their content and rely on ads/sponsorships/affiliate-products to make money. There is nothing wrong with that strategy as long as you can make enough money to stay afloat as a business. There is also nothing wrong with developing premium courses and content for your site. You could always rely on non-WordPress content management systems to start your premium content site. WordPress can handle the job too. Here are 15 plugins you can use to sell content on your WordPress site:

🛠️ Divi Builder drag & drop page builder for WP

Membership: a pretty cool plugin that lets you offer free and paid content on your site more conveniently. It is compatible with BuddyPress. It is PayPal, 2Checkout, and friendly.


aMember: aMember is one of the most popular membership software solutions around. It is highly versatile and has a ton of features. The good news is the developers also offer solutions for easy integration with WordPress.

Tinypass: lets you sell any type of content through your blog, including digital downloads, subscriptions, and pay per view videos.

Pay Per View: interested in charging for content on a pay per view basis? This plugin has you covered. It is BuddyPress friendly as well.

WishList Member: a powerful tool that integrates with your WordPress site and supports unlimited membership levels. You can choose to display your content partially. It works with PayPal, ClickBank, and other payment services.

🛠️ Divi Builder drag & drop page builder for WP

Paid Downloads: lets you sell digital content and accept payments via PayPal and other payment systems. It delivers download links after payments are made.

Restrict Content Pro: lets you start a content-subscription business using WordPress. You can have free, trial, and premium plans. Tracking payments and offering discounts are easy as well.

PrivateContent: lets you decide who can see the content on your site. It offers multiple user levels. With a little bit of coding, you can use this to build a mini membership site.

WordPress Premium Content: lets you set up a website with content accessible to people who are paying you via PayPal. It offers auto-renewals and IP based security.

Cleeng for WordPress: a simple plugin to sell articles, videos, images, and other types of files through your website. It supports one time and subscription plans.

Paid Memberships Pro: lets you add membership levels to your WordPress site. You can lock down pages and posts. It supports PayPal or

Paid Articles: need a simple plugin to sell your articles individually? This plugin has you covered. You can set an individual price for each article.

WP Member: works with any WordPress theme. It supports multiple membership levels. You can accept payments using PayPal,, and Google Checkout.

s2Member: turns your website into a membership portal. It comes integrated with PayPal, Google Checkout, ClickBank, and Authorize.Net. Lets you put together custom paid plans.

WP eMember: yet another simple plugin you can use to sell content through your site. It works for pay per view sites as well (w/ WP eStore). Want to have your own affiliate program? No problem.

Do you have any paid content plugin suggestions? Please add them below.

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