Membership Script Battle: Round 1 - Wishlist Member

By Ian Fernando

So I have my own membership site, it is an actual service. I have bought 2 types of membership scripts because I have 2 types of membership styles. One is where I have all my digital products in one location and where users can download them. Another is a service with scripts and functions.

In the beginning I wanted to use strictly WordPress as my membership script since there is already a login area for it. I figured it was the best bet for my membership site. Then another idea came and wishlist could not do what I need it to do, so I bought another script. Well I think I got a good comparison with both scripts - because I think both scripts accomplish what I needed it to do!

So here is a nice write up of the comparisons of both script, Wishlist Member vs aMember!


I am going to talk about Wishlist Member because it was the first one I bought and I bought 3 licenses. I originally bought it to start my own affiliate tutorials for my current affiliates that are promoting my products. I simply just bought PLR articles and posted them within WordPress so users can access them and start learning some marketing tricks.

I also bought it because I wanted a central location for users to download my digital products. Wishlist is very versatile within WordPress. If you want to imagine one of the best WordPress membership platforms then Wishlist is your best bet. The reason I say this because if you have content which you want to provide to your members then this is the plugin that is needed to do just that.

The interface does take a while for you to get into, but once you get a full understanding of where things are then it is pretty easy to move around. One thing I did get confused are the options when I was writing a post they were at the bottom and I would have to chose which content belonged where. First time mistake but again it comes with the interface.

Once you get the interface the easier it is.

One thing I did like are the videos that helped me setup payment options and subscriptions via Paypal. It showed me how to quickly integrate aweber within Wishlist, so I can start collecting email addresses via my membership portal.

They have a lot of video tutorials, they want to make sure you membership site is up and ready to be used.

Wishlist does have it's own internal email system, but I feel better having all the contacts within aweber, as I have most of my list within aweber already.

I got this system several months ago and they have been doing a great job launching and promoting their system.  I can say it is one of the bigger names now when you think about a wordpress membership system, Wishlist. I even checked out multiple other systems but I didn't see a strong selling point to it. So I bought and upgraded (they got me on the upsell) to 3 licenses and as of right now I enjoyed the script.

It is a simple plugin that you install and it quickly integrates within WordPress, the best part is you get free updates which notifies you when you log into your wordpress site and checking out wishlist member.


... in the next couple days I should have a write up for amember and then a full write up for both.

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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