BuddyPress Members Only


BuddyPress Members Only is a BuddyPress plugin that restricts your BuddyPress to logged in/registered members only.

opt to just allow logged in users to view your site, non members can only open a few specified page which you setting in our plugin back end. Logged in users have full access on your BuddyPress site.

opt to open or close a few buddypress components to guest: for example, you can just enable Buddypress Activity Component pages to subscriber user role, then open buddypress groups component pages to support user role, and open users profile component pages to customer user role, and opt to buddypress member component pages open for non member users, and … and so on.
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The plugin is a simple & quick & light BuddyPress Membership solution, it allows you to make your buddypress site only viewable to visitors that are logged in, you can just activate the plugin and finish a little setting work quickly in admin panel and it will begin the work. If you do not setting it in back end, it works well too, it is super easy to use.
Also the plugin support custom your wordpress login link, redirect buddypress login users to buddypress profile page or buddypress activity page or buddypress members page, and opt to restrict wordpress post or not, you can opt to restrict custom post type via a few clicks too.

You can setup which pages on your site will open to guest very quickly:

The plugin is very easy to use

  • Once activated our BuddyPress Membership plugin, your buddypress / wordpress site will instantly become a private community.
  • In backend, you can decide which parts of your site are open to guest.
  • You can restricts Bubbypress standard components to non-member users, for example , you can open buddypress activity pages to guest, but protect members pages to guest… and so on.
  • When guest users try to view any other pages on your site, they will be redirected to the URL which you set up in „Register Page URL“ — you can select other pages in this URL too, for example, landing page, or membership payment page… and so on
  • By default, Home page of your site is always be opened to non member users.
  • Login page will always be opened to non member users.
  • Register page will always be opened to non member users.
  • Lost Password page will always be opened to non member users.
  • User activation page will always be opened to non member users.
  • In backend „Buddypress Members Only Setting“ menu -> Option Panel, you can set up „Register Page URL“, „Opened Page URLs“, please check screenshost at https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-members-only/screenshots/
  • „Opened Page URLs“ will opened to non member users always.
  • „Register Page URL“ will opened to non member users always.
  • BuddyPress Login Rrdirect: opt to redirect logged in users to buddypress profile page or buddypress members page or buddypress activity page. If you did not install buddypress, this option will be ignored.
  • Open WordPress Posts: options to only protect your buddypress pages, so other section on your wordpress site will be open to the guest users.
  • Custom / Hide WordPress / BuddyPress login link: In setting panel, opt to custom your wordpress login link to stop spam bot find your buddypress private site.
  • WordPress page Level Protect: in setting panel, options to enable page level protect, if you enable page level protect, in post editor, you will find „Allow everyone to access the page“ checkbox in meta box, you can opt to specific any post open to all guest users
  • Restrict custom post types: In setting panel, you can opt to restrict custom post types to guest or not, we have list all wordpress custom post type in the “ BuddyPress Members Only Restrict Custom Post Types Settings“ panel, what you need to do is just a few clicks
  • Knowledge Base: for help you understand how to use the buddypress membership system easier, also in each setting panel, we added detailed description for each option, just follow our guide, you can build a private buddypress network very quickly
  • BuddyPress Members Only supported HTTPS and HTTP, we will detect HTTPS and HTTP automatically.
  • BuddyPress members only plugin support WordPress too, if you disable buddypress on your site, our plugin will detect it and support wordpress members only automatically

> * The plugin support translate and launch localized versions, .po files can be found in languages sub-folder.

