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WooCommerce Memberships: Free Membership When User Registers

Would like to allow a user to get assigned to a specific membership (let's say a "free" one, or any other membership offered which can be changed via drop down in admin area) just by registering an account. Right now a user has to go through the entire checkout process—too many steps just for a "free" membership.


• Better use of restrict content can be used and access can be granted just by a simple signup.

• Ability to A/B test different membership offers and track how many users signup.

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Brian shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  AdminWooCommerce (Product Owner, WooCommerce) responded  · 

Hi everyone,

Version 1.7 adds the ability to grant access to a membership at user registration, so any account registration form can be used to sign up.

Thanks and regards,
Matty Cohen.


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  • Brent commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, especially considering the only way to pair this with WooSubscriptions is to blast your free members with constant email reminders, orders on a monthly basis. Grouped products should allow simple products to be attached to the subscriptions.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would make all the difference for my potential subscribers. Please develop asap

  • Murray Anderson-Clemence commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The functionality of this plugin for developers is outrageously good, but for the last three months, I have been battling to find a better way for free members to signup without going through the checkout. My members are mostly women who like fashion and aren't necessarily very tech minded.

    If somehow we can create life easier for free members- much similar to signing up for an email newsletter.

  • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PLZ!! A free membership option seems key to creating a nice, big community.

  • Danno commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So glad to have found this thread--thought I was crazy for imagining the idea! For a free membership level, there really needs to be a simple, fast way to register. (And the reason for a free membership is to upsell later, so it's definitely in keeping with the commerce part of WooCommerce).

  • Aimee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I need this too. Would anybody be interested in going in on hiring someone to create this for us?

  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    100% need a feature like this. Also, it would be good if you could have custom fields (that get written to the user database) that only apply to membership products.

  • Matt Dickinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a show stopper for me, I need a free membership tier too and just want to collect name and email (perhaps send them an email with password?)... Is there any way to get around this using custom code?

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