A private community website is often one that requires a membership payment or entry fee. Sometimes the entry fee is included as part of the purchase of a product or service, such as for support forum access.

Through bbPress and the free bbPress add-on, building private communities for Restrict Content Pro is simple. Restrict Content Pro handles the account registration and payment, and then restricts access to the bbPress-powered forums to just those members with an account in good standing.

And if you need the additional community features offered by the BuddyPress social network software, there’s even a BuddyPress add-on to give you even more control over your social networking and membership site.