Any feature request is super welcome, please contact us via plugin support page

More Pro Version Features

Pro Version Detailed Feature List With Screenshot

  • All functions in free version
  • Fine-grained Access Control for Your Buddypress Site: restrict each buddypress componets, control each menu visibility, control each user role’s profile visibility, restricts each wordpress pages(even home page or site rss), based on approved members / approved user roles, finish all works just via a few clicks in powerful control panels.
  • Restricts BP standard Components Based on User Roles: for example, you can just enable Buddypress Activity Component pages to subscriber user role, then open buddypress groups component pages to support user role, and open users profile component pages to customer user role, and opt to buddypress member component pages open for non member users, and … and so on.
  • Restricts BP customized Components Based on User Roles: opt to restrict customzied components via 3rd buddypress plugins, there are many amazing buddypress developer developed many customized buddypress components, you can opt to these 3rd customized components open to specific user roles
  • Menu Visibility Control by User Roles: for example, you can only allow customer user role to see download menu, and opt to subscriber & customer user role can see product menu… and so on, also by this way, you do not need make a long menu lists to all users
  • Approved Users Only: after enabled this buddypress membership addon, when users register as members, they need awaiting administrator approve their account manually, at the same time when unapproved users try to login your site, they can not login your site and they will get a message that noticed they have to waiting for admin approve their access first, only approved users can login your site, Admin user can approve or unapprove any users again at anytime, very easy to use. You can enable / disable approve user addon at anytime in addon manage panel. Just one click, you can lock your buddypress social network quickly, just your friend or family or worker can view your buddypress network.
  • Powerful Login redirect / Logout Redirect Based on User Roles: pro version will support more login / logout redirect options, each user roles have options for redirect to the referer pages before they login, also support 12 buddypress components to redirect login / logout users, and support to redirect to any specific url based on your setup for each user roles… and so on
  • Customized Opened URLs Restricts Based on User Roles and Tags: For example, you can set up https://membersonly.top/members/%username%/forums/ only opened for customer user role, or open %sitename%/family/%username%/ for family user types… and so on.
  • Customized Closed URLs Restricts based on user roles and Tags, for example, you can close https://membersonly.top/support page to guest user role, but open it for customer user role, at the same time, you can open https://membersonly.top/shop for guest user role, support use placeholders %username% and %sitename% to protect your customized Closed URLs pages
  • Charge Membership fees from Your BuddyPress Site: works well with BuddyPress Membership WooCmmerce Payment Gateway Plugin to charge buddyrpess membership fee based on user roles
  • One click to add default 10 membership Levels, One click to remove default 10 membership Levels, Edit Label of Default Membership Levels, one click to reset membership levels
  • Restricts Site RSS Feed: opt to restrict rss content, and opt to specific restricts notification to rss users, you can add restricts notification in editor, support image, link, font style, videos… and so on, restricts notification will shown in feed content ……
  • Opt to Restricts Specific BuddyPress Component Pages from Search Engines: if you are running a buddypress private network, and if you do not hope some private content be searched in search engines, it is very easy to remove your private content from google via a few clicks in buddypress members only backend setting panel
  • Support add Announcement on Buddypress Members Only register page, you can add announcement in editor with image, link, font style, videos… and so on, we will show announcement at top of register page.
  • Restrict Custom Post Types Based on User Role: enhanced custom posty type module, allow admin restrict custom post types based on user roles
  • Options to only protect your buddypress pages, so other section on your wordpress site will be open to the guest users, so you can only restrict your buddypress section, but open wordpress section to your guests, for example, blog, faq, ticket, store… and so on.
  • Enable page level protect, when you edit a post, you can choose setting it as a members only page or not. By this way, you do not need enter page URLs to Opened Pages Panel always
  • Restricts Your Buddypress and WordPress and bbPpress to logged in/registered members
  • Easy to use, build a privacy site quickly, via a few clicks in powerful control panel, you can decide which section of your site open / close to specific user roles.
  • One Click Reset all Settings
  • Option to “ Use Permanent 301 Redirect Instead of Temporary 302 Redirect“
  • More Buddypress Membership Addons included in the buddypress membership pro to enrich your application scenarios
  • Detailed tips for each setting options and detailed Knowledge Base for help you understand how to use the buddypress membership system easier
  • Support ticket: if you need any help, or if you need any more buddypress membership features, you can find our support ticket in „Knowledge Base“ menu
  • …… and more, any fearure request is welcome

