iThemes has acquired Restrict Content Pro plugin, the powerful membership solution for WordPress. Restrict Content Pro was designed by Pippin Williamson (the man behind Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP and WP Simple Pay), 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.
Pippin Williamson has revealed his thoughts on selecting iThemes as the new home of Restrict Content Pro.
“iThemes has been a leader in WordPress for more than a decade and has an exceptional record of quality products, tremendous customer service, and a strong history of integrity. I have watched and known iThemes for many years and have always been impressed and awed by the quality of work they produce and their leadership.
Anytime a product or service changes hands there are concerns about how well the new owner will care for customers, existing and future. With iThemes, those concerns were non-existent.
iThemes has our full confidence and there’s no doubt they will carry Restrict Content Pro forward in amazing ways. We are truly excited to watch them push the product to new heights and do so much more with it.”
Effect on Current Restrict Content Pro Customers
Williamson has assured that iThemes will honour all existing licenses. So hopefully customers won’t face any drastic changes other than seeing some new faces in the development and support team. To make the transition smooth, the Restrict Content Pro team will work directly with the iThemes team for 6 months to personally train and assist them. A small plugin design change in the WordPress admin and changes to the restrictcontentpro.com website can be expected in the future along with new features and improvements.
Effect on iThemes Plugin Suite and Toolkit Members
It is exciting times ahead for the iThemes community. Current Plugin Suite and Toolkit members automatically get Restrict Content Pro absolutely FREE.
iThemes have already announced that prices for both the Plugin Suite and Toolkit will be going up on October 1, 2020, to reflect the value of Restrict Content Pro. However, there is a special promotion this month on both Plugin Suite and Toolkit plans to introduce the RCP plugin to iThemes community.
Now is the last chance to secure the Plugin Suite plan for the low price of $249. In fact, it’s like purchasing the Professional plan of Restrict Content Pro and getting BackupBuddy, iThemes Security Pro and the rest of iThemes plugins for free! That’s a great deal saving over $500 for you.
If you are looking at the Web Designer’s Toolkit, now is the time to take advantage of everything you need to build and manage WordPress sites (and now membership sites)
Future of Restrict Content Pro
From the performance of iThemes till now, it can be safely assumed that RCP plugin is in safe hands. To know more about the acquisition, you can go through the FAQ page. You can also replay the live town hall held on September 02, 2020 from the Facebook page and YouTube.