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5 Best WordPress User Registration & Profile Plugins 2021

A WordPress registration plugin will help you stimulate your visitors to register on your site. But, that’s not all! It will also enable you to create advanced membership features, custom access, and bonuses or discounts to your registered users. Hence, let’s see which the top 5 WordPress user registration plugins are so that you can choose the perfect for you:

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  1. User Registration (Free)

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This is a modern-day drag and drop plugin which enables you to create registration pages pretty fast. Its UI (User Interface) is very easy to use. Furthermore, once you save a new form, it will create a shortcode that can be used in your posts or pages. Below you can find a a step-by-step guide to what you should do:

  • Install and activate the plugin from WordPress.org
  • Click on ‘Install User Registration Pages’ to check/ use the sample pages
  • Drag and drop the custom fields according to your needs
  • Create grid-like multi-row/column forms

Other characteristics:

  • Completely responsive stunning user registration forms
  • Options for strong password
  • Custom endpoints for My Account
  • Additional custom fields: Text, Input, Country, Select, etc


  • User-friendly and simple user interface
  • Grid-like registration forms


  • Simple for proficient users


  1. Ultimate Member (Free & Paid Extensions)


This plugin is a great choice for front-end user registration, login, and profiles. Its dashboard is pretty strong, yet simple to use, and offers some advanced features which are also user-friendly. It adds sample pages on your website including Account, Login, Logout, Members, Password Reset, Register, and User. Plus, it provides default sample forms: Login, Profile, and Registration. This will enable you to copy and paste the default forms in your posts and pages. So, let’s see what you should do:

  • Go to the Ultimate Member plugin menu and enter the ‘Forms’ menu
  • Click on ‘Add New’ and choose Registration Form, Profile Form, or Login Form
  • Choose the number of columns needed in a row by clicking the plus sign

Other characteristics:

  • Conditional Logic
  • Appearance Menu
  • SEO optimized
  • Options for import and export
  • Custom User Roles


  • Offers a variety of useful features


  • Adds sample pages which may not be needed


  1. Profile Builder (Free & Premium)


Similar to the previous one, this is one of the strongest user registration plugins. It lets you add a front-end registration menu using shortcodes and create a new page on your dashboard. Then, you can add these shortcodes on your page and copy and paste a shortcode list into your pages which include:

  • Front-end register form for user registration – [wppb-register]
  • Front-end login form – [wppb-login]
  • Front-end access to user’s profile – [wppb-edit-profile]
  • Logout functionality – [wppb-logout]

Furthermore, the Profile Builder plugin adds a ‘Profile Builder Login Widget’ that you can use in your widget areas.

Other characteristics:

  • Admin bar settings
  • Editable and manageable default or extra fields
  • Variety of free and premium add-ons


  • Upgradable to the premium plans for advanced users


  • Complex user interface not suitable for beginners.
  • Its free version allows only one registration form


  1. ProfilePress (Free & Premium)

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ProfilePress makes user registration forms easy-achievable by using shortcodes. It has a built-in Shortcake (Shortcode UI) plugin which provides an excellent user interface for shortcodes addition. Namely, you can create three types of forms: Login, Registration, and Password Reset Forms. Moreover, it will also provide you with three pre-made form themes for each of the three forms which you can view, choose, and use anywhere on your site.

Other characteristics:

  • Limitless front-end login, sign-up, and password reset forms
  • Live Preview of the design
  • Redirection of WP default login and registration to custom front-end pages
  • Built-in theme install


  • Offers different types of forms with different themes


  • Creating a new custom form may be a difficult task for beginners
  • If you want to add shortcodes, it requires the Shortcake plugin


  1. RegistrationMagic (Free & Premium)


As its name suggests, this plugin is a true magic for creating not only user registration and login forms, but also simple contact forms. Its free version provides 90+ standard features and three extensions. Once you activate this plugin, a plugin-tour will pop up and introduce you to all of the sections in the plugin interface. This can really come handy if you’re a beginner. Also, it provides shortcodes for three sample forms which you can copy and paste in your pages. And it adds a default page named ‘Submissions’ which allows you to see how the forms work.

Other characteristics:

  • Accept payments
  • Security Perfect plugin
  • Google reCAPTCHA keys
  • Email notifications


  • Extended features


  • Offers plenty of features and options which may confuse beginners


Thank you for reading this article. We hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions, or need any additional help, please feel free to contact us below in comments, and we will do our best to help you in any way we can.



*last updated 01/10/2021

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