- Do More With Membership Discounts
- Do More With Membership Fees
- Do More With Membership Dues
- Do More With Membership Fee
A Beta Release means that while the plugin is active and stable, it is not fully supported and should be used with caution in a production environment. While the functionality may work well with the core PMPro plugin, most of our Add Ons are not compatible with multiple memberships per user. We are working to update the documentation pages of Add Ons listed in this site to reflect current compatibility or plans to develop compatibility.
In particular, almost all of the Add Ons that adjust the checkout process, membership pricing, user subscriptions, or perform actions when users change membership levels will NOT currently work as you might expect with this plugin active.
This work will take one to two years at least. So please feel free to use the MMPU Add On in the meantime, but also take a look at the workarounds in this article which often work as well or better than using the Add On.
- Make sure you have the Paid Memberships Pro plugin installed and activated.
- Download the Multiple Memberships Per User Add On from GitHub.
- Upload the
pmpro-multiple-memberships-per-userdirectory to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory of your site.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Continue reading for setup instructions.
This Add On introduces the concept of “Level Groups”. Each Level Group has specific permissions related to the levels within, specifically:
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- Users can only choose one level from this group, or
- Users can choose multiple levels from this group.
If you have existing levels in your PMPro-powered membership site, the first step of setup will be to name your level group and choose the setting. You can “drag and drop” levels into the group and reorder them just as you would in the traditional PMPro plugin.
Do More With Membership Discounts
About the Membership Levels Page
Your Membership Levels page will be altered to instead display levels according to their groups, and allows the user to choose to add or remove levels to their “order” (a shopping cart-like experience). Logged-in members will see what levels they currently hold and what levels they are modifying in this session.
When the member is ready to complete checkout, they will click a single “Checkout” button.
About Membership Checkout
If you are using Stripe as your primary gateway, this plugin will support a single checkout experience for multiple level changes.
All other gateways will require the user to complete multiple checkouts for each selection in the session. This is why there is a warning specifically for the PayPal gateways in the admin area.
If you are using PayPal as your payment gateway, you will need to adjust the appearance of your Membership Levels page to not allow people to add multiple levels to checkout. Using this approach, if the user wants to select both Level ID 4 and Level ID 6, they will have to complete two separate checkouts, one for each level.
You can use the Advanced Levels Shortcode Add On or build a custom layout for your level pricing page to make this more obvious to your members. Note that these two approaches will not show how levels are grouped.
Whether you build a membership or subscription solution is up to you. But it's important to know the difference.
Memberships and Subscriptions
If you've ever wanted to buy pounds of quinoa at ridiculously low prices, you've likely considered a Costco membership. Costco membership isn't super expensive, but it gets you access to a warehouse full of stuff that you didn't know you'd need until you see it.
And while it's true that you can buy liquor, prescriptions, shots, pizza and hot dogs from their food court and gift cards without a membership card, everything else—those amazing deals—all require that you have a current membership.
The membership gets you access to the store and discounts on stuff. But to keep your membership active, you have to pay a yearly fee—that's the subscription.
And because they're both so closely connected, few people make the distinction between them. So it's easy to hear the terms treated as synonyms when they're not.
They're two different concepts completely. And it's worth understanding the value of each.
What is a membership?
A membership is the notion of belonging. It's a relational concept.
It says nothing of cost or price, though most memberships end up having a cost to them. Whether you're a member of a professional organization or a member of a club, the dynamic you're most aware of is the “insider” and “outsider” notion.
Many memberships are exclusive. Some memberships have tremendous benefits. Just being a member gets you access to other members—which may be the thing that is most valued.
What is a subscription?
My light unseen. A subscription is a revenue agreement. It's a financial concept.
It says nothing of the benefits of belonging, but it's rare that a person would pay regularly without benefit. The core dynamic with subscriptions is financial in nature. The subscription you sign up for articulates whether you're paying monthly, quarterly or yearly and how renewals happen.
Some subscriptions allow you to pay a certain amount (whether monthly or yearly) to get access to discounts. Whether we're talking about the Amazon Prime or Costco memberships, the yearly fee is the subscription.
Can you have membership without subscription?
Of course you can. I have membership relationships with Avis, United, and Starwood. None of them charge me anything for being a member, and in fact, they give me benefits when I demonstrate loyalty to them. Each gives me a card (though I rarely have them with me) that highlights my membership.
Can you have subscription without membership?
Absolutely. Amazon Prime is one of those subscriptions that for the longest time was just about shipping. I paid a yearly fee for discounted shipping fees. I had no idea who other Prime members were and I wasn't really a “member” of anything.
Over the years Amazon has worked to add more and more to their subscription and at some point, it may feel more like a membership, but to me, the value is the yearly fee that removes all my shipping fees (because I get packages here a lot).
The power comes when you combine the two
My friend Jorge (that's us above) owns Stogies World Class Cigars, which has maybe the best VIP membership lounge in the country. Membership is neither cheap nor easy to get. The waiting list is long. The membership committee is careful. The process is not quick.
The membership program gives cigar lovers 24-hour access to their own lockers, a huge private lounge, and tons of large-screen televisions in a non-smoky environment.
The members don't think or talk about the subscription fee they pay yearly (even though it's not cheap) because the members feel like members. Not just subscribers. They connect. They travel together. They're friends.
Do More With Membership Fees
People have no trouble paying subscription fees when they feel like they belong to something valuable.
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When you connect a relational concept to a financial construct, you can marry memberships and subscriptions for the win!
Do More With Membership Fee
This is true in the physical world and it applies online as well—which is why I challenge the folks I talk to about membership and subscription sites to make sure they understand the difference and apply the lessons of each.