Digital Creators' Dream Team

[UPDATED Nov 24, 2018: I changed the image to add more tools to my dream-team. Changed the title of this post from “Membership Site Dream Team” to “Digital Creators’ Dream Team”.]

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If you have a WordPress site, then a WordPress membership plugin like (DAP) is be your best option. DAP is arguably the best membership platform for WordPress (I’m the co-founder & co-dev).

With DAP, you can accept one-time and recurring payments, automate creation of membership accounts, content delivery, drip content, expire memberships and content, send emails (autoresponders & broadcasts), automate recurring billing, recruit your own affiliates who can promote your products and memberships for a commission, integrate with third-party email providers, etc etc.

So here’s my “dream team” for creating membership sites…

I also have a podcast about creating membership sites and online courses, and I talk about tools & tips related to selling digital content online. Check it out at

– Ravi Jayagopal

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Hi Ravi,

Do you have a recommendation for a “directory” plugin that will integrate with DAP and fit in with this “Dream Team”?

Essentially I’m looking to advise a client on building a DAP powered membership website whose goal is to sell a membership subscription to customers in return for listing their product/service on his site. Monetisation would be via member subscription + commission on any listing generated sales.

Upon signing up customers would have access to

  • Create their listing based on a pre-defined template,
  • Upload listing relevant mixed media content such as copy, photos, videos etc.
  • have a listing admin panel page area to view their listing performance including sales stats, payment history, pending payments etc

Happy to look at any recommendations you may have!



Sorry, never really used a directory plugin myself.

But I have heard of a Classifieds plugin called Classipress from AppThemes (aff link). You might be able to use that along with DAP if you turn on the DAP/WordPress Sync feature.

Hope this helps.

– Ravi Jayagopal