Please check demos

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  • Register page URL or redirect page for non member of your buddypress site
  • Restricts Buddypress Components based on user roles
  • If you enabled ‘Approved Users Only’, only approved users can login your site
  • Approve / Upapprove Users in back end
  • Page level protect, members only pages, you can open or close any posts to members
  • Announcement on Buddypress Members Only register page


1:Upload the BuddyPress Members only plugin to your blog
2:Activate it
3:Setting your register page URL or redirect page for non member of your buddypress site in BuddyPress Members only menu at admin panel
4:If you have any pages / posts / URLs is opened to public user account, you can just add then in „Open Page URLs“ textarea, enter one URL per line please.
That’s all, when non member view your buddypress site they will be redirect to login/register page or if you setting your register page URL, non member will be redirected to your register page URL.


22. júlí, 2020
if you are searching for a really extensive membership plugin this is the one. the pro version takes it to the max with the custom post type and specific url restrictions per user role. so not only great for Buddypress, great for any site. this all comes with fast, responsive and human support.
5. maí, 2020 2 replies
After plugin installed, the buddypress website full crashed regards redirections, also admin surface too. Need remove all WP and buddypress plugin from DB too. So almost reinstall everything.
17. apríl, 2020 2 replies
I’m working on a new website/solution here, it’s almost done. When trying to use this plugin, it started to ask for a password on the homepage of my website. Even if I’m using my admin account, it was in a loop and the site just stopped working. So, the first thing I did was to disable the plugin. The problem still remains. Then I deleted the plugin. The problem still remains. I didn’t install ANY other plugin in my working site at the same time, nothing else was new. Just this one. I had a backup from the day before – all I was going to lose was the work I had that morning (pages adjustments, translations, things like that). Before reinstalling the backup, I tried to search for the plugin name and the developer name inside the database and inside the files, and I did the same with function names I’d found reading the plugin code. Even without the plugin anymore (disabled and removed), it was my surprise that I could find entries inside my database, like the function name and the developer name. As I told you, I had a backup, so I removed the lines to see what was going to happen and the site got live again. I mean, I found database remains of the plugin even after uninstalling the plugin and only after deleting it my website got back. I comprehend that the plugin maybe work in old WP versions but what I’m telling you here is that my system and everything is running and updated, and everything was working like a charm, and after this plugin I went in a big trouble. I work with WP for almost 14 years and it was the first time ever I had a problem like that. So at this time, without screenshots or live demo with the most up-to-date WP version running, I’m not going to give it a try again.
5. febrúar, 2019
This plugin helped me a lot because my buddypress is inside a regular website with subscribers. Hard to make the difference between subribers and buddypress users. Now, it’s OK ! Ahd more, I can make a little extranet giving acces to some not buddypress pages to buddypress users. Excellent work. Hope works fine now… 🙂 Laurent
23. október, 2018 1 reply
I have gone through this plugin and even bought the pro plugin too. I have not found any issues with it. I dont know if the people that are complaining are simply frustrated with some lacking of coding skills on their part? I have worked with Wordpress for over 10 years and handled close to a 1000 different plugins. Yes sometimes you get crap coding. Sometimes you get a wonderful plugin. This plugin is also great for a fine tooth restrictions.. being able to narrow it down to precise link if need be. Too many people come to the wordpress directory looking for free… spending hours looking for something free. When in the end alot of the Free plugins lack updating and many get left behind. You get what you pay for and at least by paying for a plugin you a supporting future development and updates. Alot of you out there who are building sites, dreaming of making it big. Need to quit being so cheap! because in the end, you get what you pay for. This will only delay your site development and it is something customers will sniff out as a weak site. I rarely leave reviews on plugins, but I have gotten tired of reading complaints and bashing of those who create. So I am taking my rant out in this review. I do not know the developer of this plugin, but i do recognize a pattern of frustrated idiots who cant take a moment to write a developer. They would rather talk trash and leave bad reviews. Rant-Done
2. nóvember, 2018
Hello. This is a very simple plugin that does what it says very easily. I’m using free version for a month and it runs perfect. Thank you developers
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