With RCP Pro I bought the lifetime after testing awhile and this was the main reason to save money or so I thought, problem is you will need a bunch of plugins to get functions many other systems have built in. Things like last login, WP dashboard lockout for members, custom login forms, these were some basic stuff I had to install addons for. Additional RCP plugins might have yearly subscriptions for just basic functions, this over time got on my nerves and many are 3rd party vendors with some shady sites. The recurring subscriptions would not always setup when a customer would buy on my installation was main issue, if the setting was on for recurring it didn’t setup in stripe often.
You have to install a third party plugin to make a minor setting to enable a group of subscriptions to be recurring only this little setting is $15 a year, you can set it to off/on in by default in RCP settings but it’s a sitewide setting which infuriated me without the additional plugin. I wanted some recurring only then some buy now type setups. I started realizing over time how basic the top of the line RCP PRO was.
Most other bugs were from the 3rd party plugins I installed that are shown on the rcp site as addons, just sloppy halfway working stuff. Form builder was one just had formatting error on the GUI and creator still hasn’t updated. RCP PRO just felt sloppy to me overall, MemberPress was leagues better and very polished accept for the addon updates which is a tad sloppy. You would see that a plugin had an update but MemberPress addons are not shown as plugins and so you would go to addon page and have to deactivate, remove reinstall when you found and addon has an update. It wasn’t very noticeable on what addon has an update either as it just shown in bold letters in a sea of text, have to look carefully.
MemberPress Plus/Pro has a umbrella/group account addon built in too with a nice dashboard for the main account owner. I went to Woocommerce setup now and won’t look back even if it’s a bit more expensive per site and with extension subs.
I still use the RCP Pro on other sites where just basic functions are needed. MemberPress has a very active team updating their system, in account dashboard you can see new beta versions just about every week when logged onto MemberPress site. This whole thing of seeing active development has made me more proactive on my sites of always showing the members that I am always updating and adding new content, it does make a huge impact.