In late 2010, when Pippin was first beginning to build his plugin development resource at, he needed a membership platform that integrated well with WordPress, was simple though sufficiently powerful, and provided site visitors a way to register an account on the site and gain immediate access to premium content published on the website. After several months testing existing options, Pippin concluded it was clear that none of the current membership platforms provided what he wanted. With that, he set out to build his own, which quickly became Restrict Content Pro.

Restrict Content Pro was designed to provide a complete membership management system that gave site administrators a clean, simple way to restrict content to paid subscribers and collect payments from paying customers. While Restrict Content Pro has never strived to provide every feature under the sun, it does aim to provide all of the fundamentals and much more in a clear, concise, and easy to use platform.

Today, Restrict Content Pro has grown far beyond its humble beginnings and is now built and supported by a team of talented and dedicated individuals.

About Pippin Williamson

Pippin Williamson

I'm a WordPress plugin developer from Hutchinson, Kansas, and the lead developer for Restrict Content Pro. Restrict Content Pro is an awesome membership and content management plugin - I know you'll love it!

I'm a regular WordPress core contributor, and also the founder of Easy Digital Downloads, a complete eCommerce plugin for selling digital products through WordPress, and AffiliateWP, a complete affiliate marketing plugin for WordPress.

In case you can't tell, WordPress is my passion, so if you're part of the WordPress community you'll likely see me around online (or offline, at various WordCamps).

Beyond the world of WordPress, I love spending time with my beautiful family, brewing different coffee varieties or craft beers, and getting out and about for a hike or bike.

About John Parris

John Parris

John has been a WordPress user since around 2008 (he doesn't really remember the year), and started developing WordPress software in 2012. As part of the Restrict Content Pro team, he helps develop, test, and support Restrict Content Pro and its add-ons.

Before joining the Restrict Content Pro team, John worked full-time with the Easy Digital Downloads team. Prior to entering the WordPress world, John spent 20 years in various network administration and IT management roles.

In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his wife, walking in the woods, and enjoying a nice cold-brewed coffee.

About Michael Beil

Michael Beil

Michael Beil is an avid WordPress user. He began his WordPress journey as a side job when a friend asked for some help in 2011, and he has not looked back since. As part of the Restrict Content Pro crew, he helps with support, testing, and emoji sharing.

Michael is from the land of cheese and lakes, that is Madison, Wisconsin, where he enjoys playing hammered dulcimer, sailing, coffee brewing, and hanging out with his wife.

About John Parris

Ashley Gibson

Ashley got serious about WordPress development when she started her book review blog in 2012. That one blog kick-started her passion for WordPress and a full-time business creating WordPress plugins and themes for fellow book lovers. She then joined the Restrict Content Pro team to help with support and testing.

Ashley is an American girl living in England (she fell in love with a Brit). When not WordPressing, she's weightlifting and reading 100 books a year.