We’ve had potential customers reach out to us about a solution for restricting access to members-only pages on non-WordPress sites like Squarespace or Wix. Some of those creators feel like we’re holding back, asking, “why won’t you just offer this solution?” The short answer is this: it’s not that we won’t, it’s that we can’t. Why? Because we value transparency, and we know that we can’t offer you secure members-only pages unless you’re using WordPress. Some membership solutions claim to offer secure pages, but that’s just not true.
Choose security over convenience
If you use WordPress and Memberful, you can rest easy knowing your gated content won’t be accessed for free, because we offer 100% secure server-side content protection. However, that same level of security simply isn’t available through popular site builders like Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly. Those sites don’t provide user authentication or content protection integrations. But, if you type “Squarespace membership site” into your browser, you’ll find countless membership plugins and solutions claiming to offer members-only content restriction.
If you still don’t want to use WordPress
We stand by the fact that WordPress works best for membership sites, but we get that it isn’t a perfect fit for everyone. So, if you’re using a non-WordPress site builder like Wix, Weebly, or Leadpages you can safely and securely share your content through two methods: a paid email newsletter or a gated discussion forum. That’s it. Again, if you’re interested in restricting access to certain pages or links for members only, may we suggest a quick and basic WordPress site? Because a membership site with WordPress is your only safe bet for securing members-only content.