Normally, your members will need to make a payment to upgrade or renew their memberships. The following documentation explains how you can create payment buttons to offer upgrade or renewal:
In certain cases, you may want to create a button that your members can use to update/change a membership level WITHOUT making any payment. This can be useful if you wanted some members to be able to update their levels to a higher level for free (as a limited time offer).
In this documentation I will explain how you can do that.
Step 1) Install the Misc Shortcodes Addon
Install and activate this free addon.
Step 2) Create a WordPress Page
Create a WP Page where you will use the shortcode to create this button.
Step 3) Use the Shortcode
Use the following shortcode on this page to create the button. 4 is the membership level ID value in this example (the member’s level will be changed/updated to this level when he uses this button).
[swpm_update_level_to level="4" button_text="Update Level to Silver"]
The misc shortcodes addon page has more info on how to use this shortcode.
Step 4) Protect The Page (Optional)
You may want to protect this page using simple membership so only members of a particular level can see and interact with the button.
Also, you can password protect this page if you only want certain individuals (with the password) to be able to see the page and interact with the button.