About Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro is a membership management software that helps businesses hosting websites on WordPress create and manage trial, free or paid subscription packages in a unified dashboard. The solution enables businesses to offer flat-rate and percentage-based discount codes.

The software allows professionals to share payment receipts, send account expiration reminders and welcome new members via email. It lets managers generate reports to gain insights into performance of membership websites. Additionally, administrators can utilize Restrict Content Pro to import users from other membership platforms and manage active, free or canceled memberships.

Restrict Content Pro offers an application programming interface (API), which lets businesses modif...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

62 Reviews of Restrict Content Pro

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(37)

37

4 stars

(20)

20

3 stars

(2)

2

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(2)

2

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 62 results

April 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Customers love it

Have very few problems, any support of dealt with swiftly and professionally... Would highly recommend as it such a great thing to have in your arsenal.

Pros

Once you get to know how to use it, it's so powerful and adaptable.

Cons

The learning curve, but it's not as hard as you think.

Response from Sandhills Development

Replied April 2020

Thanks for the feedback! We are definitely working on new ways to make the experience easier.

March 2020

Anthony from Media Production

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

The "Air Traffic Control App" of Content Lockers and Membership Access for Wordpress

RCPs best feature is their support. This is not initially a selling point, as most compare features. But their support is outstanding, which is important when you are relying on a plugin to capture revenue for a site.

Pros

The software that Air traffic controllers use to track and route flights HAS to work. Likewise, Restrict Content Pro software is robust. It just works. Every time. All the time

Cons

RCP works because it limits itself to core features vs "bells and whistles." This can be annoying when it comes to features like social login, and a slick UI (which require a somewhat clunky 3rd party integration). that being said, the sites I have RCP running on, run, and run, and run. They require little maintenance and never break.

Reasons for Choosing Restrict Content Pro

I own and use these other products for a variety of other sites that have requirements for "fancier" features (and the resulting increase in upkeep/maintenance that goes along with that). That being said, RCP is the plugin that I go to when I NEED a site to work with little to no hand-holding or admin oversight.

Response from Sandhills Development

Replied April 2020

Hi Anthony, thanks for writing a review. We typically stick to strengthening our core features to keep it lean. As you know this means that RCP won't be the perfect fit for all use cases. We greatly appreciate your constructive feedback and are quite proud that our support team has been able to help you along your journey! However, it seems that your team's experience in a variety of sites reflects that RCP is not 100% suitable for all use cases and this is true.

April 2020

Henk from Trouble Maker

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Professional Training & Coaching

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Very well worth the money, but does need some improvements for professional use.

The response time of the help desk is very good. Often the same day or the next day. This is way better than my experience with WooCommerce. They easily let me wait 14 days before I am worth their time to answer. I'm not always very happy with their answers, but I must respect their position.

Pros

The option of group memberships is important for our business model. Installation is easy, settings and features are abundant.

Cons

The PayPal API keys are plainly visible to any admin. Other plugin developers regularly ask admin access to help solve a problem. I hesitate to grant them admin access because if I grant access to the wrong person, I may end up with an empty PayPal account. It regularly misses a PayPal payment, after which the member receives an email that their membership has ended. This leads to unnecessary communication and manual follow up to solve the issues. Customers are not able to add personal and company information for on the invoices. This makes the software utterly useless for professional use, as the invoices don't legally qualify in any country around the world. Now I need to manually prepare legally qualifying invoices to any member who asks for this. The ugly black buttons don't respond to the theme styling. I want to use another login page than the RCP login page, but RCP needs to have its shortcode on the login page to be able to force the visitor to this page. I need to jump through hoops to get what I need. If I set a membership to behave as a one-time purchase that ends after a fixed period, the system still extends the membership. I can probably find a couple more issues, but I leave it at this for now.

Reasons for Choosing Restrict Content Pro

We need Group Memberships for our business model, where one admin purchases the Group Membership and can add or delete participants. I have compared the functionality of about ten products and found only two WordPress plugins that have this functionality. WooCommerce and Restrict Content Pro. The helpdesk of RCP had a way better response time than WooCommerce. This is what made me decide to invest in RCP.

Response from Sandhills Development

Replied April 2020

Thanks for the detailed review Hank! We appreciate the feedback.

March 2020

Tim from Lookwhoo LLC

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Online Media

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

I wouldn't use any other software

My overall experience is extremely positive. In fact, I just pointed another client to use RCP and out of the other 3 platforms they were looking at, they decided to use RCP for their website needs. I'm very happy with this product and the customer service is usually always quick to respond!

Pros

Mainly, I appreciate the purpose this software provides. I did a lot of research for other WordPress platforms and this one kept showing up. I even tested other platforms and RCP outranked the rest of those I tested in performing the areas of focus needed.

Cons

The only thing I like least is there's some areas that are not as customizable as others. For instance, the registration page. I wish there was a way to style this a bit differently as it looks very stale and formal. Maybe some day in the future, there will be different registration templates to choose from.

Reasons for Choosing Restrict Content Pro

Better options, better functionality, better review ratings.

Reasons for Switching to Restrict Content Pro

Memberpress just didn't hold up or perform for what we needed.

Response from Sandhills Development

Replied April 2020

Hi Tim, thanks for the review and feedback! Glad to hear that we've been able to help you, as we take pride in our support.

March 2020

Will from From Studio to Stage

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Best plugin for setting up and running a membership/course site

I am a soloprenuer and was looking for a software to help me setup and run a membership/course site. I'm not a developer but I have experience with wordpress, so it was quite easy to setup and install. I had some issues at first with Stripe processing payments, but a quick email to support helped me troubleshoot the web hooks issue I had. Every time I've had a question or issue the support team has gotten back to me within 24 hours and has always had a solution. In fact once they offered to log into my site and correct the problem for me-which was a huge timesaver.

Pros

I love how "lightweight" this software is. If you're looking to create a course, but don't want quizzes and bunch of the overhead that comes with a full LMS, RCP is a great solution. It's really easy to set-up, I'm not a developer and was able to set everything up quickly and easily.

Cons

If I had to pick a con of the software it would be the way it handles upgrades during free trials. Right now if a user upgrade tiers during a free-trial they get charged right away for the new tier they upgraded to.

Reasons for Choosing Restrict Content Pro

I wanted a self-hosted solution that didn't charge me a monthly fee to run my business.

Response from Sandhills Development

Replied April 2020

Hi Will, thanks for writing a review. Thanks for explaining your use case and we're glad to hear that our support team has taken care of you. Your feedback is appreciated!