Caseproof, makers of MemberPress, has acquired WishList Products, the parent company of WishList Member and CourseCure. The Wishlist team, with the exception of co-founder Tracy Childers, will continue supporting and developing the products under the leadership of Caseproof founder Blair Williams.
WishList Member is one of the longest running WordPress membership plugins with a 14-year history. The plugin has been downloaded and activated on more than 119,275 membership and community sites since 2008. Pricing currently ranges from $149.50/year to $249.50/year.
“WishList Member was a pioneer,” Williams said. “It was the first membership plugin I ever used, and it really inspired me to get more involved with WordPress.
“It showed me that a plugin could be a powerful catalyst, capable of transforming WordPress into a highly sophisticated membership platform.
“Ever since then (and all the while growing my own membership plugin, MemberPress), I’ve had a soft spot for WishList Member – and its founders.”
Caseproof has been scooping up smaller WordPress membership plugins lately, adding MemberMouse to its products earlier this year.
“To be 100% clear, as with MemberMouse and MemberPress, our goal is not to discontinue WishList, or to combine it with another membership plugin,” Williams said.
The most significant change coming to WishList Member as part of the acquisition is that the CourseCure LMS features will be rolled into the plugin. Those who purchase WishList Member now will get access to CourseCure for free. Childers said once the plugins are combined the price will go up. The company plans to deliver the same level of support and is not planning to change prices for existing customers.