What I wanted was membership that was for a limited period, with a customised registration form and manual approval.
Simple WordPress Membership
Seemed okay until I wanted to customise the registration process then it needed a paid add on
Simplr Registration Form Plus+
Allows a custom registration form with an approval process
Didn’t work at all – just didn’t do the job.
RegistrationMagic-Custom Registration Forms
Seems overly complex for what I am looking for. too much going on in the backend for my liking – can imagine it being buggy as a result
Seems to tick all the boxes without being too over coded or having to get a premium version. I am impressed and it’s got loads of free integrations so you can tell that lots of people like it.