If you use WordPress to build websites for your clients, there will come a time when you are asked to develop a paid membership site.  The question then becomes what membership plugin you can use to make the job easier.  To be sure, there are several out there.  Once I was building a membership site, I had to go through and testing many membership plugins.  As a result,  I became familiar with how these plugins operate.  There is the Group Woocommerce plugin.  But to set up membership, using the group plugin, you need install Woocommerce and Woocommerce subscription plugins.  That can cost you quite a lot.t requires that.  I tried to use them the protected content area did not work well.

Another plugin that I tested was the Digital Access Pass.  Several people swear by it.  There is a steep learning curve if you want to use it.  Most of the files are set up outside  the WordPress plugin directory and when I tried to use it,  I noticed that it would take me too long to style the pages to match my WordPress site.  I tried several other ones but none was better than the WPMU DEV Membership Plugin.  It was easy to set up and use.  It had all of the functionalities that you need to operate a membership site.  After trials and errors,  I came across this plugin and was able to build the membership site in no time.