I received an email from Copyblogger explaining that they will be taking the Premise WordPress Plugin off the market at the end of this week.
Copyblogger has taken the Premise WordPress Plugin off the market.
Why is Copyblogger going to stop selling Premise to new customers?
All we’re doing now is discontinuing future sales, and building a better suite of tools that you’ll be able to take advantage of soon.
-From Copyblogger Email To Current Users and Affiliates
What should you do if you own Premise?
If you already own Premise you can continue to use the plugin and Premise will continue to be updated.
Should you purchase Premise, now?
If you like the feature set available to you in Premise, purchase it before it is no longer available.
Premise Alternatives For Landing Pages
Here are other WordPress plugins for creating landing pages, sales pages, lead pages, and optin pages.
Lead Pages – I have never used Lead Pages but I have read that it will allow you to create many types of conversion pages. According to Kerry Carron over at Ownwp.com, you can learn to setup LeadPages in less that a day.
OptimizePress – I have used OptimizePress 2.0. If you want to use one of their built in templates it is not that hard to get started. BUT if you want to customize things it may take you a little bit longer to create your page. You can use it as a theme or a plugin, but I prefer to use it as a plugin.
WordPress Landing Pages – WordPress Landing Pages is a free plugin that you can use to create your landing pages, run A/B split tests, and customize your own templates.
Premise Alternatives For Membership Sites
Here are other WordPress plugins for creating a membership site.
ExchangeWP – ExchangeWP is an easy to use Ecommerce plugin with a membership addon. The user interface is different from other membership plugins and is geared towards membership sites not needing a lot of development changes.
Paid Memberships Pro – Paid Membership Pro is a great membership plugin for custom membership sites. It is extremely developer friendly but you have to pay for tutorials and support.
MemberPress – This a quality membership plugin by the creator of Pretty Links Pro, Blair Williams. This plugin offers special features such as Product Groups. A product group is a container that collects all the products that are similar.
Restrict Content Pro – I must first warn you that I am a big fan of Pippin Williams, the creator of this plugin. It is easy to use to protect your content from users that are not logged in. Restrict Content Pro offers a lot of add-ons (some paid and some free). Pippin offers great customer support.
In conclusion, I must stress that there is no one best landing page solution or membership when you are trying to create a website with WordPress. The best solution is based on the needs of your project.