Magic Members vs Wishlist Member

Membership plugins often boast of their great features, better functionality, and unlimited support. Among these are the Magic Members and Wishlist Member plugins. These premium WordPress plugins are especially designed to attract users to register or subscribe to the blogs, forums, and high quality content within the membership site.

So which WordPress Membership plugin is better?

  • Pricing. Wishlist Member plugin costs $197 for a single license and $297 for a multi-site license. Magic Members plugin costs $97 for a single license and $207 for an unlimited license.
  • Sequential Course Delivery System. Wishlist Member plugin has a Sequential Course Delivery System, but  Magic Members plugin has a seamless Drip Feed feature which is better.
  • AutoResponder Integrations – While  Wishlist Member is integrated with only AWeber, Magic Members is integrated with AWeber,MailChimp, iContact, Constant Contact, AutoResponse Plus andGetResponse auto responders..
  • Pay Per Post.
    Wishlist Member plugin does not have a pay per post option. Magic Members has a pay per post option which allows the user to pay one or several posts instead of a full membership fee. Because of that, you can still earn some money from readers who want to limit how much they spend. If they see that they have no other options other than paying for the whole deal, they will be turned off and walk away leaving you with no benefit from the situation.
  • Roles & Capabilities
    Magic Members with version 1.6 you have built-in Roles and Capabilities module. You won’t need to install other plugins and experience compatibility issues. You can create custom roles and attach them to any subscription pack you want. But Wishlist Member doesn’t have this feature.
  • Payment Gateways. Wishlist Member plugin and Magic Membersplugin both uses several payment gateways such as PayPal Standard, 1ShoppingCart and ClickBank. But if you’re using 1ShoppingCart, PayPal Pro, PayPal Standard, Paypal Express Checkout,, 2CheckOut, CCBill, Sage Pay, Money Bookers, Ideal, Epoch, WorldPay, AlertPay, Ogone, Zombaio, eWay, PagSeguro orManual Pay for quick and secured transaction processing, you can count on Magic Members to be integrated with these payment gateways. On the other hand, Wishlist Member plugin does not include or WorldPay as options for its payment gateways. As far as we know, Magic Members will be integrated with 1Shoppingcart and  InfusionSoft in the next release.
    With and PayPal Pro direct payment gateway integrations, Magic Members plugin lets you accept credit card payments on your website.
    Magic Members gives you the ability to use different payment gateways for different subscription packages. It truly is an easy and seamless way to accept payments for your membership site!
  • Unlimited Coupon Creation. Magic Members plugin has a fixed price or a percent discount for current and new subscription. Wishlist Member plugin doesn’t have this feature.

Final Desicion:


Both WordPress Membership plugins have very good content management system, membership privileges, and subscription perks. However Magic Members plugins is the winner. Magic Members has a really clean design that makes setting up a membership site incredibly easy.

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WishList Member Installing And Activating

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WishList Member Installing And Activating

An email is sent after the purchase of WishList Member that includes an Activation Key.

The Activation Key and purchase Email Address can be used to activate WishList Member once the plugins has been installed.

The Installing WishList Member video tutorial can be view in the Customer Center:

You can watch the installation video, You must be logged in to access.

The WishList Products servers will check to validate the Activation Key and Email Address used.

Step by Step Instructions:

1. Login to WordPress

2. Navigate to the PlugIns area


3. Activate the WishList Member PlugIn 


4. Enter the WishList Products Key (Activation Key) and Email Address and click the Save WishList Products Key button to complete the activation


Note: The WishList Products License email will have been sent to the email address associated to the WishList Member PlugIn after purchase.

Check the Wishlist Member Review here

Wishlist Member Activation and Updates

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Wishlist Member Activation and Updates

WishList Member requires that your server will allow your site to connect with the WishList Member Activation and Update Center. This enables license activation and the ability to display notifications of WishList Member version updates on your WishList Member Dashboard.

Access being denied to the Activation and Update Center can occur if your server/hosting provider is blocking requests to the WishList Member licensing server.

If this is the case, you will need to request the server/hosting provider to configure their firewall to allow access to the WishList Member Activation and Update Center.

Here is the information that will be required by the server/hosting provider in order to accomplish this request:

IP Address :
Port : 80
Domain Name:
File Requesting Access : wishlist-member/wpm.php
Purpose of Connection : Software License Activation

Note the server/hosting provider will allow need to allow the following:

IP Address :
Port : 80
Domain Name:
File Requesting Access : wishlist-member/wpm.php
Purpose of Connection : Software updates, version checking and news feed

Wishlist Member Is Performing Slowly

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Wishlist Member Is Performing Slowly

This is a strange issue as we have thousands of sites runnig WL Member and they are not experiencing slowdowns.

We do work on the optimization of WL Member code and do our best to allow it to run as quickly as possible.

The issue may be how your server has things configured. Especially if you are running on a shared server as there would be many programs running at once.

It is recommended that you contact your server company to inquire about getting a dedicated server.  Also, update to the latest version of WLM to ensure you have our latest updates.


You can read full Wishlist Member Review here.

WishList Member Price Increase Review

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WishList Member Price Increase Review

In terms of WordPress membership plugins, WishList Member has been a mainstay for a considerable amount of time. It is currently used by more than 61,000 online communities and membership sites. WishList Member is considered to be one of the most robust and easiest to use membership solutions for WordPress websites.

WishList Member Price Change

One thing that jumps out at people who were considering this plug-in in the past is the recent price change. Previously it was available for $97 for a single website license. It now costs $197 for a single website license. A multi-site license, for unlimited URLs, is $297. It is important to note that the multi-site license is not a developer license.

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